It feels a bit strange to write about children’s books recommendations on my sex blog, but I like participating in several different memes, so when May asked me to contribute to her meme Book Matters, I couldn’t say no.
I do, of course, have thoughts. I always have thoughts about anything LOL. My kids LOVE reading and I love reading to them. So I’m going to split this post into two categories: one for books the kids like reading themselves and one for the books I enjoy(ed) reading to them.
Books my kids like to read
As I said, my kids are ferocious readers. They prefer reading books that are funny, although lately, they’ve really got into more scary books as well. Here’s a selection of books they like:
Diary of a Whimpy Kid
These books are funny and have drawings in them, so they are easy to read. I like it when my kids read a series, as it means I can keep buying books for them without having to wrack my brain to come up with ideas of what other books they’d like.
These are a bit scarier and there are LOADS of them. I believe there are several different series within the Goosebumps books, so you may want to check what series the kids like before you start buying the books. Oh, and the first Goosebumps movie is quite good as well, if you wanted to tie it in with a movie.
My kids quite like the Middle School series by James Patterson as well. It’s set in an American school (as the name woiuld suggest) and I have to admit that they made my youngest worried about secondary school, but they are quite funny as well.
Books I Like to Read to My Kids
I still read to my kids at bedtime, even though they are 10 and 13. They love that time with me (and I with them). Reading aloud really makes to take note of the story and it brings to the forefront how important it is for a book to be well-written.
Anything by Rick Riordan
I haven’t read ALL of Rick Riordan’s books to my kids, bu the Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase books have both gone over very well. They are funny but they also touch on real issues. I love that both have very diverse casts of characters, especially Magnus Chase which has a non-binary character. Well worth a read.
But only the first 2 or 3 books. After that, the writing is abhorrent and the story convoluted and, in places, very boring. It’s almost as if JK Rowling’s editors just gave up after book 3 because they figured the books would seel anyhow.
My youngest loved it when I read The Hobbit to him. I believe it was written for children, which makes it an easier book to read than Lord of the Rings. I love the story of Lord of the Rings, but I have to admit that the books are quite long and, at times, boring.
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