Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gary Hogg and Spencer

Thanks Deanna Jump for the linky today.

My kids love Gary Hogg's chapter book series called Spencer's Adventures.  Every year I think, "I really need to find some new chapter books to read," and then I always come right back to these books.  (I do need to branch out.  This year I added The BFG to my list.) Anyway, they're so very entertaining with just the right amount of dialogue and action.  They're kid-friendly and invite kids to visualize.  The characters, especially Spencer, are likable and easy to relate to.  The one thing they are missing is rich language, but that makes them more accessible on an independent level for both boys and girls who are ready for chapter books and need a good series to grab their attention.  


(This is the first of six in the series.  Click on the picture to visit Gary's site.)

For those of you who have extra money floating around at your school, you can even invite Gary Hogg for a visit.  I've had the privilege of hearing seeing him twice.  He's a grand storyteller and has the kids in stitches.  He also puts on small workshops for writers.  Either way, you should grab his series.  Your readers will eat them up.


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    1. Arielle, that's too bad. He's so very good.

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  2. I have never read these books! I just added them to my cart and I have a flock of chickens flying your way!!
    Jenny

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    1. Jenny, your kids will enjoy them, and I'm looking forward to the arrival of my flock!

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  3. I also love it when kids love series. I haven't heard of this one and am just about to place an order, so thanks!

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    1. Kimberley, I think your chapter readers will love them.

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  4. How do I not know about these books? They sound like great books for those ready to dive into beginning chapter books!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, they really are. I like them a lot for that reason.

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  5. These sound like really good books! Thanks for sharing!
    Kristi
    Teaching Little Miracles

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    1. Kristi, you're very welcome. They are good indeed. :)

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