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Elementary School Book Recommendations

Post by lola21st on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:49 am

I have an 8 year old son whose class is reading Harry Potter books. I'm not a fan of the Harry Potter series and was happy that my older son didn't gravitate to them. Not so with my younger son. In his class, they have a 30 minute 'quiet time' each day where they are to read. A couple of the kids started reading Harry Potter books (class provided) and then a frenzy or sorts began. Now all of the kids are reading the books, to the point where the teacher went to a used book sale to find the HP books for cheap so that she can stock the classroom.

While I'm happy that the kids have found an enthusiasm for reading, I'm not thrilled that it's through this series. I'd like to find alternative book series that are as engaging and riveting but don't involve witchcraft, the after life, etc. We've tried the Hardy Boys and The 39 Clues but he hasn't really taken to either.

What are 3rd graders reading these days? Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks in advance!


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Re: Elementary School Book Recommendations

Post by Daisy on Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:47 pm

Hi Lurdys!! :hi: Just a suggestion.... the Chronicles of Narnia series I have heard has a Christian theme to it. I personally have not read any of them myself, so Im not certain on this (or of the reading level), but I have heard good things. Hope this helps...


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Re: Elementary School Book Recommendations

Post by lola21st on Thu May 24, 2012 5:10 pm

I'm accepting this as confirmation! I totally missed your response but was at an event recently and asked one of Paul's classmates what books she was reading and she said "The Chronicles of Narnia". :coool:

Amazon.com here I come... lol!

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Post by Daisy on Fri May 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Anytime, glad to help!! happy dance


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