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 

- The Swan Princess based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
- Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
- The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown

Poetry - During Poetry Tea Time this week

Ongoing - National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry 
Ongoing - The Aesop for Children 

We finished this title: National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry 


ongoing - Usborne Encyclopedia of World History 

- The Fabulous Story of Fashion by Katie Daynes
- The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton


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

Women in History

ongoing - Canada's History: we are reading the article "20 Great Women"

- Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

- Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Julie Morstad

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

If you would like to see more of these books, you can find my periscope broadcast about what we read this week below and on katch. 


  1. Those are some great books! Æsop is wonderful - we read those fables over and over..

  2. It looks like a great week in books!


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