Archive for March, 2011

Books in Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale

The other night Shira said she’d give me a dollar for another bedtime story. Lucky for me, one of the books we read was Daniel Kirk’s Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale, which has lots of real books hidden in it. I could make a killing with the ideas I got from Library Mouse. I love book lists, so I couldn’t resist:

Books Shira has read that are in Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale

  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Who doesn’t love the rhymes in Goodnight Moon, and it’s so easy to read at bedtime. I wonder, though, if she’s outgrown it? Do you ever outgrow Goodnight Moon?
  • Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
    The TV series is just as loveable as the books.
  • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
    What’s great about Amelia Bedelia is that kids get to laugh at a silly grown up, and the real grown up reading with them gets to watch their developing sense of humor.
  • The Library by Sarah Stewart
    A nice story, but not one to gush over as a children’s book.
  • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
    I love this verse even more than Goodnight Moon. This is the best of Karma Wilson’s books.
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    The moose is adorable, and the convoluted storyline is something kids relish. I can totally imagine Shira asking, “Mom what happens if you give a moose a muffin?” Luckily we know the answer.
  • I Spy
    Great doctor’s office books, these help while away the minutes waiting.
  • Miss Nelson Is Back by Harry G. Allard Jr.
    The goofy James Marshall illustrations made this seem familiar even before we read it.
  • Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
    What I love about Fancy Nancy is she’s not too fancy. There’s still a lot of kid gusto in these stories and not an overwhelming amount of princess.
  • Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
    I don’t know this one, but Shira said she read it at school.
  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen.
    I recognized this from the corner of the cover in A Friend’s Tale. Teaches manners with a light touch, using dinosaurs–what could be better!

To read yet:

  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  • Froggy Eats Out by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz
  • Tales of Oliver Pig by Jane Van Leeuwen
  • The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
  • The Doll People by Ann M. Martin
  • Tacky in Trouble by Helen Lester
  • It Happened in Pinsk by Arthur Yorinks
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • Something Big Has Been Here by Jack Prelutsky
  • My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • Piggy Pie by Margie Palatini
  • In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest and Jill Barton
  • Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat by Cynthia Rylant

Plus there are more Library Mouse books…

March 18, 2011 at 5:05 PM 1 comment


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