Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July Kids' Picks - Reading

This summer I instituted a new rule for library visits. I told the kids they each had to pick 1 new book they'd never read each time we go to the library. Hopefully, along the way we'll find some treasures. Here's what we've been enjoying recently.

Joseph & Cora recommend:
Today I will Fly! by Mo Willems. We love Mo Willems' books. They are always fun. Go get one. Read it. Now! Enough said.

Joseph (age 7) recommends:
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman. This non-fiction picture book explains the beginnings of Superman and the struggles of his creators, Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. It's a wonderful story of persistence and following your dream. My little super-hero loved this book. We're now on the third round of checking out this book from the library.

The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich by Greg Trine. We recently discovered the "Melvin Beederman" series. Melvin is a kid who's just graduated from Superhero Academy. He's been assigned to Los Angeles and is learning to cope with his ability to see people's underwear (x-ray vision) and his difficulty in flying (it takes him several tries each time.). Joseph is really enjoying these fun and funny books; they're right up his super-hero alley.

Cora (age 5) recommends:
Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise by Alice B. McGinty. It's Eliza's first day of school. She misses her mommy and gradually collects various items that remind her of Mommy throughout the day. At the end of the day she discovers that Mommy missed her too! Cora, who starts kindergarten in the fall, has asked to re-read this book at least 4 times since we checked it out.

Chicken said, "Cluck" by Judyann Ackerman Grant. This "I Can Read" book features a chicken that annoys Pearl and Earl as they are trying to grow pumpkins until they discover Chicken is good at chasing away the grasshoppers. A great book for emergent readers learning sight words.

You can find these books at your local library or under, "I Recommend" in my sidebar.

For more children's book recommendations visit 5 Minutes for Books.


Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

This is the second post I have read today including Mo Willems' books. We have to add these to our library list!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Yes -- I wrote about Elephant & Piggie too! Today I Will Fly is one my son read as well.

I'll have to check out the Kindergarten one since he starts school in the fall!

morninglight mama said...

MO RULES!! :) He just announced that he's one of the featured authors at the Library of Congress' annual National Book Festival in Washington DC. So, if you're anywhere near the area, I HIGHLY recommend it-- a great event every year!


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