What the kids are reading this December

When all three of my minions are reading something they like, I am a very happy mum!

We spent Thanksgiving in the mountains in New Mexico and on our shopping day in town my son picked out the latest installment of the Wimpy Kid series – Hard Luck – as his treat 🙂 He spent most of the car ride home with his nose in the book, and having finished it in record time he had decided to revisit the other Wimpy Kid stories on his shelf.

My oldest daughter, having whizzed through the book she got from the school library and not having anything else immediately available, begged for something from my book shelf. She wasn’t keen on ‘Divergent’ (she doesn’t want anything to take away her love for the Hunger Games series) so I suggested ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak and she loves it so much she wants her own copy.

My youngest has been obsessing over all the fairy books * written by Daisy Meadows. She is currently almost finished with ‘Victoria the Violin Fairy’ – she even dressed up as the main character for her school’s literary day.
I hope she loves the box full of rainbow fairy books I have waiting to put under the Christmas tree!

 

*Additional info and thoughts on the fairy books my 7yo loves: I recently read an article (which I have been unable to find again!)  online concerning the Rainbow Fairies books. Basically, these books are not written by a single author but a group of writers who brainstorm and create the stories together. The article was slightly scathing, taking a ‘these are not real books’ view of the whole thing and many comments agreed with that stance. Sure I’m bummed that ‘Daisy Meadows’ is not a real person, because *giggle* imagine having that name, but in my opinion the books are friendly and fun and they promote reading – why would anyone knock that?

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What the kids are reading over the summer

Middle school is right around the corner , or hanging out at the end of Summer Lane, and with it comes the summer reading assignment.
This year our neighborhood middle school organized itself a little better and sent out a list of books for the incoming 6th graders to choose from.
The Boy and I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and looked at all the books on the list and he decided upon ‘The One and Only Ivan’ by Katherine Applegate.
He likes that it’s about a gorilla and there are large amounts of empty space on each page *sigh*
But he did get to page twelve before breakfast so it’s a start.
I will post a review and his thoughts on the book when we get to the last page.

My oldest, my TEENAGER (yeah still a little shocked by this) listened carefully as I read the back cover and first page of each book on the 6th grade list and decided that she wanted ‘The City of Ember’ by Jeanne DuPrau for herself.

My youngest aka Little One aka The Girl Who Had An Actual Live Snake On Her Head Yesterday (no lie, a snake got on her head!) is still obsessed with those books about fairies so she managed to pick up ‘Joy the Summer Vacation Fairy’ and ‘Shannon the Ocean Fairy’ and she is reading them simultaneously. (I’m a little confused.)

I’m also reading ‘The Magic Finger’ by Roald Dahl to all the kids because they like the silliness of Dahl combined with the silliness of Mum doing voices.