Books your "onlies" like

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Books your "onlies" like
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 9:34pm

My DD is 8 and loves to read. She has gotten into the Seekers and Warriors series'

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Sat, 04-30-2011 - 7:03pm

Travis read several of those Dear America books and really liked them.

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Sat, 04-30-2011 - 9:16pm
Oh ok, yeah, they might be a little too young for a 16 year old. LOL!
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Sat, 04-30-2011 - 9:20pm
Ok, maybe we'll wait another year or two for the Harry Potter books. I'm just trying to remember how old my youngest sister was when they came out. I know that when the first one came out, my mom read it to her. Then they waited (impatiently) for each subsequent book to come out. I remember she was kind of at the perfect age to start reading them as they came out because by the time the last book came out, my sister was old enough for the last few books. I'm slightly worried that if we start the first book, she's going to want to just plow through the rest of the books, since we don't have to wait for them to be released. So, maybe we'll wait another year or two. She's still 2nd grade and although the 1st book might be ok, I'm not entirely sure about the rest of the series. I did read all of the books, so I do know what's in them. But, I just don't want to get too mature too quickly. She's definitely interested in Harry Potter though. LOL! So, I'm sure she'll be excited to read them with me when the time comes. :)
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 11:43am
Nope, we don't have that one. I'll look for it. :)
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 4:38pm

Cheryl, here's an anthology similar to what we have: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sneetches_and_Other_Stories - it has the Sneetches and the "What Was I Scared Of?" story (the one I was telling you about with the pale green pants). I also like the "Too Many Daves" - that one's funny, too. :)

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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 5:10am

I'll have a look for the Ga'hoole books here. We've not read Harry Potter as she thinks they'll be too scary to read on her own and when I tried reading one out loud it didn't really work as it had too many words! (I do know others who have successfully read them out loud)

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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 8:52am
LOL on reading the Harry Potter books out loud. I'm sure I'll be doing that! :) My mom did it with my sister. I know it'll take us eons to complete them, but I believe my mom or my sister have all the books, so if I don't have to borrow from the library to read out loud, I think I'll manage. My problem is that my voice doesn't hold out for more than a chapter or two at a time. I've been having some horrible times with my voice lately and I don't know what's causing it. (My allergist has a sneaking suspicion that it could be silent reflux, but isn't putting me on medication until I do a trial of weaning down to a lower dosage of my asthma medication and I have another breathing flare-up.)

I do love to read out loud to my daughter. Right now we're working through the Little House on the Prairie books.

As for the Ga'Hoole books, there were parts that I read to my DD that I was concerned she would get scared with as I was reading, but she did just fine. Again, I think it's a matter of painting your own mental image versus having a movie paint those pictures for you.

Oh, and your DD would be in great company with me. I love roller coasters (although I have a much lower tolerance for them, as they now give me headaches)! You would be in great company with my husband, watching with feet firmly planted on the ground. :)
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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 9:09am
If you're up for listening together, Jim Dale does a PHENOMENAL job of reading the Harry Potter books - I have them all on CD and in book form. I've listened to them twice myself in the car up/back to work!

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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 3:47pm
Oh, that's another idea! Thanks for that! It would save my voice, and it would be fun! We might have to get the book to follow along, though (sometimes it's easier to know when a chapter is ending, if I can have the book in front of me). :)
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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 11:43am
That's one thing I very rarely do, listen to books. We had a couple of princess story tapes when DD was tiny that she liked.
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