Ben's picks of the week:
SuperDog: Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner - Ben took this one out at school to discover he also owned it. ;o) He loved it, considering it has dogs and superheroes.
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl - I love Roald Dahl, so thrilled that Ben grabbed this one off his shelf! He read it over two nights and told us all about the different ways the alligator tried to trick the people.
Faith's choices this week are a little more interesting than normal. Her fourth grade teacher has recommended she start choosing some more challenging books (note when I said this, I was wrong, but Mrs. S. says this and she does, lol) and she is getting set to work on her Battle of the Books list as soon as we get a few of the titles for her. So we perused her bookcases this week to come up with these:
The Boxcar Children (by Gertrude Chandler Warner - Faith and I read the first few chapters of it about two years ago when we were going to use it as a unit study for second grade. However, back then, it wasn't a great fit for her. She picked it up again this week and loved it! Now we need to get a few of the mysteries.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo - We always loved the Mercy Watson books and I grabbed this one from Half Price Books back in Dallas. Faith & I have a deal anyhow that I get to choose one of the titles she reads each week (to make sure she is reading something new and something at her level) and this was my pick for her. She loved it and came back to tell me it was "so good" and why didn't she read it before!
Charlotte's Web by EB White - This was always one of my favorites, so I was thrilled that she decided to read it finally. We read Stuart Little for school last year, so I was surprised that she didn't want to read this one till now. Apparently, it was also "so good!!!!"