At the carnival today we’re posting great YA Mother’s Day Reads. I’m a mom and my girls are all grown up now with lives of their own. The way I got into writing for children and teenagers was by reading aloud to my girls when they were little and as they grew. We read to each other, a la pass the book around, until they went off to university. I have the wonderful author Jim Trelease, author of The Read Aloud Handbook to thank for sharing this amazing experience with my kids. In the book, he recommends great read alouds for ALL AGES. I’m kind of choked up a little as I type because my youngest will be graduating from university next week. We still share books, in fact my current read CITY OF THIEVES by David Benioff was a recommendation from my youngest daughter. And so, because I’m a mom who’s looking a bit backward this Mother’s Day I have a list for Mom’s who’d like to read to their older kids. Reading aloud isn’t just for picture books anymore. Here are a few of our favorite titles, it’s kind of a hodge podge of books for the youngest of YA and books for the oldest of YA:
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
The Celestra Series by Addison Moore
The Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! So when you’re done with eating bon-bons and having your family make you breakfast in bed and when motherhood gets back to all the running around, I hope these books give you the gift of adventure as you share them with your kids/teens:) If you have a pre-teen who likes Halloween and you want to give read aloud a try, you might take a peak at a sample chapter of 13 on Halloween, readers have said they enjoy reading the story aloud with their kids. Here’s the Mom must reads from the other Carnis!