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post #41 of 58
Current chapter boook Read-Aloud is Poppy by Avi we are about half-way through with it. Next up I don't know, maybe Narnia. I have made a list of chapter books I want to get through with this year and a very, very large list of picture books but we read dozen and dozens of those a week, too many to list. Currently we are working our way through the rest of the FIAR booklist along w/ Caldecott honor books list.
post #42 of 58
We are working through The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter for the second time. We all love them. We're also working through Aesop's Tales, D'Aulaires Greek Myths, Fifty Famous Stories Retold, and Arnold Lobel's Mother Goose. I'm trying to hit all age groups here. We are also slowly reading through Archimedes and the Door of Science. Next up are more Greek and Roman myths, a couple biographies (Aristotle and Copernicus), and The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh.
post #43 of 58
Right now we're reading Wind in the Willows and Five Children & It. Next up will be Pagoo, Seabird, and Brighty of the Grand Canyon.
post #44 of 58
We just started reading Harry Potter Book 1! I've been waiting years for one of my kids to become interested and it finally happened!
post #45 of 58
Subbing!
books!
A book my varied ages (11, 9, 5) liked recently was "The City of Ember." "The Mouse and his Motorcycle" , "Henry and Ribsy", and "Gentle Ben" were also hits with all three.
post #46 of 58
My daughter (4) and I are taking turns reading Stuart Little out loud. I think we'll do Charlotte's Web next.
post #47 of 58
Right now, dh is reading the kids C.S. Lewis' The Last Battle at bedtime.
post #48 of 58
We are totally hooked on any Newbery Award winning books. They have brought us all over the world and to so many time periods. Absolutely fantastic writing.
post #49 of 58
Just finished Redwall. Now we're lightening things up and have moved to Ginger Pye.
post #50 of 58
We are reading the Invention of Hugo Cabret - my 4 and almost 7 year old are enthralled by it, it is really good
post #51 of 58
My husband is reading the second in the Mysterious Benedict Society to my boys ( 5 and 7)
I am reading the new Rick Riordan book, the Lost Hero, to them.
They are both wicked good.
post #52 of 58
DH is reading Narnia to DD (5) at bedtime - I don't know what book they're on.
I'm reading The Wind in the Willows to DS (9) at bedtime.
I'm reading Twig to both of them during the day. It's a really cute story.
post #53 of 58
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Originally Posted by frugalmama View Post
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!
Dd and I really disliked the Beatrix Potter series when she was little, but we kept it on the shelf. Then, for some reason at about 6yo, she decided that she really liked it and we read through the collection several times *shrug* maybe it will be more enjoyable when your lo is a little older.


We are also reading the Little House series this year. Last year we did the first three Harry Potter books aloud, but after that the content gets a little more scary and plus I just got kinda burnt out on reading them out loud.

Right now we are bouncing around between the Reader's Digest _World's Greatest Fairy Tales_ Collection (fabulous, btw!), Stories of King Arthur, and On the Banks of Plum Creek. Also lots of poetry, and dd keeps asking for Grammar Land funny, she goes on and on about how much she loves Grammar Land

I don't really plan our RAs out, but did purchase several of the ____(Iliad, Odyssey, etc.) for Boys and Girls series, some Robin Hood tales, a couple of living history books, and lately I've been thinking about the Burgess Bird or other books because we did start it, dd loved the characters, and then we petered out on it, but she has periodically brought it up since then.

Love this thread! Great ideas here, keep 'em coming!
post #54 of 58
We just read Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin tonight. It's only four(fast!)chapters so it's short & sweet. Apparently, it's a series of four books. We're going to read the next one, Catwings Return, tomorrow night.

If you, or your kiddos, like cats and/or fantasy, give these a try!!!
post #55 of 58
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Originally Posted by craft_media_hero View Post
Right now we are bouncing around between the Reader's Digest _World's Greatest Fairy Tales_ Collection (fabulous, btw!), Stories of King Arthur, and On the Banks of Plum Creek. Also lots of poetry, and dd keeps asking for Grammar Land funny, she goes on and on about how much she loves Grammar Land
I am thinking of giving ds Grammar Land for Christmas . He goes on adn on about it too and wants to re read it (i thought it was a pain to read off the computer!). We read it last year!

I love these kinds of threads
post #56 of 58
Reading Black Beauty and LOVING it!
post #57 of 58
We're now reading The Borrowers and Ramona Forever.
post #58 of 58
Marc is reading The BFG to them at bedtime. I'm reading The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.
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