In about a week and a half, the older girls are supposed to be going to a children's book club with some other girls from our home school group. This month was "free book month". This means that each girl chose their own book and will need to tell about it at the meeting. I took them both to Books-A-Million and let them each pick out a book.
Carly was the easiest, to a point. She found three or four different series she wants to read. The hardest part was getting her to choose one series to begin with. She finally decided to start with the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. So she selected book 1 of the series: Dinosaurs Before Dark. She is excited that after she finishes 1 book, she gets to get the next one. There is also a research guide that goes along with it about Dinosaurs. I will definitely be going to find that as well.
Tina was a bit more difficult. She doesn't like to read, for school or for fun. I really wanted her to choose the Boxcar Children series, but that did not interest her at all. She then kept selecting books that were $25 (book by Miley Cyrus) and $15 (Hannah Montana). Finally she chose a Wizards of Waverly Place book. I decided that this book would do for now, but next time she would be getting a series book for school work.
All in all, I think we can make these books work for school purposes as well as the book club. After the first meeting, the club will decide on one book that all the girls will read and discuss.
I'm kind of hurt that Tina does not like to read. I have always loved to read. I remember reading the Boxcar Children books as a kid. I also remember Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley Twins, Sweet Valley High, Babysitter's Club, etc. I used to own all of the books from the previously mentioned series. Also, I admit, I was still reading the Babysitter's Club books when I was 18! I just loved them! I still love to read (although I do not have the time to read much anymore). I guess I had always envisioned my children being more like me and less like Chris in that way.