What We Are Reading

We have been testing this week so not as much time as I would like has been used toward reading aloud.  I also need to get better at cuddling up and reading with my little ones.  A light bulb moment happened today; my little ones are my early risers so I can definitely work in some early morning reading. I’ll let you know if it works out.

Here are a few pictures books we have enjoyed this week:

read aloud

Quiet Bunny – A cute story about a bunny who enjoys all the noises of the other forest animals. He is a bit sad that he has no noise for the night or does he? This has been enjoyed in our home on several occasions.

Jam & Honey – A book that caught my eye at the library. The first half is told from the little girl’s perspective as she goes to pick berries and encounters a bee! Then we see the bee’s side of the story and how he is startled by the girl on his quest for honey.  Delightful illustrations and cute read.

Runaway Rabbit – The lovely illustrations drew me to this book. The text is simple. A rabbit escapes his hutch and is followed around the yard by other animals.  The book has half sized pages mix in that provide a “peek a boo” aspect. My little ones enjoyed looking at it over and over. The illustrations really are charming.

 A few favorites:

living books

A Picture Book of Dolley and James Madison – This book is a part of our history reading. Designed for the younger students but full of information for anyone.  My older children enjoyed flipping through this one when we were done.

Rapunzel – I realized that a few of my children are not familiar with common fairy tales.  I grabbed Rapunzel to work on expanding their literary horizons.

A House is a House For Me – A fun read sparking the imagination on discovering new houses for things… A mitten is a house for a hand; a hat is a house for your head, etc.  The illustrations are full of little surprises. You might see Alice in Wonderland or Jack & the Beanstalk.  If you haven’t read this, check it out. Your children will love this.

And our current chapter read aloud:

chapter books

Little Britches – The story of a young boy, Ralph, and his family making a new start on a ranch.  Set in the early 1900s, we read of Ralph’s adventures and experiences.  We have read this before but only my oldest two really remember it.  We are enjoying it just as much the second time around.  This book can spark some great discussions. I read this book and find myself laughing and crying.

Hopefully, I can do a bit better in the coming week. I would love to have two chapter books going at a time.

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