Saturday, 21 September 2013

Library Time Week 9

Fall is here. The weather is cooling off and school is in full swing. It's a little harder to fit reading in now with school taking up several hours of our day, but since we are all bookaholics we manage.
I read an incredibly sad memoir of a female doctor from Darfur who was tortured and managed to escape to England where her husband already was. Let me tell you - it really puts my "problems" in perspective. How incredibly blessed we are in North America with the freedoms we have.
My children's reading...
15-year-old daughter - The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis and Robin Hood by Paul Creswick. She's on a Robin Hood kick right now.
13-year-old son - He's in the States right now visiting one of my sisters and her family. Before he left he was anxious to go so to pass the time he was devouring some books by Jake Thoene - Shaitan's FireFirefly Blue, Fuel the Fire.

Fuel the Fire (Chapter 16)
 Shaiton's Fire (Chapter 16)Firefly Blue (Chapter 16)

11-year-old son - King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and Combat, a book of soldier stories

9-year-old daughter - still going with the Roman Mysteries

7-year-old daughter - What Do You Say, Dear by Sesyle Joslin and  Grandfather's Wrinkles by Kathryn England. This is one of my favourites. It was a library prize and the story is beautiful. Every wrinkle on Grandfather's face is attributed to a special day in the life of the family.

5-year-old son - Millions of Cats by Wanda Ga'g. He is in love with this book. I think he likes the big numbers.
2-year-old son - Life in the Great Ice Age by Mike Oard. The text for this is way over our toddler's head, but he and his dad have made up their own story for the pictures. He has literally worn this book out.

Do your children have any books that they read over and over again endlessly?


  1. I LOVE that all your kids love to read and I'm SO GLAD that you post titles because this year for Literature we are reading on our own and I'm going to compile their lists and get them reading new things :)
    Love you and love your blog!

  2. I love that they love to read too. Sometimes when it's just too crazy I make everyone just sit and read - peace. :) I'm glad that our book lists are helping you.

  3. It's been a struggle to get my kids to read at times...

    My 11 yr old boy just finished reading "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini ("It had 499 pages, Mom!) and is on the second book of four now, "Eldest." He has already read the Narnia books and gets bored with younger chapter books, but hadn't realized that bigger books can be fun until he read this one.

    My 9 yr old girl has read through the 8 Rachel Yoder books, written by Wanda E Brunstetter. She has also read a few of the Narnia books. She's currently enjoying Ramona Quimby, and is also reading a fictional diary of Queen Victoria. Her goal is to have it read before (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend so she can discuss Queen Victoria with her monarchy-loving Grandpa.

    My 7 yr old is totally into Roald Dahl. It's hard to get him to read anything else, save for his Action Bible. But, I've put my foot down since school started and told him that The Action Bible (which is a well-done comic strip Bible) does NOT count for his mandatory school reading time.

    We're also really enjoying Revelation as we read through it as classmates each morning. We've never read it together and the kids are enjoying the imagery and prophecy. It's brought out some very interesting and thought-provoking discussions, especially as my three consider their own salvation (something their father and I are still praying for.)

  4. My 9 and 7-year-old daughters really like the Ramona books. I had forgotten about the Rachel Yoder books. I think I have 4-5 of them so now my 9-year-old wants to read those.
    We have a monarch loving Grandpa too. :)