Saturday, October 23, 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!

The EndThe End by David LaRochelle - This was my favorite from the week, which is funny considering that I picked it up absentmindedly as we were about to check out from the library.  It basically tells a fairy tale, starting at the end with "And they lived happily ever after.   Because..." Such a clever idea!

Wow! Said the OwlWow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood - This is a great book about colors that actually incorporates colors into a storyline rather than just naming a color and an object that matches that color.

Over in the HollowOver in the Hollow by Rebecca Dickinson - This was a truly great find!  A cute little Halloween counting book with vintage style illustrations.  All of the ghosts, witches, etc. are very cute and friendly looking so you don't have to worry about scaring your little ones!

AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went FirstAlphaOoops! The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis - This starts off with the traditional "A is for app-" before Z interrupts!  He's tired of going last and wants to go first this time!  Suddenly all the letters have something to complain about!  M and I both loved the silliness of this book, and it was a nice reminder that knowing our letters is more than just knowing their order!  There is a Halloween book in this series, but it wasn't available at our library. 

Mouse TV by Matt Novak - This is the story about what happens to the TV addicted mouse family when their TV breaks!  We are having our first Family Night on Sunday to spend more time together as a family and get away from the TV, so I can definitely relate to this book!

I Spy Shapes in ArtI Spy Shapes in Art by Lucy Micklethwait - This takes fine works of art and has the child find the various shapes within each one.  I loved the concept and might try to work an extension activity into our week sometime!

Boo, Bunny!Boo, Bunny! by Kathryn O Galbraith - A cute Halloween story about two easily frightened bunnies who find out how fun Halloween can be!  I'm not sure M remembers her last two Halloweens, so this was a good book to explain to her the process of dressing up, ringing doorbells, and getting candy.

Cleo's Counting Book (Cleo Series)Cleo's Counting Book by Caroline Mockford - A simple counting book.  What I really loved about it was that it counted backwards from 10 also.  I haven't worked much on this with M, and so as she was "reading" this, she mixed up a few numbers when going backwards.  Definitely something to work on!

Some other library books we enjoyed this week:
This post is being linked up to What My Child is Reading at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns and Kid Konnection at Booking Mama
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  1. Great list! Thanks for sharing! Kerri

  2. You sure made out like bandits! I especially love the Halloween ones.

  3. What a great variety of books! My son would probably love the Alpha oops one and the one with the owl. Visiting from the blog hop - and thanks for your comment on mine!

  4. Great picks and thanks for joining WMCIR! The End sounds delightful, I'll see if we can pick it up as well.