We read a lot of great books together as part of our homeschooling. Here is what we’ve been reading the last week or two.
Our morning books (read while the breakfast dishes are being washed):
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We finished Volume 8 of The Bible Story yesterday, and started Volume 9 today. I like to keep a Bible Story book going for the younger ones.
We’ve been working on Who Am I? for several months now, and are about halfway through it. There are a lot of good thoughts about who we are in Christ, in this book.
We’ve been reading David Macaulay’s wonderful books for a few months now, and are nearly through Ship. I love the detail in his drawings!
Loyalty Test was a great book to go along with our study of the American Revolution. It shows a side of history that I had never seen before, and I believe it’s sorely needed. Exactly how much of what we’ve learned is true, and how much is myth? This well-researched book will challenge you, as well as intrigue you.
We read one chapter from What Really Happened in Colonial Times this morning, about Paul Revere from the point of view of his second wife. It was quite interesting!
Yesterday, we read And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? I always enjoy Jean Fritz’s books about history!
Our afternoon books (while lunch dishes are being washed):
We’ve probably been working our way through the Little House books for most of a year. We finished Little Town on the Prairie yesterday, and started These Happy Golden Years today. Even though I have read this series many times, I still love them!
Mr. Diligence and Mr. Sweetie love Lois Lenski. They ask me to buy them books by her whenever they have an excuse. We’re reading Texas Tomboy right now. For most of the way through, I was wondering if it was worth reading this one, because the girl’s attitudes were so bad, but she seems to be changing for the better now and I’m liking the story after all.
When we were in Michigan, I borrowed The Ra Expeditions from my mother (nothing like taking a borrowed book 9,000 miles, is there!). The day after we got home, I told Mr. Intellectual that it was his turn to choose one of our read-alouds, and that was what he chose. We’re about halfway through it now, over a month later. It’s a bit slow-moving, but very interesting. The last few days, the action has really picked up, as they set out across the Atlantic with this bundle of papyrus and ran into all sorts of trouble.
We’ve also been working our way through Sam Campbell’s Living Forest series. We finished Fiddlesticks and Freckles a few days ago (it disappeared, so I couldn’t put it in the photo), and started Beloved Rascals, the last book. These are great nature stories!