• Homeschool Reading Wrap Up - a look at the books we've been reading lately
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    a homeschool READING WRAP UP – a look into all the books we’ve read lately

    Today I thought we would share a bit of a reading wrap up of the books we read in the first two months of our homeschool year. Each of my kids are sharing about the books they’ve read off the lists I made for them and I’m sharing about our read alouds (audiobooks and morning basket read alouds). You can see the book lists I made for each of the kids over on my bookish website/channel: BOOKS MENTIONED What have you been reading in your homeschool lately? Let us know if you have any recommendations for us!

  • Great Chapter Book Recommendations for Boys (and Girls too!)
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    Chapter Book Recommendations for BOYS (well, girls too)

    Since I recently sat down with my daughter and got a list of her favorite books I figured I needed to do the same with my son. He is very active boy so he mainly listens to books instead of sitting and reading them. He’s always doing something with his hands while listening to books, I recently wrote a post of 26 activities for kids to do while listening to audiobooks, most of which he rotates through on a regular basis. He is also a re-reader/listener and one of his favorites when he was younger was Pippi Longstocking, I’m pretty sure he listened to the audiobook about 100 times in…

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    BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TWEENS – books my daughter loves (lots of fantasy & historical fiction)

    There’s been lots of requests for an update on my daughter’s favorite books so that’s what we are doing today! She has always enjoyed fantasy but lately historical fiction has been creeping up as a favorite genre as well. I have all the books she wanted to feature listed below, but be sure to watch the video where she gives a few bonus recommendations as well! BOOKS MENTIONED Do you have any suggestions for her? She’s always looking for some good ones!

  • Five Great Middle Grade Books for Tweens
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    Raeca Recommends her Reads: volume 2

    Welcome to another installment of Raeca Recommends her Reads! My daughter is in seventh grade this year (!!!!) and has always been a big fan of fantasy books, though, this year she’s really started to get into historical fiction, though no historical fiction books are on this list. This list is a five of the novels she’s really enjoyed lately (plus a bonus book). She is a re-reader so some of these she’s read a few times over, which is always high praise! GREAT BOOKS FOR TWEENS GUTS Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina…

  • Middle Grade Fantasy Book Recommendations - great middle grade fantasy books
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    MORE Middle Grade Fantasy Novel Recommendations

    A few years ago I wrote a really great book list with lots of fantasy book recommendations for elementary and middle grade readers and other the last few years we’ve come across more books in this category to add, hence another list! There are no repeats from the previous fantasy book list so be sure to check that one out too. MIDDLE GRADE FANTASY RECOMMENDATIONS We all loved this book, it’s so sweet and a really quick read. Bob It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s…

  • Middle Grade Books for Tweens
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    Raeca Recommends her Reads: volume 1

    This book list first appeared on my Hey Reader website but I’ve decided I want to include the middle grade and children’s book lists on both sites! Welcome to this first installment of middle grade books my daughter has enjoyed! A few of these are re-reads for her (which is great, she’s big on re-reading her favorite books) and some of them were new to her! If you have suggestions for her, please leave them in the comments! MIDDLE GRADE BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Book Scavenger For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it’s the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and…