We love to read in the house. It has always been something I’ve made time for in my children’s daily life. We read before naps and we read before bedtime. I still read out loud to my kids, even the older ones who are fully capable of reading to themselves. I love it. It is a way of bonding because sometimes story lines open up conversations or ideas that wouldn’t normally be discussed. I get the chance to learn what it is they like, hear them laugh, see them get excited, scared, or even sad. To be able to share so much with my children is such a blessing.
I thought since books are such a part of our life I would share some of the books we all have been enjoying lately.
My 9-year-old is a big fan of Rick Riordan.
Other series that he can’t get enough of include:
The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
The Spooks Books by Joseph Delaney
Inkheart Trilogy by Caroline Funke
My 6-year-old is still just beginning down his solo reading path. He started the school year by reading the Elephant and Piggie books. These books are fantastic beginner reading books. They are funny, simple, and still have a story and characters that children can enjoy. These are written by Mo Willems who has written some of our favorite picture books as well. As the school year has progressed so has his reading level and ability, as well his comfort in trying to read alone. We tried a few different series but the three main series that he he has really taken to and are still reading and having us read to him are:
Magic Treehouse Books by Mary Pope Osborne
Junie B Jones by Barbara Park
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
My 5-year-old listens as we read the above books to our 6-year-old, but he hasn’t learned to read alone yet. Here are a few other books he enjoys.
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (plus all the Pigeon books)
Pete the Cat by James Dean
My 2-year-old and 1-year-0ld are at about the same level. They are big fans of anything Sandra Boynton. The also enjoy Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. In the last year we were introduced to the “That’s Not My….” series and they both love it. We have numerous books from this collection. My daughter is a big fan of Wonder Woman, and we have discovered : DC Super Heroes: My First Book of Girl Power and My First Wonder Woman Book. She is also a fan of Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. My son likes the I Stink and I’m Dirty books by Kate and Jim McMullan.
There are so many more books I could have added but these are what is popular in our house right now. What books do your kids enjoy?