Friday, April 11, 2014

Our Recent Reading List

I know it's been a while since I've posted about the books we are reading at our house.  We do still read a lot,  but it seems like now that the books we read are often longer, and Elliott has more homework, we just don't get as much reading done together as we would like.  Currently Elliott is kind of transitioning more and more away from picture books.  There are still a few that he loves, but he very rarely reaches for one anymore, unless it's a holiday themed one.  Of course right now we are reading some Easter picture books, but after Easter he might not touch another picture book until we pull out Halloween books.

We just finished reading all of the Guardians of Childhood books by William Joyce.  We really liked them all. The movie is one of Elliott's favorite, so he was excited to check out the first book. I think it took us about a week to read it. At least one of the others also went that fast, but one of them took us over two weeks to read. It wasn't that the book wasn't good, it was just a busy time. It was the one we were reading when we had a lot of extra stuff going on.   So far there are four books out, with at least one more planned.  They are most appealing to kids in grades 2-6.
Guardians of Childhood

 We are currently reading Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.  We have only been reading it for a few days, and we both like it so far.  It's a really long book (nearly 550 pages!) so it will probably take us quite a while to read it, but so far neither of us have lost interest.  It's the first of Cornelia Funke's books we've read, but Elliott has already added another one to our wishlist on Amazon. According to Scholastic, it's most appealing to kids in third to fifth grade.

Dragon Rider

 I included links so you can learn more about the books if you like.  They are my affiliate Amazon links.


mail4rosey said...

That's great that he's progressed along and is reading at a higher level. I've always been a big fan of reading (and I love to read to the kids too!).

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