Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Books for 2/26/13

This book is delightful! Lots of fun words to build your child's vocabulary and a surprise ending where the main character is surprised! It shows the power of a feminine heart who believes everyone is good. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I just discovered Robert San Souci's works. This one by him is a little bit strange. Good gets good in the end and evil is rewarded with evil, but one of the scenes is a little disturbing, where the old lady takes her head off and combs her hair. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

This is a charming story about a brother/sister pair. I loved it how they learn to appreciate each other's interests and learn to get along better. 5 out of 5 stars!

I finally got this book! I am having a hard time making the time to read it though. Now that my youngest is weaned I just don't sit down much to read to myself. Maybe I can get it in audio?

I read this to my older kids when they were young and now I am reading it to the littles, especially in the morning when they do dishes. It is a thrilling adventure during World War II. We have so much snow this winter I figured it would be fun to read about a snow story.

Ooooh, I love this story! It is a true story about a family who lived on a ship, and did ship-schooling (homeschooling on a ship). They had a bunch of children and the dad was the captain so they lived with him on the ship. I love the little scenario about celebrating Christmas. A heart-warming story! 5 out of 5 stars!

Every morning I have the littles read aloud to me as part of our homeschool. This is the first "chapter book" they have read! They are 18 months apart and on the same beginning reading level so we are having fun exploring I Can Read books. I loved this story! It's about a Swedish family who settles in Minnesota and their first winter. I love that it mentions God and shows the family praying to him. It made me wonder about my own Swedish ancestors. My maternal grandfather's mother's both lines are all from Sweden. Did they come during the massive wave of Swedish immigrants during the late 1800s? I don't know, but I am excited to find out. I love simple books like this that connect to me and get me thinking about my own life. 5 out of 5 stars.

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