• Easy Chapter Books for Kids - great beginner chapter books for early readers
    book lists,  elementary

    EARLY READER CHAPTER BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS – great novels for beginner chapter books

    Today I am collaborating with Abby from Bear Hill Family to share some early reader chapter books with you! My second child is in/just getting out of the early reader chapter book stage so I wanted to share some books that have been favorites of my kids over the years. If you have some great early reader chapter book recommendations I would love to hear them!       EARLY READER CHAPTER BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS   Flat Stanley When Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning, his brother, Arthur, is yelling. A bulletin board fell on Stanley during the night, and now he is only half an inch thick! Amazing things begin…

  • What My Ten Year Old Read - 48 Books for Middle Grade - lots of middle grade fantasy, mystery and historical fiction
    book lists,  middle grades

    WHAT MY TEN YEAR OLD READ in the last two months – lots of fantasy and mystery books!

    So, I thought we’d do a reading wrap up for the last two months and since my ten year old has read so many books lately this video is all about what she has read. I recently shared a list of books that I wanted her to read in grade six and even though the summer has just begun, she’s digging into that stack already! Let me know in the comments if you have some recommendations for her for future reads!     MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS MY TEN YEAR OLD RECENTLY READ   It can definitely be hard to keep up with good book recommendations for her, so if you…

  • Family Read Alouds for our Homeschool Year 2021-2022
    audiobooks,  book lists,  elementary,  middle grades

    FAMILY READ ALOUDS: 13 books we want to read in our homeschool in the 2021-2022 school year

    We love a good read aloud in our family and today I am sharing thirteen (not twelve like I said in the video) books we want to read aloud (aka listen to) in the next school year. Now, when I say read alouds what I actually mean is listen tos because I am terrible at reading aloud so we usually listen to our book together as a family while we eat our meals. We use an amazing Bluetooth speaker, we’ve had it for years and only have to charge it about twice a year. Here’s an updated version of our Bluetooth speaker.  My plan is for us to pick and…

  • Middle Grade Books Coming Out in 2021 That I'm Looking Forward to! Middle Grade Anticipated Releases for January-March - Middle Grade books coming out in January 2021, February 2021 and March 2021
    anticipated releases,  book lists,  middle grades

    Anticipated Middle Grade Releases: June-December 2021

    At the beginning of the year I shared a list of middle grade books releasing for the first few months of the year and now I wanted to do a new list for books releasing in the second half of the year! I really like middle grade books as an adult which I think is a good thing because then I can proof-read a lot of books for my kids. There are a number of books coming out in the next few months that are a continuation of a series and I’m doubly excited about most of these because they are in series that I’ve really been enjoying. Before we…

  • Middle Grade Book Recommendations for Grade 6 - a great middle grade book list
    book lists,  middle grades

    GRADE 6 BOOK LIST – middle grade books I’m recommending my 6th grader read in our homeschool

    Every year I like to make a book list for my kids. Not really required reads but highly recommended reads. I am excited about this list for my daughter who will be going into grade six in the fall because I enjoy middle grade books and have read most of them on this list and think she’ll really enjoy them! She prefers fantasy and mystery stories but also likes a hard hitting story from time to time. Actually, I think I’m doing pretty well with this list because she’s already snuck a few off my pile and read and enjoyed them. If you have other books to add to this…

  • Our Monthly Homeschool Library Haul - lots of fun math and science books!
    book lists,  library haul

    APRIL HOMESCHOOL LIBRARY HAUL ๐Ÿ“š we hit the jackpot!

    We got some great books in our homeschool library haul this month! I may have gone a little overboard requesting all (okay, almost all) the DK Smithsonian books . . . Check out the video to hear my thoughts and get a peek inside the books. I’ll link the books below incase you want to check them out!       APRIL HOMESCHOOL LIBRARY HAUL We got a lot of books out from the library this month and so many good ones! In the video I show you inside each of the books but for your reference, here is a list of the books mentioned: Princess Pulverizer The World Needs Who…