Sunday, September 26, 2010

Library Corner

Every other week we go to the library and fill our big library bag with as many books as can fit. There's no rhyme or reason to what books we pick, we just make sure to grab some that look relatively age appropriate. Enjoy our reviews of our favorites from each trip!

Jump, Frog, Jump!Jump, Frog, Jump! - This was a book that I used to love reading as a little girl, so it was really fun reading this to M.  She especially loved yelling out the refrain: Jump, Frog, Jump!

Llama Llama Red Pajama Llama Llama Red Pajama - This was a cute little bedtime book.  M felt sympathetic for the poor llama, but I was a little distracted with the hilarious fact that I kept wanting to say "yama" - yeah, can you tell I'm Hispanic? ;P

Goodnight, My Duckling Goodnight, My Duckling  - Another cute bedtime book.  M enjoyed trying to find the turtle on every page.

Go to Bed, Monster! Go to Bed, Monster! - Unable to sleep, the little girl gets out of bed and draws a monster to play with.  Unfortunately when she's finally ready to go to bed, the monster isn't tired!  This was definitely fun to read!

Harry Takes a Bath (Easy-to-Read, Puffin) Harry Takes a Bath - This is the second time M has checked this book out.  It's a cute little chapter book that follows Harry Hippo's bath time routine.  Since it is designed to be an easy read for beginning readers I think M likes the simple rhythm of it.  I keep finding her "reading" this one to herself!

Dinosaurs Galore! Dinosaurs Galore! - I've never met a toddler that didn't like dinosaurs, and M is no exception!  This book has a different dinosaur on each page, and a small little rhyme explaining some of their characteristics.  M really enjoys repeating the dinosaurs' names (there are phonetic spellings under each name in case the mamas and daddies are having a hard time!), and there is nothing more adorable than a 2 year old saying "Jee-ga-No-toe-sore-us"!

The Little Green Island with a Little Red House The Little Green Island with a Little Red House - This book was probably the top pick for both of us.  It has a nice reading rhythm and some neat little features to help involve the younger set.  For example, each color word is actually printed in that particular color.  Other descriptive words such as shiny and slithery are also printed in fonts that are similarly descriptive.  This would also be a wonderful book to try a stArt project with.

Bearum Scarum Bearum Scarum - A counting book that follows Bear's friends as they capture and scare away the bear hunters.  It was a good read, but I think there were a few times that M got annoyed with the slow pace of the book.

In the Yard (Compass Point Early Readers series) In the Yard - A quick little read that talks about the changing seasons and the various activities that go into maintaining a yard each season.  I always try to get a mixture of long and short books so that if M wants me to read one and I'm really busy, I can always indulge her by saying "Just one!" and then reading the shortest one!  Tricky?  Perhaps, but a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do!

Where Is the Green Sheep? (Horn Book Fanfare List (Awards)) Where is the Green Sheep - If you are trying to teach descriptive vocabulary to your little one, this is a great pick.  It describes all the various types of sheep until they finally find green sheep on the last page.

How Kind! How Kind - This is kind of a strange book (it basically centers around a hen giving away one of her eggs), but for some reason Michaela likes it and has continued checking it out.  In fact this is the third time she found it on the shelves and asked to bring it home.  It's kind of interesting to watch her discover favorites like this one.

A Box Can Be Many Things (Rookie Readers) A Box Can Be Many Things - Another quick read that describes all the various things that a box can be with a little help from the imagination.  If you have an empty diaper box laying around, it would be neat to incorporate a little playtime in your day after reading this book!

Some other library books we enjoyed reading this week:

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  1. Thanks for joining WMCIR! Your list is full of good books that we haven't read, and I will add a few of them to our library list.