Tilly, age 12
We read aloud every night that our schedule permits it…and we love it. We have enjoyed so many good books together over the years. Many are books Chuck and I loved as kids. Several are books my sixth-grade teacher read to us…Here they are, in no particular order:
* Tuck Everlasting * The Phantom Tollbooth * Rifles for Watie * Little House Series * Toughboy and Sister * Winter Camp * The Year of Miss Agnes * The Number Devil * Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland * Cheaper By the Dozen * Belles on Their Toes * A Day No Pigs Would Die * The Tale of Despereaux * Danger on Panther Peak *
Series my children love and recommend:
Gordon Korman, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Eric Walters, Bill Wallace, Leslie Ludy, Karen Kingsbury, Joshua Harris
A few words of caution: I do not personally endorse all of these books/authors. Chuck has read the Rangers Apprentice books and deemed them acceptable. Cheaper by the Dozen has some very racist comments (which we discussed)…it is apparently an old enough book that the language was “acceptable” back then. Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been read with the understanding that if I hear any off-color language from the book used in our house, they will be gone.
Anyway, just a quick list was thrown together…Happy reading!