August 20, 2009

What my children are reading August 20, 2009

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
--Emilie Buchwald

Robotson and I finished The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler for his book club. The next selection is his choice and he chose Little Women. He heard about it on The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd podcast and asked if we had it. Of course we do! In our own reading, he wanted to start the last Harry Potter book, but I'm not sure he's ready. I talked him into giving me some time to think about it. His second choice was On the Banks of Plum Creek, book four of the Little House series. I have to admit, I love how Robotson doesn't mind reading books with girls as the main characters. He loved Anne of Green Gables and Esperanza Rising, but he also loved Moby Dick and Tom Sawyer.

On Tuesday, I found some great books at a consignment sale. They are for Christmas, but I'm really excited about them. I did give the girls one of the books. They've been requesting There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, since we saw it in a puppet show a couple months back. I was excited to find it for them and they were thrilled! I've read it dozens of times already.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen There Was an Old Lady... in the library and didn't like it. I didn't expect my daughter to like it either, so I didn't bring it home. Perhaps it would be different if she saw it in a puppet theater, but so far some of classic stories were big duds with her. One dud from this week was Three Billy Goats Gruff. I thought it was pretty violent for a children' book, and Anna didn't like it at all.