I write often about reading and the importance that good books play in our lives. Thanks to a challenge from The Happy Housewife to share some books we are currently reading, I made my Thursday Thirteen a list of thirteen books that our family is reading this month.
- Hans Brinker by Mary Maples Dodge. It has been years since I read this book and I am enjoying going back through it as I read it aloud to my younger daughter.
- Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This is the book I am currently reading aloud to my older daughter at bedtime. We love the fact that while Anne has gotten older, she still manages to have quite a few adventures.
- Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight. This is the next book on the list for reading aloud with my oldest. Another one that I haven’t read in years, I only remember that I didn’t read it too often as a child because it always made me cry!
- Wisdom and the Millers by Mildred A. Martin. This is a brand new book for us and a great find! We are currently reading it for our family Bible time after supper. It has short chapters that each contain a story illustrating a verse from Proverbs.
- Three Cousins Detective Club series by Elspeth Campbell Murphy. Both girls are reading some of these books; we have purchased several and have also found them at our library.
- Treasures from Grandma by Arleta Richardson. We have several of the books from the Grandma’s Attic series, but this one is new for us.
- The Case of the Sassy Parrot by Milly Howard. My older daughter is into mysteries; she just finished this book and really seemed to enjoy it.
- Clara Barton by Mary Catherine Rose. This book is actually for a school book report.
- The Middle Moffatt by Eleanor Estes. A book that I enjoyed reading as a child, I was able to purchase this at a used bookstore to add to our personal library.
- The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright. My eight-year-old is almost done reading this one.
- Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill by Maud Hart Lovelace. We have enjoyed all of the Betsy-Tacy books!
- Depend on Katie John by Mary Calhoun. I just pulled this one out of storage and gave it to my older daughter to read.
- Those Kids in Proverbsville by Elizabeth Rice Handford. We’ve read this book many times before, but have been revisiting some of the chapters lately.
I’m always looking for resources to help me find good books for my children to read. Please let me know in the comments section if there are books or series that your family enjoys and that you recommend.
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