Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Books! Books! Books!

Yes, it's Tuesday, so it must be a "book post" here in our little corner of
The Garden State. I have a weird selection this week with no particular theme.
Princess (as many of you might remember) finally got a library card to call her own,
and has been choosing her own books.
This is what she chose this week:

ZELDA AND IVY by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
A story about sisterhood, rivalries and bonds.
The older sister is kind of mean and since I am an older sister,
and was NEVER mean (I don't care what she tells you!) I didn't particularly
care for this story.;-)

LIGHTSHIP by Brian Floca
Did you know that were places where lighthouses could not be built and
in there place, they had floating lightships? I did not until Princess picked up
this book at our local library. It is both fun and informative and we really like the artwork.
Check out the authors web site here.
If you go to downloads, you can print out pictures to color from this and
other stories.

WHY THE STOMACH GROWLS by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Bridget Starr Taylor
This fun book is based on a West African myth that gives a humorous explanation of how the human body came to be.Princess really liked the colorful pictures

I FACE THE WIND by Vicki Cobb and Julia Gorton
This book is meant to make scientific principles easy to understand,
even for the youngest child. Great hands on activities.
We have been just waiting for a windy day!

UMBRELLA by Taro Yashima
In this story little Momo is waiting for a rainy day to use her new rain boots
and umbrella.Princess enjoyed the Japanese words and figures and the story
is such a special one about a preschooler 's impatience to be "grown up"
and the little steps they take that show they are indeed growing up.

TRACKS IN THE SNOW by Wong Herbert Yee
This would be an awesome book to read on a snowy day...but we have no snow!
It was still nice to read this book about a little girl determined to find out who left the
tracks she sees in the snow just outside her window.The illustrations are soft and gentle
and perfect for cuddling up with a warm little one in your lap while it's cold and snowy outside.

AH,MUSIC! by Aliki
This author never disappoints us! We enjoy the pictures and the lesson..every time.
What is music? Read this book to find out all about it.

ANIMALS IN WINTER by Henrietta Bancroft,Richard G. Van Gelder & Helen K. Davie
This is one of those awesome filled with great science information and great illustrations
books that I just want to buy and keep on our science shelf. Princess has been enjoying it immensely.
I think she picked it out, because she read the word science on the cover
as it is a "let's read and find out science book".


Heather said...

Another great book list. I am going to try and get the Umbrella one for upcoming umbrella day (Feb 10) I am trying to stay a couple weeks ahead on the books incase there is a big holiday coming up (Valentines day) I do not have to battle to get the book. Sneaky I know, but I got to have my books. LOL.

Jenny said...

We love Tracks in the Snow! The music book would be great as CJ got an instrument set for her bday, and Aliki is just awesone. And I really think she'd enjoy Animals in Winter too. Thanks!!

Cher Mere said...

Looks like a lot of good books. We loved Umbrella

Cher Mere said...

Looks like a lot of good books. We loved Umbrella

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