I really haven’t had much time to read this week. Between working on my husband’s birthday party and organizing things in our home I’ve been too busy to read. As well, I’ve been restless in my reading. I can’t seem to settle into any book. I’ve started a couple but neither really grabbed me. I’m afraid I’m going to have to give in and go to my old standby – Philip Oppenheim. I know there are only a finite number of Oppenheim’s books so I try to ration myself, but I know that I always enjoy reading his stories and usually read them one on top of another. They’re kind of like eating chips.
I know my children have been reading though – here’s what they’ve been up to…
15-year-old daughter – Colonel Brandon’s Diary by Amanda Grange
13-year-old son – Jim Kjelgaard
books. My son has been sick with a sore throat for a couple of days and has been doing a lot of sleeping. An author’s name was as specific as he could get. Kjelgaard wrote great outdoor adventure books. We’ve collected most of them. They are hard to find and can be expensive so if you see one get it while you can.
9-year-old daughter – Sherlock Holmes graphic novels
8-year-old daughter – Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We’re big fans of the Little House books. For a while when we lived in a century-old farmhouse in the country using a wood cookstove we kind of felt like pioneers especially when the boys were bringing wood inside in the middle of a blizzard.
6-year-old son – He’s having his first sleepover with Grandpa and Grandma so he’s not here for me to ask him. I can tell you though that every day at naptime he loads up with books because he has to sit on the couch and be quiet so the baby can sleep.
2-year-old son – He’s still in love with “Peter Rabbit” books (particularly loving the names in the books – Mrs. Tiggy Winkle – his favourite – Hunca Munca, Appley Dappley, Jemima Puddleduck) but this week he has also been asking for The ABC Bunny by Wanda G’ag. This song has a tune written to the words so we always have to sing it. ☺
Since I don’t have the equipment to record the book with the singing, I found it on Youtube for your viewing pleasure. Your children will love this.
What books have you been reading or singing this week?