We’ve been working on this stack since last Tuesday, but I’m just now getting around to posting the list.
1. The World of Dick and Jane and Friends published by Grosset & Dunlap. I’ve discovered why these books are classics. Little Boy can read all these stories without help. The short word lists, short chapters, and repetition make this super easy. LB feels confident instead of frustrated after reading these.
2. Treasure Island from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson. I’m disappointed in this one. When I held it online on the library’s website, I thought it was the original unabridged novel. This is like the little kid cliff notes. I’m going to read it to him in preparation for the real thing, though.
3. Tricks and Transformations by Anthony Horowitz. Little Boy picked this one out because it has a close up picture of a spider on the cover. It’s a book of myths that turned out to be less interesting than he’d thought.
4. Gideon by Olivier Dunrea.
5. ParaNorman: Meet the Ghosts adapted by Lucy Rosen.
6. Mole Had Everything by Jamison Odone. I absolutely adore this book. Mole’s journey in this story perfectly parallels my own life. I may have to buy this one.
7. The Yellow Kite Flies High by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier.
8. Little Troll by Penny Dolan.
9. Treasure by Suzanne Bloom.
10. Oliver by Judith Rossell
11. The Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer. Knitting saves the day!
12. The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf. Love this one.
13. Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen.
14. When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got Munched, and Pterosaurs Took Flight by Hannah Bonner. A National Geographic Kids book.
15. Bustle in the Bushes by Giles Andreae