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What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:04:16 AM »
In the spirit of developing a reading culture in our homes, which should pay long-term dividends, in true Mustachian style, I wanted to ask: What your little ones are reading right now?

Always looking for inspiration and interested in hearing about new titles.

DS8: Re-reading the Horrible Geography series. (I think the Horrible Histories, Science, Geography series may be my best investment per dollar in any books ever.)

DS5: Joe Kaufman's Big Book About the Human Body

DS1: Most often brings us Sandra Boynton's Doggies and Anne Rockwell's Big Wheels

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 11:06:16 AM »
The lhama lhama books have been a great go to in our house. We also keep switching up books from library, so I'm interested in more recommendations. Kids are 3 and 9 months.

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 11:31:44 AM »
Our 11 and 8 year old kiddos are currently reading.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Ranger in Time Series
Mysterious Benedict Society
Calvin and Hobbes (constantly)
Elfquest Original Series
Adventures of Tin Tin Series
Ask Magazine
Muse Magazine


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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 12:31:13 PM »
Love, love, love Andrea Beatty books: Iggy Peck, Architect; Rose Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist.
A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea, by Michael Ian Black, is hilarious.

My older kids love science fact books (national geographic mostly).

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 12:47:45 PM »
We're all over the board so I'll just list favorites from now and before:

Green Ember series - everyone's favorite!
Penderwicks series
The Saturday's series - another favorite
Swallows and Amazons series
Little House books
Ranger's Apprentice series
Ender's Game - SO much better than the movie - the movie was actually a disappointment.
Chestery Oak
Viking Quest series
Anne of Green Gables - esp the first one
Understood Betsy
Snow Treasure
Little Britches series
My Side of the Mountain series
Follow My Leader
21 Balloons
My Father's Dragon series

Picture book:
The Bear Snores On
Little House picture books
Roxaboxen
Rag Coat
Miss Rumphius
Blueberries for Sal
The Hottest Boy Who Ever Lived
Where's My Teddy?
Why Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
Where the Wild Things Are
A New Coat for Anna
Mailing May
Big Sara's Little Boots
Leah's Pony
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
The Big Green Pocketbook
Pirates Ahoy

I know there are more but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.




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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 02:59:56 PM »
DD9 is currently reading Peter Pan and just finished the Harry Potter series.  Sbe is also reading Nancy Drew.

DD6 we're currently reading Dory Fantasmagory - I'm reading it to her and she is reading the speech bubbles.  And I'm also reading her D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths that I had as a child.  She's not really reading well yet but should be able to read independently soon.

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 03:43:25 PM »
My 8 year old son is currently reading (he bounces back and forth):
Harry Potter series
Amulet series
Warriors series (the one with cats?)
Wrinkle in Time series
The Hobbit
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

My 6 year old daughter currently loves:
Fancy Nancy
The Owl Diaries
The Princess in Black

My teenager only reads what is required for school...he's in 11th grade and has three AP tests coming up within the next month so all of his reading is related to prep at this point.

We are thankful for my aunt who buys my kids books for Christmas, my pre-existing book collection, and our local library. My 8 year old has even read a few kindle books on an ipad using the kindle app, via our library. They both think the library is magical and beg to go there. Win!

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2018, 05:19:49 PM »
DS (age 2) is currently loving "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type" and "The Existential Giraffe." Other favorites in the current rotation are "Little Blue Truck" (and its sequel) and Sandra Boyton's "Doggies" and  "But Not the Hippopotamus."

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 05:46:18 PM »
DD (1.5 years old) is currently loving the Sandra Boynton books, as well as a couple of books illustrated gorgeously by Marla Frazee (All the World and Everywhere Babies). Can't wait until she can actually read!!!

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 09:42:52 AM »
My kids are very avid readers, so currently read a few things at the same time.  They sometime go through four or five books in a weekend.  Right now( let’s say the last couple of weeks)  these are seriously the April books they have been reading. 

DD12.  Going through a poetry phase
Complete works of Emily dickensen
Anothology of Edgar Allan Poe
Her sunflower and some from Rupi someone
For normal reading in her sort of age group
Dorthy must die series
Shadow hunters
Tribes
Beautiful creature
Espionage school



Dd9
wrinkle in time - our read together
Sorry thief series
Keeper of the lost series
I am Malala
Kate Camille the elephant magician.


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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2018, 11:01:15 AM »
DS1 (12): whatever they give him at school.  He's reading a lot of history right now.  But also:
Rick Riordan
Ms Peregrine's home for Peculiar children ( I read it, husband read it too)
"I survived" series
Trying to get him to read Harry Potter.  Maybe this summer.

DS2 (5): mostly we read to him, but he gets a new AR book each week in kindergarten.  So he's reading a lot of Mo Willems.
We are reading him the Magic Treehouse series.
Probably he'll be reading those on his own in a year.  That's what we did with kid #1.  Started reading them to him.  By end of 1st grade he was at that reading level.
(Then in second grade the whole class was designed like the book series, and he read some again!)

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2018, 01:13:27 PM »
DS (almost 3) is partial to books about trucks, construction equipment, and farm animals:

The Little Blue Truck (and sequel)
Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site (and sequel)
The Digger and the Flower (there were tears when this had to go back to the library)
Digger Dozer Dumper
Little Excavator
Pigs by Robert Munsch

His current favorite is Ferdinand and loved the Sandra Boynton books when he was a little younger.  He also enjoys “reading” Goodnight Moon to his little brother (still in utero).

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2018, 03:39:15 PM »
Thank you for this thread. Grandma of a 14 month old. Recently had grandchild for several days and the favorite book was Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann.

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2018, 08:09:44 PM »
There are so many great learning to read books.  I am finding them much more entertaining than the boring books I had to read in my youth.

DS (9) and I are enjoying:
The Magic Treehouse Series
Dogman
Captain Underpants
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Bad Kitty


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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 08:27:30 PM »
DS1: The 39-Story Treehouse ("mom, can you please get the sequels?")

DS2: The Boxcar Children

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Re: What books are your Mini Mustaches enjoying right now?
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2018, 06:29:41 PM »
Thank you for this thread. Grandma of a 14 month old. Recently had grandchild for several days and the favorite book was Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann.
This is such a fun one, and the art is AMAZING!

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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2018, 07:37:21 PM »
Thank you for this thread. Grandma of a 14 month old. Recently had grandchild for several days and the favorite book was Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann.
This is such a fun one, and the art is AMAZING!

I just got another one of her books. 10 Minutes till Bedtime. You can see the zoo animals in the background on one of the pages and the boy has a stuffed gorilla. I think I bought it more for me than my grandson.

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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2018, 03:38:17 AM »
My 6 year old son goes to a British school and the school sends a weekly book to read. The books are the Oxford Reading tree books "Biff, Chip and Kipper", and they have from stage 1 (3 y.o old) till independent reading.
We really enjoy those reading those books. High recommended!.

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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2018, 08:55:50 AM »
My kids LOVED LOVED LOVED Sandra Boynton's Doggies book when they were little.  That one, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Sleepy Dog (by Harriet Ziefert), Goodnight Moon, and Are You My Mother were requested so often in my house that I can recite any of them from memory, even now.

I'm currently reading Little House on the Prairie aloud to the kids.  They refused to read the series on their own, so they have to listen to me ;)  I was surprised how much they really like me to read to them even though they are all reading on their own.

S8 loves a lot of the books mentioned for his age (Captain Underpants, Dogman, Magic TreeHouse, etc).  He's currently immersed in the Wings of Fire series.   I've caught him staying up late reading a few nights this week.

D10 is almost finished with the Harry Potter series.  She's also discovered teen romance and is sooooo excited.

D12 read Summer of the Monkeys for school and liked it.  On her own, she picks dystopian YA books (the exact opposite of her sister). 
Alice in Zombieland
The Leaving
the Program series (she dragged me to Barnes and Noble on Tuesday to get the latest book the day it was released)

Reading is a very large part of our family life - we go to the library and the bookstore frequently, and a few days a week we all get a book and sit together on the couch to read.  We also discuss the books they are reading.  They like to try to persuade their siblings to read the books they enjoy, and I make a big deal about how awful their choices are, which makes them laugh.

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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2018, 05:26:15 AM »
2 year old likes:
Bear books by Karma Wilson
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Betty Bunny Love Chocolate Cake
Jan Brett (author, love 'em all)
Dr seuss
Goodnight, Goodnight Constructions Site
Touch the Brightest Star
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

tons more but there's a start!