Finally linking up with Christina at A Gentle Mother for library haul!
We get a lot of books every week (like 20+) so I'm just going a put a handful up at a time.
Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tale
Oh my goodness does John love these books! There is also Work, Dogs, Work and Dig, Dogs, Dig.
I try to space out when we get them so John will be open to reading something else. By the end of the week I want to read anything else, but I do love to see him associating books as something that can bring him a lot of enjoyment and excitement.
Cheaper by the Dozen
We're starting a new chapter book this week!
Our past chapter book read-alouds have been: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Little House in the Big Woods, The Ballet Shoes, and Farmer Boy.
This is the story of the Gilbreth family. Set in the 1910s-1920s, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth are Efficiency Experts (Lillian would go on to become one of the first successful female engineers in America) raising their 12 kids. Written by two of the kids, this is largely the story of their Dad and made better by being a true story.
We haven't even had it for 24 hours yet and we're already on chapter 4. It's addictive, hilarious, and highly recommended!
This is not for the kids (just in case you hadn't guessed.)
I'm starting a poetry study for myself using the annotated bibliography in The Well Educated Mind.
I've been able to fudge my poetry knowledge from knowing Shakespeare well, but it has been a hole in my knowledge base. Time to remedy that!
There are whole blogs devoted to following Bauer's lists, but I highly recommend checking your library for the book itself. The annotated bibliographies note editions that are particularly good, sections to focus on, and the chapter intros contain great overviews of themes, styles, and history one needs to know in order to read that type of literature.
What are your library finds this week?