More on Summer Reading

I have one child that will read a book happily for large chunks of time- he’s cruising through Narnia this summer. I have two that would rather have me read to them. Isabelle is bugged that Taylor has gotten so far in the Narnia series, but she won’t sit still long enough to read more than a couple of pages at a time. Nick has a great book that he really is trying to read. He declared today that he can visualize better when I read to him. I think that was a hint.

Read aloud time has always been a huge part of our family time. We have survived many road trips with me reading aloud or by listening to books on CD.
When I home schooled we started every morning out with read-a-loud time.

Now that it’s summer and we have more time for read-a-loud time, I would love to hear some of your favorites. Keep in mind, they must appeal to all three of my older children ages 15, 12, and 10. And bottom line, I have to like it!

Here are some of our all time favorites:

Poppy by Avi (and other books in that series)

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

Red, Black, and White by Tedd Dekker


5 thoughts on “More on Summer Reading

  1. The Trumpet of the Swan by EB White

    Canyon Winter by Walt Morey

    Hope these will e of value.

  2. Here are my thoughts, off of the top of my head, of course.

    Stuart Little (it’s classic!)

    ok I guess I just thought of one book, but still, I love it…

  3. We just found these at the library and started reading them with our boys, 10 and 13.

    “Chronicles of the Host”, books 1-4
    by D. Brian Shafer

    They’re by Destiny Image and are books about different things. Book 1 is about Lucifer’s fall from heaven and Adam and Eve’s banishment from the Garden of Eden. We just started Book 2 and it’s about Lucifer’s first meeting with the demons and about Adam and Eve losing fellowship with the Father, etc.

    They’re fictional books, but we like them so far. đŸ™‚

  4. I remember when we read “Poppy” together…it was great!!

    ~Telma (I couldn’t log in cause I forgot my password;-)) I have too many

  5. Our whole family have read the Maximum ride books. there are three so far, and even for nick and i who arent big readers we couldnt put the book down. Both my parents loved them all as well.


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