Quote LucyT:Quote Calypso:Quote LucyT:Quote calliope: I love to read and thought it would be fun to hear what everyone has their nose in now.
I started And the Mountains Echoed, got through about 50 pages and then read The Glass Castle and Not Young Still Restless. Loved both of those books. I don't know why I am having a hard time with Mountains. I ate up the authors other books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Those are beautifully written books if you have any interest.
I haven't read a real book in years by that I mean I read to the kids magic tree house ,Katie John,little house,Harry Potter always preteen stories.My husband down loads and reads on down time at work or before bed.I of course spend way to much time on the MB.
I used to read all the time.If I start I have a very hard time stopping for anything.We have reading days in the winter or on rainy days but even then I am reading to my younger kids the older ones love it also.Maybe I can put together a reading list off of this thread.
Lucy, I love children's books too. The Magic Tree House series is great for young readers. I always say to kids....the only way to be a better reader is to read.....(or be read to) My favorite children's books are The Chronicles of Narnia, by CS Lewis...the first book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is my favorite. Great to read to kids, and they can follow along....about a 4th 5th grade level for them to read on their own. Much better than any of the movies!!
My oldest boys read them but I need to get them out and read them to my younger kids.That was a great reminder.Thank you! I haven't read them myself either.
If you need more ideas for good books for kids, I have them.....I used to do a lot of reading with kids......
here's just a sample:
Animal Ark series for young readers, by Bill Baglio (there are 62 of them)
titles like: Kitten in the Kitchen Pony on the Porch
Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel M. Pinkwater (3rd or 4th grade)
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (4th or 5th grade)