1. We’ve read several of those. Ben and Me is really short and fast to read aloud. Depending on what your goals for reading aloud are, I think Mr. Bowditch is great for shared experience. We’ve read it twice and both Hannah and Jack requested their own copies to read again. Amos Fortune gave us a couple of great discussions about prejudice and justice. A really good selection for the French and Indian War is Calico Captive.

  2. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is a wonderful selection to read aloud. The children and I enjoyed it and learned a lot when I read it aloud a couple of years ago.

    It never fails that from time to time, one of them grabs it from the library.

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