I am definitely a person that loves to plan, and also needs to plan. I find that if I don’t gather the materials ahead of time that we need then things just don’t get done…even read-alouds. We all know how important it is to read aloud to children and I have chosen 12 classic selections that I hope my son and daughter both enjoy. **Updated with our thoughts on the books that we read/attempted to read**
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne – we read it and now my dd reads it for fun…it was much better than I thought it would be
Uncle Wiggly’s Storybook by Howard Garis – I tried reading this, but I have a hard time getting past the first few stories. I’m not quite sure why I have such problems with this book, but I’m looking to check out an audio version from our library.
Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi – enjoyed it, and the original is so very different from the Disney version
The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris – also a difficult read for us
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond – did not interest my daughter, but I think we will try it again soon
The Story of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting – we read it….dd loved it, but it wasn’t my favorite
Capyboppy by Bill Peet – enjoyed it
Thomas the Tank Engine – the treasury edition is 400 pages long, my children didn’t tire of it, but I did
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary – read and enjoyed
Socks by Beverly Cleary – we didn’t finish it as neither of us was really enjoying it
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White – read and enjoyed
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White- read and enjoyed
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