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I’m still working my way through The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong. It really is amazing how this young girl raised to be a gentlewoman from a wealthy family in England became the first white woman to settle on the Miramichi River. The story is fiction based on fact – very readable and enjoyable.
15-year-old daughter – Four by Veronica Roth. My daughter said this is one of best contemporary novels she has read – far better than Divergent with no comparison.
14-year-old son – Four by Veronica Roth. My son said he agrees with what his sister said only with less enthusiasm. My daughter is practically a card-carrying fangirl in several different fandoms which explains the enthusiasm. Honestly, I don’t mind. I enjoy listening to her thoughts on what she is reading and/or listening to. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy reading her blog(s).
12-year-old son – Reader’s Digest Facts and Fallacies. My boys love to read books that are full of facts and are always telling us some piece of trivia they’ve learned.
10-year-old daughter – Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. This is the same author of “The Hunger Games” trilogy. Basically it’s about an eleven-year-old boy who falls into a whole different worlds deep under the earth called the Underworld. There the bats, rats, and bugs are people-sized and speak English. There are battles and rescues and puzzles to solve. Believe it or not, my favourite character from this series is a rat, and I even felt a kindly affection for a particular cockroach.
8-year-old daughter – Lights, Cameras…Cats – Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew. These books are from when Nancy, George and Bess were younger. As a book purist, I’m not crazy about them, but my little girls enjoy them.
6-year-old son – Family Circus. We have dozens of comics from Peanuts to Garfield to Family Circus to Calvin and Hobbes and others. I have found them a great thing for my beginning readers. It is so much fun to watch (and listen) as they finally find out what the joke was all about after years of just looking at the picture and making up their own joke to it. All of my children have cut their reading teeth on comic books of this genre.
3-year-old son – Madeline and the Bad Hat by Ludwig Bemelmans
So do you have any books that you think we should be reading?