Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Children's Book Week Winner: Irmuun B.!

May 12 - May 16 is Children's Book Week, and David R. Godine, Publisher is celebrating literary conversations with elementary school kids. We asked students to respond to the question "Why do you love reading?" Every day this week we'll publish a winning entry. In addition to getting published by a real publisher, we'll also send each winner a free book, and they'll get to read their entry on Friday, 5/16 at Porter Square Books. Here is May 12th's winner. Congratulations, Irmuun!
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I love reading because every time I read, I imagine that I’m the main character going to adventures and seeking for anything. Reading is my favorite subject. Washing dishes, cleaning my bedroom and sometimes helping my sister do the laundry, are boring. When I was six, I just looked at the pictures. When I turned eight I started to read like crazy. I even skipped lunch or dinner. On the weekends, after my chores I start reading for a long time. Sometimes I read too much that I read for the whole day. I even start reading at 4:30 all the way to 7:40. After school and after chores. Sometimes my mom says that "you are reading too much and you might get glasses." So she just puts my books on top of something that I can't reach. But every time she needs to go somewhere and after she leaves me. I get a chair and stand on it to get the books and then I go under my bed with my books and start reading.
- Irmuun B., Fourth Grade

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on wining the contest! I love the part where you said your mom say's "you are reading too much and you might get glasses."

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  2. Good job I really like your writing. It's funny how when your mom leaves, you get the book off the high place and read.

    from student #9 becca

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  3. Nice job Irmuun! I thought the last few sentences of your writing was really funny and overall I think your work was fantastic.

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  4. Congratulations on winning irmuun! I loved the part where you said you get on a chair to reach the books!

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  5. mr awesomeness edoMay 14, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    your essay was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and I agree about when you say cleaning your room, washing dishes, and doing laundry are boring.

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  6. congratulations fore being a great winner and writer I hope you enjoy that you won.
    from laura l

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  7. Dear Irmuun,
    When I read you story it felt like I was at your house. You use so much details that instead of it being a story it felt like a movie. My favorite part was when your mother was gone you who got on the chair and got the book then hide under you bed. That really means you love to read if you get up on a chair to get a book. Well CONGRATULATIONS on winning you did a excellent job on the contest you deserved it.

    Sincerely
    KK

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  8. soccer/baseball lover number 23May 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    GOOD STORY





    good story you had a lot of moments like when you said that your mom puts the book somewhere high but you also gave alot of details tht lead up to why you love reading

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  9. Hi Irmuun,
    You made a very good piece and I hope you had a good time doing it. Were you happy when you found out that you are now published on you website?
    Well, what I have to say is one word: Congrats!!

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  10. Congratulations Irmuun! I think your writing is great. Maybe someday you can be an author!

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  11. I agree with Hannah. This essay helps me to believe that anyone can love reading. It also shows how persistent you were...you kept on trying to read in the same way you became a strong writer. You worked hard. Go Irmuun! I am very proud of you.

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  12. Wow, your writing is great. I liked the part when your mom puts your book some were you cant reach it.Nice job Irmuun.

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  13. Nice Job Irmuun I really like your story it makes me want to read it again and again

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  14. Good job winning the writing contest you must really love reading

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