The little ones introduced Grandma to the Fancy Nancy series, during her visit this week. They've been on such a Fancy Nancy kick, they haven't really wanted to read anything else.
While we were visiting the Anaconda library though, the older girls snatched up a few Cam Jansen mysteries, that they couldn't remember having read during their Cam Jansen phase, last summer. In case you haven't encountered David Adler's mystery series for young readers (really for young girls), Cam Jansen is a 5th grader, with a photographic memory, who, along with her friend Eric, solves every mystery that comes along.
The series is written for 2nd to 4th graders, so a little young for my girls - at least the oldest who is now 11. I'm hoping to be able to use them a spring board into something more Nancy Drew-ish this summer. So far, I haven't had much luck interesting the older children in any other mystery series. But with our library's summer reading program coming right up, they'll be in search of another good series get into - so maybe this will be the summer.
For more children's book reviews and recommendations, click over to this week's What My Child Is Reading link up at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.
It's great to be a homeschooler.