Hello, January! Hello, all the wonderful books I want to read this year! Not to mention the books I want to share with L and H.
This month in the homeschool department I’m focusing on Winter, Weather and Community Helpers. I have found some awesome books in the library about snow, winter and weather that we have been reading over the past couple of weeks. I’ll share some of them here and I like to share them on Instagram. If you’d like to follow me Instagram click over here and follow! (I’ll be sure to post some of my community helper books there as well.)
It doesn’t snow where we live (sad!) and so we have to read about it! But……. we unexpectedly got invited to go to the snow with some friends. A couple of weeks ago we took a short but fun trip to Tahoe! H had never seen snow! Can you believe it? Lulu nearly hyperventilated when we told her about the trip. (She’s only seen it once and cried the whole time she was in it!) The kids….. LOVED….. IT! We sledded and attempted to build a snowman. It actually snowed the last day we were there and it was so beautiful. I want to go back, can you tell?
So let’s start with what I’m reading to both The Kiddos:
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Snowing by Gail Gibbons
The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola
The Red Sled by Lita Judge
What Lulu is reading:
The Magic Tree House Collection by Mary Pope Osborne
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
This is the book I read aloud to her. We are slowly working our way through the Little House Series.
What Jen is reading:
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This was a random pick for me at the library. It turned out to be a page turning murder mystery thriller. Loved it and read it in about 3 days. I didn’t know this when I checked it out; but it’s being made into movie due out this year.
Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me by Lorilee Craker
I have to talk about this book. If you know me personally (especially if you grew up with me) or have read my About page, you know I have deep love for Anne of Green Gables. Favorite fictional book character, hands down. So, I was immediately drawn to this book and was thrilled to read it for book club. My real life “Anne” (childhood bff, Erin) told me about the book.
A mother, who is adopted herself, tries to answer her own adopted daughter’s question of, “What is an orphan?” Lorilee uses her favorite childhood book, Anne of Green Gables, to help herself and her daughter answer this question. Even if you don’t have any experience with adoption or love the Anne series as I do, if you’ve ever longed to belong, to feel loved and special by another, to feel seen and wanted, you’ll connect with this book.
Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine
Ok, I’m not trying to start a business or even make money from home; but I like this blogger turned author. I read her book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, and it was one of those life changer books for me. When she came out with this book, I snagged it right away. It’s very practical and helpful. If you are looking to starting a small business or make money from home, I highly recommend this book.