Saturday, November 19, 2011

Look what I found!

 I am always looking for books that will have a story with depth and a Biblical worldview. I get tired of the superficial and humanistic books available to children nowadays. So Lamplighter books are a breath of fresh air. They are beautifully bound and have wonderful captivating stories.

My children love their Audio Dramas and from time to time they have entire dramas FREE on their homepage. We have been able to listen to Teddy's Button for Free that way. You can go HERE and hear the first 2 episodes for FREE. You will be hooked!!

Right now they are having an amazing Promotion on 8 items, including 5 audio dramas for just $99.00. Of course, I am jumping on board and purchasing that for my children.

But I found some of the books they sell on Lamplighter website for FREE on Google books. Here are a few with their links. Once you click on the links, scroll down the page until you find the sections or chapters and click on the first one. Then click Download on the right top corner and download either PDF or EPUB to your computer and save it in a folder. That is what I do and then peruse later for read out louds for my children. Enjoy!!!

Helen; or Temper and its Consequences by Mrs George Gladstone

The Boy who Wandered; or Jack and the Minnchen by Mrs George Gladstone

The Hedge of Thorns by Mrs. Sherwood

Little threads: or, Tangle thread, Silver thread, and Golden thread by Elizabeth Prentiss

Now I am off to enjoy my children... what are you up to this morning??


**** If you are here and read the entire post here is another tip for finding FREE books online and a link for a another great read The Gold Thread - A story for the Young by Norman MAcleod.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Reading List of October 2011

My DD8 has read all the Boxcar Children books available in our Library, probably about 30 or so. I purchased her a couple that she really wanted to read and were not available for borrowing. So, we had to find another series for her to read. She reads a bit of everything from poetry to textbooks, science and non-fiction books, to fun easy superficial juvenile books.
 I found Hank the Cowdog series and she is enjoying them so (here is the list to proof):

Hank the Cowdog #1
The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog #2
It's a Dog's Life #3

Hank the Cowdog - Murder in the Middle Pasture #4
Faded Love #5
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie #6

The Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob #7
The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse #8
The Case of the Halloween Ghost #9
Every Dog Has His Day #10
Lost In The Dark Unchanted Forest #11
The Case of the Fiddle-Playing Fox #12
all the books up to number 33.

William Kidd and the Pirates of the Indian Ocean by John Malam
Dragoon Trouble by Penelope Lively
No Excuses by Kyle Maynard
Eyewitness Books – Insects
Children's Guide to Insects and Spiders by Jinny Johnson
Nature Close Up – Seeds and Seelings by Elaine Pascoe/ Photographs by Dwight Kuhn
Eyewitness Books - Plant
Nature Club – Trees and Leaves – Althea
Fun with Science – Trees and Leaves
The Plant-and-Grow Project Book by Ulla Dietl

there were more but I can't remember them now and didn't keep up a record this time. Too tired.

We probably re-read a few for the sake of the little ones.

We are reading our American History HERE and we stopped at Chapter 13 so we could study and celebrate Thanksgiving during  the month of November. We will be reading lots of books on Thanksgiving and different versions of how it began and how it became a National Holiday.

What have you been reading to your children? I am always amazed at the wonderful FREE resources there are on the internet or at our public library. Although I would love to have a huge library at home, I rather live simply than have shelves full of books. :)

ooooh, my cranberry apple walnut cake is smelling so good... can't wait to eat it!! Ten more minutes and it's out of the oven. :)


Sunday, November 13, 2011

We got....

L E A V E S !!! All over our property!!!


Buckwheat pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup!

How about you? :)

Happy Sunday!