I thought I would share some books that my kids and I love. For homework everyday they both have to read.
Kiarrah, for 30 mins.. She really loves the Diary of a wimpy kid books. I just bought one for her on Amazon for 3 bucks!! It’s used but it looks like she was the first one too read it. I’ve added all the other Wimpy Kid books to our wishlist so that eventually she will have the whole set. I gotta admit, when she’s done reading it I’m gonna take a shot at it. I read the first few pages and I didn’t want to give it to her until I finished it but I did buy it for HER lol .
With Gabriel’s reading, he has to read one book to me and I have to read one book to him. Everyday we do it and we write it down for his teacher. We’re running out of books to read though so I’m gonna have to start adding to our library.
Here are some books that I love for them and that they love. They’re all positive or helpful in one way or another. :D
* I Knew You Could! A Book for All the Stops in Your Life By Craig Dorfman
I can’t even tell you how much I love this book. I wish I would’ve had it when I was little. Here’s one of my many favorite parts…… “When belief in yourself doesn't feel quite so pure, And your "I think I can" doesn't quite sound so sure, That’s when to push and to strive and to strain, To show the world you're not a giving-up train. And you're wise if you know that doing your best Means that sometimes you should slow down and rest. Speeding through your whole trip will only bring sorrow, So slow down today to be happy tomorrow. There's more to life that you'll learn as you go, Because figuring things out on your own helps you grow. Just trust in yourself and you'll climb every hill. Say, "I think I can" and you know what? You will!" <3 <3 <3
* Wemberly Worried By Kevin Henkes
I love this book because it reminds me of me when I was little. I worried about EVERYTHING too. Poor Wemberly! This book is perfect for kids who are facing something new. Like SCHOOL!! I didn’t have this book when my daughter started school but I did when my Son started. He was worried too! Here are some of Wemberly’s worries about school….. “Wemberly worried about the start of school more than anything she had ever worried about before. What if no one else has spots? What if no one else wears stripes? What if no one else brings a doll? What if the teacher is mean? What if the room smells bad? What if they make fun of my name? Like I said poor Wemberly! <3
*Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? By Dr. Suess
This is one of my favorites, I think I enjoy it more then the kids do lol. It really makes you feel lucky. Here’s a part I love….. “And you're so, so, So lucky you're not a left sock, left behind by mistake in the Kaverns of Krock! Thank goodness for all of the things you are not! Thank goodness you're not something someone forgot, and left all alone in some punkerish place like a rusty tin coat hanger in space That's why I say, "Duckie! Don't grumble! Don't stew! Some critters are much -much, oh, ever so much-much, so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!" <3
*What is a Star? A Just ask book By Chris Arvetis
This book has a whole set. 25 books! Kids always have questions that sometimes we don’t know the exact answers too. These are perfect for answering those questions. And perfect for me because lord knows I don’t have all the answers. We have 3 of these books; I would like to get the other 22. <3
*Airmail to the Moon By Tom Birdseye
This book is really funny. The way they talk cracks us up and if you can do your voice to fit the whole family it’s even funnier! I like it because it proves that you shouldn’t blame someone for something if you’re not absolutely sure! Something I always tell my kids! ….. “My name is Ora Mae Cotton of Crabapple Orchard, and last night somebody stole my tooth...somebody so crooked they screw their socks on every morning. And when I catch 'em, I'm gonna open up a can of gotcha and send 'em airmail to the moon!"
*The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf By Leo Buscagila
I loved this book when I was a kid. I think it has a way of explaining death so it isn’t so scary. I first read it when I was about 8 or 9 and it really helped me. :D This was one of my favorite parts…. One day a very strange thing happened. The same breezes that, in the past, had made them dance began to push and pull at their stems, almost as if they were angry. This caused some of the leaves to be torn from their branches and swept up in the wind, tossed about and dropped softly to the ground. All the leaves became frightened. "What's happening?" they asked each other in whispers. "It's what happens in Fall," Daniel told them. "It's the time for leaves to change their home. Some people call it to die." "Will we all die?" Freddie asked. "Yes," Daniel answered. "Everything dies. No matter how big or small, how weak or strong. We first do our job. We experience the sun and the moon, the wind and the rain. We learn to dance and to laugh. Then we die." <3 <3 <3