– What I’m currently reading
Tonight I’ll be starting A Teeny Bit of Trouble by Michael Lee West, the sequel to Gone With A Handsomer Man. I hope this book is as hilarious and entertaining as the first one. You can read my review of Gone with A Handsomer Man if you missed it the first time. I highly recommend the book if you need to laugh.
– What they’re currently reading
– We’ve read other books by Canadian picture book author Melanie Watt before but I recently stumbled upon her Chester the cat series and these three books are simply HILARIOUS. In each book, Chester tries to take over for Watt when it comes to telling the story because he thinks he’s much better at it than her. The fights between the character and the author, include weapons such as wry comments, pencils, markers and sticky notes, and are to die for. Even if you don’t have kids, you should read these books if you need a good laugh. The three Chester books come in this order:
– Chester by Melanie Watt (not by Chester, as the cover tries to tell you)
– Chester’s Back
– Chester’s Masterpiece
– What they recently finished reading
My six-year old is a proud independent reader and he likes reading on his own for about an hour every night before bedtime. The challenge for me has been to find him some fun books to read that are challenging, but not too challenging so he can read them on his own. One series of books that seems to be very popular with boys his age is Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot books. They are full of funny space adventures without too much text on each page, fliporamas (so you can perform some of the action yourself) and there are even instructions on how to draw some of the characters at the end. So far my son has enjoyed reading these three books on his own so he’s asked me to order the rest of them from the library:
– Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits From Jupiter
– Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus
– Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury
If you know a boy who’s not very good at or barely interested in reading, I recommend the Ricky Ricotta series for a little motivation.
– What I think they’ll read next
I just ordered a whole bunch of new books from the library but I’m not sure what will be arriving first. What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?
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