Happy Thanksgiving, RAT friends! I pray you’re all enjoying a beautiful holiday with your families! Of all the blessings in my life (and there are many!), I count you all some of the brightest! You’re such encouragers for me in this read-aloud lifestyle.
It’s been a busy read aloud month here at the House of Hope. Here’s what we’ve read since last month in the way of chapter books:
- The Home Ranch by Ralph Moody–our fourth book from the Little Britches collection–such fun!
- Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners by Lucille Recht Penner–check out the link to find out how it inspired our own authentic Thanksgiving feast
Some of the picture books we’ve read I’ve also reviewed:
- Animal Teachers by Janet Halfmann–lovely preschool science book
- Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems—short poems illustrated by Melissa Sweet–need I say more?
- The Good-Pie Party by Liz Garton Scanlon–great bibliotherapeutic title about moving
- In the Sea by David Elliott–short poems about the sea with woodcut illustrations
- Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer–vintage find, not to be missed
- The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant–beautifully illustrated picture book biography–fascinating!
We’re still making our way through The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare and enjoying it very much. I hope to finish it in short order (perhaps even before this coming weekend is out!) to move on to Christmas! 🙂 Our Christmas book basket is our favorite Christmas tradition, and I always try to add a few things to it each year. This year I’m wrapping for the first time
- Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Advent Celebration by Ann Voskamp
- Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle
- We Three Kings and Other Christmas Carols by H.A. Rey (a vintage book I bought at a used book store somewhere, and no, I have no idea why the image below is sideways 😉 )
- The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
- The Box of Delights by John Masefield
That’s a lot, isn’t it? 🙂 It’s possible we’ll also read The Family Under the Bridge again as a read-aloud, though I might turn this one over to Steady Eddie. The girls are participating in a bookclub next week (!), and this is the pick for it. We might just let them read it alone. We’ll see how it goes.
We’re enterting into my favorite season on the read-aloud calendar. What joy!
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Happy Thanksgiving and Read Aloud Thursday!