First Books of 2013

The year has just begun, and with it, we've cracked open a few new to us titles and a few old favorites. On the children's current reading lists are:

The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells - Our eighth grader is reading this book for the first time! He'll narrate and discuss theme and impact of this novel with me as he reads it.

Little Women, by Lousia May Alcott - A Comprehension Guide will be completed as our sixth grader reads this classic.

Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark, by Johanna Hurwitz was read by our fourth grader. She is currently working on summarizing story lines and writing book reports. This is the third in a grouping of four books I have assigned her. She reads a short book each week and summarizes it in a book report by Friday. She completed two other books in this manner before our Christmas break.

Our Kindergartner is still learning to read. With the new calendar year, he started I Can Read It: Book 2, by John Holzmann.

For our family's current read aloud, we are journeying west with Conn from Ireland to America. Set in the late 1800's, The Great Wheel, by Robert Lawson captures the industrial time period well.

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  1. What a fun selection of books! War of the Worlds in particular. I remember my daughter practicing with the I can Read It series about 8 years brings back some great memories.

  2. I love seeing other people's book selections. We've started with Heidi and The Sprig of Broom.


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