Today is Drop Everything and Read Day or DEAR day. What was your child’s first DEAR book? My little boy’s is Ninjago chapter books.
My son’s first grade teacher has a great Days of the Week rhyme and I also have Days of the Week picture book suggestions.
Teach your kids the months of the year with this easy rhyme with a selection of wonderful picture books that also cover the calendar.
If there was yang to Eric Carle’s yang, then this would be What Comes Darkly Thieves by Ben Rubin. It has a folk tale fable quality to it but with an openness and makes a child ask over and over again, “Why?”
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We came up with three more little boy book club ideas using advanced picture books and non fiction picture books to teach our boys about micro loans, Ancient Egypt and helping endangered animals.
I had no idea that Dr. Seuss has more aliases than an international spy. My kids and I have loved Ten Apples Up on Top and I Wish That I Had Duck Feet AND I NEVER KNEW Theo LeSieg was really Dr. Seuss (aka Theordore Geisel). Why is he an international man of mystery? I must investigate further…
I think that when a book series is different and successful such that it creates its own mini genre that this is only a good thing. Just like Harry Potter which broke publishing notions that kids won’t read very, very thick books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series also got kids wildly excited to read. And though the lead character is a boy, girls were also reading this series in droves. I also think that the graphics helped to legitimize graphic novels from comic book status to it-counts-for-your-reading-log status. In any case, if your child needs more Diary of a Wimpy Kid but has read all the books, here are more options including some that skew younger and older.
What is the most surprising is how these books make us both laugh and laugh. They are really funny! Ok, maybe not the Ninjago series … that’s more action/adventure, but Dragonbreath, Alvin Ho, Frankie Pickle and Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever are snuggle up and crack up together.