I’m a day late with my monthly reading recap but I needed some time to think about this one. I decided I wanted to share what the children are reading but that’s trickier since so many pages are turned by them!
Our oldest has a tower of books on his dresser but he isn’t only reading from them. He often still grabs from the bookshelves too. He just finished reading: Sequoyah: A Cherokee Indian. One of his favorites is Adventure in the Big Thicket and not long ago he completed The Secret Garden (that might have been in March, actually). He is also liking Beverly Cleary’s books and The Rats of Nimh; he is nearly finished with a compilation of Nancy Drew stories as well. And that’s off the top of my head. This 7-year old has books stashed everywhere! He and I are reading The Wind in the Willows together.
Our second born is savoring Pollyanna. She also read Mountain Born and wants to read A Place for Peter next. She spends a lot of time reading picture books and her Bible. She and I are reading Hitty together.
Our second daughter and I are reading Charlotte’s Web together. She looks for words she knows in the picture books she looks at. All of us are reading Heidi together and have almost finished The Chronicles of Narnia on audiobook. We like sampling poetry from A Rocket in my Pocket and are reading a Nate Saint biography in history.
Again, those are the regulars during our week. We also read dozens of picture books and listen to portions of other audiobooks when we are eating lunch or driving. What books did your family read in April?
I listened to an audiobook of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Links. For studying, I read the case NFIB v. Sebelius, where the highest court in our nation interpreted the “Commerce Clause” of our Constitution to mean that the federal government could regulate commerce that already existed, but could not force individual citizens to enter commerce by purchasing healthcare. Even though a tax power exists that can penalize refusals to purchase healthcare, it goes to show how important proper grammar and word choice are. By reading, your kids are using some of the same tools that are necessary to running the United States of America!
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Wow! That is true! I am thankful we have people scrutinizing the written word.