Books We Read this Week

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 homeschool 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.

The following books represent what we read in our morning routine, as well as books read for homeschool subjects throughout the day. 

What did we read this week, for fun and for our homeschool? Keep reading to find out!


- The Fabulous Story of Fashion by Katie Daynes
- The Explorer's Gazette 
- The Usborne History of Britain Kings & Queens (read about Queen Victoria). 

Geography & World Cultures 

- A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz and Melissa Owens, illustrated by Kim Smith
- Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World by Susan Hughes

Nature Study & Science

- Strange Trees and the Stories Behind Them by Bernadette Pourquie & Cecile Gambini 
- How to be a Wildflower: a Field Guide by Katie Daisy 
- Lifetime: the Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal 

Women in  History 

- Primates: the Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks

Current Read Aloud Chapter Book:

- The Little Prince Family Storybook (Unabridged Text) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.