Read-Aloud Thursday

I can’t take credit for this Hope is the Word is where I found the idea and I liked it the minute I saw it.  I have never really taken the time to record what I have read or the girls have read to me.  So this week that begins to change.

I am lucky, very lucky. BAN chooses to still be read to, even at a an all grown-up 10.  We try for every day but it is becoming harder and hard as her days and night fill up with school and such. I wish we had more time.  We are currently reading Searching for Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book Two by Patricia C. Wrede.  It is a sequel to Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One, one of four in the series.This is one of my favorite books, especially for girls, as the protagonist is a princess who runs away instead of being forced into a life she hated.

Bean and I are a bit more diverse.  Every day she  reads to me and I read to her,  most days after school and most nights before bed. I have been wanting to move from picture books to smaller chapter books for nighttime reading but there has never been one book that she wants to hear night after night.  About a week ago I found a new, to us, series called Sisters Eight.  She LOVES it.  There are eight books each focuses on a different sister.  The first is Annie’s Adventures (Sisters 8, Book #1).  They are all written by Lauren Baratz-Logsted.

This week we have also read Frankie Stein Starts School by Lola M. Schaefer.  I know that it is Christmas time but my youngest wears Hallowe’en clothes year round and is excited that all of the Hallowe’en books are back because everyone wants Christmas stories.

Also Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole, [amazon_link id="0448435748" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Strawberry Shortcake’s Filly Friends[/amazon_link] by Megan E. Bryant, Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day (I Can Read Book 1) by Jane O’connor and Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (Math Adventures (Prebound)) by Cindy Neuschwander round out what I can remember of last week.