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What Are Your Kids Reading?

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I'm always looking for good books to turn my kids onto. Right now my kids are reading-

Four year old son (almost five)- Finished Leonardo da Vinci from the Magic Treehouse Series tonight

Ten year old brother (I'm the guardian of my siblings)- To Kill a Mockingbird

13 year old sister- A Tale of Two Cities

17 year old brother- The Great Gatsby

and I read our (almost) month old son Stellaluna tonight.

What are your kids reading?

Also, our church is having a book sale, people from all over town donated books, the church is selling them and the profits go to charities, each of the kids are getting three books for Christmas and we have the books for all of the kids except for our four year old, who will be turning five five days after Christmas. So far we got him Leonardo da Vinci's Journal of Inventions which is a pop up book of his inventions and sketches, but we are looking for two more reading books as well, we wanted two more reading books as well. Theres one that we are considering called The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin: Naturalist, Geologist & Thinker, we would probably have to read it with him because it's a little more difficult and dense then what he's used to but he loves science so we know he would like it, and we are looking for one more book, something that's more "fun." He can read basic childrens chapter books, like Little House on the Prarie and Magic Treehouse, but has trouble with books with larger more complicated words. It's okay if it has some more challenging language, we can help him along, just not anything too tough. He likes chapter books that he can read on his own. Any suggestion and have you read the other two that we are getting him?

by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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LucyHarper
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:03 AM

My ten year old brother loves goosebumps, but I'm not sure if my four year olds ready for them, may be too scary. Maybe we'll look at the more tame ones.

Quoting armywifey26:

My DD is way into Goosebumps right now 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Considering all the stuff you have mentioned, I suspect I have no suggestions.  My 11 year old likes Percy Jackson, the Eragon series, EE Knight, Harry Potter, etc. Your choices seem to be really conservative & limited.  Perhaps you might want to find the Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys sets, they are still being released.  Good luck.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:04 AM
Lol jealous much?


Quoting Anonymous:

Wanna cookie? :)


divinedimension
by Not Miss Cleo on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:04 AM

It's just another modern science fiction based tale of how the writer envisions the future. Aldous Huxley is the author. Think George Orwell except more modern.

Quoting LucyHarper:

All kids read on different levels, I'm just looking for ideas. They aren't interested in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but what's Brave New World about?

Quoting Anonymous:

Those are rather advanced books for their ages, so I think that many responses here won't be of much help to you. But I'll try. My youngest is reading the newest Diary of The Whimpy Kid and my oldest is reading Brave New World.

Quoting LucyHarper:

Um, no, I want ideas for books for my kids to read and to know what others are reading...

Quoting Anonymous:

Wanna cookie? :)





divinedimension
by Not Miss Cleo on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Speaking of George Orwell, have any of yours read his works? They should soon.

LucyHarper
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:05 AM

No, I haven't heard of those but it sounds like a really cool idea that he might be into.

Quoting WesternNYmom:

My daughter loves the Magic Tree House series.  Has your son every read any books from the Choose Your Own Adventure series? My daughter loves these books because everytime you read them the story changes.  I loved these books growning up as well. If your child is into mysteries try the Encyclpedia Brown series or even the Hardy Boys series. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:06 AM
Warriors series. Its about cats. My daughter loves them!
Lydlou02
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:06 AM
Artemis fowl
Percy Jackson
The wee free men
Anything by Tamara Peirce.

For the 17yo
I suggest anything by Anne McCaffrey, Terry Pratchett, or David Webber.
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.Nobody.
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:06 AM
My 7 year old is reading the Secret Zoo. It's good.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:07 AM

No. It just sounds like she comes off as if she is bragging, listing such high end literature and then talking about charities and a book about the life of Charles Darwin? The ladies here may have their kids reading Captain Underpants at best. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Lol jealous much?


Quoting Anonymous:

Wanna cookie? :)



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