Wednesday, September 4, 2013

August's Books

I have no idea what this child has read this month. She goes through books so fast, I can't keep up. This will probably be the last month that I even attempt to keep up with it.

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Read to Herself
Books by Jessie Haas. We borrowed a bunch of books from the library by this author, and Emma has worked her way through them. Emma got hooked on Jessie Haas after reading the American Girl: Saige books.

Don't Pigeonhole Me by Mo Willems. This is kinda like is autobiography, but Emma flipped through and read all the comics/sketchbook drawings as well as a bit of other stuff.


Harry Potter- She listened to a few more in the series, currently working on #6.

Inkheart Trilogy- again.

A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin. She said it was a little slow, but ok.

The Book of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West. The first in a series, and Emma seemed to enjoy it.

Read To Emma

Miranda and Starlight Series. We are finishing up our last book. Oh boy. This ones a big tear jerker. I read it through the other night and I think I cried for about an hour of the 2 hours it took me to read it. There are some interesting moral dilemmas that Miranda ends up facing, so it will be interesting to see what Emma's thoughts are on them.

That's it!

Have you read any good books lately?


julie said...

Did E find the Harry Potter books scary? Syd's currently listened to them through book 3, and I was thinking of holding off book four for a while, since a kid dies in that one, but she wants to do Harry Potter for her biography fair project...

And yes, I DO know that biography fair projects are typically done on actual people. Frankly, I'm lucky she didn't want to do her project on one of the Rainbow Fairies.

Tina said...

As we have listened to the series a total of 2 times now, I doubt she finds them scary. I think she has a pretty firm grasp on reality vs. make-believe, so she it doesn't seem to bother her.

In fact, we just finished reading the Miranda and Starlight series, and there are some pretty sad and scary parts, and she just laughs at me as I cry and read the book to her.

Makes me wonder about her empathy sometimes...

Then, when we find out that the author of the same series is currently taking care of her sister who has stage 4 cancer, Emma wants to send her a card to make her smile.

I think she has it figured out.

Oh, and doing a biography on Harry Potter would be totally cool. Rainbow Fairy, not so much :0)

Michelle Swidrak said...

Omg! Seriously Tina, Emma is just beautiful! You're doing a great job teaching her, or whatever you call it. ;) great to keep up again with you!

Michelle Swidrak said...

Great to see you again! I was off the wagon forever! Emma is a true beauty!