OK, I have been reading quite a few parent type blogs for quite some time now, and I read blogs with kids of all ages. So I have to know, why haven’t any of you told me about the Junie B. series of books? We are currently reading Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder and it has taken LatteGirl’s craving for reading to new heights. Seriously.
I mean she once she got over her initial fear of reading (which was more about fear of not reading “perfectly”) she has enjoyed reading, even things that are a bit tough for her. But she would tire with a story easily. She is just eating this up, and I have to force her to put it down to go to sleep.
These are great little “chapter books” that have far more story and detail than the basic children’s books we have had up until now, but not so hard or complicated as to confuse or cause a loss of interest.Â I see a lot more Junie B in our future.
So, why the big secret?Â I’m sure some of you have run across these books before, right?Â If not, what is (or did) you child read once they started to get beyond the single chapter books?