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    Also Byron Barton's books are great for non fiction topics and perfect level for tots and preschoolers. Our son in particular loves his books.

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    My four year old has fallen in love with the Mousekin books by Edna Miller. It started with Mousekin's Golden House. I love them because of the sweet illustrations and all the tidbits of knowledge the books pass on about wildlife.
    Get your geek on.

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    Naturally our library's website is down right now, when I want to put some of these on hold. Woe is me. Hardships and whatnot.
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    Magic School Bus and Magic Tree House have educational value. Totally not twaddle in my mind.

    Now, the Goosebumps series? Totally twaddle.

    I think you're over thinking it, and should relax As long as you and the kids are reading, it isn't a waste of time.... even if it is twaddle.

    We tend to keep a few different book baskets-

    1. Books about history- can be myths, legends, fiction, non-fiction. Anything that helps reenforce what we are studying in history.

    2. Books about science- I tend to rotate topics depending on what we are studying

    3. Leveled Readers (so I can say, go get a number 2 book and read it!- These tend to be the books that I will talk to him about to practice comprehension)

    4. Books for fun (twaddle!) Batman books, goofy books, things that my kids love for free reading time

    5. Read Alouds- Basically these are "classics" that I want the kids to know and enjoy, that are either beyond their reading ability at the time, or have literary significance that I want to enjoy WITH them. (on our list this year- The Hobbit, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, James and the Giant Peach.... and a bunch more)
    I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven't had a lesson since.

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    I'm pretty relaxed about it. Not feeling the need for Calgon or anything. Unless you have some. Do you have some Calgon? GIVE ME THE EFFING CALGON.

    I can quit anytime. I just don't want to.

    But seriously, I don't think that putting together an appealing book list is "overthinking it". Nor is it a sign of a lack of relaxation. It really just seems practical to me. Thanks for the suggestions, though.
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    I think it's great to share this kind of list. I've discovered lots of great titles, series and authors from listening to what other people have read and enjoyed. I keep lists on our library account under different topics and when it's relevant I can move it to our 'get today' list.

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    Both my kids love the Pete the Cat books. Im also IN LOVE WITH Suzanne Tate's nature series.
    Suzanne Tate's Nature Series
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    Quote Originally Posted by sells_kate View Post
    Both my kids love the Pete the Cat books. Im also IN LOVE WITH Suzanne Tate's nature series.
    Suzanne Tate's Nature Series

    Those look great! Thanks!
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    Your welcome! She also has teaching guides and coloring books! (Suzanne Tate)
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    Have you looked at other reading lists like BFIAR or MBTP? Moving Beyond the Page Purchase Individual Items for Age 4-5
    Those might add some inspiration, also.
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