We finally finished our latest chapter book read-aloud, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This is a book I put on my Classics Club list because I had never read it myself, and honestly, for some reason it just never appealed to me. I read The Secret Garden aloud to my girls almost three years ago now … [Read more…]
We were on vacation last week, and the children and I had some time to kill at the beginning of it while Steady Eddie was at a business meeting. We ended up at a Books-a-Million (of course!), and the DLM picked a little monkeys book off the shelf and proceeded to “read” it rather loudly. Sweet!
The Silver Chair is one of my favorites of the Chronicles of Narnia, coming in after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and possibly The Voyage of the Dawn Treader–it’s definitely in the top three. Do you know why I love it so much? Puddleglum. Pure and simple. Never has a character, except for perhaps … [Read more…]
Louise and I listened to this audiobook over a period of a couple of days last week while I worked in our school room, while we ran errands, and while we went on a little road trip. I never feel like I can quite do a book that I “read” in this way justice because I have to … [Read more…]
It is my pleasure this month to host the Carnival of Children’s Literature. I wish I had time to leave comments on every one of these posts; I have had a fabulous time reading through them and have discovered many, many great new-to-me blogs. Early Literacy Jeanette at SpeakWell, ReadWell shares a Texas-sized tall tale, … [Read more…]