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As if to compensate for last week's fashion girl, we now go the other direction on the girl spectrum with this charming six-year-old person:
We have a 6-yo girl who is just as interested in books on football, soccer, the vessels and characters of Star Wars and space in general than anything else. Other favorites are Amelia Bedelia and Knuffle Bunny. So, in particular in our house the concept that there are 'girl' books and 'boy' books is well, simply not true.
Due to the fact that she has a grandmother and a great-grandmother who taught kindergarten and early-literacy respectively we have a LOT of books. The ONLY ones she picks up and reads independently – Fly Guy. Boy, does that child ever love Fly Guy. We have read Little House in the Big Woods, and are 2/3 or so through Farmer Boy, she enjoys listening to those in the evenings. Her favorite scene so far is when the teacher brought the bullwhip to school to scare the bullies away in Farmer Boy. Not sure if I should be concerned about that, but I think it was just so memorable.Any additional suggestions for things that she might enjoy reading? Not that I don't like Fly Guy, but I was hoping to capitalize on the fact that she finally thinks reading is 'kinda fun' and provide some additional material that keeps her interest. I would also recommend Fly Guy to others, in particular those with boys who are looking for recommendations for new readers.