Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Reading Machine ...

Catherine is, in her own words, a "reading machine." And Don and I couldn't be happier. She LOVES to read. Anything and everything. Getting her to go to sleep at night is torture, since she wants to sit up and read. Really, what could make a mom happier????

Her current favorites are the Bailey School Kids books (she still loves Magic Tree House, but BSK has outpaced the time-traveling duo). What I love, is that she'll pick up science and history books and simply read to read. (And even better, Isabella "reads," too. They'll lock themselves up for hours with books -- though usually we have a meltdown in the end when Isabella's stamina fails to match her sister's. But such is life.)

We've signed up for the Pizza Hut Book It program, and in October, C hit her 50 book goal and got her free pizza. Encouraged, she upped her monthly goal for November to 61. Per Mommy Rules, these have to be books that she remembers to tell me she's read. (And I'm lenient with the easy ones; I figure for every early reader she reads, she's also read a chapter book).

Here's the list we made of the October books:

1.Vacation Under The Volcano
2. Amelia Bedelia's Family Album
3. Pinky and Rex and the Bully
4. Twister on Tuesday
5. Dolls of Danger
6. Sleeping Beauty
7. Winter of the Ice Wizard
8. Louis Braille bio
9. Angels Don't know karate
10. The Cat that Sat
11. The Hungry Thing
12. Clifford's Happy Mother's Day
13. Fossil Fever
14. Amelia Bedelia Helps Out
15. What a Bad Dream
16. Night Animals
17. Absolutely Lucy
18. Greek Myths
19. Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm
20. Scrambled Eggs Super
21. A Pet For Us
22. Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine
23. Tikki Tikki Tembo
24. Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots
25. Why Do Cats Meow
26. Gilgamesh the King
27. The Shape of Me.
28. Mermaids Don't Run Track
29-32. Four Halloween books, the titles of which I forgot to note.
33. Kitten's First Full Moon
34. Goodnight Sweet Butterflies
35. Don't Forget to Come Back
36. Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp.
37. Leprachauns Don't Play Basketball
38. The Big Green Pocketbook
39. Ollie the Stomper
40. Dinosaur
41. The Mission of Addition
42. Insects are My Life
43. The Last Quest of Gilgamesh
44. Much Bigger than Martin
45. Baby Mickey Toys
46. Play Ball Baby Minnie
47. Baby Minnie's Treat
48. Baby Goofy Catches a Fish
49. Humpty Dumpty
50. Duck For President
51. Tigers at Twilight
52. Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips

Way to go, Catherine!

(And for the record, she's now had number the October personal pan pizza ... and it was a big, big hit!)