Sunday, July 31, 2022

Eleanor Reads! July Edition


Each month Eleanor and I share the chapter books we read. 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.

I am making a couple changes because Eleanor is becoming a more independent reader at home. She has no problem plowing through books at school, but at home she prefers I read to her while she is drawing, painting, working on a science project, etc. Plus, who doesn't also love being read to at bedtime?

Currently Reading Together
If you work with younger children, I highly recommend Something Bad Happened. I reviewed it as an ARC a couple years ago and purchased it after Uvalde. It has been tremendously helpful for Eleanor to cope with and understand our stupid, fucked-up country right now. We read a chapter or a section at a time. It can be overwhelming to think about otherwise.

Read Together

Currently Reading Independently*
*Eleanor has begun reading more than one book at a time. I can't imagine where she got that idea from.

Eleanor's Independent Reads

Eleanor's DNFs

It's amazing how much reading you can get done when you have Covid! The hardest part of Covid was getting Eleanor to rest. With no symptoms, she felt fine the whole time so she was constantly wanting to be on-the-go. She was practicing her solo audition, stretching, and doing various workouts that her teammates were during summer intensive when she couldn't be in class.

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

Happy Reading,
Eleanor and Sarah


  1. When I saw I Know Your secret I immdiately thought of you-know-who's books. Ha must be the cover style :)

    1. RIGHT?!?! Eleanor has asked to read OOUIL, and she has seen snippets of the show. She is SO ready.

    2. She's nine now...and it is harder and harder to tell her no when it comes to books. I am holding out as long as I can!


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