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post #21 of 58
Chronicles of Narnia
post #22 of 58
My DD is three.

We're currently reading The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. I already read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon through and just loved it, so had to read it to DD.

I'm not sure what we'll read next. Maybe The Magician's Elephant or Pippi Longstocking.

Any other suggestions that are preschooler friendly but still nice novels?
post #23 of 58
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Next up is The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
I just read this a bit ago. FABULOUS!!! I so loved it!

How old are your kiddos? I wanted to read it to my DD but I think it might be a bit over her head...
post #24 of 58
So cliche, but we're doing Little House in the Big Woods. The last one we read was Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Farm. Next up probably another Carolyn Heywood Betsy book. Those are pretty easy to read. My kids totally don't care and don't really pay much attention, but I think the routine of reading a chapter after dinner is important.

Obviously, we read about a zillion picture books a day, too. DD is obsessed with all my old Bernstein Bears books. If she had her way I would do nothing all day every day but read to her. Great in theory, but it gets old in practice...
post #25 of 58
Right now Homer Price. We've read it before, but it's a favorite here. Next will be Centerburg Tales.
post #26 of 58
We've offically scratched Beatrix Potter - I couldn't stand it anymore.

Treating ourselves to an Audiobook of The Secret Garden which my barely 4yo is LOVING and asking for more!
post #27 of 58
We've been on a Beverly Cleary roll lately: read all the Mouse and the Motorcycle books and now on to Henry Huggins titles to be read in the order they were written. Since I have 2 boys, I'll introduce the Ramona books, but not force them if they're not that interested.

We're contemplating what to do within the Forest of Reading program. This year DS2 (almost 4 yo) will officially be reading the Blue Spruce books (picture books for 4-7 yo), so DS1 (6.5 yo) will have to decide whether to stick with those or move up to the Silver Birch level. That will likely determine how much time we have for various other readings.
post #28 of 58
Right now DD7 and I are reading The Egypt Game (love that book!). After that, I'm not sure. I put together a huge number of books for our "book jar," and we pick from there for readalouds and, now that she's older, her "schoolish" self-reading.

ETA: Oh, I just realized that next will be The House With a Clock in Its Walls, by John Bellairs. We'd started it, but we don't like to read more than one book at a time together, so we put it aside. Love that book too! It's so weird to be reading my childhood favorites with my own kids
post #29 of 58
bump -- bump -- bump
post #30 of 58
I'm reading Darkwing by Kenneth Oppel to 7 1/2 year old DD. It's a companion to the Silverwing trilogy, which we just finished (different characters and setting, but sort of related.) I'm reading Ramona and Her Mother to DS (almost 5), and DD is listening to that one, too.
post #31 of 58
We're about halfway through 'Little House in Brookfield.' My kids, especially my 6yo, fell in love with the Little House series and when we finished, we had to find more!

I'm not sure what we'll read next.
post #32 of 58
We are reading:The Long Winter and Voyage of the Dawn Treader
I am reading Winnie the Pooh, mainly with my 4 year old
Beatrix Potter to anyone that wants to listen
Lots of Margaret Wise Brown to the toddler who love Big Red Barn
post #33 of 58
Walk the World's Rim. We have been reading that book for a while.
post #34 of 58
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Right now DD7 and I are reading The Egypt Game (love that book!). After that, I'm not sure. I put together a huge number of books for our "book jar," and we pick from there for readalouds and, now that she's older, her "schoolish" self-reading.

ETA: Oh, I just realized that next will be The House With a Clock in Its Walls, by John Bellairs. We'd started it, but we don't like to read more than one book at a time together, so we put it aside. Love that book too! It's so weird to be reading my childhood favorites with my own kids

LOVE LOVE LOVE Zilpa Keatley Snyder!!!! DS loved Egypt Game and Gyspy Game too. I can't wait until he is a little older and will understand the Green SKy triology - Those are my favorites!

We are currently reading a Halloween Magic Tree House book, various Magic School Bus books, Usborne World History, Usborne Ancient History (his current fave), and whatever other random books he pulls off the bookcase during the day. We read ALOT here.

Next, Another Magic tree house book to go with our history...along with the rest. Plus I think we will try a Roald Dahl book - love him!! - maybe BFG. Or james and the giant peach. Or perhaps start teh Chronicles of Narnia. Or the Hobbit. After we learn a bit more grammar, we are going to re-read Phantom Tollbooth (my fave kids' novel ever!)
post #35 of 58
I'm definitely going to get The Egypt Game, it looks good and my DS is so into Egyptian mythology (we need to read The Red Pyramid soon too).

We are currently reading the fourth book in the Guardians of Ga'hoole series (The Siege), we plan to see the movie this weekend.

We just finished listening to The Phantom Tollbooth on CD and are now listening to a Dragon Slayers Academy book.

Books on deck include: The Mysterious Benedict Society, book 4 in the Sisters Grimm series and The Family Under the Bridge.

On audio we have some story collections. DS really enjoyed listening to American Tall Tales and Six Greek Myths Retold so we'll try a Jim Weiss collection next.
post #36 of 58
I don't remember what chapter books I put in my old post but we are going through The Magic School Bus chapter books. And also Pony Pals.
post #37 of 58
The Princess and the Goblin, The Voyages of Marco Polo, Michelangelo, The Heroes and others, as part of Ambleside Online Year 3. Love 'em all.
post #38 of 58
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Right now we are reading Frindle and Ramona the Pest. Next in line is My Father's Dragon.

Amy
Well, we still haven't read "My Father's Dragon". Instead, we read "A Mouse Called Wolf" by Dick King-Smith which we all really enjoyed. We also read "Chocolate Fever", and the novelization of a Barbie movie

Yeah, somehow we had the Barbie book and we were going through our collection to reorganize and my four year old saw it. Funny, because she doesn't realize it is a barbie book (she doesn't play with them) but she loved the cover of girls in fancy dresses. And, fwiw, while I still wouldn't "recommend" the book, it wasn't all that bad. And, while I am a person who actually likes Junie B (bad grammar and all), I was really tired of my four year old bringing another one of those out!

I think she can follow the Junie B books better than some of the other chapter books. She "gets" it. But, I was quite please that she completely understood our other books this month too. Yeah!

Oh, I picked up a collection of princess stories (general princess stories) from the library. They were all short stories, unconventional princesses, and a bit of fun. I liked introducing my kids to the world of short stories. Until now, a short storie was aka picture book.
Amy
post #39 of 58
Ooh, I love reading aloud! As a family read-aloud, we're on Harry Potter #5.

The last parts of our homeschool day (besides music and art) involve reading aloud. I usually read first from a book of stories, things like bible stories, adaptations of Shakespeare, mythology, something like that. Right now, we're working through American Folk: Classic Tales Retold, by Charles Sullivan. After that, I read a chapter or two of some classic work of literature- we're about halfway through Gulliver's Travels, which I really dislike (but will finish). Other recent selections have included The War of the Worlds (which ds liked but I did not) and Watership Down (which we both liked, but wasn't something I would've read on my own, which is one of the reasons why I wanted to read it out loud ). Not sure what we'll do next.

After that, ds reads a chapter or two out loud of a book I choose for him (although I will take his suggestions under consideration). Right now, he's on Fudge-A-Mania, the third (out of four, I believe) of Judy Blume's Fudge books. He'll read the fourth, he LOVES these books, and then I'll probably steer him to another author, to make sure he's getting a good variety.
post #40 of 58
Our 7.5 yo is just now interested in listening to short chapter books. We are reading our way through the Moongobble series of five books by Bruce Coville. He listens to 2-3 chapters per night. I am so excited to finally have him interested in a chapter book series.

I have purchased the Tales from the Odyssey books by Mary Pope Osborne. I am hoping that he may be willing to listen to those sometime soon.

We recently watched the movie A Wrinkle in Time together. I don't know if he is ready to listen to that book yet, but I may give it a try.

I have the entire Chronicles of Narnia series with full color illustrations. I read the first book to him but really he wasn't very interested. If he gets more interested I want to read the series to him.

I also have both of the George books by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. I would love to read those to him.
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