Best Chapter Books for 4th Grade by my 4th Grade Daughter
To get my middle daughter to write this post, I had to do two things:
1) Plug her blog called Picky Kid Pix in which she reviews the few items in her life that make her cut.
2) Just type exactly what she says.
These are her words, not mine:
I think that every chapter book is boring in the beginning. Maybe the second or third chapter is when it starts getting good. Just keep reading.
This is her advice to any kids who read these books, or any chapter book in general. Read more…
Clementine is the New Ramona Quimby
Clementine series by Sara Pennypacker
My oldest received the first book, Clementine, from her book club. She liked it so much that we got the rest of this early chapter book series. I noticed it won a Massachusetts Book Award in 2007. Finally, the other day I found the books tucked away on a high bookshelf and read them and I can see why everyone loves them so much. I’d describe them as Junie B. Jones in third grade…she’s nicer to her little brother now. She still gets in trouble but her heart is as big as her imagination and she’s a lot of fun. Read more…
Move Over Ramona: Clementine is Here!
One of our favorite literary characters that my 8-year-old daughter and I agree upon is Clementine. She’s a cross between Ramona (of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary) and Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park. What is magical about this excellent series is that it has all the charm of a Ramona book but with the level of difficulty of a Junie B. Jones book. And while Clementine has some personality traits that are similar to Junie B. Jones, she is more mature while also possessing the vulnerability and spunkiness of Ramona. In short, Clementine is THE PERFECT BEGINNING CHAPTER BOOK SERIES FOR KIDS, and by chapter book, I mean real chapters, not the Henry and Mudge kind. Read more…