Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What They're Reading Now

I haven't talked about what books Bug has been reading in awhile but it's not for lack of material!  They (mainly the oldest) still read like fiends.  Goose is a solo reader and doesn't like to share her books so I don't know what she's interested in anymore unless she decides to share.
The books I mentioned last time are still on heavy, HEAVY rotation and I'm happy to say we finally found a copy of The Day the Crayons Quit in the bookstore so that's one less book I have to check out every couple of weeks.
Bug has actually started to read some chapter books with me, but she's very picky about them and she doesn't like them to be very long so there's not a whole lot of variety.
Some of her favorites lately are:

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
We read an adapted version of this but it was still so long that it took us a week and a half to get through.  I personally thought it was a little boring but Bug loved it surprisingly enough.  She talked about it for several days afterwards.  I didn't realize the book was so different from the Shirley Temple movie I loved and owned as a child. 

She got Gloria's Way by Ann Cameron out of a free book pile over the summer and made me read it to her even though I didn't enjoy it at all.  I tried several times to get her to read it on her own but she didn't understand why I wouldn't want to share in the hilarity of Gloria and her friends so I stuck it out.  It's one of her favorites and she's already asked me to read it again.

Junie B. is always a hit in our household even though I think she's a little bit of a brat.  I think the Christmas special is the last one we have left that we haven't read and Bug was a little disappointed but she has most of the series to reread over and over whenever she wants (which she happily does).

Charlotte's Web was one that I didn't have high hopes for her to stay interested in since it's so long and the typing on each page is really small.  While reading the story she lost interest a few times but once I was finished she said she liked it.  She's watched the movie twice since then and thinks it's so neat how she knows what's happening since she read the book!

Pippi is absolutely HUGE around here.  I bought them the movie that I loved when I was little and it's still one of their favorites even though they've seen it a hundred times.  Bug has read several of the books over the last year and looks forward to every new adventure Pippi has.

The Secret Kingdom series by Rosie Banks is the newest series Bug has gotten interested in.  Even her older sister enjoys it.  We bought the first two books from a school book fair and ordered a few more from the library.  Unfortunately our library doesn't have all the books in the series so unless I find them at a bookstore we can't find out how the series ends...

We're currently two chapters away from being finished with The Case of the Missing Mummy by Francess Lin Lantz and she has been begging me to read her extra chapters before bed because she's dying to see how it ends.  We have a few other Mary-Kate and Ashley mysteries in our bookcase so I bet she'll go straight to them once we're finished.