Do you remember as a kid curling up with a blanket, pulling a book off the shelf and getting lost in faraway places? So do I!
It is something that I hope my children will remember when they are older. For now, I can help them cultivate a love for words and places that take them where they never thought possible.
As a homeschooling family reading takes up a lot of each day. I believe they can learn many outcomes just by reading. We have short story novels that we read regularly called, Geronimo Stilton and Thea Stilton. These short novels are about a detective mouse who goes on crazy adventures, meets some out of the ordinary mice all the while solving the day’s mystery.
Other than Geronimo we head to our local Fraser Valley Reginal Library. I always intend on leaving with just a few books each, but I tend to walk out with a bag bursting.
Here are the ones we love this month.
#1 Big Friends by Linda Sarah & Benji Davies
What a cute book! Now that three out of four of my kids are experiencing making friends and introducing new ones into their group this book was perfect.
It is about two friends who love playing together and then all of a sudden there is a new friend who wants to join them. One of the boys has a hard time with this, but in the end, they all find a way to play all together.
#2 Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin
This has got to be one of my favorite kids’ books in a long time. The quirky old man who hates everyone but birds. He ends up finding new friends in some mischief squirrels when the birds fly South for the Winter.
#3 The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires
I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations in this book. Take a journey on courage with Lou while she tries something new, climbing a tree. Her friends are ready, but she is not.
#4 Sheep Won’t Sleep by Judy Cox
This book helps your child with counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Clarissa can’t sleep, and she takes counting sheep to a new level. As her room fills with sheep, lamas, and alpacas, she groups them and counts them.
#5 A Splash of Red The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant
This book follows the story of the artist, Horace Pippin. At just a child he would take pieces of charcoal from the stove and draw pictures of what he saw that day. Then one day Horace entered a drawing contest and won a set of colored pencils, paints, and brushes.
I really enjoyed how this book told the story of Horace in a way that the children could understand with very engaging illustrations.
#6 Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
Beautifully illustrated and takes you on a little journey of the ecosystem of a pond. At the very back of the book, it has a glossary of all the animals you met along the way.
These have been our favorite September picks. What do you think readers? Is this something that you would want more of? I always love getting book suggestions for our household, maybe you do too?