Monday, 21 May 2012

Book Sharing Monday :: Countries of the World Series by National Geographic

We have been using a series from National Geographic called Countries of the World this year for our High School World Geography course from Harmony Art Mom(which all 3 of my kids participate in). She recommends using Enchantment of the World series, but our library didn't have many of the titles so I chose this series as a replacement. This National Geographic series turned out to be a great choice for our family.

Each book covers one country and follows the same format. You can see the contents in the photo below. Geography, nature, history, people & culture, government & economy are covered.

There is also a section with extra informative facts at the end of the book, along with a glossary, bibliography, and a section called further information that contains more web sites suggestions. Each section is filled with interesting texts, photos, and maps. These books are colourful, captivating and perfect for reading aloud in my opinion.

If you would like to participate in Book Sharing Monday, you can add a link to your book sharing post below. Happy reading!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Book Sharing Monday :: The Boy Who Grew Flowers

The Boy Who Grew Flowers is the story of Rink Bowagon, a boy who grows flowers on his head! This fictional story is a beautiful tale of courage, acceptance and friendship. I originally picked up this title because we are learning about flowers in science. It didn't really relate to our studies but it was such a nice story, I had to share it with you. Like all the Barefoot Books we have read, this one moved us through its illustrations and its story. 

"Climb to the top of Lonesome Mountain to meet a very special boy named Rink — every full moon, he grows flowers all over his body. This heartwarming story celebrates difference and friendship, as Rink meets a girl with her own secret, and they discover ways to help each other." from Barefoot Books.

"The Bowagons were the only folks who lived on Lonesome Mountain. The townspeople argued as to whether it was because they were such strange folk that they lived there, or whether it was because they lived there that they were such strange folk."


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Monday, 7 May 2012

Book Sharing Monday :: Splat the Cat "I Can Read" Series

I had to take a short break while I was getting our home ready for our big move to Prince Edward Island! Now that packing is almost complete, I have re-opened Canadian Home Learning blog.

I wanted to share with you this fun series of "I Can Read" books. We love Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton and Celeste absolutely loves reading these readers over and over. This says a lot because she is not a strong reader and doesn't usually enjoy reading a lot!

Splat the Cat is a fun and silly black cat. His adventures always have an unexpected twist!

Celeste's favourite is Splat the Cat Good Night, Sleep Tight. In this story, Splat the Cat is camping in his backyard and is looking forward to it until he finds out that his mom invited two of his friends too. He doesn't like them very much...

Feel free to add a link to your book sharing post below. I am not sure, unfortunately, how regular my posts will be, but I will try to keep going!


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