I'm finally getting back to this after a break last week. We actually did a lot of reading the past couple weeks, but I haven't managed to share, so I'm going to try to put it all together now.
The first book came from a post I saw at Almost Unschoolers a couple weeks ago. It's The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster, A Tale of Picky Eating by A.W. Flaherty. The kids loved this book. It's about a little girl traveling by ship from America to Scotland. Her parents have made arrangements for her to have oatmeal for breakfast every single morning. She hates oatmeal so she keeps throwing it overboard, which delights a little sea worm, who follows the ship all the way to Loch Ness, eating oatmeal the whole time. Needless to say, the worm is no longer small when it arrives at its destination.
The next book was also found through another blog, this time it was on LitLad. The book is Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. It's about a dad who is trying to read to his son. The son keeps interrupting each story right when something bad is going to happen, so he can save the characters from doom. It's a cute story. The father starts reading Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and a couple other traditional stories, and the son interrupts. It is definitely helpful if the kids listening to the book realize what will really happen in the stories if they aren't interrupted.
C has been reading a couple Geronimo Stilton books over the past couple weeks, but somehow we got into the graphic novels instead of the chapter books. It's weird. He read the first Geronimo Stilton book, which was a chapter book. Then I got one from the library and he got one from his school library, and they were both graphic novels. I guess they have two different series. I asked which he preferred, and he said the graphic novels. So I guess we'll stick with those ~ although as a mother, I'd prefer that he read the chapter books. I can't say that I've read these books, but he seems to really like them. At some point I'll need to pick one up and see what it's all about!
When I went to C's school to volunteer last week, his teacher gave me two sets of very early readers for M. One is a set of Sight Word Readers from Scholastic. The other is a set of Brand New Readers. Both are great for very early readers ~ around Guided Reading Levels A-C. M loves them. The Brand New Readers are mostly funny and are fuller stories, even though there are only a few words on each page. The Sight Word Readers are a bit more repetitive. But both sets are great for her level.
What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share!