Friday, February 26, 2010

What My Child is Reading - February 27, 2010

This week we read:

Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven, a fanciful, rhyming story, with a recipe for bringing sunshine to a gloomy day. Click, here, for more on the book, and the bread.

On Purim by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, explaining the symbols, and traditions of Purim, which we read for our stART project.

The Mystery Bear, a Purim Story by Leone Adelson, a super cute story of a bear cub, who wakes up early from his hibernation, and sneaks out of his den in search of a snack. He finds himself invited into a Purim celebration, where he is complemented on his costume, and given honey, and poppy seed snacks, until the Purimspiel begins, and it is discovered, that he's not wearing a costume at all! It's a sweet story, but the bear, is a real bear, and while it's fuzzy, and teddy bear like on most of the pages, it does look angry, and a little frightening, at one point.
One Nation, America by the Numbers, and A is for America, An American Alphabet by Devin Scillian. Both are put out by Sleeping Bear Press, and are very much like the state books we've been reading, by that publisher, except encompassing America as a whole. Just like the state books, they have a few short sentences about an American attribute, good for younger children, with a couple of paragraphs of expanded explanation to the side, for older children, and adults.

Finally, today we're reading The Periodic Table, Elements With Style!, but I won't tell you about it, yet. I'm hoping to give it it's own post, later today. But, first we're working on some cookies to go with it.

All of the book cover images above, were borrowed from the Montana public libraries' shared catalogue.

For more reviews and recommendation of children's literature, click over to this week's What My Child is Reading link up, at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Ticia said...

When my kids are old enough to understand a bit more I want to teach them about Purim, but we're not there yet. But, I'll remember these books for then.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Those are really great choices. I am going to check out Sun Bread. By the way, we did get P for Passport and D for Dancing Dragons for our geography studies. I returned P for Passport pretty much immediately, since it's way over my daughter's head and doesn't rhyme, but I am definitely going to revisit it in a few years. I kept D for Dancing Dragon hoping to do some review of China in a couple of weeks.

Debbie said...

I am going to have to look for those America books. Selena is so into the United States of America!