Our Reading List

Our days might not always have a lot of structure, but there is always one constant:  we read and we read and we read.  Princess does at least 1-2 hours of independent reading a day.  She enjoys everything from the encyclopedia to Fancy Nancy, and all the reading has done wonders for both her vocabulary and spelling skills.  We also read aloud together each afternoon, which is always the highlight of our day!

Independent Reading {1st Grade}

Reading Aloud

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  • Mrs T October 25,

    We love the Peleg Chronicles by Matthew Christian Harding. Excellent series – I couldn’t put them down, so DH had to read them aloud:>

  • Dorothy Guinn December 8,

    I have enjoyed puttering about your blog and appreciate your open candor and enthusiasm. We have been homeschooling since 1998 and on occasion burnout is my worst enemy. When that happens I seek a fresh perspective and happily this time it brought me to you. :)

    I would share one of the best resources for finding good books has been the book “Honey for a Child’s Heart.” It gives fantastic descriptions so you know what you are getting into and can coordinate with topics and age appropriate material as well as reading level.

    God Bless :)

  • Erin W January 2,

    I’m a highschooler and was just wondering through your blog. I have some books that you might consider for when the girls are a bit older. I read these when I was about 10 or so and quite enjoyed them.
    May Bird and The Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson (trilogy)
    The Molly Moon Series by Georgia Byng
    The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going

    I’m not entirely sure if you’ll find the first one acceptable, it’s about a girl who falls into a lake and has to save the after life from an evil tyrant. It’s quite exiting and has a very shocking ending.

    Molly Moon is one of my favorite characters, she is psychic and uses her powers to help in various situations. I started this series with the fourth and was very confused but it’s not too bad if you read them out of order. You can learn more about it on http://www.meetmollymoon.com

    The Garden of Eve is about a 13 year old girl named Eve, her mother dies and she and her father move. She thinks she sees the ghost of a boy about her age and they become friends. The two then enter a magical garden of Eden type version of their town, but have to race to get back or they’ll be stuck there forever. It’s really a sweet story.

    I hope you take these into consideration for when the girls are older (I don’t know their ages but I think they’re a little young for them) they’re some of my favorites.


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