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24. Honey I wrecked the kids by Alyson Schafer
Excellent parenting book. When I finished I passed it onto to Joe saying "You need to read this" Talks about parental anger and how to deal with it. When Joe is done reading it, I'm going to read it again. Awesome.

25. The Three R's by Ruth Beechick
Homeschooling classic. Small book about teaching young (k-3) kids how to read, 'rite, and 'rithmatic. As a Waldorf homeschooler the arithmetic section is kinda useless...but it does have some good ideas on games for reinforcement. The reading and writing sections are excellent. I've read it before, but since I'm in the midst of planning grade 2 for Ike (where we really buckle down and learn to read...lets hear it for phonics!) I thought another read at this point would be extremely useful. And it was. I'm changing my game plan slightly. And the writing section reinforced why we do so much copywork...or rather why we should. We will be doing more in different ways once Ike figures out reading.

26. Mother Earth and her Children by Sibylle von Olfers
I bought this picture book for the pictures. Its a quilt. Gorgeous! But the story is reduced to a poem. I prefer the original
translation "Story of the Root Children" by the same author for the text and original lovely pictures. But hey, this one features fiber arts. I needed it.

27. Around the year by Elsa Beskow
Lovely picture book with a poem and picture of a family (mom and 3 kids) doing things appropriate for each month of the year.

28. Peter in Blueberry Land by Elsa Beskow
Another Beskow book. I swear I think I own almost all of them. I just love this author. Story of a little boys adventure in Blueberry Land.

February was a slow month. I'm in the middle of a couple of HUGE books right now. And I'm just plodding away at them. But then I picked up a few from the library, so my to read stack is growing again. And since I actually tried reading to the kids during the day I finished a few picture books. Now to find what happened to our copy of Old Mother West Wind which we were in the middle of.

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rephetibel
Mar. 10th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
I enjoy the blogs where you tell us what you've been reading. I read an article about the book "Mother Earth and her Children." Amazing applique. I'd like to see the original illustrations as well.

I've just finished reading "Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaiman. I liked it a lot. Have you seen his movie "Stardust"? It's good too.
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