I think since our son is now 6 1/2, that I need to revise his favorite book list. He seems to have too much ‘muchness’ to be with the likes of Little Bear. Although truth be told, he still secretly loves those books, he just doesn’t want them on HIS bookshelf anymore. :)
I appreciate the new found maturity and the separation from “little kid” books, but say it isn’t so!!
His book list might look something like this,
Fables by Arnold Lobel
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik Fox In Socks by Dr. Seuss Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Little House On The Praire series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
(I thought these might be too girly for him but we have all loved them! He especially likes when Pa goes hunting!)
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
Also one of his favorite things is visiting the library and going to the non-fiction kids section, ALL BY HIMSELF! He beams with confidence as he thumbs through the lizard, shark and space books. He is so competent and it makes me miss him a little bit.