Living Books Worth Enjoying

We read so many books in a month it would be impossible to share them all, but these are a few of our favorites from this past month!

Bugs A great book to read with a mixed age group. The left side of each two-page spread is a short poem about a common insect and on the right side is detailed in depth info about the bug. Quick for Kylee, in depth for Aidan, and whatever Caleb is in the mood for! This is a Reading Rainbow book and Tim remembers reading it as a kid which makes it extra cool.

Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright Excellent life cycle book, also written in poetry form. This book sparked our study of insect life cycles this month.

Boy of the Pyramids: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt Available used on Amazon or new from this fiction chapter book was our bedtime read aloud this month. In conjunction with our other history reading and Story of The Word reading, this book sparked lots of imaginative play with our Egyptian Playmobil sets.

The Curse of King Tut's Mummy A nonfiction chapter book for younger readers! It was our random lucky find at the library this month. At a reading level of 4.6 it is a lot of words for Aidan, but he does great when we take turn reading pages. So well written that Aidan didn't realize it was nonfiction until we read another history book that talked about the event from another point of view.

A Little Peace and One World, One Day Both are National Geographic books by the same author. Unbelievably stunning photos from around the world. The back of the book includes a world map with a label for the location each picture was taken. She has two more books about water and families that I have in my Amazon cart. (I like to put lots of things in my cart and then when I place an order I *save for later* what I don't have enough money for.)

We have also been reading part of the book of Proverbs this month. Nothing too in depth, just a basic overview.

Just for fun, Kylee's current *read 10 million times per day* favorites

Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Hop on Pop
We are finished with seven weeks of school this year already, which I can hardly believe. Next week we are doing some review and wrapping up some loose ends (including finishing a few books) and then we are taking one week off. Tim has the week off and his mom is coming to visit us for the first half of the week and then we are going camping to celebrate Tim's birthday.

Last year I made a rainbow cake, wait until you see our cupcake camping solution!

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