Have you looked at the Boxcar Children books? My ds still loves them at 11. I only read a couple in the beginning to be sure they were ok. (ds is old enough now that he will let me know if there's something in them that we would consider wrong.) I like them because the brothers & sisters are all kind to each other. We skip the ones with ghost or haunted in the title, but there are only a few of those.erikdeb wrote:We are doing MFW 1st grade this year with my 6.5yo. He is a huge reader - he LOVES to read. I can't keep up with him as far as screening books. He's read the E.B. White books and loved them, the Mouse and the Motorcycle, etc. He recently started reading the Magic Treehouse books, which we were a little bit iffy about, but let him read anyway. He's around book #17 or so, and in our conversation with him this evening, he basically stated that - yes, he does believe that everything he reads is true. So when he's reading about evolution or magic or spells or ghosts or meteors hitting the earth when the dinosaurs were around, or Greek gods, he is more inclined to believe that than what we tell him.
Now, we knew this was a possibility. We've heard David Hazell say things about only teaching the children TRUTH until a certain age, rather than confusing them with "some people believe this, but we don't." For some reason, we didn't listen to that advice like we should.
So.....are there any good books from Magic Treehouse - Charlotte's Web reading levels that don't have scientific or mythological things we don't believe, and also don't have kids with bad attitudes in them?
Mommy to Isaac (6.5), Noah (3.5), Lydia (2), Micah (12mo)
Our library has also recently started carrying some of the Trailblazer books. I'm not sure what reading level those are, but you might check those as well.