Thanks so much for all your suggestions Marta and Mayken! I need to do more research to see if I can get these books for affordable prices. For some reason the prices on Amazon for books in original languages other than English seem a little extreme, but books translated from English are a much better price.
I just found Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White in our ml (Spanish) at a library near us. I was thrilled because I read it growing up. If I couldn’t find it in ml I would have let her read it in ML because it’s a book I don’t want her to miss out on during her childhood.
For English I’d also recommend the “Greetings from Somewhere” series of 10 books. It’s the only series my daughter re-reads on a regular basis. It’s similar to early Magic Tree House books in length and difficulty.
Last year, I came across a number of chapter book series put out by Scholastic in a new line called Branches. The books are specifically developed for the 5-7 year old set transitioning from picture to chapter books. My kids love them. They are a cross between graphic novels and novels with high-interest characters and stories.
We've read: Kung Pow Chicken: a 4-book series about two superhero brothers, who are also chickens. Press Start: an old-school video game rabbit takes on bad guys Haggis and Tank Unleashed: 2 dogs with big imaginations (lots of word play in this series based on homonyms which leads to funny misunderstandings between the characters) Eerie Elementary: just started this one about a school that is alive and trying to eat its students
There are a whole bunch of other series. I bought most of these online through Amazon or Book Depository, which has free worldwide shipping.
Post by Abbi Gutierrez on Apr 13, 2018 6:03:48 GMT 9
My son is enjoying the Usborne reading libraries at bedtime at the moment, there are three sets in boxes with loads of titles including lots of shortened versions of classics that I haven't even read myself. I am learning lots too!
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9