Sunday, July 7, 2013
Storybook Sunday | Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
My kids and I started reading Charlotte's Web out loud together last week. I have always loved Charlotte's Web, and so far my kids are captivated. The possible death of a baby pig was a great hook. My kids wanted to rid the world of injustice right along with Fern. I saw Charlotte's Web was just named the number 10 best book of all time by Entertainment Weekly*. I'm not sure I would go that far, but it was nice to see it on the list. It has a lot of awesome qualities I'm happy to be revisiting.
Other Books We Read Last Week
My kids love Pete the Cat so we bought the new Pete at the Beach by James Dean. It has been a big hit at our house.
I am not a fan of Oswald. I just don't get it, but the Oswald books are actually pretty great for early reading. They have a lot of sight words so my oldest can read these with confidence. This particular book is Hooray for Fall. My kids love that there is a monster reference in this one. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
*More About the Entertainment Weekly 100 Greatest Books of All Time
I was hoping EW would have their 100 Greatest Books of All Time list online so I could share it, but they only have the top 10 list on their site so far. I also found their explanation on how they chose the top 100 books. Apparently I was not the only person wondering how on earth they picked the books the picked. They got a "landslide of mail" asking that very question. I love that they explained and even admitted "to some super-nefarious backroom dealings".
"You can’t please all the people all the time, but it turns out you can annoy a whole bunch of them."
We booknerds are an opinionated bunch.
Are you reading any kids books this week? What do you think of Entertainment Weekly's top 10 greatest books of all time?
This post is being shared as part of Teach Mentor Text's It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA.