Lately Ziz hasn’t been very interested in choosing books at the library. She made her way through all the books in all the series she knew she liked and now she’s in a bit of a book choosing slump.  At first I was pointing out books I thought looked interesting but I got tired of the blank stare she gave me in response so I quit suggesting and just started checking things out for myself.  If I don’t say anything but she finds an interesting book sitting unobtrusively in the library bag she’ll eat it up. Her desire to read hasn’t slowed at all, it’s the book selection process that’s got her, so this is working.

Here are some of the books we’ve both enjoyed with this system.

Mr and Mrs Bunny–Detectives Extraordinaire  By Mrs. Bunny

The Runaway Princess By Kate Combs 

The Runaway Dragon By Kate Combs

The Little Secret By Kate Saunders (Actually I don’t think Ziz read this one)

The Magic Half By Annie Barrows

Thora: A Half Mermaid Tale By Gillian Johnson

I’m now reading Once upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris I’m only 2 chapters in but I dig it so far.

5 Responses to Books

  1. I love that she is such a reader! My girls have loved… Ivy and Bean Series, Puppy Place Series, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Cam Jansen mysteries (not Young Cam Jansen, those would be too easy), Little House Series, The Chocolate Touch, all the Gail Carson Levine stuff, Sarah Plain and Tall, Box Car Children

  2. have you tried the “dealing with dragons” series? it might be a little too advanced for zizz, i'm not sure. you could test it first and see if she'd be able to get it. she might also like the ramona quimby stuff and stuff by roald dahl 🙂

  3. Thanks for all the good suggestions! Some of them we've read and others we'll be thrilled to try.
    Ziz tested at a seventh grade reading level a few weeks ago so I'm pretty sure she'll be able to tackle anything I can find as long as the content is appropriate for her age and sensibilities.


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