My almost seven year old (specifically, she’s still six for 8 more days) really likes to read. I mean, it’s like I’ve done something right when it comes to parenting or something, a feeling I’m so not accustom to feeling.
Her teacher says shes excelled far and above the expectations for her age and grade. (shameless toot!)
After school, she reads books to her siblings while I get dinner ready. Stuff like Dr. Seuss, Madeline, and A Baby Sister for Frances.
Then at night, we let her read “chapter books” on her own. Currently, books of the Roald Dahl variety are her favorites.
But I need help.
Shamefully, when it comes to Pipers education, I’m finding myself out of touch. With her birthday and Christmas just around the corner, I would love to place an order on Amazon and get her some challenging books all her own.
So what are your thoughts? What “chapter books” are appropriate for around the 3rd grade reading level, but still not “adult” in nature.
Is Harry Potter too scary? Are the Little House on the Prairie series too lame? Should I dig out my Babysitter Club book collection out of storage? And oh my, when would it be a good time to hide my copy of Are you there God, it’s me Margaret?
Help me out. What books are your kids totally into these days? I’m looking at you, home school folks….