Music to my ears. A father wants to know which chapter books would be great readalouds to his two young girls.
I hosted my middle daughter’s book club this past week. She chose her all-time favorite book by which she judges all other books, Newbury Honor Book, The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden. Activity 1: Create a Cricket Habitat with Actual Crickets to Bring Home.
Your child insist on chapter books but isn’t ready for Newbery Award authors? Sick of low quality series about weird schools or fairies? Here are suggestions beyond the obvious ones. Mom and teacher approved.
My middle daughter is so picky that she started her own blog on the things she likes. Getting her a book she likes for me is an education in getting reluctant readers to engage. Tonight at dinner she asked me to blog on her blog to drive traffic to it. Smart kid. I told her that she needs to put up 4 posts so that readers will know what her blog is about first. This is her second post but I changed the words to give you my opinion of why she likes the books since we have been reading partners all year.
The Cricket in Times Square was one of her all time favorite books and she asked her teacher, Miss Brooks Loves Books (But I Don’t), for a book as good as this. Her teacher would say, “Sorry, there really isn’t one but try Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, or The Trumpet of the Swan. None of these suggestions would work out. I’m not sure why this post was so popular to be honest. The craft, though, was fun. We decorated cricket cages and gave the kids pet crickets from a pet shop. They sell them as “live food” for lizards.