Sunday, May 10, 2009

How It All Got Started

I am a library sciences student, taking a children's literature course. Our final project requires us to spend time reading with children and writing about the experience. I have a nine year old daughter (The Girl) and a five year old son (The Boy). So what better way to spend a summer class than taking my kids to the library?

This weekend, we hit one of the larger local libraries and came home with a giant canvas bag full of books. We will share our favorites here.


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  2. Okay, my original comment was riddled with spelling errors.

    I think this blog is exciting - as summer and reading and libraries are some of my favorite memories from childhood. What a terrific blog idea!

  3. I'm so excited for you Steph!! I can't wait to check out some of the books (if I can find them). Kevin's reading level is pretty high for his age. It's a 6.2 or so they tell me. You might know more what that means than I do. But he does read well and understands what he reads. I'm looking forward to trying out some of your picks on him!

  4. Hi Ginger,
    You can see that most of my books for older readers are geared toward girls, but I will give Kevin some thought. Try the Poppy and Rye series by Avi. I think the first book is "Ragweed".
    Also, knowing that you are a dog lover, I know you would love "Love That Dog", reviewed above, although, I must warn you, you will both cry buckets.