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Posts tagged ‘Little Miss’
Posted: February 27th, 2012

You want to be a good parent and read to your kids, and/or have your kids read to you, but what’s good to read? Find their interests. You don’t have to buy new books — go to the library, hit garage sales, and have fun. Here are some of my favorites:

We found some fairy tales that were pretty funny. ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,’ by A. Wolf was laugh-out-loud funny. A. Wolf debunks the story that he killed the pigs. It helps, of course, if your kids have heard the real tale.

Another series of fractured fairy tales my sister bought to torture me. Every page of each fairy tale of

fered choices of what you wanted to happen next, and it could take hours to read one of those books. Bedtime delayed. I can’t find these books. Anywhere. I must have been very good at hiding them.

A series of Chatterbox books by Roger Hargreaves held my daughter’s attention for years. Here’s a youtube reading you’ll love.

These simple books include a series of 49 Mr Men (dates back to 1971) and another 40 or so Little Miss (got its start in 1981) books that will steal your heart.

Hargreaves was an advertising guy who dabbled in publishing — so you’ve got to love the creativity in them. I did, and so did the kids.

My boys loved sports and science. We had subscriptions to kids’ sports and nature magazines and that makes it easy. ESPN Kids (twice a month) and Sports Illustrated Kids (monthly) offered publications that they often fought over. My daughter liked adventure.

As they got older, they read all the Goosebumps books — scary and trendy.  The Newbery Award winners were always great. We all read Harry Potter, too. Oprah has a list for every age group. The bottom line is no matter what your kids like, you can find something to read, and it can be fun for all of you.

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