Our Re-Aloud Books (Chapter Books)

A couple of week or so ago I highlighted 14 picture books my girls have been enjoying lately. Today I thought I’d share a few of the chapter books we are enjoying. Each day during lunch I read a chapter from Chronicle of Narnia.

Last week we finally finished The Horse and His Boy and loved every minute of it!  It seems that everyone knows and talks about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but we’ve been loving this book as much or more than the first couple of books in the series!  We’ve had some really good talks about class differences and how people treat each other.

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that we are having to spend a lot of time in the car this semester.  We need to travel to the doctors twice a week for LD for allergy shots. The drive is 30 minutes each way.  We’ve put that time to good use. We are loving Pimsleur German.  It turns out that one of my best friends is using that with her kids as well and they like it as well.  I think ED (4, almost 5) is a bit on the young side for it, but the other two (ages 7 and 9) are really getting a lot out of the lessons.  We keep the lessons to 15 minutes (1/2 of a unit) and so does my friend. Another friend gave us Rosetta Stone for German 1 and we are very excited to try that out.  We’ll let you know how that goes.

The rest of the time we’re in the car we’ve been listening to The Hobbit. We are listening to the unabridged audiobook of the Hobbit and everyone including ED loves it!

Finally, I’ve started reading some of the Magic Tree House books with ED.  We’ve read the first three.  After reading Dinosaurs Before Dark she did a little diorama project… and has had a lot of fun playing with Daddy and on her own with her Littlest Pet Shop critters! We had the materials gathered to make a castle to go along with the Knight at Dawn (book 2), but didn’t get around to that. Life’s like that sometimes!!

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  1. by Selah

    On February 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I am currently reading Prince Caspian to my kids (7 & 4) and we are really enjoying it. We are reading the series in it’s original order, so it will be awhile before we get to A Horse and His Boy but I’m looking forward to it.

    My 7 year old is planning to listen to The Hobbit later this year (after he finishes reading and listening to A Series of Unfortunate Events).

    We LOVE The Magic Tree House Series! We’ve read all 48 and the Fact Tracker books.
    http://www.magictreehouse.com/#for_teachers
    and
    http://www.mthclassroomadventures.org
    have fantastic resources and ideas to go along with the books.

  2. by Liesl Den

    On February 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks for those resources!