A couple of years ago, when I set a goal to read “fewer books, with more intention”, I also decided to make sure my kids had read all the books we already own. The same goes here for read-aloud. Why schlep it to the library or bookstore when there are as-yet-undiscovered treasures right on our very own bookshelves?
Here’s what I decided on for this year’s read-aloud roundup. I’ll be adding to this list as I choose more titles.
Anne of Green Gables
We’re about half way through the book at this point. My 14 year old son, while initially irritated by Anne’s long soliloquies, has been properly charmed by her as well. He also asked me “Mom, can we rent the movie on Netflix?” Yes, son, as soon as we’re done with the book. #MomWin
I’ve been wanting to read this book to the kids for years, but of course when I decided to do it this year, I couldn’t find the book anywhere. Figures. It’s currently on my wish list at PaperBackSwap, so I’m sure I’ll get a copy sooner or later.
We started this book then
lost it in the depths of the couch for some reason abandoned it, but the kids enjoyed what we read. I also have a goal to read an old tattered French copy of the book I picked up, so reading the English version first will help. Also, the movie is coming out in March and we have to read the book first. Because RULES!
Since the Dust Bowl has captured my attention lately, this book of the ordeal from a child’s perspective made the list. Also, chalk this up to my mom-ness, but I’m a fan of anything that reminds my children of how utterly fortunate and wealthy they are to live at the time and in the place that they do, and of what children endured in generations past, even right here in the USofA.
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
This seemed like a good introduction to good ole Samuel Clemens, and embarrassingly, I’ve never read it!