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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 1:07 AM

They are their choices, not mine, and they like other kinds of books too, those are just what they happen to be reading right now. My brother loves percy jackson and harry potter.

Quoting Anonymous:

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.


TaralynnStewart
by Platinum Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:07 AM
My 10y/o DD is reading Hoot, I believe.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:08 AM
Spiderwick chronicles
KeimUNCmomof3
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:08 AM
1 mom liked this

My children are reading Leap Frog Tag books for ages 4-7.  They are 3 & almost 5.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:08 AM
Gardians of ga'hool
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:09 AM

My son is still in my belly but when I was young I loved : Harry Potter (that will ALWAYS be my favorite book series), Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, The Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Where The Wild Things Are, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, as for the seventeen year old he can read whatever he wants, I started reading "adult" books when I was 16 because YA wasn't cutting it for me. 

LucyHarper
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:09 AM

I'm not bragging, those are just the books they are reading, I am very proud of them but I'm not saying they are the smartest kids in the world or anything, some things they aren't very good at, they just happen to be good at reading and enjoy it. It's a childrens illustrated book on Charles Darwin, not exactly War and Peace. 

Quoting Anonymous:

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? :)




Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:10 AM
So? How does it affect you other than jealousy?


Quoting Anonymous:

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? :)





Kylie819
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:10 AM
My DD11 is into Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti books right now.
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LucyHarper
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:11 AM

17 and 13 year old have read 1984, otherwise, I don't think so.

Quoting divinedimension:

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


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