My son is a big fan of reading. He especially loves having his Daddy read to him before bed. So, this summer we are using Sonlight’s summer suggestions for elementary aged boys. We actually purchased them through Amazon.
Here’s a short synopsis for each.
GOLD! GOLD! scream the headlines in July 1897. Fourteen-year-old James Erickson, alone in the world after his father’s death, is mesmerized when he sees the first ship of prospectors enter the San Francisco harbor. Caught up in the fever, he books passage on a steamer up to Alaska. Treacherous treks, con men and bitter cold await. Is fortune waiting around the next bend?
Welcome to the amazing Whippet Hotel, where there’s an adventure on every floor, the guests are either mad or mysterious, and ducks are everywhere! Leo knows almost everything about the hotel (he is the janitor’s son, after all). The mystery begins when four cryptic boxes lead him to hidden floors, strange puzzles and an unexpected friend or two.
The Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated
Many years ago, the storytellers say, King Arthur held court with his gallant Knights of the Round Table. But seriously, when “ill-fated” is part of his title, you know it’s not surprising when things go sour (and often) for Sir Balin. Still, no matter the risk to life and limb or how dire the circumstances may appear, a loyal and gallant knight never refuses an adventure!
Before they were the Boxcar Children, Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny lived with their parents at Fair Meadow Farm. Newbery Award–winning author Patricia MacLachlan pays loving tribute to the classic novel by Gertrude Chandler Warner in this story of the Alden children’s origins and challenges faced before their boxcar adventures began.
Neither my husband nor I have read any of these, so we’re all a little bit excited to dig in. I’ll let you know what we think of each one after we read it.
What are some of your favorite read-aloud chapter books?
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