Saturday, March 27, 2010

Update on books in our house

So - time for some updates on popular books in our household. I pick them up all day from one end of the house to the other so I have a pretty good sense of what they're into at the moment.  Drives me crazy.

The older three kids (11, 9 and almost 8) have really enjoyed the 'Wimpy Kid'  series by Jeff Kinney.  I've found them quite funny too.  I think they are great for kids who aren't big readers.  There are lots of funny illustrations and short bursts of text.

My 9 yo girl has also started the 'Anne of Green Gables' series this term.  My favourite set of books in the world, so I'm happy!

Our no 4 child is in home readers land having just started Kindy.  He is sooo proud of himself.  However, hasn't really got that much of a clue at this stage!

And I've been reading, but nothing that I'm feeling excited enough about to recommend to you.  I do have a great parenting book I've enjoyed (I'll share it with you soon), but no fiction that I'm enthralled with.  Probably a good thing.  Have five uni assignments to write in the next two months.

Although ... I'm always happy for recommendations!

3 comments:

Peter Sholl said...

I'm up to my second read aloud of the complete Anne series... to Lucy this time. And I'm enjoying it just as much as when I read them to Karina. It's amazing the number of times in motherly or teaching conversations with my girls that I refer to Anne.

Sarah

Heather said...

I've recently challenged the boy here to read try different things and do less re-reading. Milly Molly Mandy, Mary Poppins and Hazel Green (Hirsch) have all been popular but the current favourite is "Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH". (We have trouble finding 'boy' books that aren't too scary.)

Jenny said...

My kids have really enjoyed the stories of 'Selby' the talking dog by Duncan Ball - especially my son when he was about 7/8 years old. Duncan Ball has also written the 'Emily Eyefinger' series, which my almost 8yo daughter enjoyed over summer.