What’s on your children’s bedside table?

Rebecca is reading Firegirl by Tony Abbott whom she met at her school’s Author’s Day.

From the moment Jessica arrives, life is never quite the same for Tom Bender and his seventh-grade classmates. They learn that Jessica has been in a fire and was badly burned, and will be attending St. Catherine’s while getting medical treatments. Despite her startling appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes him. Firegirl is a story about how even the smallest gestures can have a profound impact on someones life.
Christopher has, on his bedside table, a pile of books that practically touch the ceiling. He is reading a few all at once I think. On his table are a couple of Magic Tree House Books — a wonderful series about two children, brother and sister Jack and Annie, who go into their magical tree house to discover wonderful, different worlds as they come to life around them. These books and stories are not only entertaining but educational. This series appeals to both boys and girls in grades 1 – 5.


He also has a couple of Dan Gutman’s My Wierd School books on his table. If you have young children (grades 1-5) they will love reading and laughing their way through this silly, zany, appealing series. (Dan Gutman is also a wonderful sports writer in the juvenile literature genre.)

Alexander has three favorites at the moment. His number one favorite remains Pinkalicious! His teacher even had the class make Pinkalicious cupcakes at his request. He was a bit sad when he didn’t wake up pink the following morning!

Next on his list is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. He just loves to “read” me the story. And he loves to tell me that he is having a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!)

The Fireman’s Thanksgiving is new to Alexander. This book used to be Christopher’s favorite and is quickly becoming Alexander. It’s a sweet story, and beautifully illustrated, of firemen who try to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner but their duties make it almost impossible.
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15 thoughts on “What’s on your children’s bedside table?

  1. We must be book buddies or something…posting about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the same time!!

    I love the Magic Tree House Books. Great choices!!

  2. I love, love, love Alexander and the… Such a great book!
    This Pinkalicious keeps popping up everywhere. I must see about getting a copy for my home.

    EcoKid is into fairytales at the moment, so we’re reading our way through a boxed set of them send by my grandmother.

    Do you want to me set up that book blog we’ve discussed?

  3. My daughter LOVES Pinkalicious. And I think my six year old son must love it too because whenever I’m reading it to Sarah, he stops what he’s doing to listen. I didn’t realize there was a Purplelicious as well.

    My son likes us to read Goosebumps books to him.

  4. My daughter LOVES Pinkalicious. And I think my six year old son must love it too because whenever I’m reading it to Sarah, he stops what he’s doing to listen. I didn’t realize there was a Purplelicious as well.

    My son likes us to read Goosebumps books to him.

  5. Marie… Alexander wants Purplelicious… but I really think that she should write one for Alexander called Picklelicious!

  6. Did you know you can get a Personalized Edition of Pinkalicious? You can put your child’s picture in the book, and add a dedication, too. Go to kids.sharedbook.com. Also featured on Elizabeth Kann’s website cupcakesforall.com.

  7. T’s bedtime book of choice this week has been Tubby the Tuba. He loves it. We have a narrated CD of it too, read by the author with orchestra music throughout. He can listen to it over and over.

    We’ve also been reading The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and Monkeys Jumping on the Bed quite a bit this week.

  8. Ava has a massive amount of books… i guess she knows it’s the one thing i NEVER say no to.
    She ‘reads’ them all and piles them up in sky high piles. (she’s only 3)
    but her fav at night lately is Fiddle-I-Fee.
    But i think i’ll have to find that Alexander book cause she says ‘mama, i’ts ok, Ava’s just having a bad day’ alot sometimes.
    Thanks for the tip!

  9. Cali is really into Dr. Seuss now. We got one from the library that includes a few short stories we’d never seen before. Its called The Sneetches and there’s one called Too Many Daves which we think is pretty funny since that’s Daddy’s name. We get new library books every Thus and I’ll be looking for ones on Jellyfish (a new interest since Sea World) and one to explain Thanksgiving.

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