Friday, June 17, 2011

Library Books This Week

We collected our reading program prizes. I picked up a nice little red flash drive (and a red lanyard with which to, ahem, wear the aforesaid flash drive. Which I will not be using. Guess what kids? You get a nice red lanyard! Hooray!) and the girls won a variety of prizes that have blended with the VBS stuff they brought home so I'm not exactly sure what's what.

Anyway, the reading continues.

King, the Mice and the Cheese (Beginner Books)1. The King, the Mice and the Cheese by Nancy & Eric Gurney. I loved this book as a kid. I was describing the story to Philip the other day and he had never heard of it, so we ordered it at the library. (Side note: out of the thousands of books we own, I can't believe we don't own this one!) Sweet Pea has particularly enjoyed multiple readings of this one.

Giant John2. Giant John by Arnold Lobel. Another in the "books Karen loved as a child but does not currently own" category. The illustrations in this one are hilarious. Another hit with our Sweet Pea.

Oscar, Cat-About-Town3. Oscar, Cat-About Town by James Herriot. We own several of Herriot's books for children but not this one. All of them are fantastic with gorgeous, detailed illustrations. I've noticed Tigger carrying this one around to read it more than once.

The Happy Day4. The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss. We love Ruth Krauss. This story is more of a wintertime story but it doesn't really matter. Just a few words on each page make this a good choice for listeners with shorter attention spans. (coughFencough)

Choo Choo5. Choo Choo by Virginia Lee Burton. We checked this one out specifically for Fen who is enamored with all things train, plane or automobile right now. You really have to get into the spirit of the thing when reading this book aloud: lots of sound effects!

Cinderella (Puffin Pied Piper)6. Cinderella retold by Amy Ehrlich, pictures by Susan Jeffers. We usually have at least one princess related story checked out (this week we have 3). I like for the girls to have non-Disney princess stories. Not that we forbid Disney around here (as if). It's just I'd like them to be acquainted with many different versions of familiar stories (and there are so many good ones). This version has excellent illustrations.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Classic Fairy Tale Collection)7. The Twelve Dancing Princesses retold by John Cech. We came home with two versions of this fairy tale this week. This one and:

The Twelve Dancing Princesses8. The Twelve Dancing Princesses retold by Marianna Mayer. Of the two, I think our girls prefer this one but both are beautifully done.

A-B-A-B-A- A Book of Pattern Play (Math Is Categorical)9. A-B-A-B-A- a Book of Pattern Play by Brian Cleary. A homeschool mom has to to take every chance to squeeze in a little extra learning, right? Tigger enjoyed this one.

The Word Snoop10. The Word Snoop by Ursula Dubosarsky. Polly checked this one out but she hasn't actually finished it yet. It looks so interesting I might read it next!

Terror on the Titanic (Choose Your Own Adventure #24)11. Terror on the Titanic by Jim Wallace and

Chinese Dragons (Choose Your Own Adventure #30)12. Chinese Dragons by R.A. Montgomery. Two more "choose your own adventure" books that Polly picked up.

What have you been reading this week?

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1 comment:

"Gram" said...

I guess it isn't surprising that the same books you and I loved as children should be so enjoyed by the next generation. Good children's literature endures the test of time. Such is the case of the first 2 books.

Unfortunately, my copies of the aforementioned did not survive. The ones you had were the ones inherited from my childhood. We must've loved them to death!

I've been reading another "Amelia Peabody" mystery. Thanks for getting me addicted ~ er ~ introducing me to the series. :)

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