Friday, July 29, 2011

Book Review: Disney Cars Read-Along Storybook and CD

     Our 3 year old, Garrett, LOVES his Cars Read-Along Storybook and CD. He will get it off of his bookshelf and bring it into the living room so he can "read" to us. We pop the cd into our dvd player and it's Cars in surround sound! He makes sure everyone is quiet and following along as he turns the pages when he hears the "chime" signal. It's adorable to watch him as he concentrates to turn the page at just the right time.
     When we gave it to him I wasn't sure he would be able to follow along and turn the pages, but after I showed him a couple of pages he picked up on the chime, took the book and ran the show! We are thrilled with this and other Read-Along books we carry! Right  now we have 5 different titles in stock, but quantities are limited. If you have a 3 or 4 year old I think they will enjoy having a book that they can "read" all by themselves. I know our little one does. :)
-Duane Malek

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Interact with us!

Angie and I have started this blog as a way for us to interact with customers, parents, teachers, bloggers and anyone else that loves children's books. We will review books from our store that our kids have read or that we have read to them. We will try to give some ideas of how you can use children's books as a resource for teaching (such as Angie's post yesterday). Share with us books that your kids love! Tell us what you think about our bookstore, good or bad, we want to know what's on your mind. Bloggers, feel free to post links to your own blog or anything else that you think is relevant to children's books. As always, thank you for your interest in My Child's Bookshelf!
-Duane Malek

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Almost time to go back to school!

I am preparing for my first day back at work on August 1st. My room is decorated and organized. I am working on a couple of books to read to my students that have vocabulary in them that I can teach them through literature. For my younger elementary school students we will be reading Arthur's Chicken Pox by Marc Brown. My older elementary school students and I will be reading Beware the Werepup by Julie Sykes. My oldest son read it and said it was a great book. I don't think that it has hit Josh that he will be starting third grade next week. Won't he be surprised! If you are a teacher, what is your favorite book to read to your students at the beginning of a new school year? If you are a parent, what book(s) are you reading to your children right now?