Friday, June 30, 2017

Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3 by Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan -- ADVISABLE

McLellan, Gretchen Brandenburg Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3, illustrated by Grace Zong. PICTURE BOOK Peachtree Publishers, 2017. $16.95. Content: G.

Mrs. McBee has just informed her class that she will not be back after summer break. Her students are stunned. After all, they may have a new teacher next year, but they were still counting on seeing Mrs. McBee around. The school won't be the same without her there. How can they possibly cope?

This book touches on a very real topic for many children who, while they may move on to a new teacher, often love to see their previous teachers around the school. This would be a good read-aloud and discussion-starter for a class whose teacher is either retiring or moving. It would probably need a knowledgable librarian to hand it to a teacher, however, since many will not think to look for such a book on their own. A helpful addition to a library collection.

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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