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Old 06-30-2005, 02:30 PM
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What are your kids reading this summer?

My son has started reading the Magic Tree House series. He really likes the books so far and they are easy enough for him to understand without them being too easy.

He reads between 15-30 minutes most days.
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Old 06-30-2005, 08:08 PM
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Dd1 will be reading 1984 by George Orwell. It was her choice. She heard dh and I talking about big brother in every day life once and has been curious about where we got that info from. I think she will be a little concerned and scared after she reads it, but she's almost 14 and very uptight about the worlds affairs. She'll be able to handle it.
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:21 PM
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Mine read a bit of everything. The series they read include The Bailey City School Kids, The A - Z Mysteries, and The Animal Ark. They both still like the Berenstain Bears. DD likes the Mary Kae and Ashley Mysteries and DS loves Harry Potter and cannot wait for the new one. He has read all of the others at least 3 times or more. He can read and usually does for two hours each night.

I just had to add another bookshelf for all their books as they don't like giving them up. I did manage to get two boxes of ones they were willing to let go.
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Old 07-01-2005, 05:48 AM
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Robin, Its the same way here with books, books and more books.

My son has looked into the A-Z Mysteries too. He is not at all interested in Harry Potter even though there are a lot of kids his age reading those stories.


LJsmom, I remember reading 1984 in school. Im interested to know how she reacts after reading it.



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My daughter is reading Harry Potter!! She loves it
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My 13-year-old just finished Deathwatch which was assigned reading for school. He had to read one book and then do a short report on it. That's almost done. Then, on to the fun stuff. He's also in the middle of rereading the Harry Potter series in preparation for the new release, AND he's reading a series by Eoin Colter (Artemis Fowl). He reads and reads and reads.

My 9-year-old DD is not such a motivated reader. She's been reading the Calvin & Hobbes collections but I want her reading something that's not a comic book. She has started a book called Fever about an epidemic in Philadelphia during Colonial times. It's age appropriate but slow going.

Luke (age 3) is into the Curious George books these days, and anything about construction equipment, trains, boats, airplanes, undersea life, or dinosaurs also captures his interest.
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My 9 year old is a bit of a mystery to me when it comes to reading. He loves to get new books - he chooses them from the Scholastic flyers he gets through school but then I'm not sure how much he really reads from them. I mean every day I'll notice him with a book in his hands for a while and he's always proud to show me how many pages he's read (I don't ask, he just wants to show me) but it never seems to be the same book from one time to another and I know that there's no way he could have finished one in one sitting. I also wonder if he's just looking at the book or actually reading some of it. Is he trying to impress me because I'm an avid reader and a school teacher? I know I could question him but we worked hard all year on reading comprehension for his homework (which he hates to do) so I don't want to discourage him by hounding him about his "voluntary" reading. Anyway, he asked for the Lemony Snicket Series so I ordered it for him (it was only 20$ for all the books) and he seems to be "reading". He also likes any book that has a dog on the cover!
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My son also started doing this. He would act like he was reading and then show me a bunch of pages that he had supposedly read. To stop this, I now ask him to recap the pages that he has just read. Then I tell him to give me a short version of what the whole story is about to the point where he stopped reading. This has made him slow down a lot.

Another thing that works for us is when I ask him to read to me while I cook dinner or while we are sitting on the couch with his sister.

When he was younger, we spent a lot of time taking turns reading from the same book. I would read a page, then he would read....

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Pinkie Winky book reading..

My son loves to read...he was into the Treehouse ones...now he is reading the Lemony Snicket {sp?} from the movie.I happened to come across some at a garage sale!!!! cant beat that!!! and we have books books books too..but if he is reading thats GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! we have gone thru and have gotten some to get rid of!!!
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Maureen, we are drowning in books at my house too. What could be better?
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