Welcome to What To Read Wednesday!
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I’m sharing the most popular books from our home. My boys are 8 and 11, and my girls are 5, 16, and 20.
Books for Boys
I have one boy who loves everything that is non-fiction: how things work, how-to books, and anything science. He’s the boy that asks “what makes that work?” or “how can I make one of those?” The books he devours are The Dangerous Book for Boys (full of all sorts of interesting facts and hands-on projects), The New Way Things Work (a funky illustrated guide to the science and mechanics of EVERYTHING), the “See Inside…” series from Usborne Books (Human Body, Trains, etc.), and Usborne guides like Electricity and Magnetism.
To get Usborne Books, you need to go through an Independent Consultant. I can recommend this one.
My other son enjoys books of all kinds: fiction, classic literature, non-fiction, and how-to. He loves to draw, loves good stories, enjoys digging into creation and apologetics, and is fascinated by weird facts. He has a new interest every week! He has read every book in the Magic Tree House series (which are really great for history, too), devours every Weird But True by National Geographic Kids, reads the Classic Starts literature series, Louis L’amour westerns, and drawing instruction books.
Books for Girls
My two older girls enjoy a lot of similar books: history and classic literature. They also like to have beautiful collectible versions of those books.
They also enjoy the works of Tolkien and Jane Austen, and I’ve created gift guides for each of those authors!
I just love Beautiful Girlhood. I’ve read it through a couple of times with my older girls, and look forward to reading it with my 5-year-old eventually. It’s a classic book on desirable behavior for young ladies. For the little one, I’ll add in A Girl After God’s Own Heart. She also just adores Little Mommy. I think every girl needs this book.
Thank you for stopping by! Did you find something to add to your Christmas shopping list? What would you add to this list?
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Nicki Truesdell is a 2nd-generation homeschooler and mother to 5. She loves books, freedom, history and quilts, and blogs about all of these at nickitruesdell.com. She believes that homeschooling can be relaxed and that history is fun, and both can be done with minimal cost or stress, no matter your family’s circumstances. Nicki is a member of the Texas Home Educators Advisory Board and The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.