Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Books We Read Over the Weekend

Last weekend I had a great time with my children. I'm off for three days and I spent most of my time with them. I didn't even have time to open my FB, which is fine with me. Basically, I play with them especially with the youngest one and bring them along with me to do the grocery shopping. Do I have time to read to them? Yes, of course I do. Here is the list of books we read last weekend and loved: 

  • Qaroon and His Treasures (Quran Stories) 
  • The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell 
  • What's the Time Mr. Wolf? by Lucy M George
  • Where's My Teddy by Jez Alborough 
  • Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Interesting Blog: Growing Bookworms

I found another cool blog about children books at www.GrowingBookworms.com. This blog is very informative and useful. It's helps people to encourage children to love books by providing them book reviews, literacy news, and email newsletter. So, wait no more! Check out this blog and I can assure you will love it!:)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pansing Partner's Day 2011: There Are Cats In This Book by Viviane Schwarz (Read on 22nd November 2011)

This time I only bought one book from Pansing Partner's Day which is Viviane Schwarz's There are Cats In This Book. Previously, I've bought her second book about cats called There Are No Cats In This Book at Bookxcess. My children are in love with Tiny, Moonpie and Andre (the lovely cats in this book). They so excited when I show them this book and they asked me to read to them before dinner. So I did and they enjoyed it. Vivian Schwarz's books are very entertaining and always full of surprises. Read her books, and you will know what I meant. :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Reading to Our Children is a Joyful Activity

Today I’ve read this cool article from Guardian, where Julia Donaldson shares how picture books can teach our children to understand themselves. And there was a part when she talks about the important to read to children, I agreed with her that reading to our children is a joyful activity. Yes, it is a joyful activity. This is the time when I can cuddle my children and feel close to them. And after reading together, I feel the satisfaction when I see their happy face. That meant they enjoy the stories. And for me, I always think that every time I read to my children is like giving them a gift that will last forever.:)

Story Time: Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers (read on 17th November 2011)

Couple of week ago, I bought Mr. Popper’s Penguin’s DVD starring Jim Carrey. And last Thursday, since school holiday just around the corner, I let my children watch the movie and stay up a bit late. The story is hilarious and Jim Carrey was a great comedian. And the penguins are adorable. We laugh out loud and had a great time watching the movie. After watching the movie, I asked my children if we have picture book about penguins. They look for it and found Oliver Jeffers’s Lost and Found. So, I read to them that book. Lost and Found is a story about the friendship between a lonely penguin and a boy. How this boy tries to return the penguin to where it’s belong. He even set out a journey to the South Pole with the penguin. But after they get there, the boy discovers that the penguin wasn’t lost after all. Oliver Jeffers’ unique tale of friendship is such a delight read aloud book. It’s good to see my children enjoyed it. ^_^

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Books Bought @ Carrefour 2

We went to Carrefour for groceries shopping today. And as usual, I will go to the books clearance corner and hunt for book. It's caught me by surprise, because today's bargain is only RM1 per book.I guess Carrefour tries to get rid of the balance stocks. Not many books left, mostly fiction and self enrichment book. I browsed and managed to bought five books. Not bad, not bad at all.:)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Books Bought @ Carrefour

Recently, I always looking forward to do groceries shopping at Carrefour because they have books clearance corner. The price of the book is only RM5,yes only RM5 per book. And most of the books are fiction, young adults, self enrichment and business book.Last month I went there, I bought ten books mostly young adult.So,if you looking for bargain books go to Carrefour and experience it by yourself.

Story Time: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

I always delighted to read this book to my children. Over and over again, and I never get bored. This story involves the reader at the start as an active participant in the book. It's started with the bus driver asking the reader to keep an eye on the bus while he is gone. And soon, a pigeon will appears and tries to persuade the reader to let it drive the bus. I enjoyed reading this book to my children because they can participate during the reading sessions. They will giggles from start to the ends of the story.

Interesting Blog: Picturebooksinelt.com

Today, I spotted another cool blog about picture books.This blog is hosted by a freelance English teacher who used picture books as her teaching materials.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Interesting Blog: vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com

I come across this wonderful blog about vintage picture books. This blog belong to a mother who loved old picture books and shared it with her children. It’s very interesting and if you loved vintage picture books, you will adore this blog. It’s really cool. Come, and check it out.