Friday, January 8, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week

We've finally gotten back to normal after the holidays. It's refreshing, actually. Since we've been absolutely freezing here, I pulled out some of the winter books that are on our bookshelves this week.

Here Comes Winter (A First-Start Easy Reader)Here Comes Winter is a First-Start Easy Reader written by Janet Craig. I've been reading this book to C for a few years now, but this year, he can read it to me! The book contains only 57 different words, and the only ones he didn't know were "busy" and "special." He was able to figure out the rest of the words by sounding them out or using picture clues. Here Comes Winter is the story of Billy, a bunny who visits several stores to buy different items to make something he needs to get ready for winter. It's a cute story that both kids have enjoyed listening to.

Footprints in the Snow (Hello Reader!, Level 1)Footprints in the Snow by Cynthia Benjamin is another winter book that's been on our shelf for a long time. This one is a Hello Reader Level 1, which C can now read. It's a very simple story showing different animals going home in the winter. The sentences are repetitive in format, prefect for a beginner reader. And the illustrations show the animals leaving tracks in the snow as they head home, and then they show the animals in their natural homes. It's a great book for teaching about animal habitats.

Clifford's First Snow DayThe last winter book I've been reading with M this week is Clifford's First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell. This is the story of Clifford's first experience playing in the snow as a puppy. It's actually a cute story with Clifford learning how to walk through the snow, sledding, slipping on the icy pond and helping to make a snowman. C enjoyed this book when he was younger and M is now asking me to read it to her. It's a nice winter story, especially for any Clifford fans!

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share!


  1. These are some great books! By the way I love your new look here on your blog!

  2. So glad to visit your site. My daughter is nearly ready to start reading, and the information about the beginning readers is especially helpful. I'm sure both my kids would like the Clifford book, too. Good luck with Bloggiesta! I just didn't have time to join this year.

  3. We read #2 and #3 on your list, and I quite agree - they are great books for young kids and early readers. Thanks for joining and sharing them.

  4. It's so much fun, when they are able to read all the way through a book! Thanks for the great suggestions.

  5. I think I've seen Footprints in the Snow, but haven't gotten it yet.


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