Sunday, 2 May 2010

100 books-a-month challenge ~ april & reading my library challenge

We didn't read 100 books in April. I think it might be because we were outside a lot more! I also found that I didn't want us to read just for the sake of adding another book to our list, something that I could feel this challenge was turning into this particular month. We read two excellent novels for History, Robin Hood and Adam of the Road this month, along with the excellent A Child's Introduction to Poetry to learn more about poetry.

This month I am able to add Celeste to this list. She has started reading a few easy readers on her own.  It is so exciting to see and listen to her read!

Towards the end of the month, we picked up a bit on the Reading my Library Challenge, and chose authors from the G section. We discovered wonderful picture books from Jean Craighead George, who is famous for the novels Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain. We love her focus on nature. We are continuing this month with reading more of her titles.

Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
The Traveler by Connie Martin
Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
The Snack Smasher by Andrea Perry
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer (The Graphic Novel)
Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch
The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs by Robert Munsch
Pigs by Robert Munsch
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl series) by Eoin Colfer
The Wonderful World of Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman
Yuck, a Love Story by Don Gillmor
Good Night Sam by Marie Louise Gay
A Sam and Friends Mystery: Lake Monster Mix-Up by Mary Labatt (graphic novel)
Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes
Vanishing Girl by Shane Peacok (The Boy Sherlock Holmes #3)

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Power and Responsibility (Ultimate Spider-Man #1) by M. Bendis
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer (graphic novel)
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
Art Fraud Detective by Anna Nilsen
A Sam and Friends Mystery: Lake Monster Mix-Up by Mary Labatt (graphic novel)
Choco Mimi #3 by Konami Sonoda (graphic novel)
Beastly Birds and Bats by Lynn Huggins-Cooper
Yuck, a Love Story by Don Gillmor
Scary Fright, Are you All Right? By Scott Gibala-Broxholm
A Pack of Riddles compiled by William R. Gerler
Peanut and Pearl’s Picnic Adventure by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Best Friends by Anna Michaels
Chicken Said, “Cluck” by Judyann Ackerman Grant
Read Me a Book by Barbara Reid

Fancy Nancy’s Favourite Fancy Words by Jane O’Connor
Fancy Nancy’s Explorer Extraordinaire by Jane O’Connor
Maybelle the Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton
Wake Up House! Rooms full of Poems by Dee Lillegard
Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
Swing Otto Swing! By David Milgrim
See Otto by David Milgrim
Snow Day! A Winter Tale by Joan Holub
Monster Museum by Marilyn Singer
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
Once I Ate a Pie by P. Maclachlan
Food Hates You, Too and Other Poems by Robert Weinstock
Beware, Take Care by Lilian Moore
Raining Cats & Dogs by Will Moses
Rhyolite: The True Story of a Ghost Town by Diane Siebert
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House by Doug Cushman
Seaweed Soup by Stuart J. Murphy
Midnight Mimi by Marie-Louise Gay
Little Toot and the Loch Ness Monster by Hardie Gramatky
Pirate Pearl by Phoebe Gilman
Jillian Jiggs and the Secret Surprise by Phoebe Gilman
Morning, Noon, and Night by Jean Craighead George
Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary by Jean Craighead George
Frightful’s Daughter Meets the Baron Weasel by Jean Craighead George
Air is All Around You by Franklin M. Branley
A Zebra’s World by Caroline Arnold
Henny Penny by Paul Galdone
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni
Caramba by Marie-Louise Gay
Scary Fright, Are You All Right? By Scott Gibala-Broxholm
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
A Child's Introduction to Poetry by Michael Driscoll

Trouble in High Heels by Leanne Banks
May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson
A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

1 comment:

  1. Yeah. We spent a lot more time outside as well. Isn't it exciting to have another one reading?! :D


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