We’ve been continuing to study American history, so I haven’t gotten anything new on the topic lately. I did find a couple of fun books from the library though. No theme besides enjoyable:
First up, the graphic novel Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova. It’s set in a random middle school and the plot centers around a rivalry between the art club and the science club. It focuses on Peppi, the new girl trying to fit in and find her tribe. She’s mean to someone lower on the totem pole on her first day and feels guilty about it. She’s in the art club and is incredibly shy. He’s in the science club and not into competition. They work well together and ultimately become friends. It’s a great book about navigating friendships, peer pressure, and cooperation. My kids kept reading it over and over so they loved it as well.
The other book is The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide by Richard A. Muller. This is a YA-targeted book that provides one page explanations of physics phenomena. You even get an illustration of whatever the page discusses. It’s meant to just page through and read whatever looks interesting (do you know how you can tell alcohol from natural sources vs. petroleum? radioactivity). There’s no table of contents or index so you can’t search for a specific topic, you just flipping to a likely page will provide you with fun facts to astound your friends. This is just the type of book that Mr. Curiosity enjoys.
And those were the books we picked up this week. Linking up with Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.