1. “Dolls that Come to Life” is quite the genre, it seems At first I didn’t think there were all that many books that would fit it, but the more I look the more it seems I find. We are currently reading “The Friendship Doll.” I definitely don’t like it as much as Hitty, but it’s okay. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane sounds great too, but I am waiting on that I think until next year when maybe Mr. E will have the patience to listen as well since I think he will like it too.

  2. I didn’t read this one aloud, but my 10 year old read it herself and really liked it. We loved Half Magic earlier in the year. This week we are reading The Apple and the Arrow and also finishing the audio of Tom Sawyer — it’s a great read aloud week, here!!

  3. Dorie

    We haven’t read any of these titles, but I do believe I should someday read Ivanhoe. It seems like one of those ‘must read’ books. I do so agree – how wonderful it is when readinig a book sparks the initerest to read more!

  4. I picked up an Eager book awhile back and wasn’t sure what to make of it, so I closed it and moved on. Now I’m curious again, since you have consistently liked them.

    I am also glad to note that I’m not the only one juggling read alouds against an impatient and discontent younger sibling! 🙂 We’re trying to manage this as well.

  5. I think Knight’s Castle is hysterical, but I think having read Ivanhoe first made it so. I highly recommend Ivanhoe–it is slow going in the beginning, but after that it is a lot of fun.

    I sure can understand your frustration reading with a little one. Mine is four and she thinks when I read aloud that is her time to talk. Yesterday I was pulling my hair out because she wouldn’t be quiet!

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