I need a good book recommendation for a chapter book I can read with my eight year old daughter in the evenings. Sarah really hasn’t discovered a genre of books she loves and enjoys thoroughly yet. She did read the first Harry Potter book on her own this summer, but I think she read it more because her brother and parents all have read and enjoyed it. She’s a very good reader on her own, and can read with great expression, but I don’t think we can say she’s really fallen in love with a particular book or book series yet. I’ve read several different book series with Alexander (Narnia, LOTR, Eragon and Eldest, Dragonsong and the other two books in Anne McCaffrey’s Harper Hall Trilogy) but have not yet read a full chapter book with Sarah yet. My first thought was E.B. White’s “Trumpet of the Swan,” but my dad read that to her last summer. I want to remedy this inequity of not having shared, evening chapter book reading experiences together, but I’m not sure what we should read.
Any suggestions for us? This will be a bedtime book that I’ll read aloud to her over the course of many weeks.
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