Happy November! We are gearing up for the holidays (one down, two and a birthday to go), winding down fall sports, and finding lots of new books! It’s hard to get my kids to read anything but Harry Potter these days (as evidenced above), but we’re working on finding books that are just as worthy.
The Wizards of Once
We received this in our very first OwlCrateJr. subscription box, and I’m stealing it as soon as my son is finished with it. This is written by Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. It’s about wizards and warriors, magic and lost magic, and it looks AMAZING. This is solidly in the fantasy genre, and given that Cowell is the author, I think it’s going to be great. (That awesome map came with it in our box, and I love it!)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Well, this is probably the millionth time I’ve talked about Harry Potter here, and it definitely won’t be the last. My 6-year-old is trying to read this on his own, but I’m mainly reading it to him because it’s a little difficult. He heard most of it when I read it to my 8-year-old, but he wants to start the series just for him now. And I’m ok with that!
What We’re Reading Together
The Magician’s Nephew
We’ve finally started the Narnia series! I’ve been dying to start this with my kids, and we’re reading about a chapter a night. My 8-year-old was a bit resistant, because he doesn’t want to read anything except Harry Potter right now, but he is loving it! My 6-year-old is too, and it’s tough to find a book that both of them love. I decided to read the series in chronological order, not publication order, and I THINK I’m ok with that. This book tells the story of the beginning of Narnia, and it makes me even more excited to read The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe to them next!
Those bookmarks you see (Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and Lucy Pevensie in The Magician’s Nephew) are from Carrot Top Paper Shop. Y’all, she has the cutest female literary hero prints and bookmarks. I have a bunch, and I have a feeling my collection is only going to get bigger. (I’m not affiliated with her shop or sponsored or anything-I’m just a huge fan!)