Friday, July 26, 2013
A Booklist for Corynn (age 9)
My Corynn is a reader. The girl can devour a book like nobody's business...which is one thing I just adore about her. The problem (if you could call it that) is satiating that appetite! And not just with books akin to junk food- but with quality literature!
We go to the library once a week and because we live in the country, it is a small library with a limited supply of books. While there are some gems tucked in and around the young adult book corner, there are plenty of stupid books too. (Think Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Jessica Wants to Be Cool in Highschool-type books.) Other books, are harmless but fruitless too. There are only so many times you can read the Boxcar series.
I was getting frustrated with her selections for a while, until I had an epiphany. "I am her mother!" I realized. I can DO something about this!
So this summer, when there is more time for her nose to be shoved in the spine of a book than during the school year when her attentions are stretched, I knew I had to be prepared. So I made a list of books I thought she would enjoy reading. Some of them she will devour in an hour or two...some she could chew on for a few days. Some are 'educational' and some are just for fun. All, I think, are quality.
And thanks to Barnes and Nobles summer reading incentive program, when she checks off eight of them- she gets a free book! (She already has.)
Here is the list I made for her. I hope it will last her the summer...
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates
Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
Homes in the Wilderness: A Pilgrims Journal of Plymouth Plantation in 1620 by William Bradford
Calico Bush by Rachel Field
Master Skylark by John Bennett
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
Shakespeare's Scribe by Gary Blackwood
Shakespeare's Spy by Gary Blackwood
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
Two Mighty Rivers: Son of Pocahantas by Mari Hanes
Good-bye, My Lady by James Street
The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Carlson
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Justin Morgan had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
The Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill
Ink on His Fingers by Louise Vernon
Poor Richard by James Daugherty
And here are some that she has already finishes this summer (and enjoyed immensely)...
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Inkheart by Cornelia Funk
Inkspell by Cornelia Funk
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funk
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
The Jungle Doctor series by Paul White
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Five Children and It by E. Nasbit
If you have any more suggestions- I'd love to hear them!