Shhh . . . She’s Reading

“Mama, listen to this. ‘Questions exploded inside Harry’s head like fireworks and he couldn’t decide which to ask first.’ Isn’t that cool?”

We are on our way to school. Coco’s sitting in her booster seat, wearing her Princess Jasmine glasses with her nose in Harry Potter and the Sourcerer’s Stone. Thank you, J.K. Rowling. My second grader has seen the movie, knows the story, can recite all the Hogwart’s jargon, but until now, she hasn’t been interested in reading without a threat or a reward. This week, she’s discovered the thing the rest of us already know. Reading is fun.

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9 thoughts on “Shhh . . . She’s Reading

  1. We love Harry at our house too! Audra is on Book 6 and right now everything revolves around Harry Potter-homepage is the Harry Potter lexicon :). Kind of nice that she looks to Hermione as a role model as well. Another series we really enjoy and she got from Santa is Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. Very humorous-lots of fun Greek Mythology inserts. Might give those a try.

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    1. Cherry considers herself a Harry Potter expert, but this is Coco’s first chance to read the story. Cherry loves the Percy Jackson stories and can’t wait to see the new movie.

      Good to hear from you!

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    2. Lindsey, I just thought of another set of books Audra might like–The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley. Cherry is reading them for her school book group. It’s another one of those that she stops to say, “Listen to this line, Mom.”

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  2. My kids and I loved the HP books. It was really fun to all be into a series at the same time. And my 12 year olds love the Percy Jackson books too. We are looking forward to the movie!

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    1. Lauri, I’m probably pushy. Her big sister reads so much. Coco tends toward rebellion, but she loves a good story! So, yes. I’m excited to see her loving books.

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  3. For a long time my son didn’t care about reading. He’d read the HPs when they came out. NOW he spends his extra money on books!

    My class is loving The Lightning Thief. We’re in a race to finish it before the movie opens!

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