Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Book Suggestions

To follow up yesterdays post, I could use a few suggestions to add to our book list.  If anyone has any suggestions for first chapter books that your kids like (would especially love suggestions from teachers).  Obviously, for now, I will be reading the books to Norah.  Some of the books I have to start with are:

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden (this was one of my favorites)
Pocahontas by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (this is a lengthy picture book with excellent illustrations)
Meet Christopher Columbus by James T. de Kay 
The Adventures of Bobby Raccoon by Thornton W. Burgess (good for teaching about animal life)
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers by Laurence Anholt

As you can see I want books that cover a wide variety of subjects - art, science, history, as well as just good fiction books.

As I said I am open for suggestions to add to our list.  The books above vary in length - 20 some pages to 100 some page.



ErinL said...

How about the Boxcar Children, Charlottes Web, Mr. Poppers Penguins? I'll keep thinking but those came to mind right away.