1. Sherry

    My girls are 18 and 16, and we still do read-aloud together. We just finished “Steal Like an Artist.” In the evenings we are reading “Hamlet.” Building that foundation with young children pays continual dividends in lovers of reading through life.

    Great post! We loved all these you mentioned in years past. While cleaning off our bookshelves last month, we ran across some tattered oldies that we just could not part with. My heart almost burst when my oldest said, “Mom! We have to keep these so you can read them with my children. Those are the best memories I have of you when I was little.”

  2. My 15 year old daughter sat down at my computer while I had this post open. She read through it and I overheard her saying” Oh, yes, that was a a good,….I remember reading that one…..loved it…..”

    Reading aloud is so worth it! Many hours I read aloud to her and now I can’t keep up with pace. She devours books!

  3. Half a day late but we made it! I got us back “in” on the game this month! Woo hoo! 😀

    Thanks for hosting. We read On the Banks of Plum Creek, The Snow Queen and got started on The Silver Chair.

    It seems a little bit of a stretch to the imagination that the DLM has reached the age for beginning chapter books! WOAH!

  4. Hi! Just found your blog through Education is a Life. 🙂 I’ve just put The Alphabet Room on hold. 🙂 SO many books! So little time! *sigh*

    I just realized that I started My Father’s Dragon a while ago, for some reason we never finished it. I think maybe my girls were too young? Time to try it again, I guess!

    I love your header, btw. 🙂

  5. Hi ! Thanks for sharing the link to your blog. I enjoyed reading about this book, even though my children are long past alphabet books.

    We just finished a teen version of Canterbury Tales. Now we are reading Renni the Rescuer by Felix Salten.

    I will have to remember your book link up and write about our reading on blog and link up.

    • Amy

      Thanks for sharing your read-alouds. I’d LOVE for you to link up your own read-aloud posts. In fact, it’s not too late this month, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
      Which version of The Canterbury Tales did you read? I’ve looked at an adaptation before, but it wasn’t quite sanitized enough for my young children. 😉

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