Thursday, May 21, 2009

Book Basket

This week we're taking a break from our themed book basket. We still have a bunch of garden books lying around (ours & from the library), but I think I've already posted about many of them. Our top three favorite non-garden reads this week have been...

Frightful's Daughter by Jean Craighead George ~ wonderfully illustrated picture book that introduces Oksi, a peregrine falcon chick and the daughter of Frightful (of Frightful's Mountain). Great read aloud selection for an older child ~ my ds7 loved it.

Frightful's Daughter Meets the Baron Weasel by Jean Craighead George ~ Sequel to Frightful's Daughter. Oksi now has a family of her own that she must protect from the Baron Weasel.

Paddington Bear by Michael Bond ~ this is a newly re-illustrated version of the original Paddington Bear story. My ds7 has been feeling a bit under the weather for the past few days and has been requesting lots of read-alouds and he loved this book. This book reminds me of the "My First Little House" series of books (which we love). It takes a portion of the original book and puts it in picture book form complete with beautiful illustrations.

Be sure to check out what others are reading in The Happy Housewife's book basket series.



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