Books are a mainstay in our house. I am adamant about reading to the kids or if they are reading, to dive into a book everyday. We've always had an ample amount of books in our home, we go to the library often, we encourage reading.
I'm always trying to find authors, themes, or genres that the kids will enjoy. For my 3rd grade daughter, I am constantly trying to get ideas for books that go beyond the "girlie" book genre (think Beverly Cleary). It's not that she or I don't like these books; I just want to make sure she's getting a wide range of topics.
Here are some current faves in my daughter's reading queue.
1. Ivy and Bean series, by Annie Barrows. This series is one of the first chapter book series that my daughter really got into (in the first grade). With fun plots and cute sketch drawings, it was the perfect series for my daughter to get acclimated to lengthier books.
2. Where The Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein. I love adding poetry to her reading list and she can read this classic over and over.
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