Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The 1000 Book Project, Weeks 2, 3 and 4

If you aren't aware of my 1000 book project for my kids, please check this post.

I can't believe I missed 3 weeks of posts on this!  I have to admit that I was not happy about how my first (last) post turned out...a list of books is just not that exciting.  Instead, I'm going to just do summary count for both kids and then do the favorite six, three for each child, of the books they've read in the last week (or, in this case, the last 3 weeks).  So, here we go.  Just a reminder: L is for my 4 year old daughter and C is for my 2 year old son.

L - 67 in the last 3 weeks (98 / 1000)
C - 55 in the last 3 weeks (85 / 1000)

My daughter's favorite books out of this group were:

The Rainbow Goblins by Ul de Rico
There is a story behind this story.   When I was little, this was one of my favorite books and I had mentioned this to my husband about a month before my daughter was born as we were looking for books for a gift for a friend's child.  My daughter was born on February 13th and, the next day, my husband gave me this book for Valentine's Day.  I will admit that this story is a bit intense, but the illustrations are amazing.

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
This was a book my daughter first read in her preschool class.  When I brought it home from the library, she wanted to read it over and over again....

Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino
This was a book I randomly picked up off the new books section at the library and my daughter just loved it!  In fact, I had to sneak it back to the library when it was due without her knowing!

Now, for my son's books:

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Even at only 2 years old, my son likes cars and trucks.  Of all his "truck" books, this one is his favorite!

Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
This was another book my son inherited from my daughter and it is really perfect for a 2 year old.  The text is simple and repetitive and it helps young kids discern what comes next.

Llama Llama Nighty-Night by Anna Dewdney
My daughter has all the Llama Llama books and my son has heard them as I read them to her.  However, a few months ago, a few board books for younger readers featuring Llama Llama were published.  This one is my son's favorite.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! That is an incredible project, Melinda!! Children need to learn the love of books early. I know that's what happened for my sister and me. My mother read to us, taught us to read and never stopped reading herself. Great job! So glad that you'll be hosting Snapshot Saturday during Alyce's hiatus. See you tomorrow!!