Our Homeschool Week in Books

We love to read! We love reading all kinds of books, including lots of picture books..even though Celeste is eleven and I am forty-three! 

I have been sharing our morning books from our morning routine on instagram (follow me at @lifeonisland) . I really like the idea of documenting our homeschool week in books, like Mary at Not Before 7. These books represent what we read in our morning routine, as well as books read for homeschool subjects throughout the day. 

So what did we read this week? Keep reading to find out! Any title that I added "ongoing" first means we are reading it over several days. 

Just for Fun + Pure Enjoyment:

- Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler 
- Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers
- Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, pictures by Peter Brown
- My Family Tree and Me by Dusan Petricic
- Rapunzel retold and illustrated by Rachel Isadora 
- Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by Brian Pinkney


- Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems by Julie Paschkis 
- Scranimals: Poems by Jack Prelutsky, Pictures by Peter Sis

...and during Poetry Tea Time: 

Ongoing titles for our Poetry Teatimes, read this week:
The Aesop for Children with pictures by Milo Winter
The Tree that Time Built: a Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston
Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems about just about Everything by Calef Brown
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis

History, some of these are fiction that I add for interest to our history studies:

Ongoing - Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross, illustrated by Stephen Biesty (read sections about Zheng He, David Livingstone, and Mary Kingsley)

Ongoing - The Explorer's Gazette: Amazing Stories of 30 Real-Life Journeys by Melissa Heckscher, Mark Shulman, and the Staff of the Explorer's Gazette (read sections about Alexander the Great and Dr Livingstone)

Ongoing - Usborne Internet-Linked World History Encyclopedia

- The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin, illustrated by Eric Velasquez 
- The Usborne Book of Famous Lives (Exploring the heart of Africa pages 108-109)
- Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove, pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon


Ongoing - A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz and Melissa Owens, illustrated by Kim Smith


- Canada's Rocks and Minerals by Joanne Richter

Women in History:

Ongoing - Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (read about Oprah Winfrey, Patricia Schroeder, Quah Ah, Rachel Carson, Suu Kyi, and Mother Theresa)

 - Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
- Eleanor, Quiet No More: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Gary Kelley
- Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa written and illustrated by Don Brown

Current Arrow Book (our month-long literature/language arts program by Brave Writer): 

Ongoing - Courage Has No Color: The True Story of The Triple Nickles America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone. 

If you want to see more of these books, I did a fun periscope yesterday showing almost every single one of them!