Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Eleanor Reads! August Edition

 

Each month Eleanor and I share the chapter books we've read in that period. We've been reading chapter books since before Kindergarten and her attention span as a four year old was definitely something to brag about. Eleanor was born a reader and that makes my heart so, so happy.



Even when my reading time had to take a backseat because August was so crazy, the time Eleanor and I spend reading together never will. There's nothing better than snuggling up with my baby girl and reading a good book at the end of a long day.

Do the kiddos in your life have an interest in any of these?

Happy Reading,
Eleanor and Sarah

41 comments:

  1. there's so much good stuff now for kids. And that reading together time is priceless. These look a lot of fun!!

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    1. I am obsessed with the Aggie Morton series, I absolutely love it. It's an imagining of Agatha Christie as a 12 year old, solving mysteries with her friend Hector, who is from Belgium. They're definitely high elementary/middle grade, but we love them so much. I can't wait for the third one!

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  2. hello, how are you? nice books. have a nice day!

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  3. Right..... So now Eleanor is adding pilot/adventurer to her future resume...? I do hope that you can afford the lessons... or she could always join the air force. They'd teach her to fly jets for free!

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    1. Pretty much...turns out kids are super expensive, who knew, lol

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    2. Probably a major reason why I have actual money in my bank account.... [grin] As well as my nieces and nephews already being spoilt rotten!

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    3. Dude, seriously. So expensive, but worth every penny. I started driving for a delivery service called Shipt after school in order to finance dance! It's a decent gig and so many of the customers want their groceries left at the door, I rarely have to actually talk to people.

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  4. I can see why you didn't do a TTT yesterday. So many other great posts. This one, for example.

    I love the children's books they make nowadays. My boys read a few of the "Who was" series but I'm sure they would have liked the others, as well, especially the adventure stories and "Where is Alcatraz".

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

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    1. We have tons more of those to read, we love them a lot. It warms my heart to see Eleanor love non fiction as much as I do!

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    2. I think kids love anything that you read to and later with them, and they are always interested in how the world works. My boys both loved history and I'm glad they teach it the way they do nowadays. I had a horrible history teacher and hated it at school

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    3. Eleanor definitely has her specific interests. She is not as interested in near-history as she is the ancient world. Although she is fascinated by Anne Frank - she even chose The Diary of Anne Frank as her summer reading program book prize from the library. Definitely one we will have to read together of course.

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    4. It's the Egyptians that caught both my son's attention. But they moved on from there to more recent history and both studied related topics: International Relations and European Studies.

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    5. Egypt is Eleanor's favorite too. Also Pompeii specifically, though Rome as a whole does not interest her much yet.

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    6. Has she read the "Horrible Histories", yet? My boys devoured them.

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    7. Not yet, and our library does not have them. I can special order them though. We did find a series called History Smashers though, which we are enjoying.

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    8. I haven't heard of those. They made a TV series of Horrible Histories in the UK which was also very successful. And they carried on with the books, Horrible Science and Horrible Maths. Quite funny but with lots of information.

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    9. They're very new, just published within the last two years or so, but there are quite a few of them. One about the Revolutionary War, Titanic, Plagues, Women's Rights, etc. It is a fun new series for us.

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    10. That's the reason I don't know them, then. Will have to remember if I have grandchildren one day.

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    11. Yes! We are reading the Titanic one right now and I love that they tell the story through prose, comic form, newspaper clippings, etc. Tons of photos too. I think they're a great way to interest kids in history.

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    12. That's always a great idea. That way the readers feel as if it really just happens.

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    13. I've also been to Cobh, so Eleanor loves looking at the photos I have from the museum, as well as the photos of the White Star Line offices, and the docks where people queued to be ferried out to Titanic. I took a picture of the bay and it is so easy to close your eyes and imagine Titanic anchored there, waiting to head out across the Atlantic.

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    14. I think it always helps getting kids interested if they have access to more than one resource.

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    15. Definitely. We take in so much more if we can get information in various media.

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    16. I always am reminded of how we vary as learners in general when it comes to taking in information. I am definitely an auditory learner who needs to write the things she hears while viewing graphs and diagrams.

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    17. I am a very visual learner. That's why audiobooks don't work for me. At all.

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    18. In general I just find they do not appeal to me because my commute is very short to work, and I would be so distracted by whatever else is going on, I would constantly be having to go back and re-listen.

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    19. I find my mind drifts off all the time. Not good.

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    1. I hope so...I am so glad she loves to read and that even though she is more than capable of reading on her own, she still likes to snuggle up and read together.

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  6. A lovely selection of books. I think "born readers" become born readers because they see the people who are important to them enjoying reading. Eleanor is lucky to have you as a model.

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    1. Thank you so much, Dorothy <3 I hope I have set a good example for her. Like me, she can wander the stacks and find all sorts of treasures. Unfortunately she has also picked up my habit of checking out far more books than she can realistically read in the time before they are do back - but there are worse problems to have!

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    2. Worse problems indeed! I still chuckle over the time I was in my local library and they asked me to bring back some of the 14 books I had out at that time. I didn't have the heart to tell them that I had 23.......... [lol]

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    3. That's pretty hilarious. We are allowed to have 40 at a time, but last year when libraries were doing curbside pick-up, they waived all late fees and upped everyone's limit to 60. One of the good things to come out of this awful pandemic is that the libraries have done away with late fees altogether now.

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    4. That's not always a good idea, though. Our old library didn't have late fees and often people would just not return a book for ages, so the rest of us had to wait from them ...

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    5. That's true. But I want everyone to access the library, and not feel like they have to stay away because they have fines, so I am okay with it.

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  7. That's so great that she loves to read! It will help her imagination and attention span!

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    1. For sure! I love seeing what she finds after wandering through the library stacks.

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