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What My Children Are Reading


It's been a while since I shared our favorite books of the week. We've been reading all along, but many of the books we've been reading are ones I've highlighted before.

Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky AdventureThis week, M has been wanting to read a few of the Doreen Cronin books. We have Dooby Dooby Moo, which we got from Chick Fil-A a long time ago. This is definitely the kids' favorite. It's about the farm animals entering a talent contest to try to win a trampoline. We also have Duck for President, which I think is cute. It's all about Duck wanting to be in charge, first of the farm and eventually of the country. Many of the jokes go over the kids' heads though. We picked up Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure from the library this week. This is a cute one about the farmer making a corn maze, and Duck making his own little changes to the design.

Amazing Snakes! (I Can Read Book 2)C has been doing a lot of independent reading this week. He read Amazing Snakes by Sarah L. Thomson yesterday morning before school. He said it was good, and he shared some of the things he learned, such as the fact that snakes can open their mouths wide enough to eat animals that are bigger than their heads. Such a lovely image, isn't it?

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)He also sat up until 9:45 the other night reading Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space by Dav Pilkey. I don't know much about this story. I suppose I should be reading all of them before letting him read them, but I haven't. I do know the premise is that some aliens land on the school and when the cafeteria ladies are fired (I believe), the aliens disguise themselves and take over as the new cafeteria ladies. I'm not sure what happens after that, but C seemed to enjoy it enough to stay up way past his bedtime to finish it!

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. There's a new book in that series? I SOOOOO have to find that. I love that series and have all of them.

    We got Amazing Snakes from a book order recently, and the boys have loved it.

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  2. Oh, I LOVED the Doreen Cronin books! They were quite new when my youngest was picture-book age, and we loved Click, Clack, Moo. I haven't read these newer ones, but I bet they're just as clever.

    My boys always enjoyed nonfiction animal and science books. Time for Kids has a good series of them (in varying reading levels) that I reviewed for Family Fun a few years back.

    My boys also loved Captain Underpants, though I never read them either. I hear my niece is into them now - I think you need a kid's sense of humor to enjoy them!

    Sue

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