To go with Expedition Earth for Kenya:Masai and I by: Virginia Kroll - This was a great comparison and contrast style story written from a young girl's view point. It was an excellent way to introduce the Masai and their culture.
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by: Verna Aardema - This was a folk tale style story about well bringing the rain to the Kapiti Plain. It ended up being a stretch for Cricket to follow what seemed to be a realistic tale into the folk style of things. I also felt the ever growing yet completely repetitious tale was monotonous.
Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond - I ADORED this book. The basset hound was absolutely adorable as a character and the drawings were excellent. Cricket enjoyed the story as well, and I would personally love to add this book to our personal collection.
Whoo's There?: A Bedtime Shadow Book - This is not so much a story book as an experience or activity book. Cricket loves to look at the flashlight pictures though and talk about the images. It's a fantastic concept.
Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House, No. 7) - As I have said before Cricket is in love with the Magic Tree House books, and we were thrilled to finally get our hands on book number 7. I am always impressed with how well Cricket keeps up with the story, how engaged she is when we are reading, and her insight into the books. Cricket really liked the wooly mammoth in this book and other elements of the ice age tale.
Bedtime Books (That we haven't already counted):The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat
Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie
The Berenstain Bears and the Broken Piggy Bank
Olivia Forms a Band
That makes 201 books total so far for 2011. WOOHOO!!! We surpassed our 200 book goal, but we will continue reading through the year of course. I highly recommend joining in at the Read to Me Picture Book Challenge.
You should also see what others are reading this week at Mouse Grows Mouse Learns.
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