OK guys. I am need of some help.
One of my daughters told me last week that she would be more likely to read if she had a list of books she should read. Her cousin has been given a laminated list of around 10 books to read before the end of the school year and my daughter wants something similar.
Both of my girls are not big readers and I have tried numerous ways to encourage them to read,so I was more than happy to help organise this. My other daughter, not one to be left out of things has asked for the same thing.
Now I know my American friends have some wonderful schools and libraries who come up with lovely reading lists for each season, but we don't seem to have that over here, so I really do need some help.
I have come up with a few suggestions that could possibly go on my list which are as follows.
1) Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
2) Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DeCamillo
3) Harriet The Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
4) The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy Boston
5) Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
6) Mary Poppins by P.L Travers.
What I also want to include are some more up to date books to mix in with the classics. I am looking for a real mixture of books that will make my daughters excited to read and really want to finish a book. I almost need them to be gripped from the first page to keep their interests.
So this is where I come to you, my wonderful book blogging friends. Can you help me with my list? Tell me the books that you loved as a kid, as well as the books your children are loving now? I am happy to add graphic novels into the mix and non fiction, so any suggestions would be fantastic.
I want to end up with a book list of 10 books to start with and if they complete them, then I will make another one, so please suggest as many as you can.
When I have completed the list, I will show you what I have picked. Thank you in advance for your help.