It’s been almost a year since I posted about what my kids are reading – how did that happen? Here are the books they are currently spending time with:
Natalie – age 14: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Noah – age 12: Dragons in Our Midst: Raising Dragons, Book 1 by Bryan Davis
Jonathan – age 11: The Journal of Curious Letters: The 13th Reality, Book 1 by James Dashner
Josiah – age 9: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The only one of these books I’ve read is the last one, which is excellent. Josiah had been reading through the Boxcar Children series, but got tired of those and wanted something different. He seems to be enjoying his choice. Josiah and Jonathan both tend to be more reluctant readers, so I’m always pleased when they find a book that makes them enjoy quiet reading time, instead of dreading it.
Jonathan recently finished the latest in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, so I requested several books from the library that I thought might appeal to him. This seems to be the best way to go with him – to simply take him to the library presents way too many choices, and he ends up overwhelmed or coming home with something he didn’t really want to read. I was surprised, but pleased, that he chose the 13th Reality book, as it was the longest of the selections I presented to him. He is about 1/3 of the way through, and after reading time on Thursday, said, “Mom, I really like this book.” This is high praise, indeed.
Noah has been steadily making his way through the Warriors series, and is taking a short break to read Raising Dragons, which a good friend recommended to him.
Natalie is always reading several books at once – this is the one she most recently finished, I believe.
What are your kids reading?