Saturday, July 9, 2011

This reading week was great – we had two trips in the library, so Anna hasn’t run out of books to read. Still every day she wreaks havoc on her own bookshelves and usually books are covering all available surfaces on her room after her “rest time”. 

Salvatore Rubbino

Even though we are currently in France for our virtual journey, I couldn’t pass A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino. Both Anna and I enjoyed it a lot. The story is told by a small girl who spends the day in central London and she is focusing on all the things that are interesting to a child – a boat trip on the Thames River, bronze lions on the Trafalgar Square, The Whispering Gallery of St Paul’s Cathedral and so on. Illustrations are beautiful, and now Anna begs to go to London. The same author has A Walk in New York, and I hope that he will continue with the series.

My Body Your Body

Since our science topic of the week was human body, we read a lot of books about human body – both from the library and our own bookshelves. One of our new favorites was My Body Your Body by Mick Manning that I can also recommend for younger children. Each double page talks about some part of human body and gives some interesting facts about this body part from the world of animals.

Slow Down for Manatees

When Anna saw Slow Down for Manatees by Jim Arnosky (I found it on the “New Arrivals” shelf) she informed me that she already read this book in school and that is one of her all time favorite books. For some reason she loves the books where someone gets hurt but then recovers successfully. I really liked illustrations in the book even though some of them don’t quite match the story line. Now she keeps telling me that she would really like to see a real manatee, but unfortunately our aquariums don’t have them.

Hound at the Hospital

Anna chose Hound at the Hospital from Animal Ark series as a reward book from our library reading program. She didn’t like the book at first since the story setting was kind of slow with a lot of unfamiliar places and acronyms, so we read and discussed the first chapter together. Once she figured out who is who, she was off to the races and really enjoyed the story. My daughter is clearly going to be a medical drama lover based on her story preferences. She is also still reading through A Puppy Place series with a couple of new books every week.

12 comments:

Mom and Kiddo said...

Oh, I'd love to read A Walk in London! I love his NY book and London is a favorite city of mine. Thanks for letting me know about the book!

Kelly said...

I think it's great how much she loves to read. Little J's room is often littered with books from his "research" as he calls it.
Little Wonders' Days

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I like how she picks her books. We desperately need to get to the library!

Ticia said...

YOu always find the best books. I love Jim Arnosky books, so I wonder if that one is at our library yet.

Jackie H. said...

I love how you scaffold the learning in the dog book and kept her from giving up on a book that she ended up loving. I can tell you provide her a great level of support-- it's a tricky thing to find that right amount.
Also, who picked out Monsters Eat Whiney Children? I can see myself picking it out for humor when I'm listening to my kiddos (just based on the title).

Jenny said...

Manatees are so neat! We have a few Animal Ark books, but Abby has never gotten into them much.

Cortney said...

That Manatee book looks wonderful! I love Jim Arnosky. Have you seen or read Sam the Sea Cow? It's another great manatee book that follows a manatee from birth to going out on his own to mate. It's really informative, and also adorably enjoyable. My son loves it.

Jen said...

the body books likes a must for us! I'll have to see if they have it at the library! TFS!

Isil said...

The London book might be interesting for us as we live very close to London.Thanks for sharing :)

MaryAnne said...

My kids would especially enjoy those first two books.

Maybe your daughter will be a veterinarian someday =)

Julie said...

My Body Your Body sounds great. The human body is one area I really have never covered with the kids. The manatee book sounds good too. My kids love manatees.

Isil said...

Thanks for linking up to Book Sharing Monday :)