Week 6 of the Library Club (Updated)

Updated: I can’t count! This is week 6, not week 5.

I’m not sure what is harder to accept – that the Summer Reading program at the library ended 25 July or that we’re already at the end of the month! While I understand the logic of keeping the program to six weeks, it just seems like such a short period of time.

We got to the library five of the six weeks. Cool! Last week, Catherine stopped by the desk to pick up her toy (a spring-launched car) and then headed straight to the computer to search for Junie B. Jones books. Even cooler! In Week 4 of the Library Club, I showed Catherine how to use the online catalog at the library.  In the intervening week, she had picked a Junie B. book from her shelves and, upon seeing more books listed on the inside, asked if she could look for them at the library. SCORE!

So what did we bring home?

Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery by David A. Adler (Ill. Susanna Natti) – I picked this one because we enjoyed the Mystery of the Stolen Diamond so much.

Follow the Money! by Loreen Leedy (Ill. Loreen Leedy) – I picked this one to continue our money work.

The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss – Catherine picked this one because she liked when Mrs. C. read it last year.

The Fourth Floor Twins and the Fish Snitch Mystery by David A. Adler (Ill. by Irene Trivas) – This series is shelved next to Cam Jansen. Catherine’s two best friends are twins, so I thought this might interest her.

How Weird Is It? by Ben Hillman (Ill. Ben Hillman) – Catherine wanted to renew this nonfiction picture book.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey – This was one is to help me reach my goal for reading the Top 30 Picture Books in the Fuse #8 Top 100 Picture Book Poll of 2009

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag – Ditto.

A Second is a Hiccup: A Child’s Book of Time by Hazel Hutchins (Ill. Kady MacDonald Denton) I picked this nonfiction book … and got “aw, Mom” when we checked out.  It took a couple days, but Catherine picked this book from the pile and we’ve read it several times at bed. SCORE!

How Many? How Much? by Rosemary Wells (Ill. Michael Koelsch) – I picked this nonfiction title to continue our math work on money.

The Spider and the Fly based on the cautionary tale by Mary Howitt by Toni DiTerlizzi – Catherine found this picture book on the endcap of the 800 section. It is one of the recent reads that prompted my question about trying to better understand Dewey, nonfiction, and juvenile fiction.

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman (Ill. Michael Emberley) – Catherine did another search of the catalog for “scary books” and selected this one. She had it read before we got home.

Even though the formal summer reading program is finished, we’re going to continue our regular trips to the Library. We’ve got three more weeks until school starts, and I want to keep summer fun reading going as long as possible. Although we’re not likely to use the public library much once school starts, I’m hoping that Catherine will make better use of her school library this coming year.

I think I might be turning into one of those parents who wants to live vicariously through their child … maybe she’ll be the librarian I never got to be!

2 responses to “Week 6 of the Library Club (Updated)

  1. Yep, snap on the librarian wish: I wanted to be an industrial librarian, and work for one of the big companies like Bayer. And it’s a snap with Junie B. Jones, too – I just love books that are light-hearted and make me laugh. Do you think she would like Judy Moody? Another girl hero with attitude!

  2. I know I’d like Judy Moody more. Junie B is funny, but the poor spelling and grammar bother me (English major, what can I say!). I saw Judy Moody in the bookstore yesterday when we were there … I think I’ll pick one up at the library first to see. It’s funny, Catherine protests every time I start thumbing through a chapter book, but then when we sit to read, she always asks for more! Last night she had to know what happened next in a Mo’s Mischief book so she stayed up to read for another 30 minutes. We’re starting to get the “added bonus” of her knowing when it’s time for bed and she’s too tired to continue.

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