My husband just finished reading this one to the 6 and 8 year olds last night. They have loved it! They would race to get it for him every night and would not let him forget that he was reading it to them. They would ask him to read even when we got home past 11 PM from being out as a family. I am one of the few people who haven't read it. Something to look forward to!
I finished this book last week! I loved it! Some may say it's too religious or overly dramatic, but I love it. I like Mrs. Stowe's humor. Sometimes her sarcasm comes through. I loved all her descriptions of homemaking and the power of mothers and women. I copied some of them on my other blog here http://treeoflifemothering.ning.com/profiles/blogs/what-uncle-tom-s-cabin-teaches-about-women
To help me understand the Civil War I am reading this book pictured above. I like to hear the "other side." This book tells a very different story from what I heard in public school: that the war was all about slavery, that Lincoln freed the slaves, and that the reason Lincoln sent reinforcements to Fort Sumter was because the Union men were starving. So far it is highly fascinating. I like that it points out that Lincoln stated in his inaugural address that he had no intention to free the slaves. The war was not about slavery, it was about economics.
|We read this in two nights to my younger kids. A charming story about a girl who discovered fossils in the 1800s. She contributed to the family income this way. You could launch your kids into a study of dinosaurs and fossils with this book.|
Something about fall and apples every year makes me want to learn about Johnny Appleseed. I haven't read this to the little kids yet but we are going to, as it's waiting for us in the library bag. It looks delightful! Not too many words and lots of pictures, even a map. This makes me want to rush to bedtime so we can read it!