Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Book Recommendations

Clare loves to read.  She also loves to wind down after school by listening to a chapter book on CD while she gets changed out of her uniform after school.  I try to keep her supply of reading and listening materials well stocked from our local library.  Clare will tell you she likes (loves) the Mary Kate & Ashley series, but I try to give her books with a bit more substance to them.  Here are some of her favorite books that I have checked out for her, they average about a 4th grade reading level.

Pippi Longstocking Series by Astrid Lindgren

The American Girl Series various authors

A Cricket in Times Square by Geore Selden

Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough

No Flying in the House by Betty Brock

Kylie Jean Series by Marci Peschke

Hotel for Dogs
Movie for Dogs
News for Dogs
all by Lois Duncan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney

Rainbow Fairy Series by Daisy Meadows

Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Capital Mysteries Series by Ron Roy

The Boys Start the War by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Fancy Nancy Chapter Books by Jane O'Connor

Bean and Ivy Series by Annie Barrows

I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis

The Show Must Go On by Kate Klise

Emily Windsnap Series by Liz Kessler



  1. I love your comment about "listening to a chapter book on CD while winding down". I never thought of that and might give it a try with Alyssa. I'm thrilled Alyssa is a bookworm and wouldn't trade it for the world. If you haven't tried the Magic Fairy series, Clare might like that. It's a very large series!

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