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June 25th, 2012, 10:25 AM
AMDG's Avatar Margaret
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Do you read chapter books to your kids? What chapter books are your favorites? My husband I just starting reading chapter books to our boys and we are all really enjoying it. It brings back so many good memories I have of sitting with my mom and listening to a chapter out of a book. My dh is reading some of the Beverly Cleary books with the boys - the Henry Huggins ones - he reads one chapter after dinner while I do the dishes. I read the first Boxcar Children book to the boys and they loved that one too. Those books were written in the 40s and they are so wholesome the kids are so responsible and respectful.

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June 25th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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We have done this for years. I usually have an 'afternoon' chapter book going with all of the kids, and dh does a nightly one. Some good ones we have covered:: The Little House series - we've been through these twice. The Darby O'gill books, The Great Brain (fantastic for boys!) We've done the Boxcar Children here and there. Anything Astrid Lindgren, (think Pippi Longstocking) A.A. Milne books and poems, Ruydyard Kiplings The Jungle Book and Just So Stories - Of course there is Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia and everything in that genre. Swallows and Amazons is pretty good for boys too!

Fr. Brown mysteries are great too - CHC carries them for the younger set. (The Father Brown Readers) I could go on and on! We don't do television here, so we get a little crazy with the books!
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June 26th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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I'm glad someone started this thread because I'm constantly trying to find good non-objectionable chapter books for my boys. Currently, we're reading Charlotte's Web, and we've done some Boxcar Children in the past. I have Mr. Popper's Penguins but I don't know the storyline and need to check it before letting DS read it. I just hate it when supposedly "good books" teach my children bad attitudes.

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June 26th, 2012, 02:06 PM
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I'm going through our Roald Dahl collection with Jaidyn at the moment. We have one more left to read, then she wants to start on Harry Potter
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June 28th, 2012, 03:39 AM
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i want to because my mother always did to me and I really enjoyed it. However, I just can't seem to find the time.

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