Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kid's Picks -July

It is so hard to believe that July is almost over! The summer is going by so fast! Especially since here in CT, we haven't even begun to get the humidity that is so characteristic of July; but I am definitely not complaining!

Tucker is participating in two reading challenges this summer: one for school and one at the local library. We've been averaging a chapter book a week and a picture book or two every night. He's reading the chapter book (right now he's reading a Magic Tree House book, Midnight on the Moon), on his own for the most part but we alternate reading the picture books. To participate or see others, click here.

Don't Let the Peas Touch (and Other Stories) by Deborah Blumenthal
This is the cute story of two sisters, Annie and Sophie. Annie is the older sister and in the first story, decides to try her hand at making a meal for the family. Sophie, however, has other ideas about what she will and won't eat and what can touch on her plate. Annie has to get creative to get her to eat! I picked this one out because Tucker is a picky eater and he doesn't like what food he does eat to touch! He got a kick out of it and the illustrations are great, too!

Building Manhattan by by Laura Vila
We are getting ready to head to NYC the first week of August. This is a great picture book that shows how Manhattan started as nothing but trees and slowly built over the years. Tucker really enjoyed this one because he loves anything about building things!

Flip-Flops by Nancy Cote
This is a cute, simple story of a girl going to the beach with her mother. She can only find one flip-flop but manages to have fun anyway! It was fun to see all the creative ways she used the one flip-flop during the day!

Look Out, Jack! The Giant's Back! by Tom Birdseye
This is the "sequel", if you will, to Jack and the Beanstalk and it is definitely not to be missed! Jack's brother comes to get back what Jack took and the story is hilarious! We both laughed at this one!


Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I especially like that Manhattan book. We live close enough to Manhattan to visit regularly. We LOVE New York!

(feel free to email me if you need any suggestions!)

Heather J. said...

That Peas book sounds really fun!

Carrie said...

The book Flip-Flops sound super cute! Love your theme for this post.

And also, as an aside, I love your blog template! It's very cheery!

Julie said...

I'm going to look for that Manhattan one at our library. probably the flip flop one too, my kids have been known to dig with shoes at the beach if nothing else is available.

UnfinishedMom said...

Oh these are wonderful. I've already ordered several frommy library. Thanks for the recommendations.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I will have to check out the peas book. My kids don't like their food to touch, but I have to admit that I don't really like mine to touch either, and I am 35. I guess I never grew out of that phase. :)

morninglight mama said...

Ooh, I'll have to check out the Manhattan book- I bet it's really beautiful. We have an informative book called A City Through Time that shows the evolution of one city, and my oldest has loved looking at that one for years!