Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nocturnal Project - Living Books Part 2

My previous post on nocturnal books highlighted our favorite children's stories that were also great non-fiction and educational books. Today's books are purely fictional, but both you and I know, there is plenty to learn from fiction too!

Papa Please Get The Moon For Me (Classic Board Book)Papa Please Get The Moon For Me by Eric Carle

The interactivity of this book is engaging as children help the father retrieve the moon for his daughter. The board book format makes it more accessible to Mei too. The only drawback is that Tey keeps asking me to bring him the moon, and I'm having a hard time explaining that I can't!

Bears in the NightBears in the Night by Stan Berenstain

The repetition of this story is perfect for Tey as he is learning to read from it. Bean enjoys reading it to him too, which I love. They both think it quite humorous that little bears would be so mischievous as to seek out at night without a parent, but the best part is hooting when the owl is discovered.

Kitten's First Full MoonKitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

The kids' hearts break for poor kitten who thinks the full moon is a bowl of milk. We enjoy her perseverance through numerous challenges and are glad that it is rewarded in the end.

StellalunaStellaluna by Janell Cannon

Ah, Stellaluna...this books will never get old. A family favorite, both my boys are drawn to this story time and time again, even before our nocturnal studies. It has a powerful message about fitting in and trying your darnedest to be something you are not. It is a good intro to how bats and birds are similar and different and the color pencil drawings are beautifully life-like.

What are you favorite picture books about the night?

1 comment:

  1. Check out Mooncake by Frank Asch. Yael also LOVES to find the moon in books.