It might sound completely cliche', but when you see my sweet girl hunkered on the couch completely engrossed in a new library book, you know that those trite words are SPOT ON!
I looooooove to read, and so does my girl.
And like me, she's pretty persnickety about WHAT she reads. (This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for full details.)
Although I assign her particular books to read for school projects, I let her choose her own just-for-fun books. Over the years, and with some helpful guidance, she has learned what qualifies as an appropriate book. When in doubt, she always asks and I help her filter her selections through the Philippians 4:8 grid. While her assigned books are rich in content, her just-for-fun choices lean more towards light, girlie themes. That being said, LIGHT and GIRLIE does not have to equal trivial and shallow.
Her interests and choice of literary themes has begun to evolve with her age. But, while she may have grown past many of these titles, most formed such treasured memories, she just can't seem to part with them. And here they are in no particular order.
- Grandma's Attic Series by Arleta Richardson
- Circle C Beginnings Series by Susan K. Marlow
- Sarah Plain and Tall Trilogy by Patricia MacLauchlin
- Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
- The Betsy-Tacy Series by Maud Hart Lovelace
- American Girl Books
- Misty of Chincoteague and many others by Marguerite Henry
- Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
- Breyer Stablemates Series by various authors
Do you have a book-lovin' young girl? What are her favorite just-for-fun books?
For more great book suggestions, be sure to head to iHomeschool Network and check out the Massive Guide to Homeschool Reading Lists!