Chronicling the books we read to our children (and perhaps the books they read themselves). Can we read 500 before they turn 12? Only time will tell.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Summer reading at the library

I took the kids to the library to sign up for the summer reading program and to get a book from the RIF distribution. Jaymie picked Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; Julia chose Froggy's Halloween, Stanley grabbed Arthur Babysits, and I got The Very Hungry Caterpillar for Trevor, as our copy has been read to pieces.

The reading program is nothing too exciting -- read (or be read to) for 15 minutes each day. After 10 days you get a sticker and a ticket to the Durham Bulls (Triple A baseball team). 20 days nets a bookmark and a Golden Corral meal coupon, and 30 days earns you a badge and a pass to the skating rink. We'll get one of the Barnes and Noble reading program flyers for Jaymie as well.

We haven't read so much lately -- Kristen and I are dealing with sleep deprivation issues. After reading a couple of chapters of The Wizard of Oz to Jaymie and Julia last night, I fell asleep on the floor, using the book as a pillow. Hopefully, the library program will keep us honest.

I got The Day the Babies Crawled Away at Allison's suggestion. Stanley likes it a lot. Stanley has also been enjoying The Best Nest.

Jaymie is reading The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks.

Julia has been picking books at random off of the shelf lately.


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