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What My Children Are Reading This Week




We were back to the library again this week. It seems we're there every week or two now! I wrote a review of a great children's book we got called Pouch! by David Ezra Stein. M absolutely loves that book. And we read Snip, Snip...Snow! by Nancy Poydar, which I discussed on Just Playin' Around. We've also been enjoying a few other books this week.

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryWe started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl to C this week. He's really enjoying it, but is anxious to know what happens to all the kids in the end. We've been reading two to three chapters each night, and I think he'd prefer that we read more. The story is basically the same as the movie ~ at least up to the middle where we are. It's about a little boy named Charlie who gets a Golden Ticket that gives him the chance to tour Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory with four other winners. I'll let you know how he enjoys it once we've finished.

Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)C discovered the Mo Willems Piggie and Elephant series this week, and has fallen in love with it! We've gotten three of the books so far. The first we picked up was Today I Will Fly! and he flew right through it with very little trouble. He's been taking it to school for independent reading time this week. I went back to the library on Thursday and got Watch Me Throw the Ball! and I Will Surprise My Friend! He's able to read these with very few problems as well. I'm thrilled to have found an early reader series that he can pretty much handle independently. And he loves the stories ~ he thinks they're very funny and wants to read them over and over.

Sweethearts in the Snow (Pictureback(R))M wanted another princess book from the library, so this time we picked up Sweethearts in the Snow. This book has two stories in it. In the first story, Princess Jasmine wishes she could experience snow, so Aladdin and the Genie create snow for her and they have a wonderful time playing in the snow. In the second story, Belle tries to cheer up the sick Beast with some winter goodies: cookies and a homemade wreath. And he gives her a pretty winter scarf. Then they go ice skating together when the Beast is well. It actually tied in nicely with our focus on snow this week (both kids' had snow as a theme in school).

Snow Inside the HouseThe last book I'll mention is Snow Inside the House by Sean Diviny. This is a cute story in which a child imagines what it would be like if there was snow inside, instead of just outside. She gets a pet penguin and builds snowmen to sit in all the chairs. She sleds down the stairs and ice skates in the bathtub. It's actually quite cute. I'm not sure about the illustrations, though. The little girl is drawn with these bug eyes that are literally popping out of her head on some of the pages. But they are fun and interesting to look at otherwise. And M seems to enjoy the story.

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

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  1. Snow inside the house sounds like fun, I'll have to see if the library has it, and check out the illustrations first - the kids don't tend to like "ugly" books. But, the idea of snow inside the house, is interesting.

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  2. I will have to take a look for Today I Fly and Snow Inside the House. They sound interesting.

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  3. Thanks for joining! I have to get Snip, Snip, Snow - it's the only snow we can have. Anna's theme next week at preschool is "rain forest", and it's closer to our weather with an endless rain :) And I have to look for those early readers you recommend - Anna didn't like Mo Willems so far, but maybe she will warm to the Elephant series, especially if she can read them herself.

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  4. I just read "Pouch!" the other day and really liked it for its portrayal of a kid pushing at his comfort zone and running back to Mom when it's needed.

    I love Elephant and Piggie too! One of the few easy reader series that I would also read for storytimes.

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