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Subject: What are you reading aloud with your children?
Date Posted: 8/22/2007 6:24 PM ET
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Right now, we are reading Little House on the Prairie (quite a treat for me, as I never read the series as a child), The House on Pooh Corner, and The Borrowers.

What are you reading aloud?

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Date Posted: 8/22/2007 6:29 PM ET
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We are getting ready to start today a bio of Christopher Columbus.

Every day we are always reading little kid books with my 3 year old.

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Date Posted: 8/22/2007 10:33 PM ET
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I just finished reading Boys of Grit Who Became Men of Honor to my son. It was very inspirational. Now we are reading The Mysterious Message. It is from the Farm Mystery Series.

The little girls have been listening to Curious George and The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh. Delightful!

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Date Posted: 8/22/2007 11:08 PM ET
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We are reading "Gladys Alyward"...she was a missionary to China. We're reading from one of the books in a series of biographies done by Youth With A Mission (YWAM). This book is so fantastic!

We're learning all about China, and geography..all kinds of great information!

To hear and see how God had His hand on her life and ministry is amazing...and such an encouraging reminder.

Have a great night!



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Date Posted: 8/22/2007 11:22 PM ET
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My 7yo dd has developed a passion for horses, so we are reading Black Beauty by Anna Sewall.  I read this as a kid too, and was delighted when she asked me to get it!

BTW, if anyone has a good hb copy with nice illustrations, please pm me, I would like to get one for our personal library--thanks!


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Date Posted: 8/22/2007 11:53 PM ET
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We just started According to Amos, a historical fiction book about the life of the apostle Paul as told by his dog (Amos).  My aunt gave it to me when I was a kid, and I love it.  My kids are enjoying it, too.  = )

In the past, we have read all the Winnie-the-Pooh books, The Hobbit,  The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate di Camillo (GREAT book!), The Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte's Web, Chet Gecko mysteries by Bruce Hale (which the kids can read for themselves, but they are SO funny...my husband and I like them, too!), and more that I'm forgetting at the moment.  We're going to start on the Redwall series by Brian Jacques when we finish According to Amos.  I just hope I can read all those dialects and accents properly!


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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 12:23 AM ET
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Hey Amity, we are reading Black Beauty too! We recently read Real Kids Real Adventures (can't remember which volume). The kids love those because they are true stories.


Jori I pm'd you!

We have found another good one! Kingdom Parables.


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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 9:27 AM ET
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we are reading Little House in the Big woods, we just recently read Charlotte's Web. :)

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 10:23 AM ET
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Lots of us are reading the Little House books, it seems! I'm reading to my sons Farmer Boy from the Little House series. My 8 year old is loving the whole series (my older children never got into it). I am going to read The Power of Nonviolence, essays on peace, to my teens.
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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 10:28 AM ET
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For the past year or so, we have been reading the Deltora series (three series in all - total of 15 books).  It has taken us a while, because during the summer months we tend to slack off abit.....we only have just over 1 book left to do. 

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 10:37 AM ET
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We are listening to Inkspell, read by Brandon Fraiser. He is fantastic at the voices, and we are really enjoying the book.  We had to get this through inter-library loan, and it was worth the wait.

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 1:46 PM ET
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We are reading Carol Marsh's Mystery at the Biltmore.

We are getting ready for a trip to Asheville in about 2 weeks to the Biltmore and the Live and Learn Conference.

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 1:50 PM ET
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We haven't started much outloud reading yet....other than our basic little golden books.  I have a series of books that we're going to use for history this year...covering everyone from Daniel Boone to Clara Barton, Henry Ford to Abraham Lincoln.  I can't wait!

Last year we read through Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and a couple of others.

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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 3:14 PM ET
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I am actually one of those slacker moms who isn't reading anything lengthy aloud to the children.  We do hit The Bible in 90 Days from time to time, but the sections that I'm reading right now are over their heads.  We'll probably resume the lengthy Bible readings during the vacation drive.  I select small readings some days, mostly picture books.  But we don't have any long book that we are reading. 

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Date Posted: 8/25/2007 10:15 AM ET
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We're reading Little House on the Prairie and the Treasurey of Virtues.

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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 12:25 AM ET
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We're reading the 2nd book in the Magic Bicycle series by John Bibbee and the 1st in the Terrestria Chronicles series.


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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 9:25 AM ET
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We are just finishing up The Phantom Tollbooth this morning.  I was excited as my ds was really into the book.  We are also reading The Jedi Apprentice series and currently are on book 4.

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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 11:37 AM ET
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I am reading Chicken Soup for the kids soul to my GS. 


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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 11:54 AM ET
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Our read-aloud is called Little White Horse.  And then I read-aloud all our other homeschool materials.

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