Saturday, June 16, 2012

101 Read-Aloud Bible Stories: Best-Loved Stories from the Old and New TestamentWe are a secular family, but I believe it’s important for my daughter to know biblical stories because so much of Western culture is built on them. We are plodding through 101 Read-Aloud Bible Stories by Joan C Verniero and Anna is absolutely fascinated by this book. In fact, she doesn’t want me to read anything else to her and just begs for more stories every night. I wouldn’t recommend this book to kids younger than 5 or 6, since each story is pretty long, there are very few pictures, and the language is pretty advanced causing my daughter to interrupt every minute since she is literally hanging on and digesting every single word from this book.

Emma Dilemma

Anna loved Emma Dilemma by Kristine O’Connell George so much that she announced it her new most favorite book and insisted on reading it aloud to me (she usually doesn’t like to do that at all, since this slows her down). This book is wonderful in telling the story of love and woe from an older sibling’s point of view. Illustrations by Nancy Carpenter are delightful and add charm to the story. The range for the book is pretty wide, younger children might enjoy illustrations, older kids will appreciate the story itself told through a collection of poems.

5 comments:

Ticia said...

That cover pictures is so engaging!

MaryAnne K said...

I could see my Emma adoring that second book -although from the title I'm guessing Emma is the younger sister in this series?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I agree with Ticia, the cover art on the Emma book is very inviting.

Shauna said...

Emma Dilemma looks like a great book that I will have to reserve at our library. We read scriptures with our girls each night out of a book that is illustrated for children. My 7 year old always gets disappointed when it is time to stop reading for the night. My 5 year old on the other hand always says "When do we get to read our other books?" Always makes me smile! Have a great week.

hey said...

As I'm preparing for my teacher training trip to Cambodia my book list is a bit different this week. Some for the young but many more profound for the adults in the audience. Changing the world one school at a time! :)

jeannine
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