Second-grader Crayons is a good reader, she has been read to since babyhood, and she enjoys the challenging books I read to her and that she picks out for herself from our shelves. Recently she found our copy of Clyde Robert Bulla's opera stories--not the most suitable thing for a second grader, but she had most of them read before I realized what she had gotten into.
So explain this to me...
When we went to the big library yesterday and Crayons acquired her first Downtown Library Card, what she wanted to take out on it was a whole pile of bright pink Tiara Club series books and several others of that ilk. She was happy to have ME pick out some older books (see the previous post), but she wanted to borrow the kind of books we don't have at home.
Well, maybe that was the point, right?
At least library books are free.
(Some people might comment that I obviously should be setting limits on the kind of books she takes out of the library, or not take her to the library, or some other wisdom like that. Noted and appreciated. If that was all she was reading, I'd worry. However, like letting a child occasionally have candy floss at the carnival...you do hope that they'll eat their fill and get it out of their system.)