Thursday, September 8, 2011

Read Aloud Challenge -- September 8th

I hesitated to link up with Debra's Read-Aloud Challenge at Footprints in the Butter again this week because I don't think I have much new to share.

We are less than half a chapter away from finishing Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt. I'm not sure Brennan caught all of the Civil War talk in the latter half of the book. For a while, the names of generals and battles were coming a bit too fast too keep up. Since my goal is to give him a general idea of the times (themes versus facts), we didn't slow down and look them all up. Addison, however, loves hearing all of the details of the battles.
I've decided that our next Civil War read-aloud will be Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit. You may laugh at my rationale, but I chose the book with the shortest chapters. Lately, we've sometimes struggled to get through the long chapters without having to take too many breaks at inopportune moments. I think we'll all enjoy a week or so when most of the interruptions can wait a few moments until a scheduled chapter breaks.


Lauren and I continue to enjoy Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Some of my favorite reading times lately have been the mornings when we can enjoy a chapter or two as soon as we wake up. I suspect that we'll finish the book by the time I check in next week.

We've read quite a few picture books, but I'll only list the ones that I'd consider worthy of recommendation --  All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan, The Napping House by Audrey Wood, and Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.



2 comments:

  1. I think we have read all those except Behind Rebel Lines. All those picture books are good, but I recall All the Places to Love especially as being a really enchanting book.

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  2. I really like "All the places of the World". It is such a sweet book.

    We read Charlotte's Web recently too. We didn't enjoy Stuart Little though. Will you be reading it as well?

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