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Bedtime stories are a must in my household, and every night since he was a wee baby, there has always been a story to be read. He just turned six and enjoys adventures and mysteries, so I have made up a tentative list for this year’s read. We only read for about 30 minutes, which is good enough for one chapter, unless of course I am bombarded with questions and “what-ifs” about the story.
Without further ado, here is my list for 2018.
1. Peter Nimber and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
So, far we have been entranced by the magic, whimsy, and adventure of this book. Peter Nimble, a blind thief, finds himself in an adventure as he tries to save a lost kingdom.
2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A classic that I have read several times over. I love the mysterious atmosphere, the friendships, and I love a good secret.
3. Stuart Little by E.B. White
I am a little ashamed to admit that I have never read this book. I was in a different reading group and so we read a different set. I look forward to reading it though, because it is a classic. Hopefully, my son will love it too.
4. The Happy Hollisters (Book 3) by Jerry West
My kid absolutely loves these books. They aren’t very complicated, and the mysteries are somewhat tame, but he enjoys the adventure and the big household with five children all different but happy.
5. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I have never read this book, but considering that the movie is coming out, I think we’ll give it a try. I love a good old book of misfits on an adventure.
So those are the books I have so far. I will continue to update this list as we digest one book and move on to another.