{Guest Post} Favorite Books of the School Year ~ Staci

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While I’m moving and getting settled in our new state of Indiana, I asked some of my wonderful friends to share their favorite books of the school year with me. Enjoy the lists and hopefully they will provide inspiration for summer reading or for book choices for the upcoming homeschool year.

This week I’m featuring a book list from my Oklahoma friend Staci. We’ve known each other for several years – ever since we met in Sunday School and were in a small group together.

Staci is a 1st time homeschooler and just completed her very first year with her two girls ages 4 and 6. She left her corporate job to stay home with her girls and has fallen in love with the freedom that homeschooling provides. She also appreciates the ability to work on various subjects like reading, spelling, and math at a slower pace to suit the learning needs of her two girls.

Here is Staci’s list!

Go, Dog Go
This is my youngest daughter’s favorite book. She enjoys pointing out where all the dogs are as we go through the book.

Horton Hears a Who!
We are huge Dr. Seuss fans. It was actually difficult to decide which book they enjoy the most.

Green Eggs and Ham
Another Dr. Seuss book! They love the rhyming in this book and enjoy repeating what I read to them.

The Berenstain Bears
These are books the girls love to read and I love that they each have a lesson. I did at one time limit how many of these books could be checked out from the library at once.

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
This is the book I leafed to read on. My oldest is now struggling so I have started reading it to her. She loves how the poems go.

Where the Wild Things Are
A classic that is always fun to read!

The Bee Tree
This is a book that my oldest enjoys. She enjoys trying to retell the story in her words.

Princess books! (such as the Princess in Black – added by Lexi, although it’s not Disney….)
I do not have a specific book for this one. If the book is about princesses or about Baymax or Big Hero 6, then it gets read over and over.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
This is a fun book that they unexpectedly liked. We have come back to this book a few times this year.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
This is a book we have recently started reading again. My daughters love the movies and when told we had the books they wanted me to read it to them. It is a book we are slowly progressing through but I enjoy that they keep asking for it.

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