Are you always looking for good book recommendations? Do you like to see what other unschoolers (and their parents) are reading?
Now you can have a look at “What We’re Reading” - a monthly blog hop all about sharing the great books, blogs, and blurbs that unschoolers are enjoying!
Here are the rules (very simple):
- Write a post on your blog about what books, articles, magazines, and blogs you and your children have been enjoying lately.
- Copy the image below and put it into your post.
- Come back here and link up in the form at the bottom of the post.
- Check back often to see what others are reading!
What We’re Reading: The Bussingers
Just this week I broke down and decided to take the kids to the library on our new Army post to register for an account. I’m glad I did now because they have some awesome books and resources!
Raven had just finished the second Wereworld book and was looking for something similar to read. She found an older book called Werewolf Rising that she seems to be enjoying.
Denna found a Dragonbreath she hadn’t read yet, as well as The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Evil Penguin Plan. She also helped me pick out some books about Korean language and culture:
- Teach Me Korean (with a song cd)
- Land of Morning Calm
- All About Korea
Gaius had fun looking at the board books, but the book he picked to take home had lots of pictures in it that he liked. I didn’t pay much attention when we checked it out.
Yesterday though, Denna picked it up and started reading it out loud while I was doing some cooking. The book is called Big Questions by DK Publishing – and it is awesome!
I have always been a lover of philosophy, and I have been looking for a book that would explain the discipline in a fun way for kids. Well, this book lists tons of the “big” questions in life and goes over some of the major philosophies and what their answers for each question are. It’s like a huge philosophical primer for kids!
Denna and I had a great discussion about the existence of God, free will, and souls.
As for me, I have been idly reading through a book I got on my tablet called Intuitive Unschooling.
I also recently finished the first book of Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. I have to admit, I thought his newer series Beyonders was better. I’ve read the first two of those books and they are much faster paced and the characters are better developed. Fablehaven didn’t really have strong lead characters. I found them predictive and kind of dull. The pace was also very slow at the beginning, and then ended sooner than I expected. I think I’ll go back to reading his newer books.
I am connected with many of you Christian unschoolers on various social media sites and I often see posts you share from around the web. I want to start sharing some of the great stuff you’ve been reading online!
If you have twitter or Google+ you can use the hashtag #CUnschool to suggest blog posts, videos, and articles for me to link up here.
- What Is Apraxia? (CU contributor Jennifer shares how unschooling fits with her son’s needs)
- 10 Reasons Why I Like Unschooling (written by an unschooled teen)
- Hacking Your Education – A Book Review
And a great video to watch – Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool?
Now it’s your turn! What has your family been reading lately?