As much as I enjoyed going to the library so much this summer with the kiddo, I do enjoy my solo trips. I get more time to check things out and I can pick books for her that she may not let me pick when she's there. Today, I didn't even make it out of the kids/teens areas for books. I already had a ton of books checked out but then I added more in.
The 7 year old is in a huge love affair with Laura Ingalls Wilder. We are currently reading By The Shores of Silver Lake together. She's read most of the Rose offshoots that are the thinner variety. Not the longer novels by MacBride. I'm thinking we will read those together after we finish the Little House series unless she's ready to move on.
I got a few of the picture books that we haven't had a chance to read yet. They are basically snippets from the books but with full colored photos and slightly simpler writing.
The Maple Ridge series is a new find from last week at the library. I talked with a librarian who suggested the Maple Ridge series when there weren't any Little House books in that we hadn't read. Yesterday the kiddo sat down with the first book Logan Pryce Makes a Mess by Grace Gilmore and quickly read the first 12 chapters. She loved it! She asked me to get book 2 this week since she only has 1 chapter left. I haven't read any of it, but she seems to love it.
Little House by Boston Bay is the first in the fictional series of Charlotte who was Laura Ingalls Wilder's grandma. I had tried to get her to read that book earlier this summer but she wanted to read the Rose books first. Sadly, she has read the last one in that series! So off to check these out.
One of my mom's friends recommended The Princess Academy Series by Shannon Hale. It looks like it might be a bit older for her yet, so I will read it and see if it's something I'll intro to her. She loves Hales Princess in Black series, so I'm sure it will eventually be a winner.
I then did a quick through of the teen area and grabbed We Were Liars (have heard nothing but good things), a Sarah Dessen novel because I realized it had been 8 years since I last read one!!!! and In Real Life by Jessica Love.
What are you reading? What have you recently checked out from the library? Any series to suggest to my little reader?
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