Reading with Kids
Hello! I always find that you wise people out there have such fantastic ideas - and so once more I am going to draw on your wisdom. One of the things our two older kids love, love, love about life is our nightly reading before bedtime - like many families we end most days on a couch or our big bed for a chapter or two of whatever book I'm reading to them. So far this (school) year we've made it through:
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM (such a great book!! who knew rats could be so interesting), My Haunted House (so-so. what can I say, it was October), From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (all during which I kept saying: you see why it's such a bad idea to run away, right? :) ), Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Magician's Nephew, and we're just finishing up The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
I think after we finish the Chronicles of Narnia we're going to read Anastasia Krupnick, which I remember being hilarious - and my husband is anxious to read them Island of the Blue Dolphins, as he somehow managed to do book reports on this excellent book for four consecutive years in elementary school. Nice.
What chapter books do you think are must-reads for kids? It's so great reading them my favorites, but I'd love to find some new ones, too, or new-to-me old ones, to add into the mix.