Friday, August 29, 2008

Decades Challenge - Complete

I have completed the Decades Challenge hosted by 3m. This was one of my favourite challenges this year. I gave it a twist and made every book on my list a read aloud to my 7/8yo. This has been very helpful in making sure I read a wide variety of literature throughout the ages to him.

These are the 8 books I read aloud to my son for the challenge. Five of them are from my original list and then I realized every book I originally picked was a fantasy so I chose a switched a few out to widen the genre a bit. The 8yo loved every book I read to him but his favourites were probably Five Children and It and The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle. I loved them all except Peter Pan which I'm really not fond of at all. All the books were re-reads for me personally some for the third time.

If this challenge is on next year, I'll definitely be re-joining with the same twist. It was really helpful in picking good literature to read to my child.

1900s - Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
1910s - Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
1920s - The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
1930s - Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
1940s - Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
1950s - Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
1960s - James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
1970s - Abel's Island by William Steig

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