this week in the elementary library...

cover-lennon We'll still loving our picture book biographies in third grade. This week it's time to learn about...The Beatles. WAH!

I love this biography of John Lennon, John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier. The illustrations are strewn with lyrics, which is always nice.

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To enhance the experience, I've been showing Ed Sullivan clips along with other fun Beatles videos.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sclfhlScwkk[/embed]

I love my job, but a little part of me dies every time a kid says gleefully that Big Time Rush (who? what?!) is better than The Beatles. HA! They were trying to get me and they did.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ssSDV9LWc[/embed]