Sunday, March 16, 2008

The First Bunch

We had our first get together on Saturday to discuss books, of course. We started with everyone bringing/sharing their favorite children's books, either new or old favorites. Here is the list of some of the favorites:

We're Going on a Bear Hunt-Michael Rosen
Stone Soup-Marcia Brown
The Piggy in the Puddle-Charlotte Pomerantz
Tikki Tikki Tembo-Arlene Mosel
Hiccupotamus-Aaron Zenz
The Napping House-Audrey Wood
Goodnight Moon-Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie-Laura Joffe Numeroff

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom-Bill Martin Jr.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs-Judi Barrett
Eddie and Teddy-Gus Clarke
Pigs a plenty, Pigs Galore-David McPhail
Bear on a Bike-Stella Blackstone
The Giving Tree-Shel Silverstein
Are You My Mother?-P.D. Eastman

We also discussed some of the books that we would like to read in our bunch. Since we are not able to read more than one book per month we had to settle on one for now, actually two. We chose the book for April and the book for May. They are found in the left column. With all of our selections we decided to have an honorable mention list so that if you have time, you can read one of the other selections recommended by a trusted source. Here are the lists of recommended classic and modern novels:

Jane Eyre
To Kill a Mockingbird
Little Women
Gone with the Wind
House of Mirth
Brave New World
Tail of Two Cities
Les Miserables

The Secret Life of Bees
All Together in One Place
America's Women
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Wild Swans
Into the Wild
Marley and Me
A Thousand Splendid Suns


Misty said...

Looks fantastic, thanks for taking charge of our blog.

The Bryger Family said...

Thanks so much for doing this! It looks fabulous!


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valerie said...

The blog looks GREAT! Thanks!

Candice said...

This is awesome - thanks for all your effort to each of you for putting this together. I will be sure to make it next go round.