Saturday, November 10, 2012

What My Children Are Reading

I've been sharing C's books in my general Weekly Reading Recap. But it's been a while since I've shared what M is reading. So I thought I'd join in What My Child Is Reading this week.

Now that the second quarter has officially started, M has been placed in a reading group in school. Her group is reading at a level "17" which is the equivalent of 2.0 grade level. Last week, they worked on a book called Monkey Tricks by Annette Smith. It's a cute book about a family that goes to a zoo and a monkey escapes from the cage. The zookeepers have to capture the monkey. I wasn't thrilled with the fact that they had to shoot him with a dart gun, but overall it was a cute story. M had to write down five -ing words from the book, and write and illustrate a different way they could have caught the monkey (she wrote: "They can keth [catch] him in a bag.").

We got two books by Tomie dePaola from the library: Strega Nona's Harvest and Pancakes for Breakfast. I have to admit we had never read anything by dePaola. I chose these because we're going to do a project with them for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Pancakes for Breakfast has no words in it, but it's a cute story of a woman who wants to make pancakes but has to get all the ingredients the hard way, and then she still has some issues getting the pancakes made. Strega Nona's Harvest was about gardening. Strega Nona makes a nice, neat garden, while Big Anthony thinks he can do just as well with a lot less work ~ and discovers it doesn't turn out quite as well.

If you're interested in what C's reading, you can check out my Weekly Reading Recap on Mondays. He finished the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sang and is now reading The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan, the first book in The 39 Clues series by a variety of authors.

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


  1. My kids used to like Tomie dePaola's books. How is your son liking 39 Clues so far?


    1. He is really liking it! I'm so glad because I wanted him to branch out from just reading fantasy all the time.

  2. Strega Nona's Harvest was an Imagination Library book this year so we have been reading it over and over again. I've never read Pancakes for Breakfast, though. Thanks for linking up to The Children's Bookshelf (aka What My Child Is Reading)

    1. It's a cute book. And now that I realize The Children's Bookshelf has sort of taken over the kids reviews, I'll start linking up directly.


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