"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel


Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

Every Wednesday is Wise Owl Wednesday, where you can butter up your brain with some children's literature facts - history, milestones, trivia ... stop by here to learn a little something about the amazing world of books for the young!

Every Thursday is Literacy Tip Day, where I offer literacy suggestions for your children based upon my teaching and parenting experience.

Keep cozy this fall with a good book!

18 September 2010

What My Child Is Reading :: September 18, 2010 :: Giraffes, Paris, Zero, and Planting Apple Trees!

I came across this wonderful meme, "What My Child Is Reading," over at the sensational, Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns! Take a minute to peek inside this wonderful blog ... I know that I am super-thrilled to have found it!

Here are our latest picks:

Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed
Written by Jodie Shepherd
Illustrated by Masumi Furukawa

Publisher's Summary:  This is a story about a real boy who loved eating apples, planting apple seeds, and growing apple trees.  This is a story about Johnny Appleseed!

Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree

Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree
Written by Betsy Franco
Illustrated by Shino Arihara

Summary from the School Library Journal:  "Zero is...the sound of snowflakes landing on your mitten. 0 sounds." "Zero is...the kites in the sky once the wind stops blowing. 0 kites." Using these and other evocative examples from children's everyday experiences throughout the seasons, Franco explores the concept of zero.  The gouache illustrations are done in soft, muted tones and have a naive charm that will have substantial child appeal. Most of the scenes are set outdoors, clearly depicting and emphasizing the book's link to the passing seasons. While the idea is a simple one, the presentation is such that it could easily be used to encourage youngsters to think of ways they could use any of their five senses to experience having zero of something.

A Giraffe Goes to Paris

A Giraffe Goes to Paris
Written by Mary Tavener Holmes and John Harris
Illustrated by Jon Cannell

Publisher's Summary:  Imagine a giraffe who can sail from Alexandria, Egypt, to Marseille, France, in a boat with a special hole cut for her neck.  Imagine a giraffe who can walk 500 miles from Marseille to Paris in forty-one days, wearing stylish boots and a cape.  ... Imagine Belle, a gift from the pasha of Egypt to the king of France in 1827, a giraffe who made history.

What have your children been reading lately??? I would love to know!!!


Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for signing up for the read-a-thon. There's an update post over at my blog about the starting line, etc. http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/

It's going to be fun!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Thanks for joining WMCIR! My daughter loved another book (Counting Our Way to 100th Day) by the same author, so I am going to add Zero to our reading list.

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