I must confess, the jolly-ness of Christmas break found us reading much less than I had hoped the past few weeks. But, we spent lots of time playing in the snow and hunching over a table filled with board games. So that warrants a dispensation, right?!
Consequently, a few of our December books have rolled over to this month. But, they are all very nearly done.
Here's what we're reading as we launch into a new year.
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Read Aloud- for the four oldest
We are wrapping up Treasures of the Snow and then we will be moving on to the classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It is my daughter's favorite book, but my boys have not yet experienced it. I'm looking forward to sharing it with them.
Read aloud- for the two youngest
Hill of Fire- Perhaps when we are finished, we will watch the Reading Rainbow episode that features the book.
Jamie- that's me!Listen to the Moon- (This is a middle-grade fiction book and one that came highly recommended by a friend.) It is a fascinating narrative from the perspective of the fictional sole survivor of the RMS Lusitania (the British ocean liner that was torpedoed by a German U-Boat during WWI) and the young boy who rescues her off a small island near the coast of England.
After reading it myself, I will probably recommend it to my daughter. So far, it is quite clean, albeit sad and somewhat heavy due to the nature of war.
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast- This book is a small baby step towards reaching one of my Personal Goals for 2016. I have hopes to use my morning fringe hours more wisely.
Sweetie Pea- 7th grade
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch- This look at the maritime life of an 18th century Job-like character who loses all and continues on is just one of the many books on her Middle School MUST READS list.
Super Boy- 4th grade
Run for Your Life- (Mom-assigned book) Last month, I reported that he was having trouble sloughing through the first half of this book due to the divided plot between the life of a Jewish family and that of a German family. Fortunately, the second half of the book finds the two storylines intertwined making it much more easy to follow and enjoy.
Totally Irresponsible Science- (Just-for-fun book)
Blonde Warrior- 3rd grade
Next Spring An Oriole- (Mom-assigned book) Admittedly, this book is a bit under my son's reading level. But after requiring him to read a lengthier book last month, I wanted to start his new year out with a breezier story. (The main character of the book is a girl, and to be honest, I wasn't sure how well my son would receive a "girl" book. But, it's a story filled with adventure as it follows a family while they travel out west by covered wagon. So, that alone has him captivated.)
Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Golden Key- (Just-for-fun book)
Greased Lightning- 1st grade
Baby Wolf- (Mom-assigned book) My son is 6-year-old naturalist who loves all-things-nature. So, in order to foster a reading passion within him, I MUST start there!
Pizza Pat (Just-for-fun book)
Those are the books that have launched us into 2016. How about you? What are you reading?