Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Little Bookworms

I love to get the "Pickles" new books - especially if those "new" books are off the thrift store rack. To my delight, they love getting new books. So of course, when the school announced their school book fair, I had to go. The "Pickles" already had books in mind that they wanted to get but since these were going to be full price, they were limited.

The Boy usually goes for the "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" or "Guinness Book of World Records" choices. The novels he reads are usually acquired elsewhere or borrowed from the library.

The Girl tends to want anything that has a cute picture on it (especially if it's an animal) so I try to influence her decision making as much as possible. I'm more interested in finding books that fit her current book collection. Otherwise, she's more likely to look at it once and put it aside never to read again.

I definitely want to find the Little House on the Prairie book collection through Scholastic. The price is usually less than half what it is at major book stores ($19 vs $53) and I want to make sure The Girl has her own set. The set I got from my grandparents when I was 10 was so well read and worn that it has long ago been replaced (though I still owned the original set).

We headed over to the book fair after school to have a look around. The Boy had already chosen a book called Tell me about Everything which is chock full of interesting facts about...well...almost everything from space, weather, nature, history, etc.

The Girl, of course, chose a cute little agenda book with a picture of a kitten on the front. She would never use it for anything except to draw all over the pages. Since she enjoyed reading The Boy's Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, we chose Dork Diaries for her which looks to be similar in content but written from a girl's point of view. It's a little above her reading level right now, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. She only needs help with a few of the words.

We also located a Rainbow Magic book to add to her growing collection. She usually finishes them in a couple days when she dedicates a little more time to reading.

It was nice to come home and hear both children announce they were going to do their reading homework FIRST.

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