Friday, February 1, 2008

Books We Have Read with the Kids

Just though I would start a list for fun. Not all the picture books of course, but the ones that take more time to get through. I'm sure I won't remember them all straight off, and I plan to add as we go, so this is definitely a work in progress. The dates are when we finished (if I remember). Some of these I read to them, some we listened to on tape or CD in the car. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them! I would recommend all we've read unless otherwise noted.

Books We Have Read with the Kids
The Great Turkey Walk (Feb. 2008)
The Hobbit (Feb. 2008)
Fablehaven (Aug? 2007)
The Candy Shop War (Oct. 2007)
Peter and the Starcatchers (Fall 2007)
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Fall 2007)
Summer of the Monkeys (Summer 2006)
Harry Potter 1-4
My Father's Dragon (and the two sequels, delightful!)
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Dec 2006)
Chocolate Fever
Stone Fox
The Cay
The BFG (one of Sammy's all-time favorites, definitely read!)
My Side of the Mountain
The Sign of the Beaver
The Indian in the Cupboard
The Family Under the Bridge (good story, but little slow for the boys)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Mouse and the Motorcycle Series

Plan to Read
Fablehaven 2
Little Britches
Five Little Peppers and How They Grow
Harry Potter 5-7
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Cheaper by the Dozen
Carry On Mr. Bowditch
Tom's Midnight Garden

I firmly believe in the importance of reading aloud to your children, no matter how old they are. The education benefits are immense, and if nothing else it's just nice to curl up together and read.

For more information on reading aloud and for a list of great read aloud ideas, check out The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.

1 comment:

  1. That's great. I should make a list of the ones we have read. WE don't have as many, but for a few years I've been reading on and off and for the last year I've tried to keep it up. We are reading "The Fledgling" right now and I plan to do "Carry On Mr. Bowditch" right after. I also want to read President Hinckley's book with the kids. We tend to be reading lots of books with a female heroine and I've been looking for ones with a male. Nathan says he doesn't mind at all, but I'd still like to find some balance. I think we'll do "Where the Red Fern Grows" soon. In our van, to and from school, we've been enjoying the "Anne of Green Gables" series. The reader is so great. I feel like we get so much reading in that way. We all enjoy it so much. Thanks for the list. I'll visit again as I need a new title!