Each week I will be sharing some of the books we have read or are going to read. I hope you find this list helpful! I also wanted to say that each family has different standards of what they will read with their kids, so if something doesn’t match up to your household, I am not offend if you wouldn’t read it :). Affiliates included.
1. This is my pick of the week!
Description: Life changes dramatically for the Blackfeet people in the early 1700’s when a twin brother and sister discover a strange animal and succeed in bringing it back to the tribe. This is a wonderful book and both my son and I really enjoyed curling up together and reading this book. I was sad to see the book end :).
We also really enjoyed Walk the World’s Rim. We again read this aloud with each other.
Description: A 14-year old Indian joins Cabeza de Vaca’s 16th-century expedition through the Southwest. A vivid portrait of Mexican life and the harsh conditions of a primitive Indian tribe.
3. I would recommend ALL the books in this series!!! They are excellent!!!
Here is amazons description of book 1:
While visiting Mr. Whittaker at Whit’s Soda Shoppe, Beth and Patrick find a mysterious letter in the Imagination Station requesting a Viking sunstone. The letter is old and says that someone named Albert will be imprisoned if the sunstone isn’t found. Mr. Whittaker sends cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland circa 1000. On their quest for the sunstone, the cousins meet Vikings Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson–and find the sunstone as they join Leif on his first voyage to North America. But the adventure is just beginning, for when they return to Mr. Whittaker’s workshop with the sunstone, there is another note waiting for them, requesting a silver goblet.
Join Patrick and Beth as they continue their travel to various lands and time in the Imagination Station book series.
My oldest has read everyone of the Magic Treehouse books and I would recommend the whole series. There is one or 2 that has evolution content, but we never had an issue with him reading them. The rest of the series has wonderful science or historical facts, they also have a research guide you can get for extra learning! My middle son is now 6 and has started reading this series and my oldest still reads them, although he can finish one in about 20-30 minutes now :).
Description of book 51: Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes features Jack and Annie back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved.
5. Our current read aloud!
Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.
Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.
So what are you reading in your homeschool this week? I would love to hear from you!!!