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Ds read Count of Monte Cristo in three days. (I think he enjoyed it) LOL
Then he read The Three Muskateers.
He's currently reading Ranger's Apprentice: Tournament of Gorlan.

We were at Barnes & Noble last week and bought some high school classics. So exciting! He'll read The Man in the Ironmask in the summer.

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D13 read Call of the Wild by Jack London. I read it, too. We will finish discussing the last two chapters tomorrow.

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For my personal reading right now, I'm working on Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis.

Family read aloud: All of a kind family by Sydney Taylor

My daughter (age 6) just finished the first boxcar children's book. Her current library books are Chester, there's a horse in Harry's room, and Thunderhoof (I think all 3 are by Sid Hoff, if I'm not mistaken) she has set her sights on the Nancy Drew book on our book case and says she wants to read that next. I'm thinking it may be too difficult for her, but I'm not going to tell her that-after all she surprised me with the boxcar children!

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my son just finished Siddhartha; he didn't like it. He's now reading Odyssey.
Next read aloud will be Moby Dick.

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My 2 older boys read a lot. My twins is another story, they are 10, my history buff will read as long as it pertains to history but it has to be true or he wont read it. He did like the dragonsitter series, my other twin is special needs and I read with him as he can not read very well he is on a kindergarten level with reading but he is reading so that is a win. I love to read but have been to busy here lately but I miss it.

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I've been MIA! Starting afresh with the new '17-'18 school year. Here are the ending books for July that I returned to the library today. No reading aloud on my part lately, but I hope to change that this week! This is what reading looks like for us for 4th and 8th grade.

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Flute's Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush (Cherry, Lynne) 5.5MG/0.5
Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff (Stevens, Chris)

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Animal Tales (Bloomsbury): Angus MacMouse Brings Down the House (Teitel, Linda Phillips) 5.2MG/5.0
Inspector Flytrap #1: Inspector Flytrap (Angleberger, Tom) 3.3LG/1.0
Inspector Flytrap #2: The President's Mane Is Missing (Angleberger, Tom) 3.8LG/1.0
Truth About My Unbelievable Summer (Cali, Davide) 2.4MG/0.5
Owl Diaries #1: Eva's Treetop Festival (Elliott, Rebecca) 3.0LG/0.5
Owl Diaries #2: Eva Sees a Ghost (Elliott, Rebecca) 2.8LG/0.5
Owl Diaries#3: Woodland Wedding (Elliott, Rebecca) 2.9LG/0.5
Owl Diaries #4: Eva and the New Owl (Elliott, Rebecca) 3.0LG/0.5
Owl Diaries#5: Warm Hearts Day (Elliott, Rebecca) 3.1LG/0.5
Owl Diaries #6: Baxter Is Missing (Elliott, Rebecca) 2.9LG/0.5
Conspiracy 365: June (Lord, Gabrielle) 5.1MG/5.0
Conspiracy 365: July (Lord, Gabrielle) 5.3MG/5.0
Conspiracy 365: August (Lord, Gabrielle) 5.0MG/5.0
Conspiracy 365: September (Lord, Gabrielle) 4.7MG/5.0
Magic Animal Rescue #1: Maggie and the Flying Horse (Baker, E.D.)
Magic Animal Rescue #2: Maggie and the Wish Fish (Baker, E.D.)
Caterpillar Dreams (McFarland, Clive)



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Flute's Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush (Cherry, Lynne) 5.5MG/0.5

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Dog Chronicles #2: Murphy, Gold Rush Dog: 1900 (Hart, Alison) 4.6MG/3.0
Conspiracy 365: June (Lord, Gabrielle) 5.1MG/5.0
Conspiracy 365: July (Lord, Gabrielle) 5.3MG/5.0
Conspiracy 365: August (Lord, Gabrielle) 5.0MG/5.0
Caterpillar Dreams (McFarland, Clive)



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6/14/17 4:07 P

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My oldest DD is currently reading Ender's Game. I'm not sure if she is going to read the next book in the series or another genre. Any suggestions?

Youngest DD is reading Doctor Dolittle. Next she will read Heidi.

We are doing reports on each chapter and then will do a full book report at the end of the books. We are mainly doing it for writing practice this summer. And getting them used to assigned reading. They already read a lot on their own.

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4/4/17 11:05 P

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Presentations are taking up so much time, so no reading aloud took place this week. Homeschool expo is this Saturday!

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Cleo the Cat (Blackstone, Stella)
Come Here, Cleo! (Blackstone, Stella)
Daisy Is a Mommy (Kopper, Lisa)
Daisy Thinks She Is a Baby (Kopper, Lisa)
Alice and Aldo (Lester, Alison)
Can I Play Too? (Willems, Mo)
Cat Power! (Kirk, Daniel)
Cat's Meow (Kimble, Warren)
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar (Wilson, Steve)
Elliot Gets Lost (Lowery, David)
Whatever After #9: Genie in a Bottle (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #10: Sugar and Spice (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Kitty Corner #1: Callie (Miles, Ellen)
Kitty Corner #3: Duchess (Miles, Ellen)
Kitty Corner #4: Domino (Miles, Ellen)
Puppy Place #14: Bear (Miles, Ellen)
Puppy Place #35: Cooper (Miles, Ellen)
Horse Diaries #6: Yatimah (Hapka, Catherine)
Horse Diaries #7: Risky Chance (Hart, Alison)
Horse Diaries #8: Black Cloud (Hermes, Patricia)
Horse Diaries #9: Tennessee Rose (Kendall, Jane)
Horse Diaries #10: Darcy (Sanderson, Whitney)



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Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar (Wilson, Steve)
Elliot Gets Lost (Lowery, David)
Whatever After #8: Once Upon a Frog (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #9: Genie in a Bottle (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #10: Sugar and Spice (Mlynowski, Sarah)



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3/28/17 11:58 P

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As you can tell, reading was not the focus of our spring break!

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Whatever After #8: Once Upon a Frog (Mlynowski, Sarah)



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Fat Bat and Swoop (Landry, Leo)
Grin and Bear It (Landry, Leo)
Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut #1: Bowling Alley Bandit (Keller, Laurie)

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We are preparing to present topics at a homeschool expo in April. My daughter (12) had originally decided to do her research on the history of the English language. This week she has decided that her interest really lies in the history of writing in general and of our alphabet in particular. My daughter (10) has decided to research sporting dogs, and possibly just retrievers.

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Spaniels, Retrievers, and Other Sporting Dogs (Gagne, Tammy)

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Fat Bat and Swoop (Landry, Leo)
Grin and Bear It (Landry, Leo)
Whatever After #5: Bad Hair Day (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #6: Cold As Ice (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #7: Beauty Queen (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut #1: Bowling Alley Bandit (Keller, Laurie)
Mr. Pine's Purple House (Kessler, Leonard)
Mr. Pine's Mixed Up Signs (Kessler, Leonard)
Tooth Book (LeSieg, Theo.)
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (Seuss, Dr.)
George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends (Marshall, James)



daughter (12)

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Journey of English (Brook, Donna) LG7.0(0.5)

fiction
Down Girl and Sit #3: Bad to the Bone (Nolan, Lucy)
Down Girl and Sit #4: Home on the Range (Nolan, Lucy)
Whatever After #3: Sink or Swim (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #4: Dream On (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #5: Bad Hair Day (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #6: Cold As Ice (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Whatever After #7: Beauty Queen (Mlynowski, Sarah)


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3/15/17 1:12 A

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I started to read The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris to the girls at bedtime this week. My husband says I am botching the Negro dialect of these animal fables, sounding like I have more of a Dutch or German accent. He could do a much better job than I, but would rather be amused at my attempt. You might want to try reading them for yourself to see how easy or hard it is for you. The girls are getting the gist of the stories though, and like them, so I will continue unless I find an audio version or can convince my husband to read them.

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Bedtime Story Books #14: Adventures of Old Man Coyote (Burgess, Thornton W.)
Adam, Junius and Amanda: Don't Be Afraid, Amanda (Moore, Lilian)
Whatever After #4: Dream On (Mlynowski, Sarah)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin Jr., Bill)



daughter (12)

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Say What? The Weird and Mysterious Journey of the English Language (Gorrell, Gena K.)

fiction
Lord of the Rings Trilogy #3: Return of the King (Tolkien, J.R.R.)
Dog Diaries #10: Rolf (Klimo, Kate)
Secret Keepers (Stewart, Trenton Lee)
39 Clues #10: Into the Gauntlet (Haddix, Margaret Peterson)

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3/8/17 12:42 A

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Susan— My husband read the Hobbit to our three oldest children when they were very young. He did a second round of reading when the two at home were interested. We never read the Lord of the Rings trilogy aloud as a family, but they have all chosen to read it except for my youngest. I was not intrigued with it as much as they were. I enjoyed the Hobbit more than the trilogy. My husband read the first two Rush Revere books to our girls during the 2015-2016 school year. They enjoyed them. We kind of forgot to read the rest since my husband worked in another state for eight months last year and was only home on the weekends. Thanks for the reminder!

JoyfulPamela— I've never read Tale of Two Cities. When your 9th grader is done reading it, I'd like an age recommendation for the book if possible. Thanks for posting!

We are preparing to present topics at a homeschool expo in April. My daughter (12) has decided to do her research on the history of the English language. In part this is due to my reading aloud to the girls The Word Snoop by Ursula Dubosarsky. It is a fun overview of the history of the English language, including how our alphabet, spelling, and punctuation came into existence and how they evolved over time. The book also covers almost every type of word play you can imagine.

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Sam and Emma (Nelsen, Donald)
Elephant & Piggie: My New Friend Is So Fun! (Willems, Mo)
Elephant & Piggie: We Are in a Book! (Willems, Mo)
Elephant & Piggie: I Love My New Toy! (Willems, Mo)



daughter (12)

nonfiction
Stars (Simon, Seymour)
Crystals (Stewart, Melissa)

fiction
Horse Diaries #1: Elska (Hapka, Catherine)
Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star (Hart, Alison)
Horse Diaries #13: Cinders (Klimo, Kate)
Dog Diaries #9: Sparky (Klimo, Kate)
Sam and Emma (Nelsen, Donald)
Elephant & Piggie: My New Friend Is So Fun! (Willems, Mo)



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My 9th grader is reading "Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens while we study the French Revolution in history.

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We are currently on Lord of the Rings, as a family. (I am not enjoying it, but the family is.)
My 14 yr old son and I just finished a book about John Wycliffe.
We are now reading Rush Revere...looks like it's going to be a great read!
My 10 yr old girl and I are reading The Long Winter
My 12 yr old girl and I are reading Little Town on the Prairie.
and for Bible we are all reading Romans.

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I read Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Other Favorite Tales by Charles Perrault at bedtime. He was the first to put these stories, including Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Tom Thumb, in written form. These fairy tales with morals were mostly violent in nature. So maybe not the best bedtime read especially for little ones, but my girls truly were interested in how the tales changed over time.

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All About Dogs (Capstone Press): Labrador Retrievers (Larrew, Brekka Hervey)
World Book's Animals of the World: Golden Retrievers and Other Sporting Dogs (Knight, Robert N.)
Dogs (Capstone): Labradors (Miller, Connie Colwell)
Dogs (ABDO): Labradoodles (Wheeler, Jill C.)
National Geographic Science Chapters: Rivers of Fire: The Story of Volcanoes (Halpern, Monica)

fiction
Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star (Hart, Alison)
Horse Diaries #3: Koda (Hermes, Patricia)
Horse Diaries #4: Maestoso Petra (Kendall, Jane)



daughter (12)

nonfiction
Stars (Than, Ker)

fiction
Lord of the Rings Trilogy #2: Two Towers (Tolkien, J.R.R.)




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My youngest was sick in bed and read and read over the weekend so this is more reading than usual for her. I enjoyed reading Favorite Medieval Tales by Mary Pope Osborne at bedtime. This collection is meant to be an introduction to literature classics like the Song of Roland, Beowulf, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

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daughter (10)

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Eye to Eye with Dogs: Labrador Retrievers (Stone, Lynn M.)
Designer Dogs (Capstone): Labradoodle: A Cross Between a Labrador Retreiver and a Poodle (Allen, Kathy)
Labrador Retrievers (MacAulay, Kelley)
Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You've Never Heard of (Brown, Martin)

fiction
Puppy Place #3: Shadow (Miles, Ellen)
Bedtime Story Books #05: Adventures of Mr. Mocker (Burgess, Thornton W.)
Bedtime Story Books #06: Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (Burgess, Thornton W.)
Bedtime Story Books #10: Adventures of Sammy Jay (Burgess, Thornton W.)
Bedtime Story Books #19: Adventures of Bob White (Burgess, Thornton W.)
Chronicles of Narnia #2 (Chronological Order): Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Unabridged) (Lewis, C.S.)
Down Girl and Sit #3: Bad to the Bone (Nolan, Lucy)
Horse Diaries #1: Elska (Hapka, Catherine)
Horse Diaries #13: Cinders (Klimo, Kate)
Dog Diaries #9: Sparky (Klimo, Kate)
Dog Diaries #10: Rolf (Klimo, Kate)



daughter (12)

nonfiction
National Geographic Science Chapters: Rivers of Fire: The Story of Volcanoes (Halpern, Monica)

fiction
Lord of the Rings Trilogy #1: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien, J.R.R.)
Martha/Martha Speaks: Martha's Nose for News (White, Jamie)




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Some years we do great at keeping track of the books we have read together and on our own. We're not doing so hot this year in that regard, so I thought we would start making a list every time the library bag fills up (~2x weekly). The book list is for our homeschool assessor, but I thought this could be an opportunity to share titles, too. I'm filling up the bag today for our library visit tomorrow, so I will post what we've read since Saturday tonight or tomorrow!

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