Saturday, May 8, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week

We made it to the library last weekend, and we picked up several new books. Here are a few of the kids' favorites.

Fly High, Fly Guy!C's favorite early reader is one he got from his school library, called Fly High, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold. This is the story of a boy named Buzz and his pet fly, Fly Guy. Buzz and his family are going on a road trip and Fly Guy wants to come along, but the parents say he can't because he might get lost. He ends up going anyway, and in the end it's the family that gets lost, not Fly Guy. He has to save the day. It's a very cute story and C enjoys reading it.

Stanley (I Can Read Book 1)Stanley by Syd Hoff is another early reader we picked up. As I've mentioned several times, we enjoy Syd Hoff's books. This one is about Stanley, a caveman who doesn't like living in a cave, but he likes planting flowers. The other cavemen don't understand him. So he goes off to find a new place to live and ends up building himself a house. In the end, he shows his cavemen friends that living his way isn't so bad. C liked this book too, and it's just right for his reading level, which seems to be going up e

Goodnight Max (Max and Ruby)M picked yet another touch-and-feel type of book this week. This one is Goodnight Max by Rosemary Wells. We've seen the Max and Ruby episode that this goes along with. It's about Ruby trying to get Max to bed, but he keeps having all sorts of problems. There are things to touch on each page, so M likes it. Plus she really likes the show Max and Ruby. I don't think there's any sort of lesson to this book. It's just a cute story, especially for fans of these characters.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Anniversary Edition of a Modern ClassicThe last book I'll mention this week is We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. I have to admit I haven't read this one before, but I had heard of it. It's about a family ~ I believe it's just a dad and his kids ~ that goes on a bear hunt. They go through grass and mud and various other obstacles until they finally get to the cave where they find the bear. Of course, then they run home and jump in bed! It's cute and the kids like it. M likes to play that we're going on a bear hunt sometimes. She's been doing it a lot more this week after reading the book. I believe she must have read it at school in the past as well.

What have you been reading with your kids lately? Hop over to Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns and share!


  1. Thanks for joining WMCIR! Yes, Bear Hunt is popular here as well, and Anna's school reads it regularly too. I highly recommend the recent sequel called "The Bear Day Out" - it's also very cute. We haven't tried Syd Hoff readers yet - still going through Toad and Frog series with Anna :)

  2. The Fly Guy books look great! My boys were too old for them when they came out, but they look like something they would've liked.

    You know I'm a Syd Hoff fan, too, but I don't think I ever read Stanley.

    And I LOVE Max and Ruby - my youngest used to like those - they're just so cute!



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