Meet Sam

Name: Samuel School: Crestwood Elementary Hometown/Birthplace: Plainview, New York Favorite Tutor Toolkit Book Title: A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution Author: Betsy Maestro, Giulio Maestro Year Published: 1987 Grade Level: 5th Why do you like the book? This book tells the story of the Constitution in a fun and informative manner.  I really enjoy U. S. history and his book does a … Continue reading Meet Sam

Meet Mitchell

Name: Mitchell School: Hawthorne Elementary  Birthplace/Hometown: Ephrata, Washington Title: Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story Author: Ruby Bridges Year Published: 2009 Grade Level: 2nd Why do you like this book? It is the story of a brave little girl that remained strong in the face of insurmountable odds. Ruby Bridge is inspiring to all.  Who might like this book? Anyone interested in history … Continue reading Meet Mitchell

Meet Maria

Name: Maria School: Glendale Hometown/Birthplace: Mount Horeb, WI Favorite Tutor Toolkit Book Title: The Promise Author: Nicola Davies Illustrated by: Laura Carlin Year Published: 2013 Grade Level: 4th (but good for most grades!) Why do you like this book? The illustrations are very textured and interesting.  It is a moving story about how trees and nature can transform a city and people’s lives. Who might … Continue reading Meet Maria

Meet Elyse

Name: Elyse School: Midvale Elementary Hometown/Birthplace: Tennessee, but half grew-up in Madison Title: Play with Blue Author: Bonnie Bader Year Published: 2013 Grade Level: Kindergarten Why do you like this book? I read it every tutoring session with one of my favorite kids because it was their favorite book. Who might like this book? Young children, people who like aliens or even Dr. Seuss books … Continue reading Meet Elyse

Meet Ashley

Name: Ashley School: Leopold Elementary Birthplace: Hometown: Lodi, Wisconsin Favorite Tutor Toolkit Book Title: Lola Plants a Garden Author: Anna McQuinn Year Published: 2014 Grade Level: Kindergarten Why do you like this book? I like this book because it shows Lola, the main character, learning how to plant a garden and see how all her hard work taking care of her plants creates something beautiful … Continue reading Meet Ashley