Miss Denney’s Virtual Library

Welcome to my virtual library! My name is Shay Denney. I’m a preservice teacher with a mad love of words in any format. Here is where I plan to store all of my favorite books for a variety of levels. 

reviewed: When Sophie Gets Angry by Molly Bang
This story is infuriatingly relatable. It is great for sparking discussions on life experiences, especially at the age of man...
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry - Molly Bang
reviewed: Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
Mary Pope Osborne has shaped the sense of adventure of two generations of children, and, not unlike the main characters, it w...
Magic Tree House: #1-4 - Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca
reviewed: Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
I am a huge fan of the Pete the Cat series to begin with, but this installment in particular I feel sets an easy, positive to...
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Eric Litwin, James Dean
reviewed: Sophie’s Masterpiece by Eileen Spinelli
Spinelli’s Sophie’s Masterpiece is a work of compassion, though it might spark a bit of hesitation from only the cover, given...
Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale - Eileen Spinelli, Jane Dyer
reviewed: Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park
The Junie B. Jones series never fails to earn a giggle from students when they read or hear about her shenanigans navigating ...
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime - Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
reviewed: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein captured the hearts of families from far and wide with his book The Giving Tree. Where the Sidewalk Ends is ...
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
reviewed: Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Amazing Grace is truly special. This story is not only great for character building, but it touches on the importance of gend...
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch
reviewed: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is a work of art—quite literally, because his illustrations have a lasting effect ...
Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
reviewed: Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Thirteen letters make up Chrysanthemum’s name, and her bravery is just as extraordinary! Henkes’ tale follows Chrysanthemum a...
Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes
reviewed: Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
Wemberly Worried is my absolute favorite character building book for younger grades! I think, specifically, it is a great ice...
Wemberly Worried - Kevin Henkes
reviewed: Matilda by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl’s Matilda will always hold a special place in my heart. It is a clever read for upper grades (and even adults!) ab...
Matilda - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake