Saturday, April 3, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week

Although we had just gotten all new books last week, M and I returned to the library again this week to get a new stack! Can you tell we really love the library? I have to say I prefer to borrow books from the library rather than buy them. Both kids brought home Scholastic Books order forms this week, and I want to get something for each since it helps support the schools they're at, but I have a hard time choosing books to actually purchase since we are used to rotating through library books so frequently. Anyway, on to our top books of the week...

Max Celebrates Chinese New Year (Read-It! Readers)I picked up three early reader books for C, all starring a character named Max: Max Celebrates Chinese New Year, Max Goes to the Farmers' Market and Max Goes to the Recycling Center. All three are written by Adria F. Klein. There are actually several more Max books that I plan to get next time, and if your child is learning to read in Spanish, they have all of the books in that language as well. C seems to really enjoy these books. I like that they are educational ~ teaching about Chinese New Year, farmers' markets and recycling ~ but they are written as fiction with a character C can relate to. These are all Red Level books in the Read-It! Readers series, and C can read them with very little help.

Dora's Mystery of the Missing Shoes (Dora the Explorer Ready-to-Read)M picked out Dora's Mystery of the Missing Shoes by Christine Ricci. This is a cute story in which each of the characters loses one shoe and they go on an adventure to find the missing shoes. The story has little pictures in the text, so M can help me read it by saying whatever the picture is. We have a couple other books like this, and I find they work well for teaching pre-reading skills. M really likes this book because it's about Dora, of course.

This Way, Ruby!M randomly pulled This Way, Ruby! by Jonathan Emmett off the shelf at the library this week, and I'm so glad she found it! This is a sweet story about a family of ducks, including five ducklings. Four of the ducklings are always looking for an adventure. But Ruby takes the time to stop and look at her surroundings. Her siblings are always calling to her: "This way, Ruby!" But when they get lost one day, it's Ruby who is able to show them the way home.

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  1. I'll have to find "This Way Ruby," I'm sure it'll be a big hit here.
    My kids aren't really into Dora, but they love Diego.

  2. This Way Ruby looks familar, so I'm not sure if we've read it before, or not. Either way, I think I'll look for it again :)

  3. Thanks for joining this week. Anna prefers Diego books since they don't have Swiper :) and she also enjoys reading series with same characters. I didn't see the one about Max in our library, but we have Max and Moe who are hamsters and live in school. She always enjoys reading about their adventures, and there is also a simple art project in the end of each book.
    This Way, Ruby sounds pretty good too. I have to see if our library has it.


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