Saturday, August 25, 2012

What My Child Is Reading–August 25

Our first inevitable stop after returning from our travels was, of course, the library. Anna promptly picked several Secrets of Droon books, a couple other chapter books and a big handful of books from a “new books” shelf and “easy reader” books. Due to many reasons I only read one book to her this week, but when I asked her to recommend a book to my readers Anna picked:

Secrets of Droon2

I recommend Secrets of Droon (by Tony Abbott) series. It’s scary, but not too scary. The three kids go to Droon and do things there. They are called to Droon by their dreams and by a soccer ball with messages on it. There are good people and creatures and evil creatures. Some characters can be bad, then good, then bad again. All kids have magic too. Eric is a true wizard, and Julie can fly and have visions and change shapes. Neil can become a genie. I like these books because I like them. I wish there were thousands of them.

Moomin and Birthday Button

My pick – Moomin and the Birthday Button based on books by Tove Jannson. I never heard of Moomins before, and I was attracted by funny creatures and bright covers of the cover. The story was a little “babyish” for my “sophisticated” 5 year old, but now I am very interested in finding original Moomintroll series – I think it might be somewhat less intense read for my 5 year old than Secrets of Droon.


Basbusa's Mama said...

Those moomintroll chapter books look fantastic! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

Momand Kiddo said...

We have a few mommintroll chapter books, but I haven't had a chance to read them yet.

Kim said...

Someone mentioned the Moomins to me ages ago, and I forgot all about it. Thanks for reminding me!
Glad you had such a nice trip away, and even time alone with your husband. How wonderful! Good luck to Anna in her new school year!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I've never heard of Moomins -sounds interesting!

Joyful Learner said...

Funny, I tend to pick picture books while K prefers chapter books too. Sounds like Anna has discovered some of K's favorites! She went through almost the entire series. We have yet to find another series she would devour but she's liked A to Z Mysteries and 39 Clues. So the progression has been fantasy to mysteries. Not sure what she will get into next! Curious to see Anna's interests as well.

Jackie H. said...

Secrets of Droon was VERY popular when I was teaching fourth graders. I had actually forgotten about them, though, until you wrote this post. It's funny how you can forget something when your kids aren't really in that age bracket. I'm glad Anna is a little older than Logan so I can remember her suggestions for the future!

Ticia said...

It amuses the heck out of me that Anna is now into books that are so scary and really enjoys them. I might have to check out Secrets of Droon to see if I like it :)

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