WWW Wednesdays – August 31, 2011

WWW Wednesdays

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael ScottMy bookshelf

– What I’m currently reading
This past week has been extremely busy on the work front (I have a large writing project in progress) and I’ve also had the kids full-time since there’s no preschool right now, so I’m still reading The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. I like it so far and find it quite entertaining for a Young Adult novel. I’m surprised nobody has made a movie out of it yet.

What I recently finished reading
No update since last week…

– What I think I’ll read next
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal, the true story of a serial impostor, or I’ll have to return it to the library in a couple of weeks. Since it’s new and quite popular, I doubt I’ll be able to renew it.

My kids’ bookshelf

The cow that laid an egg by Andy Cuthill– What they’re currently reading
The giving tree by Shel Silverstein. A lovely story about a boy who makes a tree happy by playing with it. Eventually the boy wants more, and more, and the tree keeps giving to please him, until there’s nothing left to give. It’s quite a sad story with no specific message/moral but I can see it makes my kids think about giving and taking.
Press here by Herve Tullet. I’m plugging in a French author today, who’s got the talent to create interactive books for little kids. The illustrations are very basic but each page asks the child to do specific tasks to make things happen on the next page. Who said reading had to be passive?
Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie. A very cute story about two pigs, Toot who likes to travel around the world, and Puddle who entertains himself quite well staying at home.

– What they recently finished reading
Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson. You get to read two stories side by side, Cinderella’s and her neighbor Cinder Edna’s, and find out which character will really live happily ever after.
The cow that laid and egg and The cow that was the best moo-ther by Andy Cutbill. Marjorie the cow happens to think she’s laid an egg and this premise sprouted two hilarious books, with the perfect illustrations for these stories. If you’re looking for a story that will make you laugh and cry (of laughter), I recommend these two books.
The plot chickens by Mary Jane and Herm Auch. If you want to know what happens when a chicken decides to become a writer, this is the book for you!

– What I think they’ll read next
My youngest has requested the “Fly Guy” series by Tee Arnold and I just requested them today. We enjoyed them a few months ago and obviously they’ll be back by popular demand!

What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?

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4 responses to “WWW Wednesdays – August 31, 2011

  1. Quite an impressive attitude to reading! I love the kids’ section.

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