What My Kids Are Reading: July 14, 2017

World of Reading: Star Wars Star Wars 3-in-1 Listen-Along Reader  Everyone’s Hero  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  Who is J.K. Rowling?

Anyone else love to snack and read? I definitely do, and my kids like to snack on popcorn while they read books. (And watch movies, play, and do anything else.) Butter, kettle, cheesy, plain, any flavor we have on hand will do!

The 6-Year-Old
World of Reading: Star Wars Star Wars 3-in-1 Listen-Along Reader

More Star Wars! My 6-year-old can’t get enough, and if he’s happy reading these books, I’m happy to provide them. The World of Reading books are great because they’re leveled, so if you like to have a reading level guide when choosing books for your kids, this system makes it super easy. I found this Level 2 at Target and couldn’t find it on Amazon, so I the link is to the Level 1 reader in case you have a kiddo that would prefer Level 1! (And really, any Star Wars fan will be happy with any level.)

The 8-Year-Old
Who is J.K. Rowling?

Well, we are on quite a Harry Potter kick this summer. My 8-year-old saw this in the grocery store and looked so hopeful that I couldn’t say no. (Let’s be honest, I have a hard time saying no to any book.) I love the Who is series, and my son was thrilled to find the one about his current favorite author. This is a great introduction to Rowling’s life and the story behind the books, and I recommend it for any new, young Potter fan.

What We’re Reading Together
Everyone’s Hero

This is the book version of the Everyone’s Hero movie. My kids love them both. Yankee Irving’s dad works for the Yankees. When Babe Ruth’s famous bat, Darlin, is stolen, Yankee’s dad is blamed and he is fired. Yankee, along with a talking baseball named Screwie, go on a mission to find Babe’s bat and return it to him before the final game in World Series. I wasn’t too sure about this one at first, but my kids love it, and so do I. It’s a great adventure story with a little baseball thrown in. It reminds me of The Sandlot and Angels in the Outfield, so if you or your kids enjoy those movies, I really think you’ll all love this book and movie.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

We are still reading this one together, and I still love reading the Harry Potter series to them. I know the audio versions are supposed to be amazing (and I recently purchased the first two in the series for a road trip), but there’s nothing better than snuggling up on the couch under a blanket after a long summer day and disappearing to Hogwarts for a little while. For those of you with younger kids who have read these books, or teachers of elementary kids, I have a question! Did you stop the books for awhile after the third or fourth book (where I think they start to get much darker) or let them keep reading? I know it depends on the kid, but I’m not quite sure what to do! Let me know!

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