Monday, June 20, 2011

Good books we've read lately

Read alouds:

Make Way for Ducklings
Blueberries for Sal
Ellis Island
The Little House Series
(we are through the first 3, reading the 4th now)
The Dr Seuss books
(Current favorites: Naomi - The Foot Book, Oceana: Green Eggs & Ham)
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter
(Current favorites: Oceana - The Tom Kitten story where he gets cat-napped by the mice)
All Of A Kind Family
(This is one of my favorites from childhood, it's a whole series about a family of 5 Jewish girls living in NYC around the turn of the century)

My most recent book:
Heaven is for Real
My friend/sister Christina gave it to me for my birthday and after continuous nagging on her part (Iloveyouanyways...) I got through it. Fabulous read.

Also in the reading pile:
Crucial conversations
Homeschooling: Take a deep breath ---- you can do this!
The Carb Lover's Diet
The Power of a Praying Wife
Teaching Children
For The Children's Sake
Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti


  1. I loved the All of a Kind family books! Can't wait to read them to my daughter. For the Children's Sake is one of my favourites, too. :)

  2. Current children's favorites: Corderoy (OBVIOUSLY), Thank You, Mr. Faulkner, Chrysanthemum and Julius the Baby of the World (both by Kevin Henkes), and The Day Leo Said I Hate You. (Now, the last one sounds weird, but really, it's about how to deal with angry feelings between a mom and son. It's such a good one to act out!!! Kids always come away with how they SHOULD act!!!)

  3. would really love to get my hands on that book (Heaven is for real) do you mind if I borrow that from you?? Pretty Please! Oh, it's Deb by the way :)

  4. I used to babysit for four siblings ages " 3, 5, 7 and 9" ( one girl three older brothers) They LOVED "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs" and oddly a book that as adults we would probably " not approve of" ..."The Stupids Step Out" they thought this book hilarious- who can account for what kids will find funny ?

  5. The Power of a Praying Wife was absolutely marriage-changing for me. As was the follow-up workbook to go w/ the book. I did it with a girlfriend. Great study!

    And please tell me what the carb lover's diet book says. I mean....if it seems balanced & effective. I can't handle another book or "diet" that tells you to drink diet soda all day (because after all, it's carb-free!) and put fake sweetners on everything.

  6. LOVED all of a kind family series...still do!
    The Mitchell series by Hilda von Stockum as well as her Bantry Bay series...WONDERFUL!
    Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink is a wonderful read for little girls.
    My Personal Favorite ( I read it at least once a year for nearly 20 years) is The Family Nobody Wanted by Helen Doss. True story , written by the mother, about adopting multi racial kids just after the depression era, WWII time frame.