Friday, October 16, 2009
We've been reading
For homeschool, we've been reading:
From Lava to Life the sequel to Born with A Bang. Here we have the Earth story, from it's molten beginnings to the end of the dinosaurs, told to us by the Universe and with spiritual overtones.
The Dawn of Life is a the cartoon version of the story of life beginning on Earth. Without the tone of spirituality, this series tells the same story with a comic tone.
Tikal: The Center of the Maya World is a well-illustrated account of the ancient cities history.
For fun we've been reading:
Don't Forget the Bacon is a funny story of trying to remember what to buy at the store, that had the kids talking about it for weeks. They would turn to each other and say "don't forget the bacon" likes it is a little inside joke for the two of them.
The Ticky Tacky Doll is a sweet story of a beloved handmade doll, and a very wise grandmother.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets . Carbon loved this one even more than the first, and I love to see him playing Harry Potter games.
And I've been reading
The Number One Ladies Detective Agency. I finally read this, and it is a lovely book. Mma Ramotswe is obviously inspired by Agatha Christie's lady detectives, and Botswana is painted in loving prose.