Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kids Books: All About Winter

It's been a while since I participated in this meme but I think I'm finally back to it. This past week, M's theme at preschool was winter. So we read several winter-related books that I thought I'd share.

The Magic School Bus Lost in the Snow by Joanna Cole is a Scholastic Level 2 reader. I read it to the kids, but C could definitely read it, and M could read most of it herself. I'll probably have her try soon. The story is about Ms. Frizzle and her class exploring snowflakes. One of the kids wants to see a snowflake up close, so they fly up into a cloud where they see ice crystals forming into snowflakes. It's the typical combination of fact and fun like other Magic School Bus stories.

Here Comes Winter by Janet Craig is one I'm sure I've mentioned before since we've had it for a long time. This year, M took it to school and read it to her class. She and her teacher read alternate pages. It's about a bunny who sees that winter is coming so he goes to several stores buying different items to make something that will help protect him in the winter weather. It's a very simple story with lots of repetition, perfect for beginning readers.

Are You My Mommy? Little Polar Bear is a touch and feel book about a little polar bear who is trying to find his mommy. He encounters several other animals, including a whale, walrus and seal, and asks if they are his mommy. But each points out some feature on the little polar bear that they don't share, such as his small ears and strong legs. Eventually he finds his polar bear mommy. M was able to read this one and really loves it.

Deep Snow by Robert Munsch is a book we received last year from a reader of my other blog. It's about two girls who are out with their dad, and one decides to jump off their snowmobile into the deep snow. She sinks way down so the sister jumps in to get her, but she also sinks way down. So the dad reaches way down and pulls them out, but their boots get stuck. Then the dad gets stuck trying to get the boots, and when the girls get him out, they get stuck again. It's actually quite silly and M really liked it.

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 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining WMCIR! We had some ups and downs with Munsch books but this one sounds like fun.


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