Sarah (5) and Tootie (3)
Toe Shoe Mouse by Jan Carr, illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell -- a sweet little story of a mouse who finds a home and a friend at a theater.
Rescue Bunnies by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Scott Menchin -- a new firefighter bunny tries really hard to be helpful but keeps complicating things instead. Then she ends up rescuing a giraffe. I laugh over this one because the bunnies say a lot of movie quotes as dialog, like, "You can't handle the truth!" and "I'm the king of the world!"
The Cowboy ABC by Chris Demarest -- A is for Appaloosa, B is for Buckaroo, and so on. The illustrations are lovely, and mostly I got this one for myself because I love cowboys. At first none of the kids wanted to read it, but then I started to read it to Tootie during school instead of just our read-some-books time, and all of a sudden she loved it.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Ronne Randall -- this is part of the "Illustrated Classics for Children" collection, which you can find at Barnes & Noble, and I think I saw some at Books-a-Million too. They have gorgeous full-page, full-color illustrations, and are easier to read yet than the "Great Illustrated Classics," so kind of a nice bridge to those. They usually run about $6 each, but sometimes (especially around Christmas) they go on sale for 2 for $10 or even 2 for $8, which is when I bought a whole bunch. They keep adding titles, too. Sam's really moved beyond these in reading ability, but we have a whole bunch of them and he still reads them quite a bit. He's going through a pirate phase right now, and wants to be a pirate for Halloween, so that's probably why he pulled this out.
The Champions of Appledore by Romayne Dawnay -- Sam says this one is funny, and read it at least three times before we took it back to the library on Saturday.
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple by Kathryn Lasky -- I made him read this for school, as we're studying the early colonists right now. He said it was "okay," but then I caught him reading it a second time later on, so maybe he liked it better than he was letting on.