What Chapter Books Do You Read To Your Kids At Bedtime?
Editor's Note: Choosing bedtime books can be challenging. You want them to be good. You want them to be special. They can be books that children carry with them for the rest of their lives. As she moves from reading her children pictures books to chapter books Jen asks what books do you think are important to share with your kids? - Karen
What books do you think are important for childhood?
The years went by and the books changed. We enjoyed Night Pirates and Skippyjon Jones, The Complete Farmyard Tales and after he got a sister, even Princess Stories. More years went by and a few months ago our near-nightly bedtime stories changed as I moved on to reading a chapter each night of a chapter book.We started with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and when we finally finished it last night, Nate told me it was the best book he’s ever heard. He then decided, at age seven, he was ready to tackle Prince Caspian all by himself. He’s more than two chapters in and loving it.
I asked the kids if they would prefer to keep reading the Narnia series or if they’d like to move on to another series. They were very conflicted.