& Novel Studies
What Does Sis Think?
“Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Believe it or not, I had never read “Charlotte’s Web” before now (which saddens me greatly)! I can't help but think of all the years I've missed out on this book. It’s a classic for a reason, and there’s not much I can say about this novel that hasn’t already been said before. The characters grow and mature throughout the novel, and it’s not often that the ending of a book genuinely surprises me. I love this book and I can't wait to read it to my child.
Recommended Age Group?
I would recommend this book to everyone, but the age group that would benefit most from E.B. White’s wonderful words would be children aged 9-12 (grades 3-6). Some children may have a difficult time with the idea of killing animals for food, as this isn’t something that is always talked about. However, I think it sparks some great conversation of where our food comes from, and how important it is to buy from reliable sources. There are also themes of friendship, self-care, and how we should treat others.
This book is definitely classroom approved! I'm sure you'll have a great time reading this book to any grade, but children in grades 1 and 2 are probably a bit young to understand all of the themes and 1950-60s vocabulary.
Check out our classroom novel-study for "Charlotte's Web”!