The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: What My Children Are Reading - 10/31/09

Saturday, October 31, 2009

What My Children Are Reading - 10/31/09

I do enjoy a good meme every now & then, and I do enjoy a good book, as do F&B. And there is an advantage to finding lists of books other people have read, reviewed and enjoyed, so partcipating in this meme seems almost a necessity in my book!

If you go back to Ben's lapbook or Faith's lapbook this week, you'll see a ton of Halloween books and the Fancy Nancy book we used for our unit studies. Faith also has been reading several of the Amelia Bedelia and Nate the Great books for her BookAdventure points (she is very close to earning a Ponyville toy so she's a little obsessed with getting points right now).

Other highlights of our week in books:

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis - a silly rhyming book about 2 boys and their little sister who turn loose a giant pumpkin to roll down a hill, eventually winding up at the family's farm and part of a lovely dinner celebration for Halloween.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams - One of my favorite Halloween books that isn't exactly a Halloween book. Walking home through a dark forest, a little old lady is followed by spooky clothes trying to scare her, until finally, she convinces all the spooky pieces to make a scarecrow to scare birds from her garden instead of her. This was also our pick to donate to Ben's classroom library for Halloween.

Trixie the Halloween Fairy by Daisy Meadows - OK, it might not be great literature, but Faith just loves this series, so she & I have been reading it at night before bed. Three magical pieces of candy are missing and if Trixie the Halloween Fairy can't find them, Halloween will be ruined.

We've read a ton more this week, but mostly Halloween themed. Next week, we should be back to normal with a few more diverse reads!



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining this week! We read Runaway Pumpkin this week too, but Anna was lukewarm to it, since it involved skeletons. I don't remember them, but apparently she does. The fairy addiction didn't quite start here, but I am pretty sure that it's just a matter of time. Happy reading!

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