Oops!  Looks like I got a little behind.  I sat down to write January, 2021’s best and worst books, but then I realized I never wrote December 2020’s post!  So, I’ll write that one first and in a few weeks we’ll get to January’s post.  Be flexible and carry on, right?  Here are the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {December 2020}.

 

Books We Read

In December we finished three books.

The Best Books

Surprisingly, all three of our books made it into the best category.  We each liked different ones the best, but overall we liked them all.

The Loser’s Club by Andrew Clement

The Best (and Worst) Books for Ages 8 to 12

The Loser’s Club was Cuddle Bug’s favorite book this month.  (I think it appeals more to a younger audience.)  All Alec wants to do in his after school program is read, but he has to join a group.  So, he decides to start his own–The Loser’s Club.  By giving it that name, he hopes he’s the only member and can read the entire time.  However, soon his club has become the most popular club in school!

This book has 227 pages.

The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr

The Best (and Worst) Books for Ages 8 to 12

The Great Turkey Walk was PB & J Girl’s favorite book and is part of our Sonlight Level E curriculum.  Simon Green is a 15 year old living with his aunt and uncle.  He’s just failed elementary school again, but his teacher gently suggests he go out into the world now.  He gets the idea to walk turkeys to Denver to make money.  While his scheme appears unrealistic at first, his teacher soon becomes an investor, he hires an assistant, and they’re soon on their way.  Along the way, they have all sorts of adventures and pick up a few stray travelers.  This book was a fun read.

This book has 197 pages.

One Voice: The Story of William Wilberforce by Amy Lykosh

A few years ago, Cuddle Bug and I read William Wilberforce: Take Up the Fight, so we were familiar with his life story trying to end slavery in England.  As part of our Sonlight Level E, we read One Voice: The Story of William Wilberforce.  What a beautiful book!  This is written entirely in poetry and tells Wilberforce’s story through his perspective and that of his friends and family.

Finding narrative poetry books is difficult, but this one was fabulous.

This book has 274 pages.

Make sure to check out

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {November 2020} that we read in November, and

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {October 2020} that we read in October

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {September 2020) that we read in September,

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {August 2020} that we read in August,

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {July 2020} that we read in July,

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {June 2020}, that we read in June, and

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {May 2020} that we read in May, and

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {April 2020} that we read in April, and

the best (and worst ) books for ages 8 to 12 {March 2020} that we read in March,  and

best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {February 2020} that we read in February, and

the best (and worst) books for ages 8 to 12 {January 2020} that we read in January!

DECEMBER STATS:

Books read: 3

# of pages read: 698

Audios listened to: 0

# of hours listened: 0 hours

2020 STATS:

Books read in 2020: 65

Audios listened to in 2020: 14

Total books read or listened to in 2020: 79

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