Our basket is full of books about animals this week! Here are a few of the best, ones that I found to be informative and age-appropriate for my six and eight-year olds.
Skunks by Patricia Whitehouse
Deer by Christine Butterworth
The Wonder of Moose by Rita Ritchie and Jeff Fair
Cheetahs: Spotted Speedsters by Jody Sullivan
African Elephant: The World’s Biggest Land Mammal by Kirsten Hall
We also got a video from the library entitled See How They Grow (Volume One) from Reader’s Digest Young Families that shows how baby animals grow up. It is probably geared toward younger children but is cute enough that my girls are enjoying watching it.
They also checked out a few titles from each of their current favorite series: American Girl, Magic Tree House, Cul de Sac Kids and Three Cousins Detective Club.
My eight-year-old wanted to read Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John. It was referenced in another book she had read so I reserved it for her at our library. I thought it looked a bit above her level, but she has read several chapters and says she likes it. It looks like a book that I may want to read as well. The author appears to have written a number of children’s books so I may see if our library has any of the others.
New to my reading list this week is The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. Look for a book review on this one in the coming days.
See what others are reading this week by visiting The Happy Housewife and checking out her Thursday book basket post.