• 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,  non-fiction

    APRIL HOMESCHOOL LIBRARY HAUL šŸ“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…

  • WHAT WE READ IN MARCH - our homeschool read alouds, what the kids are reading & what mom is reading!
    book lists,  books,  mother culture,  reading lately

    WHAT WE READ IN MARCH – our homeschool read alouds, what the kids are reading & what mom is reading!

    Today Raeca and I are sharing a wrap up of our reading from the month of March! We are chatting about our read alouds and what we read on our own as well. There was a combination of some pretty mediocre books and some really great ones. We would love to hear what you have been reading lately and if you have any book suggestions for us for future months!       WHAT WE READ IN MARCH   Here are all the books we read in March, be sure to watch the video to hear our thoughts on them!   Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: The African Safari Discovery When…

  • 12 of the best middle grade books being released in 2021 from March through to June
    anticipated releases,  book lists,  middle grades

    12 of the Best Middle Grade Releases 2021: March – June

    There are so many good sounding books coming out this year! I keep thinking I’ve heard of them all when new ones are announced. There are lots of middle grade books being released from March through to June but these are ones that I’ve heard about and are currently on my radar. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means. I shared a list of books coming out from January through to March already. And then I saw more March releases so I have added them to this list. Are there some middle grade books you know of coming out in the next few months that sound good? Let me know so…