Thursday, February 26, 2009

What Pet to Get?

TITLE: What Pet to Get?
PUBLISHER: Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic)

Jack discusses getting a pet with his Mom. She agrees he can have a pet but his choices are somewhat exotic. Together they figure out the best pet for Jack to get. The illustrations are cartoon style. This book would be enjoyed by children aged preschool through primary grades.

My son and I laughed at this book!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Little Brown Bear Won't Go to School!

TITLE: Little Brown Bear Won't Go to School!
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company

Little Brown Bear doesn't want to go to school. One day he goes out to look for a job. After trying out several jobs that he cannot do very well, he goes back to the class and decides to join the others in the fun they are having in school. The illustrations are fun and bright. This book would be enjoyable to children ages preschool through primary grades.

My son and I loved this cute story and will be looking for more books by this author.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Without You

TITLE: Without You
AUTHOR: Sarah Weeks
ILLUSTRATOR: Suzanne Duranceau
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Children's Books

Without You is the story of a baby penguin who is comforted by his father while his mother is away getting food. The illustrations use cool colors to depict the polar climate. Children ages preschool through 2nd grade will enjoy this book.
My son and I both enjoyed this sweet story.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Building with Dad

TITLE: Building With Dad
AUTHOR: Carol Nevius
PUBLISHER: Marshall Cavendish

Building With Dad is a rhyming book about a Dad who takes his son along with him as he constructs a new school. The illustrations jump off the page and make the reader feel like he is present at the construction site. Children ages preschool through second grade will enjoy this book.

My son and I both loved this book. I totally loved the illustrations.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Welcome to my new blog "Have you read with your child today?" I am glad to have you here.

My name is Bethany, and I am currently a stay-at-home Mom. I am certified to teach in the state of Texas and taught elementary school for three years before our son was born. I've always loved children and books. My son and I make weekly trips to our local library where we enjoy listening to stories during story time as well as choosing new books to borrow. We also enjoy buying new books for our own library.

Research shows the value of reading with children. It is my hope through this blog to encourage parents and other adults to read with a child on a regular basis.

Please check back frequently for new book recommendations. It is my goal at this point to review books by a variety of authors as well as a variety of topics.