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WWW Wednesdays – April 25, 2012

WWW Wednesdays

My bookshelf

– What I’m currently reading
The Warlock by Michael ScottMichael Scott’s The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel). Will Sophie and Josh help save the world? Argh, I can’t wait to find out…
– What I recently finished reading
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath. This book is full of very interesting information but most of it comes from research studies you can find in other books. I’m not sure how much research the authors did themselves. I found this book a little long, as it includes a lot of facts. There’s not much about implementation in general, rather a lot of individual examples showing how to implement change. To implement change, you need find the right trigger (the hardest part), then pave the way. I personally think this book is more useful for businesses trying to change their employee behaviors, and less for individuals.
– What I think I’ll read next
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. I can’t wait!!!
My kids’ bookshelf

Listen to my trumpet by Mo WillemsWhat they’re currently reading
Mo Willems, one of our favorite children’s author, has two new books out so far this year and they’re both very funny. In Listen To My Trumpet, Piggie tries to impress Gerald with her trumpet blowing, but he feels he needs to give her an honest answer when she asks about her performance. In Happy Pig Day!, Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year, but Gerald is sad, thinking he can’t join the fun since he’s an elephant. A great lesson about differences and inclusion.
We’re also re-reading Mo Willems’ Should I Share My Ice Cream? This is one of the funniest Gerald & Piggie books and I love reading it out loud to my kids. Gerald needs to decide if he should share his ice cream with Piggie or keep it all to himself. But you know what happens if you wait too long to eat your ice cream… A wonderful and very funny lesson on sharing and guilt.

What they recently finished reading
I recently discovered a wonderful series of books for early readers (Level 2) about two cat siblings called Harry & Emily by Karen Gray Ruelle. They are perfect for my kindergartner reader, as we take turns reading (I read the left pages, he read the right ones). There are many books in the series, but our favorites so far are:
April Fool! Harry, Emily and their parents all play tricks on each other for April Fools’ Day. But Emily keeps the best tricks for her brother until the end of the day. My kids love the surprising ending!
Dear Tooth Fairy. When her tooth becomes loose, Emily starts writing to the Tooth Fairy every day. She wants to make sure the tooth fairy knows what she likes so she can bring her a great present when her tooth falls out.
Mother’s Day Mess. You can guess what this book is about from its title. And it’s very funny.
Now I just need to order more books in this series!

– What I think they’ll read next
I’ve ordered more books on dinosaurs and some on good manners, so I’ll probably highlight the good ones next week.

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

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