reading list

April 28, 2009

Here are the books we checked out from the library this week--if you want to read with us!

Oh No, Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton Elya
Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field
I will Kiss You (Lots and Lots and Lots!) by Stoo Hample
My Cats Nick & Nora by Isabelle Harper
When Cows Come Home by David L. Harrison
There's Lots That I Can Do by Kathleen M. Harte
Fun Dog, Sun Dog by Deborah Heiligman
Birds by Kevin Henkes
A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Oh! by Kevin Henkes
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

We hit the Kevin Henkes jackpot this week! He's really good--check his books out!

In case you were wondering how I pick out books for juliet...I usually pick an aisle in the library and sit on the floor. Juliet sits next to me and I try to quickly look through the rows, choosing books that have great illustrations and simple text (one to two sentences per page usually). It's a race because while I am perusing the books, juliet is also making some selections. Her criteria are much less stringent then mine...basically, it passes her list if it is a BOOK. This allows her to pick up ANYTHING her little hand touches. She pulls them off the shelf, sits downs on a plastic library chair, "reads" it and then says, "here, mommy." as she hands it to me. She moves much more quickly through the stacks than I do, which keeps me from dawdling too much. So far, the library lady hasn't yelled at me for the pile of books we leave behind every week (juliet's picks), but I'm pretty sure it is coming soon. :)

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