Sunday, August 28, 2011

What My Children Are Reading

I think I'm finally getting back to reporting on the kids' reading. It's been a while. I look forward to getting back to consistently reading all of the other posts in this meme to get some ideas for new books to check out of the library as well.

This summer, C has been very busy reading all of the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne. He started with #1 at the beginning of June, and he is now reading #42: A Good Night for Ghosts. This book is part of the set of four Merlin Missions (#41-44) that are all about Jack and Annie's mission to inspire artistic people in history. In the first book of the set, they went to Austria to help Mozart. In this book, they head to New Orleans to inspire a young Louis Armstrong. C seems to be enjoying this one as he has the rest of the series. I can't believe he's almost done. The last book that has been published is #45, which came out earlier this month.

M has been reading some of the Read-It! Readers purple level books from the library this summer. Right now, we have Jen Plays! and Mary's Art, both by Susan Blackaby. In Jen Plays!, a little girl plays several different sports. M really likes this one. In Mary's Art, a little girl paints a picture. In each book, the first page tells what they do (Jen kicks a ball when she...) and then you turn the page and it finishes the sentence (plays kickball.). This is always followed by "Jen likes to play," so there is repetition as well. The format works well for emerging readers. C read many of these Read-It! Readers when he was learning to read as well. I highly recommend them.

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share! And check out Book Sharing Monday too!


  1. If C likes Magic Treehouse, what about the A to Z Mystery series or the Geronimo Stilton books?

  2. Both books are new to us.Thanks for linking up to book sharing

  3. Anna lost interest in MTH when it got to Merlin missions. She found them too scary. When she was learning to read, we used a lot of Margaret Hillert books which are based on sight words and repetition. It's so exciting that M progresses in her reading. Thanks for joining WMCIR!


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