Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, April, 2019

After this month, it will be a year since we started listening to audios, and we’ve heard so many good stories in that time! This post contains affiliate links. Books We Read We finished two books in April: The Friendship by Mildred D. Taylor The Friendship was a great history lesson for my girls about […]

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – A Book Review

I have several places I go for book recommendations.  I was visiting one of those groups, made a long list of books to read and was requesting them from the library. This post contains affiliate links. As is often the case with popular books, one of them wasn’t currently available, but the library database suggested […]

Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard – A Book Review

I’m always interested in finding a book that teaches me a new aspect about history that I never knew. This post contains affiliate links. Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard was one of those books.  In this story, June Walker, a newly graduated high school student whose fiance has just been killed fighting in World […]

A Video Homeschool Crew Review: Louis Zamperini – Redemption

The girls and I recently got to read a book about one of my favorite people, Louis Zamperini.  I love his story but didn’t feel it was appropriate for my girls (ages 9 and 10.5) until we discovered Louis Zamperini: Redemption by Janet and Geoff Benge, part of their Heroes of History series by YWAM […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, March, 2019

After a brief respite in our amount of time in the car weekly, our car time has ramped up again.  Now that Bookworm is in school 30 minutes from our house, plus we’re driving 45 minutes one way 5x a week to ABA, well, we have a lot of time to listen to audios.  And […]

Blockade Billy by Stephen King: A Book Review

About half of Stephen King’s stories I really love.  The other half, well, I can do without those. This post contains affiliate links. While perusing the library shelves the other day, I happened upon a slim novella by King, Blockade Billy, and I checked it out. The story is about a baseball team, the New […]

Becoming by Michelle Obama: A Book Review

Here’s a library trick.  When a book is very popular and has a long wait list at the library, request both the regular edition as well as the large print edition. This post contains affiliate links. I wanted to read Becoming by Michelle Obama, but I was number 576 on the wait list for the […]

Charlie Hernández & The League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo: A Review & Giveaway

Those who read my blog know that I’m a big proponent of reading aloud to my kids.  I’ve been doing it since they were too tiny to talk, and I’ll continue reading aloud to them until they ask me to stop. One of our goals with reading aloud is to expose them to more difficult […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, February, 2019

In February, we continued our lull of only going to ABA three times a week, so we didn’t get in quite as much reading/listening as other months.  Plus, I had a mom fail and forgot to keep track of what we read and listened to as we finished them, so I *think* these are all […]

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: A Book Review

Since I was a teenager, I have read many different types of Holocaust stories.  Lately, I’ve been reading fiction centered around the events in World War II. This post contains affiliate links. By far, one of the best I have read is Heather Morris’ novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  I thought that this book was […]