I can not believe how far we are in our Blogging Through the Alphabet! I love having this time each week to stop and share with you about our favorite books. I am excited to see what my co-hosts, Kirsten from DoodleMom and DaLynn from Biblical Womanhood, have to share this week!
This week I had a hard time. The Letter W has so many good books that I love, and I wanted to share them all! I knew that I couldn’t share them all, or this post would be too long. So I narrowed it down to two. This was hard! I picked one for the older kids and one for the younger, The War of the Worlds and Where the Sidewalk Ends.
The War of the Worlds is a classic book. This book and the radio story caused a lot of issues when it aired in October of 1938. They aired it as a news broadcast, and many people started freaking out before they found out it was a story being acted out.
Since this time, there have been movies made that my kids love. They love the idea of aliens and the what could be. The films that were made are fun to watch and full of action, but Moe Man found out that the book is better! He read it while we used Sharon Watson’s Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide and couldn’t put it down.
Reading a classic like this and being able to enjoy it is a great thing that I love to let my kids have access to. This is a book that will be read many more times during our homeschool years, and re-read for fun in the meantime!
The second book I want to share with you this week is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. This is a book that I had read to me while I was in school and one that I had to have in our house!
Reading and hearing poetry is an essential thing in childhood and adult life. Understanding the rhyme and rhythm that comes through poetry is a great way to help build strong writers and readers. Because of this, I wanted to have a fun book to keep poetry fun in our homeschool. Just like the days when I was in school, I have started reading a poem a day from this book. When we finish it, the kids beg for me to start again.
While I love reading this book to the kids, they also like to steal it off the shelf and read it on their own. These poems are fun and light. They are laughable and allow the kids just to have fun. I love seeing them laugh while reading these poems and trying to make up their own silly rhyming stories.
What are some of your favorite W books? I would love to hear about them!