I’m making more of an effort these days to share some of our picture book picks, mostly because of the Armchair Cybils challenge. My girls and I are still making our way through chapter books and longer stories, too, though our read-aloud time right now is almost completely limited to morning Circle Time. Here’s what we’ve read together and I’ve reviewed since last month’s Read Aloud Thursday:
- Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack–The DLM loves this almost-wordless picture book!
- Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy–This is a delightfully rollicking rhyming picture book.
- The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt–My girls called this one “weird” and “cute” when I asked their opinion; the DLM simply asked me to read it again and again when we had it from the library. For the right kid, this one is a shoe-in winner.
- If You Want To See a Whale by Julie Fogliano–My children didn’t fall in love with this one and neither did I, as much as I wanted to.
- Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner–Another almost-wordless picture book by a multi-award winning author and illustrator, this one will appeal to older children and sci-fi lovers.
- What Floats in a Moat? by Lynne Berry–This super fun picture book about Archie (short for Archimedes) the goat introduces even the youngest listener to an important scientific principle. This one is another big hit for the DLM.
- The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin–We read this one for a Mother-Daughter Bookclub we hosted last month at the library, and it was a hit for everyone. It also inspired lots of paper doll making.
- The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale–C.S. Lewis is reported to have said or written, “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” The Peterkin Papers was that palate-cleansing old book for us, and what a fun one it is!
Not a bad showing, I suppose. We’re currently reading Nurse Matilda: The Collected Tales and Pagoo, both of which I hope to finish and share here before Christmas. We shall see if that works out.
What have you read together this month? Please link up your RAT posts below!