Somehow this week we ran out of new books really quickly. By Tuesday Smarty was complaining bitterly for the rest of the week that she has nothing to read. At least it made her revisit her favorites from our own library and read some of the books many times. We need to start recording her books for our summer reading program. And last week I was able to visit all the blogs that linked up. Hopefully I will be able to do it again going forward :)
Lots and Lots of Coins and Follow the Money were recommended by Living and Learning a few weeks back. Smarty really enjoyed Lots and Lots of Coins while Follow the Money was a bit over her head. Even I learned a lot from Lots and Lots of Coins, and we had fun looking at real coins in more detail – something that Smarty was not really interested in before reading this book. Now she is planning her very own coin collection, but of course she wants to start it with some rare coins. I have no idea how she plans to obtain them.
I finally found the new series that Smarty really likes. The Puppy Place by Ellen Miles has very little conflict and focuses on lives and personalities of the puppies that the main character’s family fosters before finding them a “forever home”. The book is relatively long, but the language is pretty simple, Scholastic rates the difficulty level as 2.3-2.5. My husband also tried to get her interested in Geronimo Stinton series, but as I expected she said that Geronimo is too scary. In fact, she expelled the book out of her room in the middle of reading it, because the chapter names had the word “skull in it”. Ugh.
We read more books about India this week. Finders Keepers is a story for children written by Robert Arnett who also wrote an adult travelogue about India. We both enjoyed the book that managed to fit a lot of information about India in a story-telling format. It was also timely – we had a lot of discussions about “Do what you ought to do not what you want to do” in the house.
I limit this review to three books this week because I am running out of time :) Let’s see what everyone else was reading this week.