It’s hard to beat that feeling of bringing home a fresh new stack of books from the library or bookstore, isn’t it? Where to start, which one to dive into first... Luckily Ro and Ree share my literary love – they’re completely hooked on books and have been ever since they stopped eating them (gah, toddlers!!). Their reading tastes are very different from each other though.
Miss Ro (on the left above) reads a wide variety of stuff. She devours every Rainbow Magic Fairies book she can get her hands on (she likes the format even though they only take her about 20 minutes – really - if we go from the library to a restaurant she’ll start and finish a new one before dinner hits the table). And she adds to that fairytastic reading with lots and lots o’ books from series like: Rescue Princesses, According to Humphrey, Beast Quest, Secrets of Droon, How to Train Your Dragon, and Wings of Fire. Ro likes adventure books and she likes humor. She laughs out loud often while she’s reading, which is just dang cute. She’s pretty open to trying new titles and authors and usually grabs a few wild cards each time like yesterday’s picks of Magic Cake Shop and A Tale of Two Castles.
Ree tends toward the lighter (shall we say “fluffier”?) end of the book spectrum. She’s always delighted to read anything with the word “magic” and an animal in the title (Magic Kitten, Magic Bunny, Magic Puppy, Magic Ponies, Magic RandomCuteBabyAnimal), and somehow keeps them all straight in her mental catalog and knows exactly which ones she has already read (they all kinda look alike if you ask me). She has also read and enjoyed many of The Puppy Place books, but seems to be done with that series now.
Ree likes the Magic xyzAnimal books the best, but also enjoys a good A to Z Mysteries read and the Secrets of Droon series that her sister likes (I think that one series is the only overlap between the two girls). She picked up an enticing-looking new book at the bookstore last night and I can’t wait to hear her review. It’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin. Has anyone read it?
I would be remiss if I failed to mention Ree’s fave book of all time. She lugs this battered, well-loved, huge Harry Potter Film Wizardry book everywhere, and I swear she’s memorized every page. The spine and cover have been loved apart and hot-glued back together a few times now.
What are your kids reading right now?