Monday, November 23, 2015

What the Cubs are Reading: November 23

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date.  Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books. Since I recap what I'm personally reading each month with Modern Mrs. Darcy, for this linkup I post what Abby (age 5) and Ellie (age 3) have been enjoying.


If I Built a House
by Chris Van Dusen.
 October 2012
We received If I Built a Car as part of the Imagination Library a year or two ago, and loved the fun rhymes and imaginative descriptions and bright illustrations. When Ellie saw this one on the library shelf she just had to get it (okay, it was really me who saw it and had to get it. :) We read it every night at bedtime for at least a week, and Abby (age 5) even went so far as to draw pictures of what she imagined a fun new house would be like. 

by Patty Lovell. August 2001
This is another Imagination Library book that got read over and over when we first received it, then disappeared on the shelf among the tons of other picture books we have. We pulled it out again recently and the girls love it as much now as they did then. We're in a time where bullying is a real thing that kids face every day, even in kindergarten and preschool (where my girls are). This book encourages them not to fight back and not to become a doormat, but to instead turn the situation into good. 

by Bethany Roberts. September 2001
I used this as part of my Thanksgiving storytime when I was at the library a year ago. It tells the basic Thanksgiving story, but is acted out by mice giving a play. Abby has been learning about the pilgrims all month in kindergarten, and even Ellie told us at Thanksgiving we eat turkey. It will be fun to teach them with more in-depth books someday (I'm sure I'll learn a few things!), but for now simple books like this one are great for explaining to them the concept of this holiday. 

Check out what others are reading in today's linkup!

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  1. These all look so cute. My reading trends toward YA. Here is what I read last week. Happy reading!

  2. Molly Lou Melon is adorable. I will have to find a copy of If I Built a House as I love Chris Van Dusen's illustrations.

  3. Van Dusen is popular at our store yet I can't say I've read any of the books he's written. The Circus Ship is his bestselling one at our store.

    1. The Circus Ship is the first one I ever read by him. My kids loved it!!

  4. Love the colours in these picturebooks! Thanks for sharing. :)