This is a book I’ve been hearing good things about for a while. I had wanted to listen to it as an audiobook, but it’s always checked out. So, when I saw it on the library shelf, I decided to pick it up and read it to the kids myself.
Genre: middle grade memoir in verse
Length: 320 pages of verse, 337 pages with pictures
Font: Garth Graphic
Setting: Columbus, Ohio, Greenville, South Carolina, and New York City, 1963-mid-1970s Continue reading
For American History Club, our latest topic is Civil Rights. I found this book for the kids to read.
Genre: middle grade historical fiction
Length: 320 pages
Font: Scala OT
Setting: Bumblebee, North Carolina, 1932 Continue reading
For the month of February, we’re learning about the Bill of Rights. Last year we learned about the Constitution, so we’re sticking with the theme and doing the Bill of Rights. Seems a rather important topic with all the news these days.
Mr. Curiosity is reading Our Constitution by Donald Ritchie. It’s a project of the Annenberg Foundation Trust, whose website we’ve used for videos on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The book does describe and explain the parts of the Constitution, but it also goes through each of the amendments. For each amendment, the book states the amendment, explains what it means, and then provides some key Supreme Court cases addressing the amendment. It’s definitely meant for an older audience (at least middle school) since it is more in depth and could overwhelm a younger child.
That’s why Miss Adventure is reading The Bill of Rights by Karen Price Hossell. The book starts out by discussing historical documents and how they are preserved. It then goes into the creation of the Bill of Rights and it’s ratification. This book is more appropriate for younger audiences, with one topic for every two-page spread.
Another option for Miss Adventure to read is Constitution Translated for Kids by Cathy Travis. Again, it covers the whole Constitution, including all the amendments, instead of just focusing on the Bill of Rights. Each page is broken into two columns. For each part of the Constitution, the original words are printed in the left column, and an explanation of the words is printed in the right column.
And those are the books we are using to learn about Bill of Rights. Linking up with Weird, Unsocialized Homeschooler’s Weekly Wrap-up.
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I happened to see this graphic novel at the library and picked it up. I’m trying to encourage Miss Adventure to enjoy computer coding more, and I thought a graphic novel about it might help.
Genre: middle grade graphic novel
Length: 88 pages
Setting: Stately Academy, present day Continue reading
This book is mentioned often as a great book for kids and a great read aloud. I’ve never read it, so I decided to introduce myself and the kids to it by turning it into our family read aloud.
Genre: middle grade realistic fantasy/intrusive fantasy
Length: 139 pages
Setting: Treegap, in a Southern state, late 1800s Continue reading
This is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series that finally showed up from the library. The kids and I fought over who got to read it first. Miss Adventure and I ended up sharing, and losing each other’s bookmarks regularly in the process
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Length: 459 pages
Setting: Asgard, Alfheim, Jutenheim, and Midgard, six weeks after the events of The Sword of Summer Continue reading