This is Children's Book Week and I am going to try to keep up with some posts on children's literature and reading. Let's all talk about it, Mamas!
What are your children reading? Any trends?
My nine-almost-ten-year old has been all about the Greek mythology this school year. Last year was the year of Harry Potter, but nine has been the year of Rick Riordan's books. She read both Percy Jackson series and all the books ancillary to them and deigned to dip her toe into Egyptian mythology with the Kane chronicles, which she liked, but with which she did not become so obsessed. When she ran out of Riordan, she read Edith Hamilton's Mythology, all of the old out-of-print Myth-O-Mania books we could find and the Goddess Girls books she has been able to get her hands on so far. She has also insisted on starting the Illiad, despite our warnings that it might be too hard for her at this point.
Anything that gets her reading like that makes me happy. (Okay - not anything. I told her no Twilight until she is at least in middle school, and there are plenty of others things I would not let her read at her age - but still.)
I am buying college safety and experience books for my eighteen-year-old high school senior but she is in the midst of IB testing and has no time to read them.
Please share about what are your children are reading in the comments section!