Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our winner of this week was If You Hopped Like a Frog by David Schwartz, but I already wrote about it yesterday. I will concentrate on other great books we enjoyed.

Stella ForestThis was an accidental library find, and we will definitely continue to pick up books from Stella series by Marie-Louise Gay. The characters are fun, and Anna appreciated a strong girl in this story leading her cautious brother (or maybe a friend) into an adventure. Certain part of the story contain humor for adults when children discuss the world around them as they understand it. The story is not short, but reads well, with limited amount of text on each page.

Mouse First Fall

I think I’ve seen this book for the first time at Tired, Need Sleep, and then on many more blogs. I kept looking for it in the library, and we ended up reading two other books in this series – Mouse’s First Halloween and Mouse’s First Day of School. Anna liked them, but not nearly as much as this one which we got at Scholastic book sale. We read it for about one hundred times already, and it’s still going strong.

Little Bear Special Friend

We don’t have an audio set for this book, and the book itself came from the sale section in Barnes & Noble some time last spring. Anna suddenly pulled it off the shelf and wanted to read again and again. I gather she is tired of fall books :) It’s a very cute story of friendship, seasons and fun winter activities, and I really like illustrations in this book. I am a little sad that my daughter will probably not get to see a snowman this winter again unless it’s a plastic one.

Franklin Halloween

We read so many character Halloween stories already – Clifford, Arthur, Corduroy. Anna doesn’t watch any of the shows, but enjoys the books about them. Franklin was discovered fairly recently, and we both enjoy these stories even though they are targeted at older children. Anna liked most of the story, but didn’t like the part about haunted house. No matter how many times we read this book, she always put her blanket over her head on this page.

What are your children reading this week? Link up and share.

11 comments:

Christy said...

I'm not familiar with the Stella series but I'm going to look for the books. My children like Franklin - both in books and on television. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Great list! I want to get a few of those, especially the winter one (I'm getting a little tired of Fall books too!). We usually don't have enough snow for a real snowman most years, although we did get some last year.

S said...

Oh! I love books with my kids names in them! My youngest is Stella, so I'll definitely be checking for that one. Thanks!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I'm glad you like the Mouse's First books! We also love Franklin, although I don't think I've seen this particular one. Thanks for sharing this!

Katy said...

Mouse's First Fall sounds like a fun read! :)

Susana said...

These are some wonderful books you've shared this week. Some are favorites of ours, and some I have never heard of but will be requesting. Thank you!

Brimful Curiosities said...

We're going to need to add Mouse's First Fall to our list of autumn reads.

Ticia said...

Awww..... I'm not going to get to post this week, I'm just behind on the posts I want to make. But, I do love your book choices.

vanessa said...

We found a bunch of fall books last week--my daughter loved all the seasonal fun. Mouse's First Fall is definitely one I want to add to the list! Our favorite fall-themed book so far is Up, Up, Up, It's Apple-Picking Time by Jody Fickes Shapiro.

Rebecca Reid said...

I love the seasonal books!

Mari-Ann said...

What a great list! I didn't realize you were doing a link up for this - I'll be sure to add my name to the list next week!

PS - thanks for you nice comment on my blog! :)