Reading Adventures

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Curious about the reading adventures mentioned in Love in Action: Read Aloud to Your Children?

Together you’ll travel to Narnia and Treasure Island. You’ll be shipwrecked on an island and make your home in the trees. You’ll discover a noothbrush on your toothbrush and climb to the top of a tree to attend a big dog party. You’ll meet the Moffats and Pippi Longstocking and watch the five little Peppers grow. You’ll tame the mighty black stallion, cry through Black Beauty’s losses, and ride along with Marguerite Henry and the great horses of history. You’ll memorize Prayer for a Child and Dr. Seuss’ ABC. You’ll flee Egyptian priests from Bubastes and sail the seas with Odysseus.

You’ll meet the real Mary Poppins. You’ll help Charlotte save Wilbur, help Christopher unstick Pooh (again), and tag along on vet visits with Dr. Herriot. You’ll make friends with Patricia St. John and Louisa May Alcott. You’ll empathize with Beezus and root for Henry. You’ll cheer through Understood Betsy and bake through The Little House series. You’ll give a moose a muffin, a mouse a cookie, and a pig a pancake. All of it, together. Why, I’m almost envious!

Here are some of the books that will take you there.

Clicking on the picture of a book will take you to Amazon where you can read a description of it.

(Sorry for using a slow-loading Amazon widget.  I decluttered “become a tech-savvy supermom bordering on perfection” from my life queue.)

What are your favorite books from your childhood?

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6 thoughts on “Reading Adventures”

  1. Hi! I’m loving the “Love in Action” series! What a wonderful list. My daughter and I just finished the first Betsy-Tacy book by Maud Lovelace and loved it. We’re headed for the next one now! We’ve read so many of the books on your list and they’ve all been treasures! Thanks for the resource.

    1. Oh, yes, Betsy and Tacy. I have a set at my mother’s house, and the girls read them every summer. I haven’t read them in ages. I’ll have to give them another go. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. You hit on many of our favorites. We also love …

    Freddy the Pig series by Walter R. Brooks
    Redwall series by Brian Jacques (who recently passed away)
    A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears by Jules Pfeifer

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