We're heading to the library this weekend so I'll have all new books to share next week. But even without a trip to the library this past week, we got some new books to read. I took M to Borders on Thursday, where they were having a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale on bargain books. So I picked up a few for the kids. We also got a few new books through C's monthly Scholastic order. Here are a few of the favorites from our new arrivals.
Are You My Mommy? They had three different versions, and she chose the Little Polar Bear one. This is a touch-and-feel book that has a little polar bear trying to find his mommy. He asks several Arctic animals if they are his mommy, and each says no, telling him they don't have his soft fur or small ears or some other feature. It's a very cute book, but probably a bit more appropriate for younger toddlers. Of course, M really loves it. I think she's going to be asking us to read touch-and-feel board books to her until she's 10!
Another book we bought this week is the Disney Princess Carry Along Treasury. Like we need more princess books, right? But what can I do when that's what she loves?! This is a very nice collection of five different princess stories, all told in a brief format on board book pages, making it perfect for younger kids who are just being introduced to the princess stories. Each story does mention characters trying to kill other characters, after all, that's what all the princess stories are about in one way or another. But if you're looking to introduce these stories to little ones, this is a good choice. It's a sturdy book, and M likes the handle so she can carry it around with her.
I ordered We're Going on a Nature Hunt by Steve Metzger through Scholastic this month. This is a nice story of kids going on a nature hunt ~ obviously! They encounter a bridge, wildflowers, a pond with a frog, a worm, a bird's nest and a bee hive, which sends them back home very quickly! I like that it reminds kids not to touch the flowers and eggs, and to avoid scaring the frog or hurting the worm. It's a simple book that's easy-to-read, but it has a great lesson in it, especially if you do spend a lot of time out on nature hunts. We do, which is why I'm glad I bought this one.
The last book is one C requested from Scholastic. It's an I Can Read! version of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. This is a level 2 book, but C was able to read most of it the first time through, and now is able to read it independently. He saw the movie so he likes being able to read about it on his own, and he stops occasionally to tell us more about the movie. He read this book to M the other night. She wasn't nearly as interested, partly because of the subject matter ~ she has not seen the movie so she really isn't interested in the Chipmunks ~ and partly because he reads a lot slower than she's used to! But it's a cute book that basically retells the movie storyline in a very simple way.
What have you been reading with your kids lately? Hop over to Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns and share!