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    • hopeistheword

      Closeacademy,

      For some reason, your username (?) didn’t come up as a link. Can you please add a link. I want to read your Read Aloud Thursday post, of course!

  1. TaraTheLiberator

    I don’t blog but I’ll play!

    Currently, we are reading aloud Mother West Wind’s Neighbors, by Thornton Burgess; The Trouble with Tink, by who knows/who cares (it’s our twaddle book which my Tinker Bell-loving daughter begged me to get from the library); and the Usborne Treasury of Animal Stories by Susanna Davidson.

    We are almost done with Mother West Wind, so tomorrow we will start Edward, Hoppy, and Joe, by Robert Lawson (of Rabbit Hill fame), and over the weekend I expect to start The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson.

  2. hopeistheword

    TaraThe Liberator,

    How old are your children? I ask because I’m always looking for longer read-alouds that are age appropriate. I have The Family Under the Bridge, but I didn’t know if it would be appropriate for my 4 1/2 year old and 3 year old because I’ve never read it.

    Thanks for playing!!

  3. This sounds like a great idea! Maybe I’ll play along on my blog next week. I have a three year old (and a 9 month old) and his bedtime routine involves me reading him four books of his choosing. He has his favourites, but I try to sneak a few of mine in as well. I THINK the four we had tonight were:

    The Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
    Kipper’s Monster (Monster?) by Mick Inkpen
    Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
    and Titus’s Troublesome Tooth by Linda Jennings

  4. hopeistheword

    Thanks, Tara! Your children ARE close in age! Mine are 18 months apart. I thought we were nuts when I first learned of DD#2’s existence, but God had greater plans. I would not change it now for ANYTHING. They fight and play well together all day long!

  5. TaraTheLiberator

    Yes, they are very close in age, but we are an adoptive family, so they are not biologically related. In the adoption world they are known as artificial twins. Sometimes I wonder what made me think having two kids so close in age was a good idea 😉 but for the most part it’s great, and the kids are best friends. 🙂

  6. I love pioneer stories too and am trying to brainwash my girls 🙂

    I think I will check our library for covered wagons, bumpy trails and homespun sarah.

    I love A A Milne, so will definitely be looking out for read aloud Thursday tomorrow 🙂

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