Saturday, June 4, 2011

What My Children Are Reading

We have more library books to share this week, although many of these books are ones I've shared in the past. M is now reading some of the books C read when he was first learning to read, and C is now reading some of the books we had read aloud to him previously. But I figured I'd share what they've been reading this past week even though some are repeats from a year or two ago.

Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)We picked up three Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems at the library last weekend. These were favorites of C's when he was learning to read so I wanted to share them with M. We got I Will Surprise My Friend, Can I Play Too and Today I Will Fly. M actually read Today I Will Fly, and I read the others to her, although I think she could probably read them on her own. We have them for another week, so I'll let her try at some point. If you haven't tried these books, you must do so! They are about two friends who do some very silly things. For example, in Today I Will Fly, Piggie insists she is going to fly even though Gerald says that's definitely not going to happen. Each page only has a few words, and there is a lot of repetition. The illustrations are also lots of fun and interesting for the kids. I just love this series!

Froggy Rides a BikeAnother series that we picked up at the library is the Froggy series by Jonathan London. When we were at the library, one of M's friends was there and he and his mom recommended these books. We picked up two and so far have read Froggy Rides a Bike. It is very cute. I'm surprised we haven't seen this series before. This one is about Froggy getting a new bike and learning to ride it. The illustrations are fun and full of color, and the story shows that you should keep trying even when things don't go quite as planned.

Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the MoonC finally rediscovered the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne. I had read the first 10 or 12 to him a couple years ago, and we own the first eight, but he just hasn't shown interest in them since he's been able to read them on his own. At the beginning of the week, I finally started re-reading one of them to him and he ended up finishing it. Now I think he's read three or four others this week! I read a few chapters in a couple of them, and he read the rest. Last night he finished book eight, so perhaps we'll check out some more from the library this weekend.

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


  1. The Froggy books sounds interesting. We are great fans of another Frog series, by Max Velthuijs. Beautiful stories and illustrations..
    Thanks for linking up to Book Sharing Monday!

  2. My son loves the Froggy books. I think they are quite funny, too.

  3. That is my son's favorite Elephant and Piggie book. Mo Williems has such a knack for understanding kid humor.


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