Week 2 of the Library Club

We kicked off our first day of vacation last week with a trip to the library to sign up for the Summer Reading program.  We read all of the books we brought home, most of them multiple times.

Today we stopped by the library to get a new collection. We have stuck with the plan to mix in at least one nonfiction title. For our first trip, we picked all picture books; this week we’ve mixed in a few illustrated chapter titles. Here’s what we’ll be reading this week …

Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka. Another Mom pick because Catherine likes making up songs.

Dr. Frankenstein’s Human Body Book; The Monstrous Truth about How Your Body Works by Richard Walker. A Catherine pick.

The Girl in the Golden Bower by Jane Yolen. A Catherine pick … a blonde child and beautiful animals on the front.

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham. A Mom pick; it’s been on hold!

Magic Treehouse Research Guide: Leonardo da Vinci, a Nonfiction compaion to Monday with a Mad Genius by  Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce. This is a Mom pick.

Maisy Goes to the Hospital by Lucy Cousins. A Catherine pick, “Oh, I love Maisy.”

Molly the Goldfish Fairy (Rainbow Magic Pet Fairies, series) by Daisy Meadows. A Catherine pick. It’s pink, with a rainbow, a fairy, and a pet goldfish!

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. A Mom pick.

We Can’t All be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings. Catherine liked the cover.

Catherine was very motivated to check in and get her prize (a ball/paddle on a rubberband). Now that we’re home, though, it’s been cast aside and we’re back to playing with Cinderella’s Castle and making up princess stories. I don’t know whether to be happy that she’s not motivated by prizes or sad that she dismisses simple things out of hand.

7 responses to “Week 2 of the Library Club

  1. I loved How to Heal a Broken Wing. Looking forward to seeing what you both think.

    Re Leonardo, there’s a brand new book by an Australian author, Dee White, called Letters to Leonardo due out soon (Walker Books Australia). A bit old for Catherine just yet, but it really sounds fascinating and very grounded in research. Dee will be a guest on my blog June 26.

    1. I snuck away to read How to Heal a Broken Wing first. It was beautiful. Catherine read it, but interestingly enough, she only focused on the words. It took some coaching to help her understand that she could create the story herself, too.

      Senor Da Vinci is sitting pretty lonely on the table. I may have to start reading it by myself to get her to come over and want it. Silly Mommy! Works every time!

    1. Andrea – It may sound calm and relaxing, but it fills up with stuff fast. At least you don’t have the anxiety of getting suntan lotion on books. Drives me C-R-A-Z-Y!

  2. Looks like a great selection. My 5yo and I just finished reading the Pet Fairies series, some of them for the second time. She would be happy for me to read to her for hours a day but she’s not likely to be motivated by prizes for anything. She does like our library’s summer reading system where you get a stamp on a card for each visit to the library and after so many visits you get to pick a free book. Getting to pick her own book is fun and I think she likes the sense of completion of filling in all the stamps.

    1. Hi Sarah … Thanks for stopping by. That is so wonderful that your 5YO gets so excited about books. I’m looking forward to see what y’all are reading over at In Need of Chocolate!

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