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Animals –what’s not to love about them? With this list you will meet mischievous, clever, kind, and silly animals that help every child grow in their understanding and maturity. Enjoy a quiet ride in the car with an audiobook, a wonderful family movie night, and some quiet reading time with your kids with these great books! As a family, we’ve enjoyed every one of these recommendations and hope that you do too!
Reading aloud never gets old!
Enjoy some audio books while you eat lunch, paint the house, garden, or drive.
Family Movie Night
No better way to spend free time than with a book!
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By Suzy Kline: A 3rd grader, Harry's life is a series of adventures, mishaps, and revenge. Nonstop fun!
By Robert Kimmel Smith: Henry Green, a young boy who loves chocolage. In this story, his love for chocolate gets him into some trouble, and he learns some important life lessons along the way.
By Carolyn Haywood: Carolyn Haywood authored 47 children's books, mainly under the "Eddie" and "Betsy" titles. (cont. under Betsy Series)
(cont. from Eddie Series) By Carolyn Haywood: Full of wholesome child appropriate fun, these books are lovely for emergent readers and for read aloud time.
By Beverly Cleary: Henry's dad has promised to take him salmon finshing on one condition - he has to keep his dog Ribsy out of trouble for two months. That's not easy to do, especially when Ramona Quimby gets involved.
By Noel Streatfield: Noel Streatfield, an English author, was known for her children's books, including the "shoes" books, which are actually not a series. Ballet Shoes is the story of three adopted orphans brought to 1930s London as babies by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew (otherwise known as Gum). THe girls have a comfortable life until the family begins to run out of money. All the books are equally charming.
By M. DeJong: The novel is set in the Netherlands. 6-year-old Davie waits a long time for his pet, a black rabbit he calls Shadrach. When the rabbit finally comes, every day seems miraculous. But one day Shadrach runs away.