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.