This month I took advantage of some excellent recommendations from avid readers for my children. I'm linking this up to "I Read It!" at 5 Minutes for Books where we share our thoughts of books that others' have recommended. Join in or see what others have to say.
Of course, Amanda and I were continuing to read aloud the Mysterious Benedict Society books, at Carrie's recommendations, but when Dawn jumped on the bandwagon as well, as an enthusiastic adult reader of this delightful series, it was confirmed. We finished the third book in record time -- only a few weeks, which is not bad for a read-aloud with over 300 pages (both links above are to their thoughts on the books). I grew to love the characters more and more with each installment, and am quite sure I'll pick up whatever Trenton Lee Stewart writes next. Some say MBS is over, but I think that there's still hope for more! Although I'd love to meet some new characters as well.
Kyle and I enjoyed reading a true Children's Classic -- My Father's Dragon. Dawn read it with her kids back in January, and I knew it would be perfect for Kyle and I to read, since he is ready for longer and more complex books. I also remembered that Lauren has it on a list of all-time faves to read with children.
My intentions were good month after month, but it was never available at the library, so I finally bought it. It really is a perfect book to transition into chapters. Warning -- it's an old-fashioned non-PC whitewashed sort of book. For example, the animals actually want to EAT the boy! But of course, he outwits them time and time again.