We had a very busy reading week. Between our library visit, a library book sale haul and Scholastic book sale we had probably about 40 new (to us) books in the house. I definitely don’t have a problem of choosing books in the library any longer. I come with a long list of recommendations from my Internet friends, and I also pick up books from the authors Anna liked in the past. My blogging friends will see some of their books in my Widget, but this week I will focus on the books that we discovered on our own:
We picked this book from “new books” shelf in the library. It’s a very sweet story with simple verses, not a lot of text on the page and beautiful illustrations. Anna was slightly confused by the fact that some pictures had children of her age, but the text referred to them as “babies”. Baby is a bad word to her, she so desperately wants to be “a big girl”. Still, she liked the book, and it was very calming to read directly before bed.
I picked up this book because I was intrigued by the title and by illustrations. My expectations were exceeded. It’s really a great book, and I love books that make Anna giggle. It’s a little silly, but it also carries powerful messages of friendship and of perseverance, not to mention that it’s a perfect book for any farm units, since it pictures practically every farm animal you could possibly think of.
Anna and I know about Care Bears from a workbook that I picked up at a Dollar Tree. I picked up this book at a library book sale, and Anna couldn’t put it down for days. I had to push back a little, because it’s really long and not a good book to read if you are in a hurry. Otherwise the story is really nice, and Anna was able to comprehend it easily. She was also fascinated by the first page describing various Care Bears. These books only features three of them. I might look for other Care Bears books in the library in the future.
It’s another library book sale find. I am not a big fan of “toy books”, but this one is nicely done. Each page is split into three, and each third has a piece of Mr Potato Head and the text on the other side. You can build wacky Potato Heads that way or just assemble “normal” Potato Heads – a scientist, a rock star (Anna is most confused with that one), a scuba diver, etc. It’s a good prop for “What people do all day” discussions or for pretend games. She likes it better than the real Mr Potato Head that collects dust in her room.
So what are your children reading this week? Link to me to share and get three extra chances to win in my giveaway of Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready. I will enter all the linkies into giveaway automatically unless you leave me a comment to opt out.