I may have mentioned a time or two just how much I love to read….maybe you remember that?
Anyway, I am an avid reader and I have high hopes that my love interest with reading pays off and that all these years I have spent reading out loud to my children will instill in them a love for the written word also.
With summer upon us and a slew of outdoor activities that come with the warmer months, I also see the trips to the library increasing. We live in the South…where it gets HOT and horribly Humid and Muggy. So midday is the perfect time to grab a book and have some quiet time.
My oldest son, Isaiah, is 13 years old this summer and he has yet to not have some sort of a book (magazine) in his hand or within reach.
I started reading out loud to him when I was pregnant and have continued to read (almost) everyday since then. I am a firm believer in reading aloud to the little ones. I believe it encourages them to want to read and it shows them that reading can be an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend your time.
Since my kiddo has been reading for so very long, I have gathered a list of what he has read along with a few that I hope he will get to eventually as well as a few of my favorites to read aloud to him and the younger ones.
In no particular order:
- The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) by Alexandre Dumas
- The Three Musketeers by Andrendre Dumas
- The Maze Runner (Book 1) by James Dashner (older children, this has some violence)
- Tarzan of the Apes (Dover Thrift) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (some gore and violence)
- The Hardy Boys Starter Set (5 Volume Set) by Franklin W Dixon (mystery)
- Animorphs #1: The Invasion by K. A. Applegate (science-fiction with aliens)
- David Copperfield (Wordsworth Classics) (Wadsworth Collection) by Charles Dickens
- Unstoppable by Tim Green (sports)
- King Solomon’s Mines (Great Illustrated Classics) by H. Rider Haggard (some violence and tribal religion)
- The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set by C.S. Lewis
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- Little House Nine-Book Box Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Do you have any books that you loved to read as a child or that you think is a must read to your children?
Drop me a note, as I would love to hear your suggestions for furthering our reading!
* Read some more posts on Middle Grades Summer Reading *
In His Grace.
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