Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Summer Reading

Our kids' school had a Summer Reading Bookfair today. It was buy one, get one free. So we grabbed some books for summer reading:

Bailey's Picks

The Field Guide to Rain Forest Animals. A picture book with little pockets containing animals you can build.

Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World. The true story of Germany's most famous polar bear.

Abby's Picks

True or False: Butterflies and Caterpillars. Abigail has been learning about butterflies and their life cycle in school. In fact her class released some today that they watched grow from little caterpillars.

Dora and the Rainbow Kite Festival. We told her no Barbie or Disney Princesses. I guess that Dora is the next best thing.

Lucy's Pick

Lucy on the Loose. Lucy saw this one right away, and liked the dog. When I saw the title, I was sold. It will be her first chapter book.

Arlynda's Picks

The Land of Elyon Book 2: Beyond the Valley of Thorns.

The Land of Elyon Book 3: The Tenth City. These two round out a trilogy, book 1 of whch we bought at the last book fair. Arlynda has read book one and I am currently reading it with Bailey. Originally I got book one hoping to draw Abby into some longer chapter books with it (and because it was only $3). So far she hasn't bitten. Oh well, I'll just keep reading her the books she likes. Don't want to scare her away by trying to force it. Arlynda liked Book 1. So far it seems pretty decent to me. Interesting story, even if I don't really like the writing style. In any case they are very nice looking hardback books that we got for very cheap (I guess only $13 for the whole trilogy).

My Picks

Small Steps. The follow-up to Holes. I hope it's good.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Comes highly recommended by kids everywhere.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.

OK, I ended up with three because Lucy only picked one. I guess since I'm the Dad I can get away with that.

1 comment:

Sunnie said...

I like your picks. All of 'em!


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