Library Love is a recurring post in which we share our bounty from the public library.
It’s been a while since The Boy and I spent some quality time at the library; last week we made up for lost time. We spent a few hours there reading and working on schoolwork, and searching for some good reads for him to get into during Reading Time. Confession Time: I’ve been letting him get off easy for Reading Time lately. He’s mostly been reading copies of Guinness World Records for 2011, 2013, and 2014 over and over (don’t know what happened to 2012; got lost somewhere in the Nether, maybe). The Boy is a true lover of trivia, fo sho! Late Winter is an easy time to get lazy in homeschooling and reading is one of the areas that I let slip. No more, friends! We’re back on track and raring to go! Here’s a look at what we found:
- Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
- The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
- Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
- Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Smarty-Pants Sheltie by Tui T. Sutherland
Most of these have been on my TBR list for The Boy for a while now, and then he found a cute little book about Shelties (our Ruby is a Sheltie) – I don’t think Smarty-Pants Sheltie is going to be great literature, but at least he’s reading, right? I chose The Lions of Little Rock for him because he is quite a champion for the people and I know he will be caught up in the passion and fervor of this story of the children who attended the first desegregated schools in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958. Likewise, for our Read-Aloud Time, together we will read To Kill a Mockingbird – I’ve never read it, either, so I’m looking forward to that one, as well. April is National Poetry Month, and in honor of that we’ll be reading two books written in the form of poetry – Love that Dog and Hate That Cat. They’re both short and sweet, and I think a great way to keep The Boy’s attention while studying poetry. It’s going to be a great couple of weeks of reading for the two of us and we can’t wait to share with you how it goes!
What have your kids been reading these days?
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