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post #1 of 50
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I thought this could be an ongoing fun thread to list books we've read to our kids or that they've read themselves each day. We could give basic lists, or detailed reviews, or whatever. I'm always open to more book ideas.
post #2 of 50
Today I read "Is There Really a Human Race" in co-op and then DS1 is reading "The Phantom Tollbooth". That will likely be the extent of our reading today. We were supposed to finish reading the Epic of Gilgamesh but they simply are not interested.
post #3 of 50
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I can't remember what else we read yesterday, but we finished one of our chapter books--Marigold and the Feather of Hope, book one of four in The Fairy Chronicles.

DD1 gave it a big thumbs up and is eager for the library to receive the next ones. It was a quick and painless read-aloud on my part, though not very meaty.
post #4 of 50
Today we read -
I Am A Homeschooler - an account of a 9yo girl homeschooling on a farm.
The last couple chapters of The Little Prince.
Cathedral - by David McCauley (?I think)
Part of Merlin and the Making of the King, parts of The World Of King Arthur and His Court

And he finished his Inuyasha book and had to tell me alllllllllll about it. I understood none of it.
post #5 of 50
Shamefully, we haven't read any books today ... YET

Instead, the dog woke us early (on my day to sleep in We both still have headaches from being sick -- we decided to just picnic outside for breakfast, took a little stroll collecting stuff to make a Family Tree display (real branchs to attach paper leaves with person's name, etc. + nature collage behind) & then just played board/card games before my Jazz class She came with me to that & now we're home: we'll have dinner, then I'll read some more Inkheart by Cornelia Funke :
post #6 of 50
Its actually been a light reading day so far. I read 2 Robert Munsch books (Boo and Class Clown) and 2 chapters from The Wizard of Oz (DS has asked twice because of the Glenda doll we have hanging around from a McDonald's Happy Meal a few months ago LOL so I pulled it down off the shelf for him.

I think there was another book as well but I am drawing a total blank!

Steph
post #7 of 50
My 10 yos is reading Starlight from the Warriors series. He loves these books. They are about cats and their society. Good imagination stuff. I would have loved it when I was younger!

Seabird by Holling C. Holling. I didn't like these books originally. But, we read Paddle to the Sea and ALL of my boys were engaged. We could get an hour or two out of every "chapter" and I think that says a lot about a book around here.
I would rather read a little bit of something that set off a lot of imagination and conversations and natural projects than a lot of something that just tinkles out of their ears while I read.

Father Bear Comes Home a book for my 7 year to read aloud to me
post #8 of 50
DD & I just read I Love You Stinky Face & several of the books from Henry & Mudge. This is actually a blessing for us b/c DD has not wanted me to read to her in about 3 weeks. Tonight she finally asked if I would please read to her & I am overjoyed :
post #9 of 50
Today my 13yo read:

a chapter of Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King
George vs.George by Rosalyn Schanzer
and finished up Finishing Becca by Ann Rinaldi
(hows that for variety )
I will be reading to her from Montmorency; Doctor, Aristocrat, Murderer before bed.

DD loves anything Ann Rinaldi and so that got a thumbs up. She also liked George Vs.George but was rather insulted that I asked her to read it because 1) it was a picture book and 2) *I (she) already know about George III!*. We are both really enjoying Montmorency and will be looking up the other's in the series when we are done.

I read to 8yo ds and 11yo DD

three chapters of The Young Reader's Shakespeare version of Macbeth
5 pages of The American Revolution by Bruce Lancaster
Several chapters of 2095 (time warp trio)
and a chapter of the WITCH book The Courage to Change

Both are enthralled with Macbeth as they were with Hamlet. Ds likes The American Revolution, but then he would as there are lots of battle descriptions LOL!

DD read the beginning reader Rain, Rain, Rain outloud.
post #10 of 50
Our read aloud today was an adapted Robin Hood.

I have no idea what all the kids read. My youngest alone has gone through a dozen board books, and our big Butterflies and Moths book. Right now she's at my feet flipping through what looks like an Arther counting book. I saw her reading a Shrek book on the toddler ppotty in the kitchen earlier.

Big ds read a Golden Book Beauty and the Beast to his sister. He had his nose in Bionicle stuff several times. There are several more I can't remember.
post #11 of 50
We haven't read much today ... I feel like we were running around most of the day. But, we did spend time *in* the bookstore if that counts! For read-alouds, we've done:

Go Diego Go: Diego Saves the Sloth
Plaid to the Bone (Time Warp Trio graphic novel)
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (dh is reading it right now - he LOVES Mercy Watson )

We'll read a few more before bedtime ... I'm guessing we'll finish the Time Warp Trio book, read a few Backyardians books (the boys just discovered Backyardians as we *just* got cable , and who knows what else ...

I had grand plans of reading a short story from our OM curriculum, a nature story from the same, plus some creation stories from here or here.
post #12 of 50
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Thursday:

5 chapters in The Midwife's Apprentice (Cushman) ch 8-12
Rise the Moon (Spinelli)
Turnagain Ptarmigan! Where Did You Go? (Guenther)
Knuffle Bunny (Willems)
Horatio's Bed (Ashforth)
No Jumping on the Bed (Arnold)
The Magic Kerchief (Larson)
15 tracks of The Golden Compass (Pullman) on CD
eta All for Fall (Kessler)

No Jumping on the Bed got many laughs, Rise the Moon has beautiful illustrations, and The Midwife's Apprentice is in great demand and at this rate we'll finish it tomorrow. The Ptarmigan books triggered some great discussions on birds, alpine valleys (we live in one), and camouflage.
post #13 of 50
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Originally Posted by MaWhit View Post
Thursday:

5 chapters in The Midwife's Apprentice (Cushman) ch 8-12
Rise the Moon (Spinelli)
Turnagain Ptarmigan! Where Did You Go? (Guenther)
Knuffle Bunny (Willems)
Horatio's Bed (Ashforth)
No Jumping on the Bed (Arnold)
The Magic Kerchief (Larson)
15 tracks of The Golden Compass (Pullman) on CD

No Jumping on the Bed got many laughs, Rise the Moon has beautiful illustrations, and The Midwife's Apprentice is in great demand and at this rate we'll finish it tomorrow. The Ptarmigan books triggered some great discussions on birds, alpine valleys (we live in one), and camouflage.

Oh, I loved the Midwife's Apprentice! I loved most of her books actually.

Horatio's bed was much read when my kids were younger. I still have a copy that I bring out now and again to read and feel nostalgic.
post #14 of 50
The Devil's Arithmetic (Jane Yolen) was a big hit today. She just started it as a follow up to Anne Frank. Also, Amelia Hits the Road (Marissa Moss).
post #15 of 50
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Originally Posted by frogguruami View Post
DS1 is reading "The Phantom Tollbooth".
I loved that book as a kid! I have a copy; I'll add it to our ever-growing read-aloud list.
post #16 of 50
So far, Heather the Violet Fairy. Daisy Meadows is the author of a UK series of a million fairy books. Rainbow Magic, I think (it started with rainbow fairies).
post #17 of 50
Not quite sure what my older two are reading independently, and they've gone to bed now, so I can't ask ...

I read aloud two chapters from the first novella in "Three Favourite Animal Stories" by Jill Tomlinson to my 4yo
I read aloud two chapters of "Mister Monday" by Garth Nix to my 8yo and 10yo's
I read aloud two chapters of "Land of the Silver Apples" by Nancy Farmer

Dd (8) is halfway through Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (second time through the whole series)
Dd (4) read "decaf mocha" off the side of bag of instant camping mix

Miranda
post #18 of 50
Rhett and I read This Is the House That Jack Built by Jon Scieszka.
Dusty is reading FireStar's Quest by Erin Hunter.
post #19 of 50
Today we read The Witch in the Window by Ruth Chew. We were super busy today so that was the only one we got through. Our nightly reading fell by the wayside since we were all so pooped. Ruth Chew was one of my favorite authors when I was a kid. Yeah, pretty much fluff, but her books are all about average kids happening onto magical stuff which I always loved. It made the mundane seem magical.
post #20 of 50
Yesterday:
The Velveteen Rabbit
several Robert Munsch books, many times over

Today: we're just waking up, so we haven't read anything yet.
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