1. We finished Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala which was an excellent story, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a read aloud because I was crying through my words a bit.
    Now we’re reading The Five Children and It by E. Nesbit and I’m enjoying putting on a British accent. I’m also reading Old Yeller with my son.
    Can’t wait to check out your recommendations as I haven’t read any of them, but the Hobbit.

    • Amy

      Hi, Paula! Welcome to RAT! I’m not familiar with Waiting for Unicorns, but I’ll definitely look it up! (I cry in almost every read aloud, do my children are used to it. I think our motto is “If mama doesn’t cry, it’s not good.”). Speaking of tear-jerkers: Old Yeller! I’ve never read the book, but the movie is, for sure! My children enjoy E. Nesbit, and I’ve read a few of her books aloud, but I find the British stuff hard to pull off sometimes.

  2. Ok seriously. You’d think it would be easy for me to remember “LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH!” but no. I never seem to. It’s pathetic. I will strive for March, I guess.

    Bookworm2 has been practicing his reading skills with Elephant and Piggie. 🙂 That other title you’ve listed by Mo Willems looks like it could be a hoot as well!

    • Amy

      You could always link up your White Fang post. It WAS a read-aloud, right? It doesn’t have to be a wrap-up post. 🙂

  3. Sarah

    The colder weather plus sicknesses have equaled more reading time for us this month. It’s been invigorating. We enjoyed a recently released bright picture book called “Mr. Ferris and His Wheel” by Davis & Ford. The story of the man who invented the first ferris wheel for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. I highly recommend it for it’s inspiring storyline & illustrations.

    Our 8 year old son has really appreciated the classic humorous stories in the “Nicholas” books written by Rene Goscinny in the 1960s. Nicholas is a “cheeky French schoolboy” who encounters comedy in everyday situations such as playing soccer with his friends, a birthday party, a rainy day, a school class picture, etc. We have taken turns reading them aloud to each other as well as him reading them independently. There are 5 books in all & countless laughs.

  4. We’re still working our way through Ramona, now on the last one Ramona’s World. Z. is LOVING them and the boys do too. I’m reading The Book of Three to the boys (new to me also) and we’re listening to the third Sisters Grimm book in the car.

  5. I think the only read-aloud post I managed in February was one on what the boy is reading right now:


    So fun that you have dived into E&P – I do think that boys think it is funnier than the girls, but we sure do get a kick out of reading them to him!

    I guess I did review some Lincoln read alouds here: http://herdofsteph.blogspot.com/2015/02/happy-birthday-president-lincoln.html and talked about how Dr. Doolittle would make a great read-aloud here: http://herdofsteph.blogspot.com/2015/02/reading-report-voyages-of-doctor.html. I also blogged The Story Girl, but since I think I linked it late last month I won’t relink here.

    We are THISCLOSE to being done with The Golden Road and then I need to figure out what is next – I’m thinking Amos Fortune because we are deep into slavery issues in SOTW 3 right now and it would beautifully tie in. (And, truthfully, I need a break from all the descriptive LMM from the last two months!)

    • Amy

      See, Stephanie, you blogged quite a bit about your read alouds!

      I know what you mean about needing a break from LMM’s descriptions! Whew! I LOVED Amos Fortune. I think you will, too.

  6. JoannaTopaz

    My eight-year-old girl has always loved (and still does) Elephant and Piggie. I think it depends on your girl. 🙂
    We have moved into read-alouds lately that are well-known children’s books that I, despite reading voraciously for many years now, had never read. In February, we did The Watsons Go to Birmingham (and then borrowed the movie from the library); Harriet the Spy; and Caddie Woodlawn.

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