The Night the Angel Came - Sharilyn Martin
Beautifully illustrated true story of a little Korean girl in her new home in America. Perfect story for any child who struggles with fears in the night.
From Dawn till Dusk- Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Love the illustrations (same artist as Snowflake Bentley) and view of country life in Vermont.
The Boy Who Held Back the Sea - Thomas Locker
Another well illustrated book - this with old fashioned paintings.
(Is it obvious that illustrations are important to me!)
The Black Book of Color - Menena Cottin
An unusual book that seeks to give a child a view of what it is like to be blind. Every page is totally black with colors described only with words. Includes braille letters.
In the Garden - Peggy Collins
A favorite with my younger children. A fun view of gardening from a young child's perspective.
I forgot to mention any chapter books last month so this includes the books we've read the past several months.
Little Pilgrims Progress - Helen Taylor
I remember loving this book as a child and could wait to introduce it to my children. They loved it too.
Adventures of Richard Wagner - Opal Wheeler
We have enjoyed several of Wheeler's biographies of composers. They are somewhat similar to the Childhood of Famous Americans series.
The Story of the Treasure Seekers - Edith Nesbit
This and the next book were enjoyed as audio books from Books Should Be Free.
Richard of Jamestown - James Otis
Based on the life of a real character. A great introduction to the early American history we plan to study next year.
Loving the Little Years - Rachel Jankovic
Somehow with all the reading I did last month, I didn't actually complete many books. Maybe that comes from working on too many books at the same time! The one book I did finish was a thin book with short chapters, perfect for a busy mom. And the author knows about busy motherhood, she has five children, including a set of twins, and the oldest is age five. Jankovic knows about bickering in the back seat, whining at the table, chaotic trips to the grocery store, and temper tantrums - and best of all she gives practical advice to deal with it all. But mostly she talks about my attitude as a mother and how that affects my home. Highly recommended for any mom of littles.
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