We’ve just finished up our reading obligations for the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find books that will delight their young minds and feed their little souls. So, I thought I would share a few kid-tested, mother-approved treasures that we have discovered.
(Disclaimer: I have not personally read many of these books. I usually find books for my kids on Christianbook.com by reading reviews and descriptions. If you are very particular about what your child reads, please preview them yourself.)
The Mice of the Westing Wind Series by Tim Davis. We stumbled onto these books when an excerpt of the first book was included in our reading curriculum a few years back (3rd grade, I think). My oldest son read the excerpt and then was disappointed that we couldn’t read the rest of the story. So, I was delighted to find out that not only could we buy the whole book, but there are four others in the series as well. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
And speaking of mice, I’ve already mentioned how much our family loves the Redwall books by Brian Jacques. If you haven’t read those yet, definitely check them out. There are dozens of books in the series. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Wayne Thomas Batson books. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
And a couple classics:
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So, what are some of your kids’ favorite books? We’re always on the lookout for new ones!
~written by Kendra