Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge -- September 15, 2011

It's time to link up at Footprints in the Butter and share what I've been reading aloud to my children this week.

We're over halfway through Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit. It was definitely a great choice for our Civil War read-alouds. It has a lot of espionage and enough danger to make it appealing to Brennan. It's about a female soldier in the Civil War, though, so it would appeal just as much to girls.
Lauren and I finished Charlotte's Web this morning. What a wonderful book, even if I do get teary eyed at the end of it. Some of my favorite lines are in the final few pages in the book. "No one had ever had such a friend -- so affectionate, so loyal, and so skillful."And then, the last lines of the book: "She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."
For a few moments, I considered reading another book by E.B. White. I then remembered how the other two children's books he wrote (Stuart Little and Trumpet of the Swan) are perhaps better saved until Lauren is a bit older.  Instead, I opted to begin reading My Father's Dragon to her tonight.

In terms of picture books, Lauren and I shared an old favorite and a few new treasures: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, The Deep Blue Sky Twinkles with Stars by Cyndy Szekeres, and The Clown of God by Tomie dePaola.


  1. Going On a Bear Hunt is one of our family favorites! Especially when we acted out the entire book and pretended a bear was chasing us. Have fun! :)

  2. Cristi!! I made the same decision regarding E. B. White! LOL!

    Great books there...

    And reading this makes me want to be doing US History this year instead of World history... I just can't get excited about the books we read so recently. I want to read Behind Rebel Lines again (we loved that one) and...

    My plan is good. We are following the plan...



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