Monday, May 17, 2010

attempted read aloud

The other night I decided to resume our big kid "storytime" after the little boys and the baby went to bed. I remember reading A Wrinkle in Time as a child and during packing I set it aside for Will. However, I only read 3 chapters aloud before he snuck the book off my nightstand and stayed up until 11pm to finish it. The next night I read to Mary while Will was in the shower and that night she took a hint from her brother, took the book to bed, and finished it before breakfast! Now they want me to swing by the library today and get the next volume in the series. I guess this is a good strategy to get Mary off of her Sisters Grimm, Lemony Snickett, and Shadow Children series kick. I wonder what I shall pick to entice them to finish next, perhaps Anne of Green Gables?


Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

I enjoyed the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew (all of them the 70s-and-earlier editions); earlier, I loved Hank the Cowdog.

dstb said...

I haven't read this since I was a kid, but what about Phantom Tollbooth? My oldest read it several years ago and loved it.

When you mentioned Anne of Green Gables, I thought of Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

As a family, one of our favorite reads was Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. Probably not something the kids would pick up and read on their own, but it has both boys and girls and is full of adventure. (Perfect for reading in Maine!)