Thursday, April 30, 2009

What's In Your Book Basket?

We have had revival services at church and other things going on this week, so it has been a very light week school-wise.

But that does NOT mean there hasn't been reading going on!

Here are some of our favorites from this week:
This was a new one for us.  In Dale's words (he's 5), "It's 'ilarious."



I have read and heard that boys prefer true stories, and I can definitely see that, even if he doesn't always pick them over fiction, Dale is definitely drawn to true stories.  We've had Balto before and he picked it himself this time.  It is for his own reading time.




Sweet story about a little girl loving the quilt her mother made for her and all the comfort it brings.  Dale and I had a hard time deciding if the second little girl was the narrator's daughter, granddaughter or great-granddaughter.  It made for good clue-hunting and discussion.  Have you read it?  What do you think?

A spider story like you have never read before.  Very imaginative!  We might re-visit this one just for fun next fall when we spend a couple of weeks learning about spiders.

(Sam?? Are you reading this post??  We read a SPIDER story!  And enjoyed it!!  You
must find this book for you and your girls.  They will love it!)  :)

To see what others are reading be sure and stop by The Happy Housewife!

3 comments:

Wendi said...

We've read a lot of Suess books, and we also have a bunch on our shelves, but we haven't read "If I Ran the Zoo" yet, we may have to check that one out.

My ds7 enjoyed Balto also. There's also a book about "Barry the Bravest St. Bernard" ~ true animal story that ds has read over and over :)

The Happy Housewife said...

Thanks for linking up. I am reserving the spider book, just from the cover I am intrigued!
Toni

5intow said...

Looks like a few gems. We're Iditarod fans, so Balto is always a hit. I definitely will look for the Quilt Story. I love books like that that weave family relationships and memories into a good story.