Here is where we keep our library books. Separate from all the books that we own and confined so that they (hopefully) will not end up under beds or dressers or who knows where. That pink and brown bag is from The Old Schoolhouse. It is good and sturdy and will hold a good amount of books. C has her own bag from GA's and we fill them both up. The basket is metal and to heavy to carry.
The Happy Housewife has the idea to share what library books are working for you. She will have a linky up on her website once a month. You can participate by adding your list of books or doing a book review.
So now, a list of what is in our basket this month. Now please know that I don't force books on the kids. I do try to steer them away from some books and encourage them toward books that will challenge them. Some books they get just because it looks fun. Some of the books that C picked out she reads while spending some quiet time in her room. She has struggled with reading and has improved a lot this year. So some books are below her reading level and some above it and some of the books are for our 4 yr old little boy.
- The Aurora County All Stars by Deborah Wiles. She also wrote another favorite of ours. Love, Ruby Lavendar is based in Mississippi, which is where we used to live.
- Breakfast for Jack by Pat Shories No words, just pictures and I encourage the kids to make up a story to go along.
- Animal Babies in the Rain Forest Cute baby animals
- Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young
- Bertie at Bedtime by Marcus Pfister I got this because it is written by the same guy that worte Rainbow Fish
- The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
- My Freight Train by Michael Rex
- The Big Bug Book by Margery Facklam great pictures, guess who that is for?
- What Do Parents Do (when you're not home) by Jeanie Franz Ranson what children think their parents are doing at home without them.
- Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfister Same great fish that helps another fish avoid a shark
- Spicy Hot Colors by Sherry Shahan names of colors in English and Spanish
- Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
- The Library by Sarah Stewart
- Daddy All Day Long by Franseca Rusackas
- Tippy Toe Chick, Go by George Shannon
- Mercy Watson to the Rescue book 1 by Kate DiCamillo from the author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, small chapter book, pretty easy reader, fun and quirky. 12 easy chapters.
- Fairies, Trolls, & Goblins Galore Poems
School books - most of these we use just for pictures and some things to talk through while doing the lessons. We are just now getting to this in our lessons because I was able to do some reviews of other curriculum this year and we are back to our books.
- Thanksgiving on Plymouth by Diane Stanley
- Pilgrims in America by L.L. Owens
- The Plymouth Colony by Pamela Dell
- Squanto and the first Thanksgiving by Joyce K. Kessel
- Eating the Plate: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners by Lucille Recht Penner my favorite, good realistic pictures
- The Mayflower Pilgrims by Brenda Colloms
I also read:
- Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah
- Homeschooling the Child with ADD I have no idea if C has ADD, but she cannot CONCENTRATE
You can probably find everyone of these books on Amazon. I linked a few so that you can read more about them.