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March 02, 2004

February Books

Finished Reading

"Families Where Grace is In Place" Jeff VanVonderen
"Travels With My Aunt" Graham Greene
"The Hobbit" J. R. R. Tolkein
"21 Balloons" William Penn du Bois
"The Paper Eater" Liz Jensen
"Redeeming Love" Francine Rivers
"Catering to Nobody" Diane Mott Davidson
"Pippi Goes on Board" Astrid Lindgren
"Mary Poppins" P. L. Travers
"The Book of Three" Lloyd Alexander (reread)
"The Black Cauldron" Lloyd Alexander
The Secret Country Trilogy Pamela Dean

Still Reading

"Relational Parenting" Ross Campbell
"Lizard" Banana Yoshimoto
"The Birth of A New Physics" J. Bernard Cohen
"Desiring God" John Piper
"Heartfelt Discipline" Clay Clarkson

Skimming

"Looking Forward"

Read With the Boys

"The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" C. S. Lewis
"The Horse and His Boy" C. S. Lewis
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" J. K. Rowling (Hubby still reading


J7 Finished Reading
"The Hobbit" J. R. R. Tolkein
"A Boy At War" Harry Mazer (reread)
"Homer Price" Robert McCloskey
"Babe Ruth" Len Canter
"Pippi Goes on Board" Astrid Lindgren
"The Queen's Smuggler: William Tyndale" Dave & Neta Jackson
"Mary Poppins" P. L. Travers
"Disaster!" Mary McIntosh
"The Saggy, Baggy Elephant"
"My First Space Book" Dinah L. Moche
"The Saga of Sweet Basil" Ray Broekel
"The Book of Three" Lloyd Alexander
"The Black Cauldron" Lloyd Alexander
"The Return of the Indian" Lynne Reid Banks
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" L. Frank Baum
"The Titanic Lost and Found"
J7 has read other books. . . He just doesn't like writing them down for me!

T6's February Favorite

"Tiger Tales and Big Cat Stories"

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21 Balloons is a great book - I need to remember to pick that one up for my son - I think he is finally old enough to read it on his own. Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by: amy at March 2, 2004 06:55 PM

I think this is my favorite part of motherhood, reading to my children. They express some of the coolest thoughts, and we have some of the greatest conversations because of what we share through children's literature.
If my entire existence could be birthing, nursing, and cuddled up in bed with my kids and a good book, I'd be a happy woman :)

Posted by: AutMom at March 5, 2004 08:46 PM

I read Redeeming Love on the plane ride to Sweden. I love Francine Rivers. Have you read The Last Sin Eater? Another good one.

Posted by: Marla at March 10, 2004 02:07 PM

My voice wears out before their attention span. *Grin* That makes me happy.

Hubby's youngest brother was homeschooled in his elementary school years. When he started attending a private school, the teacher once asked him, "How do you know all that?"

He said, "My mother read to me."

Posted by: TulipGirl at March 13, 2004 05:26 PM

I love to hear about mothers(and dads)reading to their children. There is so much wonderful literature out there. The Freddy the Pig books which I believe were out of print for some time are fun and very amusing.They were new to me; and yes, I'm a 60+ g'ma and enjoy them immensely.
Don't forget to read things to them which you might consider "adult." My "boys" are early 30s now but as a family we read all the James Herriot books when they were pre-teen: _All Creatures Great and Small_ et al. Some of the stories are quite "earthy", dealing with animal birthing and such like subjects. I figured it was the best place/way for kids to learn about "the birds and the bees" - at home from parents. They were also exposed to _Jane Eyre_ as well as missionary biographies. There's such a wide range; don't limit yourself. And BTW - there's no rule you have to finish a book; we usually did, but there are some where no one is interested. Don't plod along and plow through; choose something else. Keep reading! It broadens life so easily and beautifully.

Posted by: FLGrandma at March 15, 2004 12:13 AM


 
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