Saturday, April 23, 2016

52 Lists: Week 16 ~ Favorite Books

This week's list is Favorite Books.  If this task had been given to me while I was still in school or a newlywed, I'd never finish, because I was a voracious reader.  My reading now has slowed down due to the nature of parenthood.  Then when I do read, it is almost always about children or children's books, but that is not a complaint.  Merely a fact that I'm in a beautiful stage, and I do cherish it dearly.

The Bible
In time of need, prayer, praise and joy, this is a constant reminder of a loving promise.

For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macauley
This was one of the first homeschooling books I read, and one of the few that has kept a place on my shelf.

A Charlotte Mason Education:  A Homeschooling How-To Manual by Catherine Levison
This is more of a practical how-to for the Charlotte Mason method, and an easy read.

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
An interesting look at what we can do for our children to improve their relationship with nature, and the effect it has on their lives.

The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock
A practical resource for nature study.  I use it as a reference before we dive into an unfamiliar topic.

Five in a Row booklist
It would be too cumbersome to list every book this curriculum uses, and honestly, we haven't read all of them, but we have thoroughly enjoyed every book they have selected.  Even if you don't use this curriculum, the book selections are delightful.

James Herriot's Treasury for Children by James Herriot
There is just something heartwarming about these stories.

The Random House Book of Poetry selected by Jack Prelutsky
This book has traditional poems for all ages, and silly and fun selections as well, which makes it the ideal read for children of all ages.

More come to mind, but I'm out of time.

Next week's prompt is people you admire.  We are moving next week, so there's a chance I'll be late to post, or I'll just do two lists the next week!

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  1. I too find that my reading focus has shifted... but I try to make a concerted effort to pick out a crafting book, a parenting book, a homeschooling book and a "fun" book for myself each time we head to the library. Often I find I'm returning them without reading but at least I have interesting books on hand if I find some free time.

    1. I like the idea of specifically choosing a variety of books to keep for free time.

  2. So many books and never enough time! Praying your move goes smoothly :) I know the work involved as I am still putting away things from my recent move.

  3. Hope your move goes well for you. Great list of your favorite books. We just got back to Ohio a few months ago and I am still finding things I need to put away. Not sure how long were staying but it's nice I am getting family time before we go back to California. Hope you have a great week. :)

  4. Thank you all for the prayers!