A read-aloud for boys that girls will like too

Last week I mentioned a read-aloud for girls that boys will like too, so this week I thought I should mention a read-aloud for boys that girls will like too.  When I’m picking chapter books to read to the kids I try to make sure that everyone will like the story.

One such book is Robert McCloskey’s Homer Price. Each of the chapters in the book tells the story of a mystery happening in Homer’s small town.  We thought these stories were really fun and interesting.  Judging by the make-believe play that has happened since we read the book, I think the kids liked the chapter about the donut machine best.

We love McCloskey’s illustrations and count several of his other books among our favorites, like Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, Make Way for Ducklings, The Story about Ping, and Lentil.  If you don’t know and love Robert McCloskey’s books yet, you should check them out!

I’m linking up at Read Aloud Thursday tomorrow, so be sure to check out the other recommendations there!

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7 Responses to A read-aloud for boys that girls will like too

  1. 6blessings says:

    We love the Homer Price books too. I found the second Homer Price book at a thrift store (have yet to read it). Also, years ago we inter-loaned a Homer Price VHS video from the library. It was so good. I still remember how courteous and respectful the dialog was. Such a contrast to children’s programming today.

  2. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention! I’ve heard of it before, but we’ve never picked it up. I do think my girls might like it :)

  3. This is one McCloskey book we’ve yet to read. I’ve seen so many good reviews of it–I don’t know what I’m waiting for! I’m so glad you linked up to RAT this week, Catherine!
    Amy @ Hope Is the Word recently posted..Read Aloud Thursday–Around the World in 80 Tales by Saviour Pirotta

  4. My son loved Homer also (as did I as a girl). We also really enjoyed Centerburg Tales which are more stories about Homer and the town he lives in.

  5. Mary says:

    This book is part of our Beyond Five in a Row Curriculum and is on our list for this year….and I have a boy and a girl, so I appreciated your thoughts! Thank you!
    Mary recently posted..Read Aloud Thursday – We Just Can’t Get Enough!

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  7. Catherine Woodcock says:

    The children might also enjoy “Centerburg Tales.”

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