We just finished Caddie Woodlawn, all my dc loved it. We are on to Understood Betsy (first ch. is a bit to get through, but now they're interested). I told them that it was kind of funny (first mistake, my oldest was still wondering when it was going to get funny) and that I really liked it....it's coming along.
It was a toss up between The Singing Tree or Red Sails to Capri, we're going with The Singing Tree (my oldest chose) to read on opposite days of Understood Betsy, but we haven't started it yet. So, we'll see.
I absolutely love to read aloud to my kids. They have come such a long way in their ability to pay close attention, narrate, and know that this time is set aside for us to experience something *together*. We are home all day with each other, but that time is special...can't quite explain it, and I hope we never stop that habit as a family.
What a blessing!