Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage. This week we’re sharing our favorite books for beginning readers.
Over time, I have developed a ‘learning to read’ book list, a list of books that each of our children reads through sequentially as soon as they ‘finish’ Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (we stop between lesson 50-75).
The lists below are comprised of the children’s favorite books from my “learning to read” book list.
Yes, I do resort to (and often enjoy) Dr. Seuss for our beginning readers.
Frog and Toad Are Friends, Frog and Toad All Year and Frog and Toad Together – Some of our favorites. Our children enjoy laughing at the silly antics of Frog and Toad and if you hang around us long enough you will probably hear some literary illusions to this series.
Mouse Tales – More silly stories that tickle the funny bones of our beginning readers.
Hill of Fire – Based on a true story about the birth of a volcano.
Amelia Bedelia – This is a link to a set of Amelia Bedelia books, but listening to one of these books is enough for me. Not my favorites, but the kids like them.
Pompeii…Buried Alive! – The single favorite beginning reader of all of our children. The fact that it really happened and that they can see pictures of the ruins is tremendously appealing.
Owl at Home – More silly goodness from Arnold Lobel.
The Titanic: Lost and Found – An interesting easy reader about this fascinating tragedy.
Little House in the Big Woods – Many of our children have moved quickly through this stage of early reading (and some have not). The Little House series is a great next step for reading independently.
Visit the other 4 Moms to find out their favorite books for beginning readers:
Past and upcoming 4 Moms topics:
- February 17 – Spending individual time with your kids
- February 24 – Q & A – Naming babies, youth groups, Bible versions for young children and baby equipment
- March 17 – Bread baking 101: a photo tutorial
- March 24 – The large family attends church: Tips for arriving on time. (don’t laugh)