Friday, November 13, 2009

Favorite Things Friday

Today I'd like to share with you some of our new favorite titles from all the books we've been reading. I'm proud to say that we're 30 books away from our goal this month!! That's because we've been reading 5-10 almost every evening. We normally read 3 books every evening (each child picks a book) so that's 90 books-a-month and I know I read and reread books throughout the day. So 100 books really isn't hard to do. (Just want to encourage those of you who are thinking you may not reach the goal---you will!!)

Anyway, here are the titles we are really enjoying. We'll be making another trip to the library next week, I'm thinking...

Oh, So Silly! by Susan Alton Schmeltz
This book contains silly things through it in the pictures. My kids so enjoyed finding them and laughing about them.

How My Library Grew by Dinah by Martha Alexander
This story is written from a little girl's perspective chronicling the building of her neighborhood library. My oldest like the idea of having a library built across the street from her house.

Hunter's Big Sister by Laura Malone Elliot
This is one in a series of books about Hunter, a little Raccoon. We've read two of them so far, but we've read this one at least five times now. My girls like how close to their life it is--the teasing, the copying, the bothering. They find it hilarious. I like that it ends with Hunter and his sister realizes that they love each other a lot.

A Fairy Went A-Marketing by Rose Fyleman
This is a simply rhyme about a fairy. What we like most about this book is the pictures. They're the 'take-a-closer-look' kind where every time you look you see something new. I also like the message it communicates about how we can do little things to make our world and the little creatures in it safe and free. How we can enjoy it without disregarding it.

Waking Up Wendell by April Stevens
It book was a lot longer than I thought it would be. It shows how things happen each morning that affect the next thing...that finally awake Wendell. There are several skills that you can reinforce with your child when reading (counting, order, alphabet). My children have enjoyed retelling it by looking at the pictures.

Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman
This is our first actual picture book in that there are absolutely no words at all. The pictures are fabulous. They show how one can find "circus life" in everyday regular activities. We've "read" this many times since checking it out last week.

What new favorites are you discovering with your children? We'd love to hear about it!
Enjoy your weekend!!

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