Library Loot

Library Loot 2/5/13

We used to just read 5 stories at bedtime every night.  But now that Little Boy is older, we’ve changed it up a little bit.  He reads me an easy beginner reader book, I read him 3 stories, and then we read a few chapters from a chapter book.

This week’s stash:

 

Little Boy’s Easy Readers

1. Dancing Dinos Go To School by Sally Lucas

2. Four Good Friends by Margaret Hillert

3. Surprise! pictures by Richard Brown

4. Sleepy Dog by Harriet Ziefert

5. Boo! by Kirsten Hall

 

Storybooks

6. Chickens! Chickens! by Barbara Ann Porte

7. I Have an Olive Tree by Eve Bunting

8. Oink-a-Doodle-Moo by Jef Czekaj

9.  Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective by David Biedrzycki

10. Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat Ella Fitzgerald by Roxanne Orgill

11. Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats

12. Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman

13. Busy Busy Moose by Nancy Van Laan

14. The Clever Stick by John Lechner

15. Amelia Bedelia, Cub Reporter by Herman Parish

16. Super Why: The Little Red Hen story by Sandy Damashek

17. Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A by Jane O’Connor

18. Don’t Be My Valentine (A Classroom Mystery) by Joan M. Lexau

19. Silly Milly and the Mysterious Suitcase by Wendy Charlotte Lewison

 

And our newest chapter book, a Geronimo Stilton book, “Valentine’s Day Disaster.”

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Library Loot 10/02/12

1.  The Cookie House  by Margaret Hillert

2.  The Weather by Olivia George

3.  Franklin and the Cookies by Sharon Jennings

4.  Loose Tooth by Lola M. Schaefer

5.  The Witch Who Went For A Walk by Margaret Hillert

6.  Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner by Monica Kulling

7.  The Time of the Pharaohs a Half and Half book

8.  The Elephant from Baghdad by Mary Tavener Holmes and John Harris

9.  A Year at a Farm by Nicholas Harris

10. Grandpa’s Girls by Nicola I. Campbell and Kim LaFave

11. Neville by Norton Juster

12. Gakky Two-Feet by Micky Dolenz.  I adore this book.

13. Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto

14. It’s All About Me-ow by Hudson Talbott.  I love this one, too.

15. A Stick is an Excellent Thing by Marilyn Singer

16. Little Lion by Lesley Beake and Erika Pal

17. Little Critter’s Bedtime Storybook by Mercer Mayer

18. The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare by Sam McBratney

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Library Loot 9/3/12

We’ve been working on this stack since last Tuesday, but I’m just now getting around to posting the list.

 

1.  The World of Dick and Jane and Friends published by Grosset & Dunlap.  I’ve discovered why these books are classics.  Little Boy can read all these stories without help.  The short word lists, short chapters, and repetition make this super easy.  LB feels confident instead of frustrated after reading these.

2.  Treasure Island from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson.  I’m disappointed in this one.  When I held it online on the library’s website, I thought it was the original unabridged novel.  This is like the little kid cliff notes.  I’m going to read it to him in preparation for the real thing, though.

3.  Tricks and Transformations by Anthony Horowitz.  Little Boy picked this one out because it has a close up picture of a spider on the cover.  It’s a book of myths that turned out to be less interesting than he’d thought.

4.  Gideon by Olivier Dunrea.

5.  ParaNorman:  Meet the Ghosts adapted by Lucy Rosen.

6.  Mole Had Everything by Jamison Odone.  I absolutely adore this book.  Mole’s journey in this story perfectly parallels my own life.  I may have to buy this one.

7.  The Yellow Kite Flies High by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier.

8.  Little Troll by Penny Dolan.

9.  Treasure by Suzanne Bloom.

10. Oliver by Judith Rossell

11. The Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer.  Knitting saves the day!

12. The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf.  Love this one.

13. Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen.

14. When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got Munched, and Pterosaurs Took Flight by Hannah Bonner.  A National Geographic Kids book.

15. Bustle in the Bushes by Giles Andreae

 

 

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Library Loot 8/14/12

I haven’t been keeping track of our summer books, but might as well jump right back in.  I’ve stepped up Little Boy’s reading lessons.  For the last month, each week I choose a simple, Pre-K to K level book.  I choose about a dozen words from the word list in the back, mostly sight words and other basic ones.  I make a weekly word list for us, and each day LB reads them to me.  I also have him write them out on lined paper.

After a month of this, I can feel he’s getting a little burned out on weekly word lists, so this week I made a poster of all the words we’ve done so far to review.  At first he was intimidated by the amount of words covering the poster, but he was pleasantly surprised that he could read so many so easily.  Now we’re playing word games with the poster, picking out words to form sentences and finding words that look the same but sound different.

Today we’re hitting the library for a fresh stack, but these are the ones we’ve had for the past week:

1.  Dino School:  Meet Teddy Rex  by Bonnie Williams

2.  Frank and the Tiger by Dev Ross

3.  Time to Eat by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

4.  Just Say Boo by Susan Hood

5.  Fancy Nancy:  Fancy Day in Room 1-A by Jane O’Connor

6.  True or False Mammals by Melvin and Gilda Berger

7.  Ride, Fly Guy, Ride!  by Tedd Arnold

8.  Stop Thief!  by Adam J. B. Lane

9.  Go to Sleep, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert

10. Is That the Orange Cat?  by Joanne Meier

11. Today I Will Fly!  by Mo Willems

12. Lucky and Squash by Jeanne Birdsall

13. Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree  by Mary Ann Fraser

14.  Light Up the Night  by Jean Reidy

15. Moo Hoo  by Candace Ryan

16. Halloween Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

UPDATE:  Fresh stack for this week…

1.  Goosebumps:  Wanted the Haunted Mask by R. L. Stine

2.  The Monster Show (Everything You Never Knew About Monsters)  by Charise Mericle Harper

3.  Surfer Chick  by Kristy Dempsey

4.  Little Bea and the Snowy Day by Daniel Roode

5.  The Scariest Thing of All  by Debi Gliori

6.  George Flies South  by Simon James

7.  One of a Kind  by Ariel S. Winter

8.  Owl and Wormy:  Friends All Aflutter  by Andy Runton

9.  Beach Feet  by Kiyomi Konagaya

10. Kindergators:  Hands Off, Harry!  by Rosemary Wells

11. The Dancing Clock  by Steve Metzger

12. Sophie’s Fish  by A. E. Cannon

13. Mittens, Where Is Max?  by Lola M.  Schaefer

14. Wonder Woman:  The Arrival  by Nina Jaffe

15.  Watch Out, William!  by Kady Macdonald Denton

16. Dixie  by Grace Gilman

17. Balls by Melanie Davis Jones

18. Dick and Jane Jump and Run

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Library Loot 5/29/12

This is actually our loot from last week, but I got so busy I forgot to write them down.

1.  Get Dressed! by Seymour Chwast

2.  Superhero Joe by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

3.  Scrambled Eggs Super! by Dr. Seuss (not one of his best)

4.  The Ant Bully by John Nickle

5.  Cowboy & Octopus by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

6. The Boy Who Wouldn’t Swimby Deb Lucke

7.  Magic Matt and the Jack-o-Lantern by Grace Maccarone

8.  Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett

9.  Wild About Books by Judy Sierra

10. Pinduli by Janell Cannon

11. Old Mo by Stacey W. Hsu

12. Fancy Nancy and the Dazzling Book Report

13. My Dog, Buddy by David Milgrim

14. Jack and the Toddler by Sindy McKay

15. The Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop (retold by Graham Percy)

16. Lots of Stops by Joanne Meier and Cecilia Minden (I really hate the Herbie books)

We missed our usual library Tuesday.  We’ll hit it tomorrow afternoon for a fresh stack.

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Library Loot 5/17/12

1.  In and Out by Leda Schubert

2.  Happy As A Tapir by Terry Carbone.  I doubt this book will be as exciting as that time at the Nashville Zoo that we saw the tapirs mating.  Longest penis (in proportion to body size) of any mammal.  The female still seemed less than impressed.

3.  Too Tall Tina by Donna Marie Pitino

4.  Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea by Tony Johnston.  Recommended by our unschooling friends.

5.  Isabella, Girl on the Go by Jennifer Fosberry

6.  Jeremy Jones, Clumsy Guy by Charnan Simon

7.  The 3 Little Dassies by Jan Brett.  The 3 pigs story with a Namibian flavor.

8. I Love My Daddyby Giles Andreae

9.  Wombat Walkabout by Carol Diggory Shields

10.Bumble-ardyby Maurice Sendak

11. All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

12. A Bear and His Boy by Sean Bryan

13. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems

14. Puss in Boots by Lisa Findlay

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Library Loot 5/9/12

1.  One Love (based on the song by Bob Marley) adapted by Cedella Marley

2.  Splat the Cat Sings Flat based on the creation of Rob Scotton

3.  The Art Collector by Jan Wahl

4.  Me Want Pet by Tammi Sauer

5.  Piglet and Mama by Margaret Wild

6.  Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer

7.  Funny Lunch by David Catrow

8.  Duck & Company by Kathy Caple

9.  Sir Talkalot and the Dragon by Sherryl Clark and Neil Chapman

10. Sea Horses by Nicole Corse.  Non-fiction easy reader.

11. Cool Leaf Lettuce by Katherine Hengel.  Ideas for the garden.

12. Talk, Talk, Squawk! by Nicola Davies.  Non-fiction about animal communication.

13. Stick by Steve Breem

14. Hippo and Rabbit:  Brave Like Me by Jeff Mack

15. What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich.  School book.

16. I Don’t Want a Posh Dog by Emma Dodd.  We had the cat one, now we’re trying the dog one.

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Library Loot 5/1/12

1.  Dog Parade by Barbara Joosse

2.  Jackhammer Sam by Peter Mandel

3.  The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore

4.  Martha, No! by Edward Hardy

5.  The No-Good Do-Good Pirates by Jim Kraft

6.  Pickles, Please! by Andy Myer

7.  A House in the Woods by Inga Moore

8.  You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown

9.  A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon

10.Perfect Fishing Spotby Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain

11. The Mixed-Up Message (a Busytown Mystery/Richard Scarry book)

12. Big Dog… Little Dog by P.D. Eastman

13. Bears, Bears, Everywhere by Rita Milios

14. Go to Sleep, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert

15. Survivor Kid (A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival) by Denise Long.  This one is for older kids, but I wanted to look through it to see what’s what.

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Library Loot 4/25/12

1.  Cat in the Bag by Sara Swan Miller

2.  Go, Huckle, Go! by Erica Farber

3.  Ben and the Big Balloon by Sue Graves and Helen Jackson

4.  Just Clowning Around: Two Stories by Steven MacDonald

5. Mr. Putter and Tabby Ring the Bell by Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howard

6.  Friends Forever by Sally Grindley

7.  Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn

8.  When Cows Come Home by David L. Harrison

9.  Magic Science by Jim Wiese

10.My Half Dayby Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed

11. Seven Little Mice Have Fun on the Ice by Haruo Yamashita

12. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

13. Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats by Barbara Joosse

14. Baby Whale’s Journey by Jonathan London

15. Miss Smith Under the Ocean by Michael Garland

16. Best in Show by David Catrow

17. I Would Like to Actually Keep It by Lauren Childs

18. An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone

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Library Loot 4/17/12

1.  Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels by Jamie Michalak

2.  Dragon’s Easter Egg Hunt adapted by Mae Sparks from an original TV episode by Steve Westren

3.  Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems

4.  Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden Guest

5. I’ll Save You Bobo!by Eileen and Marc Rosenthal

6.  An Annoying ABC by Barbara Bottner

7.  What Happens to Our Trash? by D. J. Ward

8.  Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na

9.  Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya

10. Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman

11. The Boy Who Cried Alien by Marilyn Singer

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