Saturday, March 13, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week

This week, we read quite a lot of books, some from our bookshelves and some from the library. We just stopped at the library on Thursday morning, so I'll share our thoughts on most of the books we got from there next week, after we've had some time to read them. Here are some of the favorites this week.

The Treasure Map (Read-It! Readers)I picked up The Treasure Map by Trisha Speed Shaskan for C because I was hoping he'd be able to read it. It was listed at a much higher reading level than he was last assessed at, but he's been doing so well with reading, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did. He read it last night, and he was able to read the entire book on his own. He needed help with one regular word and two names. That was it. And he was able to tell me what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the book, which means he comprehended it as well. I was so impressed!

DogOne of the books M has wanted us to read this week is Dog by Matthew Van Fleet. We've had this book for a couple years now, and she goes back to it every once in a while. It has lots of interactive features, like "fur" to feel on some of the dogs and pull tabs to make the dogs wag their tales. Lately, she's been making a point of reading the word dog, which is exciting to hear. This is a fun book and I'm glad she's still enjoying it.

The Monster at the End of this Book (Big Little Golden Book)Another book I read with M this week is The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone. This is one of the books I absolutely loved when I was a kid, so I had to buy it for my kids. It was so fun to read it this week with M. She kept putting her hands on the book and saying I couldn't turn the page, just like Grover! If you haven't read this one, you really have to. Grover keeps telling you not to turn the page because there's a monster at the end of the book. But in the end, the monster is just Grover himself. It's so much fun!

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!We got another Dr. Seuss book last week through the Khol's Cares For Kids program. We got Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! along with the character plush that goes along with it. This book is full of the made-up words that are typical of Dr. Seuss, but there aren't too many words on each page. So C actually read it the other night with his dad. I guess he did a good job with it. I'm impressed since I stumbled over some of the words when I was trying to read it to him last night! It's a cute book, though. Typical of Dr. Seuss.

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


  1. All the books sound good. I think Selena would like The Treasure Map since she likes anything to do with maps right now.

  2. Oh, I"m going to have to go to Kohls for their new round of books! I love that program.
    And, I'm a huge fan of Monster at the End of the Book, didn't like the sequel as much with Elmo.

  3. Thanks for sharing your picks! I need to try the Monster at the End of the Book again, since Anna seems to be finally out of her "nothing to do with monsters" phase. It's really a fun book, but she didn't care for it in the past. And we have Dog out of rotation - maybe I'll get it out and see if Anna is interested. Again, in the past she didn't care much for it, since she doesn't really care much for real dogs either.


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