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    Books Read in April

    May 10, 2012 by Brandy Vencel

    Son E. still hasn’t finished You Can Farm. He tells me he’s reading it in small bites, like we do during lessons, so that he can think about the ideas before moving on. Should I tell him he’s giving himself a Charlotte Mason education? I haven’t yet, though I did say I thought it was a great idea.

    He did, however, pick up his reading pace to a more normal {for him…certainly not for me} speed.

    April Books

    E.’s April Favorite

    Ways of Wood Folk by William J. Long {this is the second time he’s read it this year…so far}
    Wilderness Ways by William J. Long
    Mother Carey’s Chickens by Kate Douglas Wiggins
    Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
    The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Burgess
    Juliette Low: Girlscout Founder by Cathy Morrison
    Among the Farmyard People by Clara Dillingham Pearson
    The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock
    Gentle Ben by Walt Morey
    The Story of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Lorena Hickock
    The Story of Helen Keller by Lorena Hickok
    The Story of Stephen Decatur by Iris Vinton

    Looks like this month he was on a biography kick, for the most part. Some boys are turned off by biographies about women, but I’ve always told E.-Age-Nine that biographies are a great way to understand how things as we know them have come to be, so he’s never hesitated to read a biography about…well, about anyone.

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  • Reply Melissa Wild May 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Do you have all these books at home for him to choose from or do you have a really good library where he can pick them off the shelf or do you look for them and check them out?

    • Reply Brandy @ Afterthoughts May 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      I have been collecting books for years, so all of these books he’s reading are either books he owns, or books I’ve put on his Kindle. The biographies were all acquired from Paperback Swap–it is a series from the 50s that I watch for wherever I go. Some of these are old AO book from years he has already passed.

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