Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default Favorite authors/titles from this school session

    Just some of our favorites from the past months:

    Ungifted by Gordan Korman, so many of Korman's books are very, very funny.

    Code talker by Joseph Bruchac, most of Bruchac's work highlight Native American culture

    Tracker by Gary Paulsen, all MN boys read the Hatchet series and I have yet to meet a boy who did not enjoy them.

    The entire Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams, --so witty!

    The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, this is an old Newbery Award winner that still holds up today.

  2. T4L In Forum Dec19
  3. #2

    Default

    Ooh, yes, I'm looking forward to being able to read Hitchhiker's with the kids. That will be fun. Maybe we'll read Code Talker next month when we get to WWII...

    My kids are a bit younger, but these that we've read and enjoyed this school year are middle school appropriate...

    Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan - the daughter of English missionaries in Africa is orphaned during the 1919 Flu Pandemic and then becomes a pawn in a fight over an old man's inheritance

    The Calder Game by Blue Balliett - third in a series of art mysteries - this one focuses on the art of Alexander Calder and the street artist Banksy - lots of interesting musing on art, connections, philosophy, etc. at a kid level

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Call by Mildred Taylor - African American family in the south during the Great Depression - a classic - the kids are less into it than the other two, which they really loved, but I still love it!

    Hoot by Carl Hiassen - a new kid must make friends and save an owl, environmental message, relatively light and contemporary

    The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - definitely on the easy end for middle school (more like 3rd-4th grade level) but so good, it's worth reading, with great discussion possibilities - the narrator is a captive gorilla in a mall - based on a true story
    Want to read about my homeschool?
    http://farrarwilliams.wordpress.com
    Children's Books, Homeschooling and Random Musings...

    Want help homeschooling or sending kids to college?
    http://simplify4you.com/

  4. #3
    Senior Member Evolved Epiphany's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    376
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    We just listened to the audio version of Hoot on a trip over the holidays and my six year old loved it.

  5. #4

    Default

    We also loved the One and Only Ivan, too. We did Hoot and the Calder Game but my son was lukewarm to them. Anything by Mildred Taylor is always well-written and food for thought. We just finished Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley so we will check out Listening for Lions. Thanks!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us
Favorite authors/titles from this school session