Now Cody is scared to close his eyes at night. I'm thinking he may be too young for these books (in fact most book lists recommend that children be between 9 and 12). But we love to do read-alouds with our family.
Last night, at my group's home school meeting, there were four home school graduates who shared with us (it was so encouraging to meet these amazing young men and women), and the overriding thing they all said about their experience was that they remember reading great books. They said this is one of the things that has helped them in life...learning to speak well, write well, and learn well. They also said that some of their fondest memories were sitting together as a family reading great books aloud. ALL of them said this. I already knew the importance of reading good books, but to hear them say that it bonded their family in such a special way was really cool to hear.
So far this year we've read "Charlotte's Web," "Henry Huggins," and "Homer Price."
Do any of you out there in the blogosphere have any favorite books that you think would be good for a seven year-old boy? I am open to any and all suggestions. I have a couple of books/book lists with good literature suggestions, but most of them are recommended for older kids (9 and older). I'd love your input!