The school year is coming to a close and as a result we borrowed our last school library book a few weeks ago. The library book routine has been so much of a hit that back in September my 7 year old requested that we get a library card for the summer. I can’t say no to that request.
There is something exciting about picking a new book to read. There are lots of great learning moments built into this library idea as well, but that aside a new story to our reading schedule is refreshing for all of us. Here are a few favourites that came home (my favourites I should say, that my son picked):
- Romeo and Lou Blast Off by Derek Anderson: 32 pages for young readers published January 2014
- Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton: 40 pages for grades P-3 (ages 4-8) published October 2008. I loved the illustrations in this book; they were whimsical country. Karen Hillard Good is the illustrator.
- A Very Marley Christmas by John Grogan: 40 pages for ages 3-8 published in 2008
- The Little Crooked Christmas Tree Story by Michael Cutting: 27 pages for ages 5-8 published in 1990.
I found these books were a nice change from the Star Wars or Ninjago books that he seemed to gravitate towards. Although he found the Star Wars and Ninjago books interesting, I found some were hard to read because they were written in small print contained in bubbles over the image (comic book like, but smaller). He also went through a stage where he was bringing home books on the planets. These were interesting to read and educational as well, but it seemed to be a short stage.
What are some of your favourite children’s books?
By Shari Marshall – 2017