Author Archives: Jason

Claude Monet & Dora

Claude Monet- The Painter Who Stopped the Trains

Claude Monet- The Painter Who Stopped the Trains

Tonight Samantha read Dora’s Mystery of the Missing Shoes and I read Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains to Samantha.  Listen to her audio review below.

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The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas

The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas

The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas

Tonight Samantha read The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas and Daddy read Princesses Are Not Quitters.  The audio review is below.

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Play with Blue

Play with Blue

Play with Blue

Tonight Samantha read Play with Blue all by herself!  Daddy finished reading Scooby-Doo and the Howling Wolfman to Samantha.

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Dixie

Dixie

Dixie

Tonight Samantha read Dixie with just a little help from Daddy.  We also started to read Scooby-Doo and the Howling Wolfman.

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Black Beauty

Scooby-Doo Museum Madness

Scooby-Doo Museum Madness

Tonight we read Scooby-Doo! Museum Madness and a recommendation from Grandpa Duane Black Beauty.  Earlier in the day we read My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris.

My Brother Martain

My Brother Martain

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Jake Drake Bully Buster

Jake Drake Bully Buster

Jake Drake Bully Buster

We finished a new Jake drake book tonight, Jake Drake Bully Buster.  We read it in only two nights.  And we read another book as well Scooby-Doo and the Mummy’s Curse.

Scooby-Doo and the Mummy's Curse

Scooby-Doo and the Mummy’s Curse

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The Read-Aloud Handbook

The Read-Aloud Handbook

The Read-Aloud Handbook

I had to stop many many times while reading The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trealease to take notes.  I have a ton of books I want to check out myself and an even longer list of my kids, but that is just the icing on the cake.  The real prize of this book is all the supporting details that let a parent who already reads to their children know that what they are doing is important and will help their children to learn to read sooner and then become life long readers for the joy of reading, which is a great gift to give your children.  I found a love of reading after college and I only regret that I didn’t find it earlier!  This is a great book.  If to don’t read to your kids, get this book.  If you do read to your kids get this book!

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Scooby-Doo and the Creepy Chef

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Samantha picked up several Scooby-Doo books including Scooby-Doo and the Creepy Chef.  We also started our second Jake Drake book, Jake Drake: Bully Buster.  You can hear Samantha’s review of these books below.

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Frog and Toad

Frog_and_toad_coverTonight we read Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel which was a recommended by a parenting magazine.

FriendsAreSweetBeauty and the Beast: Friends are Sweet is a book Samantha found at the used book store, and she has had me read it to her on several occasions.  She really enjoys the story.  You can hear her audio review below.

The last book is a look and find that Samantha read her self called Animals.

 

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Jake Drake: Class Clown

Jake Drake: Class Clown

Jake Drake: Class Clown

Tonight Samantha and I finished Jake Drake: Class Clown by Andrew Clements.  We laughed hard at this one and want to check out the other Jake Drake novels.  We also started Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel.  You can hear Samantha’s review below.

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