Friday, March 07, 2008

Book List #27-----

Ok, We have now made it half way on the list to reaching our goal of 1000. Since we have made it to this point I have a question? My youngest who is five now shows all of the signs of reading but just refuses to do it. Is there any way to get him to it himself. He actually prefers that we read to him. I won't stop doing that but I want him to try reading more. He actually will take all of the library books and go through them making up his own story. Loves playing on starfall, even read one of the stories on there to me, but not with out a fight. He loves books and shows all of the signs of reading but just wont do it. Any ideas?
Well here is our list for this week....

472.) Potty! by Mylo Freeman
473.) Carousel Cat by Robert J. Blake
474.) Wild Will by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert
475.) Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids by David Kirk
476.) Miss Spider's Wedding by David Kirk
477.) Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion by Michael Burgan
478.) The Boston Massacre by Michael Burgan
479.) Hot City by by Barbara Joosse
480.) The Battle of Gettysburg by Michael Burgan
481.) John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry by Jason Glaser
482.) The Young Riders of the Pony Express by Jessica Gunderson
483.) The Hound from the Pound by Jessica Swaim
484.) I love you, Winnie the Pooh by Ellen Titlebaum
485.) One Frog Sang by Shirley Parenteau
486.) The Dirty Little Boy by Margret Wise Brown
487.) The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christen Andersen
488.) The Three Little Pigs by Jean Claverie
489.) Beauty and the Beast by Ellen Titlebaum
490.) Dave and Jane in Outer Space by Bob Knox
491.) O'Sullivan Stew by Hudson Talbott
492.) Michelangelo by Diane Stanley
493.) Most Loved Monster by Lynn Downey
494.) Picasso and Minou by P.I. Maltbie
495.) Over in the Meadow by Jan Thornhill
496.) Abracadabra by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert
497.) Otto has a Birthday Party by Todd Parr
498.) The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull
499.) I can Lick 30 Tigers by Dr. Suess
500.)My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
501.) On Beyond Zebra by Dr. Seuss
502.) Horton hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
503.) If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss

If I had to pick out one book on this list that I really like it would have to be O'Sullivan Stew. It was a great Irish story. It would be nice one if you want to read an Irish story on St. Patricks day, all though there is no leprechuans (sp?) in it. It was just a really good book. Gabe loved The Dirty Little Boy. It was about a little boy that tries to learn how to get clean by watching animals. Sam, other than the graphic novels, loved Dave and Jane in outer Space. It gives an interesting idea on how earth got populated.
So if anyone has any ideas on how I get Gabe to actually want to read on his own that would be great. Thanks in advance and Happy Reading!!!!


Piseco said...

I love reading your book lists to get new ideas!
As for starting reading... for my son, he had to do it on his terms. Like Gabe, JediBoy showed all the readiness signs, loved to be read to, and could read small stories (Starfall, Bob Books) if I pressed him to. Still, he WOULD NOT READ. But I had to sit back and be patient until HE decided HE was going to read! Now he's a great reader. So my wise words of wisdom (!) are - just keep doing what you're doing. A love of books is the most important thing, and the rest will come when he's ready!

Kate in NJ said...

I agree with the first comment...just keep reading. He'll do it when he is ready. P is on the cusp as well.
I'm sure they'll both make it soon.