What We’re Reading

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You’d think we had enough to read with our overflowing bookshelves, but our family just can’t resist a stack of library books

What you’ll notice is the range of reading/comprehension levels for each child. This is deliberate.

  • Longer books build the two year old’s comprehension and attention span
  • Simple books help the four year old’s sight word recognition and storytelling abilities
  • Picture books develop the eight year’s confidence as he reads aloud to his siblings; Complex non-fiction tied to his interests encourages a love of reading.

The two year old
The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
The Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel

The four year old
Minerva Louise and the Red Truck by Janet Morgan Stoeke
The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers
That Is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems
Amazing Animals: Giraffes by Sarah Albee
Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy Cousins

The eight year old
You’re Finally Here! by Mélanie Watt
Star Wars Episode I: The Visual Dictionary by David Reynolds
Olympia the Games Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Destiny the Rock Star Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Addison The April Fool’s Day Fairy by Daisy Meadows
The Secrets of Droon: Wizard or Witch by Tony Abbott
The Secrets of Droon: Sorcerer by Tony Abbott
The Secrets of Droon: The Magic Escapes by Tony Abbott
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Electric Girl by Michael Brennan
Bone: Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith

What’s popular in your house this week?

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2 Comments on What We’re Reading

  1. James Stevenson’s “The Worst Person in the World” series of picture books. All out of print, sadly, but all available at the library.

    • These look great. Also points me in the direction of some of his others, especially “Don’t Make Me Laugh”. Isn’t is sad how many great books are out of print?

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