Saturday, March 6, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week

We didn't have any standout books this week. We did finish Star Wars: The Clone Wars (you can see some of my son's artwork related to it here). M, as usual, pulled out a variety of books from her bookshelf throughout the week. Here are a few that we enjoyed reading this week.

Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsCloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett was a favorite for both kids. This is a book we bought a while ago and go back to every once in a while. It's about a town where it rains orange juice and snows mashed potatoes and hamburgers blow in with the wind. It's a silly book that's been pretty popular lately with the movie of the same name. C especially likes this one as he saw the movie too. He likes to talk about the differences between the movie and the book.

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (Beginner Books)M picked I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss on our last visit to the library. C read it to us last night and did a great job with it. It's a typical, silly Seuss book that talks about all the different things you can learn about when you read. But it warns you that you really do need to read with your eyes wide open, not shut! This way, you can learn everything you need to know. My kids love Dr. Seuss, so they enjoyed this one too.

We got a book in the mail this week. I guess it was an advertisement for a book club called Elmo's Learning Adventure. The book is called Animal Alphabet and it's written by Kate McMahon. It's actually a cute book, but I can't find a link to it online and it doesn't seem to have an ISBN number. It's the Sesame Street characters showing a few animals for each letter. I like that it uses unique animals like an ape for A and a ferret for F. It seems to be similar to this, but in a paperback version. Did anyone else receive it? I think it's cute but I don't plan to sign up for the book club.

Barbie Loves Ballet/Fashion Show Fun! (Deluxe Pictureback)The last book I wanted to mention is one I got from a Scholastic Book Fair last year. It's a book that has two stories in it, each starting at one end: Barbie Loves Ballet/Fashion Show Fun by Angela Roberts. M loves these stories. They each feature Barbie's little sister, Kelly. In the ballet story, Kelly is nervous about her ballet recital, so Barbie helps her practice so she's ready for the show. In the fashion show story, Barbie is getting ready for a fashion show, so Kelly wants to put on her own backyard dress-up fashion show with her friends. Both are cute stories about things that M really loves ~ dancing and dressing up.

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


  1. I've seen Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at our library, I will have to look at it a little closer.

  2. Thanks for joining this week and reviewing your picks. We haven't read "I Can Read With Your Eyes Shut" - sounds like a perfect book for Anna :) We read Cloudy With a Chance of the Meatballs once in the store - but Anna is always so-so on vintage illustrations, and she didn't "get" the story, at least not yet.


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