Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Creaky Old House

This week my mom got the book Creaky Old House by Linda Ashman. This book is a topsy-turvy tale of a real fixer-upper. I really thought this book was good. The illustrations are awesome, too. In this book 9 people and 1 dog live in old house. They all loved it just the way it was until the doorknob fell off and they couldn't find a nail to fit. So they went to get a new doorknob but that one was too big. Then they went to get a new door except the door was too big. In the end someone you wouldn't expect fixes the problem. I thought this was a great book and I'm glad my mom bought it.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lots of Books

Wow! I have tons of books to read. On my nook I have 2 that havn't even looked at and that I am in the middle of. I also have 3 library books and lots of others I can't even think about them right now. I love having to many books and I also don't like itvery much because it makes me read a little faster.

Waiting for me right now:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Summer Reading Goal

This summer I had a goal to read 40 books. And yes I did make that goal! This summer I read 46 books. I just made the goal by 6 books. Next summer I'm thinking 55 books. My favorite series is, of course, The Babysitters Club. I also liked Do You Know the Monkey Man? by Dori Hillestad Butler, that my mom read to me.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Picture Books

The other day I was looking through my sister's book shelf and found some fall picture books. While I found more than three, I'm going to post about the three I enjoyed the most.

1. There was an Old Lady who Swallowed some Leaves by Lucille Colandro. This book my mom was reading to my sister a few nights ago and I joined in. In one verse she swallowed a shirt and in another verse swallowed some hay! I liked this book because it's always fun to see what the old lady swallowed.

2.Buster and the Giant Pumpkin by Marc Brown. Buster is the star of this book instead of Arthur! In this book Buster is going to Oregon to a pumpkin farm. Every other page of this book Buster sends a letter to someone back in Elwood City. I also learned some cool facts in this book like: From one giant pumpkin you can make more than 300 pumpkin pies! A giant pumpkin has 800 seeds in it! I like this book because it's cool book to see that pumpkins can really grow that big.

3. Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman is a You Read to Me, I'll Read to You book. I've only read through two of the stories in here but this book seems very creative! I'm hoping to read some more stories in this book later.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Babysitters Club

I'm still reading the BabySitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. Right now I'm in the middle of number #19. I've been going really fast on these books- the other night I almost read a whole book before bed. Next I'm going to read the first Super Special: Baby-Sitters on Board! My favorite book 7-19 was Stacy's Mistake. This book was really funny at the beginning. Stacy invites The Baby-Sitters Club to New York City to vist but not everyone likes the city. Dawn doesn't like hardly anything about the NYC, and Mary Anne's like a walking guide book because she's so excited. Kristy can't keep her mouth shut and Claudia is jealous of Stacy's friends. I also really liked Jessi's Secret Language where Jessi babysits for a deaf boy and his sister and learns sign language. There's a good suprise in this book, too. My goal by the end of the summer is to read 40 books. I have 30 books so far and still have a good amount of time left.

This post is being posted several weeks after Emileah wrote it because her editor/mother never got around to pre-reading this post. Oops!