Since I haven't done my books read for the month I thought I'd do that up today. I know I know, hardly innovative eh? You'll cope I think?
I loved this book so much I went out and got the second book in the series before I even finished the first one.
A great series about a lad who crosses two cultures and is not accepted in either one. He meets a dragon and his life is forever changed.
The second book Avian is just as good. :) Now to read Traitor and then Immortal... I have to know how it all ends .. I just have to know!!!!
Hubby and I just finished listening to Balanced on the Blade's Edge.
I love the story aspect...it's actually quite fascinating. I'd rather not have the romance aspect to it as I find that I dislike that aspect in books now, but the story behind the romance has me hooked. I want to know how the crisis will be worked through.
Her second book I am liking more as the romance part isn't quite as in my face. "Deathmaker" It is called. Definitely a fantasy type series of books, with powers of magic, dragons of old, and fear of magic rampant.
We have been working through story of the world for quite a while. I expect we'll be done this book by the end of the month as we are in the last 1/5th of it.
We've learned a whole lot reading through this series.
The Natural World.
We've learned about all sorts of animals and natural phenomena.
Trees, rainforests, critters of all sorts.
Currently we are in the midst of learning all sorts of fascinating facts about birds.
It will be a spell before we are done this book though.
A Wind in the Door
I loved this book as a child and it stuck with me forever.
I could hardly wait for my lad to get old enough to share it with him.
He LOVED it. And often begged me to keep reading through it.
He was as sad as I was at the end when Progo died. "BUT MOM!!! HE can't die!!!" What love will do eh?
Canada's Natives Long Ago.
This book contains stories from early Canadians...both natives and early explorers. We're learning lots and being amazed often.
We just finished reading a section about a young explorer trying to cross a river where the current was so strong it bent a tree FOUR FEET in diameter in half! Can you imagine it? They gave up trying to cross the river.
We continue to read through "Getting to Know Nature's Children". This month we are learning about the grouse, last month we learned about otters and the red fox. There are two animals in each book.
The lad continues to enjoy this series and as long as he does, we'll keep reading through them.
I can't say what a great book this is that we are reading. I would call this a living book about a disaster in Canadian history.. devastated the town and harbor. Killed 1000's of people. The lad and I are captivated by the story of Rose and her strength that she didn't even know she had. She lost so much...and yet..her family and her memories remained strong.
If you can...read this book. It's a good one.
Amazing Animal Adventure. This was a GREAT seek and find book on biomes located throughout the world.
War Plan Red. This was simply a fun review to do and I learned so much about the history between Canada and the United States.
Found - Psalm 23. A book for young children, a simple, gentle look at Psalm 23 and how the good shepherd cares for us.
Let's Explore...Mountain. Want to learn about different mountains throughout the world? Text plus activities to educate and entertain.
The Kid from Diamond Street. A story of women's baseball, which focuses on Edith Houghton. A very interesting book. A meaty picture book that I enjoyed.
A Dog in a Cave. This was a somewhat different book that I enjoyed none the less. Less about evolution and more about how two species can influence the development of the other.
Really Woolly Easter Blessings. A board board for the youngest children, to teach about Easter with Verse and prayer.
Three Middle School Books: I love you Michael Collins (Learning about the forgotten astronaut through the eyes of a young girl struggling with growing up and family issues), Ten: A soccer Story (a young soccer fan who works to make her dreams come true) and The Journey to Dragon Island (a light fantasy).
My son continues to read through the Erin Hunter "warrior cats" series, last I heard he was on the fourth series. He has also started Shepherd, Potter, Spy...and Star Namer.
I am currently reading: "Voyage to the Magical North" and "Head First". Also will be finishing book two, and hopefully book three of the Dragonrider Chronicles. :)
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