Books will take your children on wild adventures! Use this elementary reading list to broaden your child’s view of the world beyond his or her home and social circle.
I can still remember sitting in the floor of my closet, light striped through the doors. I was slogging through another day of walking across the hot prairie on a 1800s summer day in Kansas. Or, at least that’s where I was mentally. Physically, my mom was trying to figure out where I was since I wasn’t answering her calls. It’s hard to pull yourself out the 1800s to 1990 when you’re waiting to find out if Pa had found the place where he wants to settle!
As a child, I would spend hours reading. I devoured the Little House series, my Mandie books, and any other literature I could get my hands on. (Well, maybe not Goosebumps! Too icky!) I wanted the adventure of the Bobbsey Twins and I took advice from the Babysitters Club as I started my own babysitting business at 12. Books were my window to the world.
I’m thrilled to report that I’ve personally had to drag my children out of a castle and from the depths of the sea over the last week. It’s a delight to watch them be yanked into the pages of a book, and to discuss the personalities they meet in between the lines.
The biggest challenge in a family with the bookworm gene is finding good, interesting literature to read. To help your family, I’ve put together an elementary reading list of books to add to your home library. This list contains some of our family favorites, some classics, and some new books we will be tackling in the coming weeks. I hope your family enjoys your literary adventures with the books on this elementary reading list.