Saturday, February 26, 2011

What My Children Are Reading


I don't have a ton to report on this week in terms of what the kids are reading. We didn't do a lot of reading last weekend when we were in Myrtle Beach for three days, and we're due to return all of our books to the library today, so we'll be picking up a whole new set.

The Story of King Arthur & His Knights (Classic Starts)I've been reading The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle to C for a few weeks now. We're both enjoying this one. I think it's well done in terms of how it adapted the stories to children, so although some knights die, it's done in a way that doesn't seem to disturb C at all. The first half of the book is the story of how King Arthur became king and how he got the round table and filled it with knights. Then the last part of the book is about three other people involved with King Arthur. So far I'm not as thrilled with this section because this is more about Morgana le Fay, King Arthur's sister, who isn't very nice. I'm surprised since she's a good character in the Magic Tree House books, I believe.

The Science Fair from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures, No. 4)C read another Black Lagoon Adventures book, The Science Fair from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler. He's enjoying this series so I'll definitely pick up some more at the library this week. He's also reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary at school now. I just read this to him last month, but evidently it's one of his "just right books" so he's reading it at school now.

Although M has been wanting to read along whenever I read, and she's noticing words everywhere we go ~ stop signs, store signs, etc. ~ she hasn't read any actual books this week. And we're still working our way through the Disney Princess Storybook Collection by Sarah Heller, which I mentioned last week. I'm sure we'll find some new things for her to read when we hit the library later.

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

5 comments:

  1. We have also started reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle. I love reading books to my son that I remember reading, too.

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  2. We found "Ralph S. Mouse" on DVD in the library and only recently learned about the Beverly Cleary series. I just wrote about Mouse and the Motorcycle last week :) It's the first chapter book we're doing and it's so much fun.

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  3. We'll have to check out The Story of King Arthur--my 8-year-old likes all things King Arthur right now.

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  4. Oh, I just LOVE The Mouse and the Motorcycle! My boys both loved that book. Did you know there's a sequel, Runaway Ralph? Also very good.

    Sue

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  5. We had The Mouse and the Motorcycle from the library some time ago, but Anna was not interested in it then. Too bad that Morgan is a bad character in the first book - otherwise it sounds lovely, especially for someone interested in history and in knights. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

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