December 30, 2009

Books my kids received at Christmas

Since my kids like to read, some of their presents are concentrated around books. Here's a list of the books my kids received for Christmas this year.

My 8th Grader received:

Catching Fire, The Hunger Games #2 by Suzanne Collins
The White Giraffe by Lauren St John

My 6th Grader Received

The 39 Clues #2, One False Note by Gordon Korman
The 39 Clues #3, The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
The 39 Clues #4, Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
The 39 Clues #5, The Black Circle by Patrick Carman

The 39 Clues #6, In Too Deep by Jude Watson
The Leanin' Dog by K A Nuzum

My 3rd Grader received

Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J Sobol
#1 - Boy Detective
#2 - The Case of the Secret Pitch
#3 - Finds the Clues
#4 - Gets His Man

#5 - Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All
#6 - Encyclopidea Brown Keeps the Peace

My 1st Grader received

Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
Mr Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

December 17, 2009

A conversation with my 8th grade daughter

I was talking to my 8th grade daughter the other day about the books she is currently reading. She was telling me she was a little board, since she didn't have any new books to read and was re-reading a lot of the ones she read last year.

I took this opportunity to have a conversation about reading and was trying to get her to think about the books she reads or would like to read. As you might imagine, it was a short conversation. So we went onto Barnes & Noble and started looking around, and then I got the bright idea to start asking questions, who is your favorite author, what books are your friends reading, and what books have released sequels. Here's the list of 4 books we ordered from Barnes & Noble.

1. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart

2. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

3. Leap Day by Wendy Mass

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Happy Reading!