Little Miss and I have been reading a variety of books lately. Most of them are chapter books that I read to her but recently she’s started reading chapter books to me, which has been fun. I love how she’s starting to put inflection in her voice for the dialogue and I also love how she starts to fall asleep while she’s reading so she’s doing my work for me.
I don’t know if I’ve ever explained that the Paddington books that Little Miss and I read at night are chapter books, not picture books. I didn’t even realize there were picture books of Paddington until I found one at the library last week and realized that what we have is actually a collection of all the picture books of Paddington’s story that are out there.
The Paddington Treasury is one of the books we read earlier in the month and enjoyed, incidentally. I bought it a few years ago and we finally cracked it open. Little Miss read part of it to me.
Other books Little Miss and I read over the last few months and enjoyed included The Imagination Station books, which are produced by Focus on the Family.
So far we’ve read The Imagination Station: Secrets of the Princes’ Tomb and are in the middle of The Imagination Station: Problems in Plymouth and The Imagination Station: Voyage with the Vikings.
I am reading Problems in Plymouth to Little Miss and she is reading Voyage with the Vikings to me.
Last month we read Sarah, Plain and Tall and Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan.
We enjoyed these sweet stories about a woman who answers a mail-order bride ad and goes to live with a family in the Midwest and falls in love with the children but also their father.
We hope to read the remaining three soon.
We also enjoyed Blizzard by John Rocco, which I think Erin from Still Life, With Cracker Crumbs, mentioned on her blog.
This book was so cute, and the photographs were so creative, especially the middle pages which are two pullout pages that showcase the main character’s journey through the blizzard to get food for his family. The book is based on a true story about the author and a blizzard he experienced as a child in 1978.
Books we picked up at the library or the library book sale to read and will update you on later include:
Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch
Sachiko Means Happiness by Kimiko Sakai
Match Wits with Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of Black Peter and The Gloria Scott by Murray Shaw
Spirit of the West by Jahnna N. Malcom
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See by Eric Carle
Eat Like A Bear by April Pulley Sayre
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Little Town in the Ozarks by Roger Lea MacBride