Thursday, May 14, 2009

This week's bookbasket

To finish out our garden theme, I have two more books to share from our library stash:

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart: in this book a little girl proves that you don't have to have a large patch of earth to create a beautiful garden ~ very sweet story.

And the Good Brown Earth by Kathy Henderson: as Joe follows Gram into the garden he learns about all the different "times" that a garden has: digging time, thinking time, watching time, and more. This book was a great addition to our garden book basket.

Fun Reads and Kids' Choices:

Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells: cute Max & Ruby story, the money that Ruby has saved up to buy a gift for her Grandma is going fast, and she hasn't even bought Grandma's gift yet.

Miss Hunnicutt's Hat by Jeff Brumbeau: we discovered this fun book last spring, my kids think this book is hilarious. One thing to note: the back flap describes this book as a "...lesson in the value of tolerance". I really don't like the way that the word "tolerance" is the new catch-phrase in our culture. In my opinion, this book is simply a fun read about a woman who found that being different from her neighbors wasn't such a bad thing.

Thomas and the Shooting Star: my 2yo is a big fan of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Oodles of Animals by Lois Ehlert: wonderful illustrations and rhyming text ~ this would be a great addition to any animal study. We really enjoy looking at the illustrations in Ehlert's books.

Heron & Turtle by Valeri Gorbachev: cute story about the things that Heron & Turtle enjoy doing together

To see what others are reading, be sure to check out The Happy Housewife's Book Basket series. I discovered these books after reading other book basket posts...

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick: excellent story, I had a really hard time putting it down. I reserved the CD audio for my ds7.

Pete's a Pizza by William Steig: short, simple and very funny story.

The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman: my 5yo especially enjoyed this book about a family that has seven picky eaters.

Just for me:

Homeschooling at the Speed of Life: Balancing Home, School, and Family in the Real World by Marilyn Rockett: the subtitle says it all. I am just starting to read through this one.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! We all loved Fritz and the Beautiful Horses. Might find it on our bookshelf someday too. Hehe...

I'm gonna check out two of the books your listed here with my next holds. The Gardener and Bunny Money sound like some great reads! Thanks for posting your reviews! :)

Together We Save said...

Thanks for letting us look in your book basket.

The Happy Housewife said...

Ohh, good choices! I didn't know Hugo Cabret was on audio!!!
Marilyn Rockett is speaking at the HEAV convention, I should check out her book before I go!

Chawksgirl4ever said...

thanks for the ideas we are definetly putting some of these on our library hold list!


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