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What My Children Are Reading



We got some good books from the library a couple weeks ago, but I haven't taken time to share them. So here I am today, finally.

The first one I want to mention is Pooh Goes Visiting by A.A. Milne. I have to admit that we really haven't read a lot of Winnie the Pooh books in the past, but I always see people raving about them, so I figured we'd try one out. This was in the early reader section of the library, but it's definitely above M's level. So I read it to her. It's the story of Pooh going to visit Rabbit, eating a bit too much, and getting stuck in Rabbit's front door. It's a very cute story, typical of Winnie the Pooh, and M really loved it. I picked up Tigger Comes to the Forest yesterday, but we're not enjoying that one nearly as much.

The other book that M really enjoyed this week is one that I've probably mentioned before, but have to keep saying how great this series is. It's I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems. As with other Piggie and Elephant books, this one makes us laugh so much. Gerald, the elephant, has broken his trunk and Piggie is trying to figure out how he did it. M loves to read these books, and C still does too. They're silly and quite easy to read, so they really hold their interest and make them want to read.

C has been reading more of the Secrets of Droon books, so it's hard to update you on that. I highly recommend it for elementary aged boys though. It's a great series that he's really enjoying.

He also read Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon last week. I decided to read it myself after he was done. His cousin had given it to him, and she had read it in fourth or fifth grade, so I wanted to see what it was all about. It's a cute story of Danny, a dragon, who gets a bad grade on a paper about the ocean because he didn't bother to really research it. His teacher gives him a chance to do it over, so he and his friend, an iguana, head off to see his uncle, a sea serpent, and get an up-close view of the ocean. It's a very cute book, but way above C's reading level. We made a long list of words he didn't know from the first chapter alone. Yet, he still enjoyed it. His teacher says he's now reading at an end-of-3rd-grade level, so I'd say this would be better for kids reading at a 4th or 5th grade level.

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share! And check out Book Sharing Monday too!

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  1. I really have to find a new series for Anna that she might like - we tried just about everything under the sun in our library. She wants to read something about school - any suggestions? Thanks for joining WMCIR!

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