Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Book Post for a Tuesday

We have been doing a lot of reading lately..even for us.
A few of our favorites are...

What Makes a Shadow?
We love to take out books from the Let's Read and Find Out About Science series.
Princess enjoyed this one as well. We will probably take it back out for GroundHog's Day
to do some "shadow" activities.

The Shelf Elf
Did you ever wonder what happened to those elves after the Elf and the Shoemaker story was over?
This is the book for you! Princess found it quite delightful to read about one Elf's new job
as "Shelf Elf" at the library.The book goes on to explain 'nice library manners" for children.
Although our library is not a place where the librarians go around "shushing" every patron they see,
good library manners are important.It also explains using the library..shelf markers and that kind of thing.
We enjoyed it much more than I thought we would.
Princess especially loved the illustrations of the children enjoying the library (just like she does).

The Cemetery Keepers of Gettysburg
Narrated by Fred, the seven-year-old son of the caretaker of Gettysburg's Evergreen Cemetery,this picture book tells the story of his family's experiences during the 1863 Civil War battle. With Fred's Papa away fighting,and his pregnant mother left to tend the cemetery, assisted only by her children and parents. During the battle, they flea to a nearby farmhouse full of wounded soldiers. When the conflict ends, they return home to dig more than a hundred graves, with little outside help. The story closes with Papa coming back several months later, and the family attending Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Princess was not exactly into this book, but we may use it when studying this period later.

That's all I have time for today, but I promise to make it up to you later.
Need more? Go see Heather....tell her Kate sent you! ;-)

1 comment:

Gottfredsen said...

Those are great. I see some for both boys on their. Thanks.

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