This week (May 11-17) is Children’s Book Week so grab a child and a stack of books and read, read, read!
Wild Rose Reader has a great list of links about the week and a wonderful list of booklist. Oh how a love a list of lists 🙂
Just One More Book is celebrating the week with a video of authors’ advice to aspiring readers.
And for more inspiration, here are some of the great books we’ve read recently:
The Red Ghost by Marien Dane Bauer – M picked this one out at the library, insisting it would not scare her. We raced through the entire thing this afternoon unable to stop as the suspense built. I would be cautious if your child is scared easily.
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett – I read this one myself and absolutely loved. So many puzzle pieces fit together so nicely. I’m intending to write a longer review of it later. I’ve already started the sequel, The Wright 3.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – M and her dad are currently engorssed in this scrumptious book.
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers – We just finished reading this one with M and she loved it. It’s long and the problems Theodosia wrestles with are quite heavy for a 5yo but M stuck with it and wants to read the sequel.
When Fish Got Fee, Sharks Got Teeth, and Bugs Began to Swarm – funny cartoon prehistory about life in the Silurian and Devonian periods, millions of years before the dinosuars, M finds it fascinating
Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty – beautiful artwork, sweet, simple story about a dog and cat who are friends
Magic Beach by Crockett Johnson – wonderful story that can be interpreted at so many different levels. It’s one of those we periodically re-discover and remember how much we love it.
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McClosky – I read this one to C for the first time last night and she loved it. On each page she would point where Sal, Sal’s mother and the bears were.