Friday, April 12, 2013

Elliott's Reading List April 12

Elliott and I have recently been adding to his book collection again.  We got rid of over 300 books that he decided he had outgrown earlier this year, and we've been working on adding more chapter books and looking for new ones to try.

This week he didn't read any new chapter book series, but he wanted me to tell you about  other books that he likes.  He's decided to help me write these blog posts, by doing book reports for me.

One of the series that he thinks is perfect for kids who like picture books is Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin.  He thinks that the books are appropriate for preschool to second graders.  The reading levels range from kindergarten to end of first grade.

We like that the books are upbeat and fun.  He also likes that the cat wears shoes.  He has two of them, and while they aren't books that we have ever read every week or anything, they are ones that he goes back to, and has read several times.

Another series that is relatively new to Elliott is Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.  These books have been around since the 70's, so some of you probably remember them from your own childhood.

Elliott loves the Nate the Great books he has read so far.  He thinks they are funny, and he likes the mystery.  His favorite characters are Nate and his dog Sludge.  Elliott really likes it that Nate is independent and can do a lot of things for himself.  He especially thinks it's cool that Nate makes his own pancakes.

Elliott says this book was a little easy to read, and probably best for readers that are 7-10.  He thinks that preschoolers through third or fourth graders would probably like the stories.


Theresa Mahoney said...

My daughter has just fallen in love with Dear Dumb Diary series. Magic Tree House too. I haven't heard of the one's Elliot recommends, but we'll keep our eyes peeled for them at our library!

mail4rosey said...

How funny, we JUST ordered that exact same Pete the Cat book from the Scholastic paper sent home each month. We haven't read any of them yet, so I'm looking forward to it. :)

Carla said...

Theresa, we haven't read any Dear Dumb Diary books, and probably won't. I think they are too grown up for Elliott now, and probably when he's old enough to read them, he'll decide they are too girly. Right now he doesn't mind reading books about girls (like Junie B. Jones, and Babysitters Club Little Sister), but that will probably eventually change.

Rosey, I bet you guys will like the Pete the Cat books! They aren't my favorites, but they are fun and quick.

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