i have fond memories of reading many of the books listed...and to be honest am quite excited to rediscover Beverly Cleary...I am pretty sure I read all of her books.
And James and the Giant Peach??? LOVED that book...my 3rd grade teacher read it aloud to us every day after lunch. It was wonderful!
I read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe in 4th grade...and I have a feeling this is right up Jakob's alley...so I'm leaning toward that one...
Any favorite chapter books from your childhood?
I also particularly loved The Westing Game -- SO COOL! I loved how all the pieces fit together like a puzzle. I want to re-read that one too!
If only I could lay around reading all day...that would be amazing! But, I have a family to take care of...so my reading time is limited... However, if I can help awaken and nurture a love of reading in my kids, then I will be one satisfied mama!
Here's to a summer full of happy reading!
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