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Spring Inspired Reading List for March

March 10, 2015

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There is something so wonderful about the last few weeks of winter. The snow starts to melt, the smell of mud and dirt is in the air, the robins return, trees are being tapped for sap, and winter boots are traded in for rubber (pink sparkly) rain boots.

I know there are still a few weeks left before Spring is officially here, but I think it’s safe to say that everyone is officially OVER winter. This week, we are lucky enough to have temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s, so it seems fitting to share a few of the books we will be reading this month to celebrate the changing of seasons:

Flannel Kisses – Linda Crotta Brennan (one last Winter book)
Millicent and Meer – Richard Byrne
Fairly Fairy Tales– Esmé Raji Codell
Doodleday– Ross Collins
Maple Moon – Connie Brummel Crook
And Then It’s Spring – Julie Fogliano
Planting the Wild Garden -Kathryn. O. Galbraith
Rapunzel – Sarah Gibb
The Spring Equinox – Ellen Jackson
Too Many Fairies – Margaret Read macDonald
How Robin Saved Spring – Debbie Ouellet
A New Beginning – Wendy Pfeffer
Maple Syrup Season – Ann Purmell
Mud – Mary Lyn Ray
Spring Song – Barbara Seuling

Book Lists, Homeschooling, StudioLab

Reading List: October

October 7, 2014

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October is my favorite month of the year.

JBird AND Moon Baby both have birthdays, fall is in full swing, and there seems to be a whole world of picture books dedicated to (nearly) everyone’s favorite season.

Here is a list of what we currently have on our home library shelf:

Just For Fun:

Extra Yarn: Mac Barnett

Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist: Stan and Jan Berenstain

Friends: Eric Carle

If You Give A Dog A Donut: Laura Numeroff

Jelly Beans and the Big Book Bonanza: Laura Numeroff

Ponyella: Laura Numeroff

The Jelly Beans and the Big Camp Kickoff: Laura Numeroff

Curious George Saves His Pennies: Monica Perez

 

Seasonal:

Every Autumn Comes the Bear: Jim Arnosky

The Apple Pie Tree: Zoe Hall

Countdown to Fall: Frank Hawk

The Apple Cake: Nienke van Hichtum

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever: Steven Kroll

Fall Ball: Peter McCarty

Fall Mixed Up: Bob Raczka

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves: Julia Rawlinson

Patty’s Pumpkin Patch: Teri Sloat

Leaves: David Ezra Stein

Mouse’s First Fall: Lauren Thompson

Pumpkin Moonshine: Tasha Tudor

Owl Babies: Martin Waddell

Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!: Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Science:

Sid the Science Kid: Why Can’t I have Cake for Dinner?: Jodi Huelin

Nature:

About Mammals: Cathryn Sill

Rabbits and Raindrops: Jim Arnosky

About Birds: Cathryn Sill

Everyday, Parenting

P is for Whale Bird

April 17, 2014

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We have this nifty book where pictures of animals slide back and forth to show the letter it starts with, then the name of the animal.

The other day, JBird decided to take it upon herself to spell out the names of the animals.

Ya know, what you do at 3.5 years old

Here’s what it sounded like:

A is for alligator. A-L-L-I-G-A-T-O-R. Alligator.

B is for bear. B-E-A-R. Bear.

So on and so forth.

Clever girl that she is, when she gets to Penguin she looks at the picture and says:

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“P is for Whale Bird. P-E-N-G-U-I-N. Whale Bird”

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Long pause

Mental gears turning

“Wa-wa-wa Whale Bird.”

“Pa-pa-pa P”

Another pause

(To no one in particular) “OH!! Haha! Penguin! Penguin starts with P!”

I went over to look at the picture once she had set down the book.

Yea, Whale Bird. I see it. Keen observation JBird.