Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Looking for Suggestions

We're headed to Rehoboth Beach on Friday for a week of vacation. Yay!! Among our party are seven children between the ages of three and nine. (Yes, you read that right, seven children under nine! As you might guess, we never travel in a small group.)

Our night-time routine at home includes reading a chapter (or two or three) to our eight-year-old, but the current book, Watership Down, is too long and too difficult for us to read with the above group of children, so I want to bring some books to read at bedtime that other kids can enjoy.

Any suggestions for books for ages 4-8 that can be read in a sitting (or two or three)?

Thanks, everyone.....

12 comments:

Mrs. M said...

I LOVE REHOBOTH!!!

Ok, but you didn't ask about Rehoboth, you asked about books. I loved From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler, that might be two or three sittings.

Also, you might think about poetry-- maybe Shel Silverstein, who's always fun.

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

Beverly Cleary's books: i.e., Ralph S. Mouse, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Ramona Quimby age 8, Ramona and Beezus, Mitch and Amy, etc

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

OH, I forgot, given that there's someone who likes armadillo rodeo ...

Hank the Cow Dog!

Songbird said...

My Father's Dragon is a really great short chapter book. It's actually a series of three. #1 Son ADORED them.

Jan said...

Beverly Cleary's books are always good. "James and the Giant Peach" "Mr. Popper's Penguins" Shel Silverstein is a good choice, of course.

Diane said...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I read it in one day once.

Diane said...

I really like the Cleary suggestions. Ramona was one of my favorite characters.

NJGrits said...

Edwurd Fudupper Fibs Big
How I became a Pirate
John Pig's Halloween
My Monster Mama Loves Me So
Some Dogs Can

These are one night stories, but are really cute and hold the interest of the older ones as well as the younger crowd. xox b

NJGrits said...

Ooops it's Edwurd Fudwupper

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

The Entertainer recommends the Mrs Piggle Wiggle books because each chapter is a complete story and the stories are funny

mid-life rookie said...

Iknow vacation has already started, but I was just thinking about Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books when I got to the last comment!

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