It’s been awhile since we’ve done a #weeklyreadingbasket post, but rest assured that our after-lunch read-aloud time is going strong! (We have been inspired by Veronica at Seven Lovely Things to make read-alouds a priority in our home.) I hope you will join us with YOUR reading basket this week; just use the hashtag on Instagram to link up with us!
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
— Garrison Keillor
Between the books I request for signing classes and books the girls choose for themselves, we average about 40 library books each week. As an avid reader myself, I want my girls to have lots of choices so that independent reading time is a treat, not a chore. It’s not unusual to find one or both girls curled up on the couch with a book during our free play mornings.
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Now that she is done with naps, Addie (7) has been devouring chapter books at a pretty fast rate. We typically grab an extra “classic” (Laura Ingalls Wilder or Beverly Cleary) each week to add a little breathing room to my pre-reading process. Last week, we started a new series by Jessica Day George: Tuesdays at the Castle, Wednesdays in the Tower, and Thursdays with the Crown–all three books really captured my interest, and I’m excited to hear Addie’s thoughts when she finishes.
Kate (3.75) continues to love books written by Liesbet Slegers and the Maisy books by Lucy Cousins. Other winners this week include Katie Loves the Kittens, My Bus, A High, Low, Near, Far, Loud, Quiet Story, and two religious picture books: It Will Be Okay and Some Answers are Loud, Some Answers are Soft.