Wednesday, October 16, 2013

5 Favorite Books We Brought Home From the Library Yesterday

Linking up with Jessica for What We're Reading Wednesday and Hallie for Five Favorites.

Yesterday, we made a trip to the library after coop and being the super organized, always totally on top of things, occasionally organized, once-in a-blue-moon on top of things homeschooling mom that I am, I actually remembered to bring our syllabus and then look at it more than one day in advance.  I was amazingly able to pick up a few books for the coming weeks.  Even more amazing was that Elsa slept the sling the whole time I was looking up books.  Yes, the stars were aligned yesterday for sure.  No doubt, today everything will fall to pieces.

When I was looking up books, I was pleasantly surprised to find a few childhood favorites. 


This book is in Greta's third grade syllabus.  It's a super sweet, old-fashioned factual story about a pioneer girl and her dealings with Native Americans.

The rest of these books are recommended Literature from John's kindergarten syllabus. 

Who here remembers this sweet tale about Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne?   This is a classic book with even more classic, simple pictures.  I especially love the pictures of people in their old-fashioned clothes.


Also by Virginia Lee Burton

I've always loved this story of the big snow, and wondered why we never got a BIG SNOW like that.  I'm still waiting for the day to see snow up to the second story windows...or even first story windows.  I'm sure I'll be waiting a long time!


Another Virginia E Burton classic....although this isn't quite as classic as Katy or Mike Mulligan, it is still a very cute story and very endearing. 


This actually isn't a book I read as a child...but I loved reading it to John.  The drawings are so simple and the story is engaging.

Now, check out everyone else's favorite literary suggestions. 

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  1. I love vintage classics like those! I haven't hear of The Bears on Hemlock Mountain. Must check it out.

  2. I remember reading those when I was younger! I LOVED all of them,especially the courage of Sarah Noble :-)

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  4. I will have to look into the Bears on Hemlock Mountain; thanks for the recommendation! We love all of those Virgina Lee Burton classics (Mike Mulligan might just be my husband's all-time favorite book).

  5. Mike Mulligan is my husband's favorite book from childhood. I didn't even think to see what else the author wrote - thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Saving this list for our next library trip! Thanks, Amelia.


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