Thursday, October 22, 2009

What My Children Are Reading, October 22, 2009

This week, we've been digging into some "older" books.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Her daycare provider actually read this to her last week, and all I heard about on the way home was "Max this," and "Max that," and "Dancing with Wild Things and a 'Wumpus'." So, we've had to dig out our personal copy on the shelf and read it every single night. Honestly, it's hard to find a more perfectly-executed children's book, so it's been a joy reading it to her. We won't go see the movie because I think it may be a little too scary for her, but I think she'll enjoy it when she's a little older. 
(Source of book: Purchased personal copy)

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes. I'm only putting this book in the "older" category because we've had a copy since it was published in 2008, and we've read it numerous times. If you haven't checked out Caldecott Medal book, you're missing on on a real treat. The beautiful black and gold scratchboard illustrations perfectly complement the simple story. Here's a full review I wrote in June 2008.

(Source of book: Review copy from publisher)

What are your children reading this week?  Rebecca at Rebecca Reads is hosting this week's round-up, so stop by and let her know!


  1. I love both of those! I really liked the Caldecott winner -- such cool illustrations!

  2. A popular Halloween book being read at school is Ghost Hour. It is about a boy who imagines he sees a ghost at the stroke of midnight but later learns how his imagination can run wild in the dark.