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November 23rd, 2011, 06:32 PM
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Building a home library for when we start getting foster kids. I have a lot of upper elementary chapter books but need some help. I can find all kinds of little books easily but I'm specifically looking at chapter books right now. Are second graders reading chapter books? If so, can you recommend some (looking for boy and girl)? And also for the middle school level. What books are they into these days?
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November 24th, 2011, 04:40 AM
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My second-grader loved reading the Junie B. Jones books, but she is no longer challenged by them. Currently she is reading through the Puppy Place series, a fictional series about a family who cares for puppies and finds them "forever homes." She loves them! She recently read George's Marvelous Medicine (LOVED it) by Roald Dahl and has shown an interest in reading Sarah, Plain and Tall. Cam Jansen books are good (for boys and girls) as well as The Magic Treehouse series. For middle schoolers, it depends on their level. The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book is a big hit. Gary Paulsen books, like Hatchet, are great. Classics like Tuck Everlasting and Bridge to Terabithia are also good additions. I could go on and on and on...let me know if you need more suggestions
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November 27th, 2011, 12:04 PM
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Some 2nd graders are reading chapter books, it all depends on their levels. (I have a huge range of 2nd graders right now in my class....some are reading easy Frog & Toad type books, while some are at 5th grade+ reading levels). My kids love Cam Jansen, Magic Tree House, Judy Moody or Stink Books, or other shorter chapter books. They have also been into the Eye Spy and Guinness Book of Records books for kids.

Your fundraiser that you are doing...can books be purchased on that for you to use them in your home library?
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They can. Seems almost futile for us to purchase books from our own fundraiser though.

By the way, for those that didn't go read the post on RPL, DH and I are going to be starting the licensing process to become foster parents. That's why we're wanting to get a collection going. My goal is to have at least few books from several genres for all age groups so that any child coming in can hopefully find something they're interested in. Once we find out what books they like, we can focus on flushing out that area. In general, we like to have a couple books in the house at all times that we haven't read and would interest us so that we always have choices. I'd like for the same to be true for any children that come into the house.

Oh, and the fact that we're planning to foster is NOT to be mentioned on facebook just yet.
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They can. Seems almost futile for us to purchase books from our own fundraiser though.
I didn't mean for you to buy them, silly! I meant like...I could buy a book to donate to your library....so you'd get the fundraiser money AND the book.

Oh...and I don't think I have you on my FB! Do you share updates about the adoption stuff on there?
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I didn't mean for you to buy them, silly! I meant like...I could buy a book to donate to your library....so you'd get the fundraiser money AND the book.

Oh...and I don't think I have you on my FB! Do you share updates about the adoption stuff on there?
Yes you can do that. PM BensMom about it.

I share some on there. I haven't posted the announcement that we're planning to foster there yet. But, please, do add me: Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More
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