At The Homeschool Village this week, they’re talking about favorite books. I thought it would be fun to ask my kids what they’d recommend and why.
Megan, age 8, said she’d recommend new favorite, The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop. Megan says that it’s a good book and interesting because God gave the princess her first kiss. Then, she save it to give to her husband. This book also has a workbook to go with it which you can use to spend time each week talking to your daughter about purity and related topics. We have the workbook, but haven’t started working through it yet.
Josh, age 10, had trouble coming up with a favorite. He’s not much of a book guy, but I asked him to think about books that he enjoyed a few years ago that might recommend to his younger boy cousins. He named Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton because it’s a book with stuff boys like, such as digging holes and trucks and stuff. I love this book because it’s the first one that Josh ever willing sat through. He was more of a “wander around and play Lego’s and do other stuff while you read” kind of guy, but he always really enjoyed Mike Mulligan.
Brianna’s, age 15, favorite book probably won’t come as a surprise to those of you who read my blog regularly. It’s Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer. Brianna says that Twilight is just the right mix of love story and fantasy. Of course, you probably know that I share her obsession. I love that Twilight has given us a common interest. I’ve never had anybody with whom to really share the love of a particular book. It’s cool to be able to share Twilight-related inside jokes with Brianna. Twilight has even encouraged Brianna to read more classic literature, such as Romeo and Juliet. We enjoyed Twilight so much that I even wrote a unit study based on it.
Note: I would recommend the Twilight series for high school age kids and up. Use your own judgment, but I would encourage parents to read the books themselves before allowing a younger child to read them.
What are some of your kids’ favorite books?
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.