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What My Children Are Reading



This week, the kids have been making their way through some of the books we got from the library last weekend.



Disney Club Penguin: Pick Your Path: #1 Stowaway! Adventures at SeaC has been reading the first Club Penguin book, Stowaway! Adventures at Sea. I actually read it myself. It's a Pick Your Path book, so you read a few pages, and then have to choose what you do next. Do you hide in the ship's hold or climb up to the crow's nest. Each choice means turning to a different page to find out what happens next. C and I each read the book but the story was completely different for each of us because we made different choices. He read it a couple more times, too, changing the story each time. We'll definitely be looking for more of these Club Penguin books in the future.



Library MouseOne of the books both kids have been enjoying is Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk. This is an adorable story of a little mouse who lives at a library and loves to read. One day, he decides to write a book, which he places on one of the shelves. He writes a few more, and they are discovered by children who tell the librarian about them. So she puts a note up on the wall saying she wants the mysterious author, Sam, to come to a meet the author event. Instead, Sam finds a way to show all the kids that anyone can be an author. I had heard about this book many times but never read it until now. We all like it so much, I'm considering buying it.



Sam and Jack: Three StoriesOne of the books M has been reading is Sam and Jack: Three Stories by Alex Moran. This is yet another Green Light Readers book. It's about Sam, a mouse, and Jack, a cat. The sentences are very simple, and she was able to read it with ease after just one or two read-throughs. She actually took it to school this week and the teachers have had her read it to her class. Evidently, her teacher has had her read to the class during circle time in the past as well. When I asked M if any of the other kids read to the class during circle time, she said, "No. Just me." I can't tell you how proud I am of her.



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  1. All three of these sound like stories my kids would love. I will have to put them on my library list. Thanks!

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  2. I loved choose your own adventure books as a kid

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  3. I don't know why I haven't gotten Library Mouse yet, but it sounds perfect for my kids, as does the Club Penguin book.

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  4. What a fun experience for your girl getting to read in circle time!
    The pick your path sounds fun. I can't wait until my boys get into longer books!
    Stopping by from What my Child is Reading.
    Jackie
    www.readysetread2me.blogspot.com

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  5. It's neat that M got to read to the kids during circle time! We loved Library Mouse too. I am intrigued by Pick Your Path idea. I looked online at some of those books, but they all were too scary. How was this one?

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