I love seeing the young ones in our extended family loving books. Sitting next to my great niece last week, Miss 8 year old (just) wanted to know had I read the Harry Potter books. I explained to her that when the first book had come out “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, I had bought it to read to my 11 to 12 year olds class. And they had been bored by it and I gave up half way through. (They were the only class I ever had that just weren’t into books.)
Well Miss 8 year old says to me, “Well you could have just gone on to read them for yourself!”The words of the wise.
Her grandmother commented on the book she was holding – a large book of fairytales. “Oh I consider this my light reading!” she says. I enjoyed this fun book talk.
Today I am sharing five books the young ones in my family are reading
Miss 8 year old.
She has read the first three books in this series, no doubt her parents read them aloud to her first. They are both very talented in the read aloud area. They read aloud to her every night.
This is the latest in the series she is also reading. Harriet Muncaster is a British author and so talented with her drawings. “Mirabelle’s mum is a witch, her dad is a fairy, and she is a bit of both.
When Mirabelle goes off to witch school she promises not to cause any mischief . . .
But then potions class goes a bit wrong and flying practise is a disaster.” I’ve bought her this series and she always is excited to get the next one.
Mr. 7 year old. The cousin of Miss 8 year old.
This is a series too and this is number 7. By an Australian author. These are graphic novels and the bad guys are really good guys.
We are half way through the series and he did inform me he’d like them all! (I’ve been buying them for him. Whatever it takes to get boys into books.)
When Mr. 7 year old got a nasty infection behind his eye he had to spend quite some time in hospital last month. His grandmother bought him this book and she has been reading this one to him. It’s their book. A British author who seems to be very popular among NZ children!
Miss 5 year old. Sister to Mr. 7 year old.
I find her a little more difficult to buy for, it can’t be “too young” because she sees the other two and their books and she likes to keep up with them. However I hit the jackpot with this book recently and so I have two more in the series organised for her birthday coming up.
Shannon Hale – the author lives in Utah, USA. “Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her ! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? ”