Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Tip #9: Great Family Reads

Today's tip will benefit writers and non-writers alike, because we can all benefit from a good read.

Reading a good book is a great way to bring a family together. Sitting together in one room, possibly curled up with blankies and hot cocoa, journeying together into worlds of words and wonder! What better way to spend a cold, winter evening at home, away from the glow of the TV? Or to entertain eachother during a long drive? Or to spend the last twenty minutes before lights out? Reading a good book as a family will spur conversations, elicit giggles, create warm memories, foster a love of reading (and maybe writing), and who knows what other yummy stuff can come from it if only we try!

So, here are a few suggestions of novels to try reading as a family:

The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo
Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
Dragon Rider, by Cornelia Funke
The Trolls, by Molly Horvath
The Ugly Princess and the Wise Fool, by Margaret Gray
The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Happy Reading!


  1. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Yes, yes, yes! I completely agree.

  2. Great list ... we've read a couple of them, and very much appreciate the additional titles! Thanks!


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