Well, Big Sis has done it. She has read her first "big kid" book on her own. Until now, she has read a steady diet of early chapter books - Junie B. Jones, Ivy & Bean, Nancy Clancy - but this week, she finished the Beverly Cleary classic Beezus and Ramona. Riding around in a car all day gave her a lot of reading time, but she was determined to finish the book the next day at home. And finish it she has!
By the way, is it completely snobbish of me to be a bit embarrassed about that movie tie-in cover? We've never even seen the movie. We scored the book (and a couple others!) in a grab bag sale at a used book store. I try to avoid movie tie-in covers if I can. I would prefer a cool vintage copy.
And I am a complete nerd, and it's obvious my seven-year-old doesn't care what the covers looks like, because she read the whole book by herself!!!
She wants to start this next:
We have The Magic Half by Annie Barrows [Bloomsbury, 2008] on loan from the library, and it has to be back in two weeks. I want to read it, too! I love Barrows's Ivy & Bean books, as anyone who's read this blog for a while knows. I'm hoping she'll still let me read it with her. I don't know if I'm ready for Miss Independent Reader!
On the picture book front, we've been continuing our diet of nonfiction for Women's History Month. I have so little March left, and I need to start devoting some time on here for Easter, too, as well as a post (or two) about our Spring Break day trip. Look for a Saturday post! Maybe even a Women's History post on Palm Sunday, too.
Spring break is almost over. I've been enjoying time with my girls. Next week, I should have more time to write and edit pictures and such. Sorry to be so short this week!
But as always, Merry Weekend! Happy Reading!
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