Thursday, August 20, 2015

What We Are Reading

A rhyming book (I love rhyming books) about the school bus and the animals boarding it.  Janey loves this book (as did Patrick, Andrew and Mattew-thanks mom!), I read it again and again to her.

I am reading this book chapter by chapter to Patrick (7) before bed.  It is survival story of a young boy left to fend for himself, and he encounters many adventures and problems along the way.  The chapters are short, and the story moves quickly, which is perfect to hold attention.  And the cover is scary, which counts for everything.

Andrew (11) is reading this book-a book that my older kids enjoyed also when they were his age. This is how he described it, "A group of people, orphans and runaways, saw an ad to pass a few very difficult tests.  Then they have a choice to go on a secret mission if they pass."

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  1. Thanks for these book suggestions. Great explanation Andrew! Thank you!

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  2. I need to get The Sign of the Beaver for my almost 7 year old. It's hard to find exciting adventure chapter books for his age. We've been reading The little house books, which he enjoys, especially Farmer Boy, but the rest are kind of girl based.

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    1. I agree-it's hard to find chapter books for that age-and maybe it's just me, but it seems like so so many books are fantasy/science fiction, which is unappealing to me and just has to get redundant for the kids.

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    2. I think chapter books for early elementary school are the hardest to find! My boys loved the Roscoe Riley Rules series, they liked the Gooney Bird Greene series as well. Other titles to look into: Victory School Superstars (a collection by Sports Illustrated for Kids), Greetings from Somewhere series, Arthur chapter books, Kingdom of Wrenly series… I put all our family's favorites on a book blog because I am so often asked for suggestions and was having trouble remembering them all! Search Read These Please and it should pop up on Google if you're interested- picture books and read aloud suggestions there too!
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    3. I forgot A to Z Mysteries, Calendar Mysteries and Capitol Mysteries… all great for beginning independent chapter book readers.

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  3. Thank you! Any and all books suggestions are so appreciated - especially for my almost 7 year old.

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  4. Sign of the Beaver is great for young and old alike! I just read it this summer and will read it as a read aloud to my 8 and 6 year old...your cover IS super scary...I have an old old library version that is much calmer on the cover! My boys would like your cover better!

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  5. Patrick is SEVEN?!? How did that happen? He was just a little guy when I started reading years ago.

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  6. The Sign of the Beaver we read for History (homeschool) one year..it was a good book! But the MBS series is great!!! I read all those as read -alouds to mine when they were younger and all 3 were homeschooling. It sucks you in!! LOL!!!

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  7. Sign of the Beaver is one of my favorites…
    I could read it over and over…
    I always recommend that to anyone with kids around that age!

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