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What My Children Are Reading This Week

Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsWe've been reading a variety of books this week. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett has been a very popular book with M this week. I'm not sure why, since it's been on our shelf for a long time. But she has wanted us to read it to her every single day this week. I'm sure you already know the story ~ it's about a town where all the food comes from the sky. I like the premise of the book: a grandfather telling his grandchildren a "tall tale" about the town of Chewandswallow. It's a fun book to read and so far I haven't gotten sick of it even though I've read it several times this week.

Biscuit and the Baby (My First I Can Read)The other book M has been wanting to read a lot is from the library: Biscuit and the Baby by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. I think this is the second Biscuit book we've read and she really loves that puppy! This one is about Biscuit wanting to meet the new baby of the house, but it's not the right time yet. It's a very cute story, although I do get sick of saying Woof! over and over again while reading it. But M loves it, and I do see many more Biscuit books in our future.

Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip (Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read)This week, C read Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip by Cynthia Rylant. This is one of his favorite sereis of early readers, and he's at the point where he can read these independently. He only needs help with a word or two occasionally. In this story, Henry and his dog go on a trip to the mid-west. It's a fun story and as with Biscuit, I'm sure we'll be re-visiting Henry and Mudge soon.

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  1. Thanks for joining WMCIR! We also enjoyed Biscuit (and Spot) stories, and from time to time Anna grabs them from the library. However, we have a deal - she reads them herself. We read several Henry and Mudge stories, but Anna was not that interested in them, possibly because she couldn't quite connect to some of the situations.

  2. We've been reading some Henry and Mudge over here too. Have you seen the Puppy Mudge books? If M likes Biscuit, she might like those as well.

  3. My daughter likes Mudge, too. And the related girly series, Annie and Snowball.

  4. Both of my boys LOVED Henry and Mudge! They didn't have the early reader versions back then.

    My younger son read a couple of the Biscuit books - they were just right when he first started to read. Also, he has a beloved little bean bag dog named Biscuit so the books appealed to him!



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