Friday, February 24, 2012

The Reading Life


So many books, so little time!

Our read alouds have been:

Blackout by John Rocco. What happens when the power goes out in the city? Why, you can see the stars.

Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore. Everyone on the street thinks Sid is their cat, so they feed him. But really, he is going from house to house, getting six dinners a day.

There are so many groundhog books to read for Groundhog's Day, we couldn't get through them all! But we did read:

You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown is about an exuberant bear and her over-enthusiastic efforts to make friends.

When I Was Young In the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant is a lovely description of a simpler life.

My Light by Molly Bang is all about the various ways we collect energy as electricity, and how it all comes from the sun originally.

We had a little Bernard Waber kick and read three of his books in one night:

We're also reading out loud a fun longer book: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Theodosia is a fun heroine, sassy and smart, and she lives in a museum of antiquities, plagued by the curses on the old Egyptian artifacts ...

And the kids have gone through a few great audiobooks:

Miranda the Great (Hypatia LOVED this one)

Harriet the Spy (Carbon loved this one)

The Indian in the Cupboard (Carbon said it was "a bit boring at times" but it has inspired lots of play storylines here)

Everything on a Waffle (another favorite for Carbon)

Happy Reading!

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