Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Reading Challenge the Second

Another reading challenge check in! We've been reading like crazy, as always. I'm working my way through the 5th Harry Potter book and the kids have a nest of library books they have been going through. Our weekly library trips are the best.

This check in we checked off 3 categories-

A book about bugs- Miss Spider's Wedding

Miss Spider books are always beautiful and full of amazing pictures. This one was adorable and sweet and the kids really enjoyed it.

A book about princesses- Princess in Training

We actually read a few princess books recently. I try to find some really cool princess stories that show how fierce and cool chicks can be. Princess in Training goes on our list because it was such a neat story of a princess that doesn't quite fit in and tries to be the kind of princess that she's not but then discovers that she's amazing just the way she is! We also read The Princess Knight, which I really recommend. If you've seen the movie Brave, it reminded me of that a bit. And we read Stella, Princess of the Sky, which isn't actually about a princess really, but princess is in the title and it's a beautiful book.

A book you read as a child- Half Magic

This is actually a chapter book that we've been working on for a couple of weeks. We try to get through at least once chapter book a month. Half Magic is adorable and fun and sweet and neat and everyone should read it. I read it as a kid and it was a joy to revisit.

I'm looking forward to picking out some more books with the kids this week for the next check in! Happy reading.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. - C.S. Lewis

Sweet Turtle Soup

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of reading chapters books as a family. We were working our way through some when Aria was younger, but now that she shows so much interest in books she doesn't want to read a chapter book. So we've put that on the backburner for now. I like the idea of reading a chapter or so after dinner every night. And, you can't beat Harry Potter!