Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Title : Charlotte's Web

Author: E.B. White

Ages : 9-12

This one is too old for my kids. I don't remember it that well from my childhood, so I read it recently to see if I thought my sons would enjoy it. I knew it was beyond my oldest child's reading level, but I thought it might make a good read-aloud. (Typically kids can understand and enjoy books that are read to them several grade-levels higher than they can actually read themselves.)

In this case, I felt like the content was a bit too much for my kids (ages 4 and 6). It is pretty deep and also very sad in ways. It is a cute book and I look forward to sharing it with them later.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

It Feels Like Snow by Nancy Cote

Title : It Feels Like Snow
Author : Nancy Cote
Ages: 3 - 6 years

This is a fun little story about a lady who can tell it is about to snow and her friends do not believe her. She provides a good example as she helps her friends out when they are not prepared for the weather.