Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Off the Shelf - September

I know - we are almost at the end of October. But here is the list of books that we enjoyed last month.

Children's Picture Books

When I was Young in the Mountains- Cynthia Rylant
A favorite book with lovely illustrations sharing life that is mostly unknown today.

Which Hat is That - Anna Hines
A cute story with flaps loved by my three year old.

Eliza and the Dragonfly - Susie Caldwell Rinehart
Learn facts about the dragonfly lifecycle along with Eliza and her aunt.

The King of Prussia and a Peanut Butter Sandwich - Alice Fleming
A longer picture book covering several centuries and several continents. Follows the travels of Mennonites from Prussia to Russia to Kansas and how they introduced Turkey Red wheat to the US. Excellent story.

Children's Chapter Books 

Just David - Eleanor H. Porter
From the author of Pollyanna, a tale of an unusual boy and how he changed a community. We listened to this book on audio and I was snuffling by the end.

Mary Jones and Her Bible - Mary Ropes
A young girl and the true story of her sacrifice to own a copy of the Bible. A great book to introduce to my children the fact that many people in the world do not own their own Bible.

Elin's Amerika - Marguerite de Angeli
Another excellent book by de Angeli sharing the story of the first settlers to Pennsylvania - the Swedish.

Hidden Riches  - Romaine Stauffer
Learn of the sacrifices made for the Mennonites to come to Pennslvania in the 1750's through the story of Christian Brubaker. My children loved this story- and even I learned a lot about the time period.

Adult Books

On the Other Side of the Garden - Virginia Ruth Fugate
I think this wins the honor of the best book on women and marriage. Fugate doesn't hold back in sharing what the Lord requires for a wife. Excellent.

The Homemade Pantry - Alana Chernila
This cookbook is just the kind I like with basic recipes, great photos, it was even fun to read, though I didn't appreciate some of her language. And the recipes I tried were winners!

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  1. Ooo! Those sound like a wonderful mix of books! I look forward to checking into to some of them for our home. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I have visited the little village in Wales where Mary Jones lived in very humble circumstances, it made me think about how very blessed we are to have such easy access to the Word of God.

  3. I love the first children's book! Have you read "Seven Silly Eaters" yet? It is in my top three favorite children's books. And if you are having a kitchen-school day, the kids can help you make something that is at the end of the book (there are recipes for it online). I highly recommend it!

    1. That is a new one to me - I'll have to check the library for it!

  4. Thank you for posting your books. I look forward to seeing what you've read and then checking them out of the library.



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