FOR SCHOOLI'm going to confess right now that I have barely done any reading with the boys lately. Between a hard pregnancy, moving, Tyler's birth, the lack of sleep during the first few months of his life, and getting into a new rhythm, I've been pretty removed from school this year. So thankful for kids who can work independently and for books on CD!
The Twenty-One Balloons, by William Pene du Bois
Read aloud for Devon. This was our second time through this book and we've enjoyed it both times. The way of life on Krakatoa, from the cool inventions in each house to the way the way their meals are planned is really intriguing, even when it's not very practical or realistic.
FOR MYSELFCan I See Your I.D.?, by Chris Barton and illustrated by Paul Hoppe
This book was from the juvenile section of the library and was filled with chapters about various people who have assumed false identities. Easy read, interesting stories.
Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought), by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Jess told me about this book, also from the juvenile section of the library. It had tons of trivia about several authors. Random, but fun and easy read.
Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitive Slaves, by Florence B. Freedman
William and Ellen Craft were two people written about in Can I See Your I.D.? and I wanted to know more about their story. This book was from the juvenile section of the library. I plan on having Silas read it, as it fits really well into his study of U.S. history.