Category Archives: Reading

Vianden Castle: In which a Faulconer meets a falconer

Our ultimate field trip to Europe included Nick’s one request — to visit a real castle. Since the organizing factor of the trip was to visit his grandfather’s World War II battlefield straddling Luxembourg and Wallendorf, Germany (which I wrote … Continue reading

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More Books to Homeschool with: Tiner’s Exploring Science & Math Books

Our family stumbled across a series of books by John Hudson Tiner, and we have thoroughly enjoyed them. Suitable for mid-to-late elementary age kids, with some titles sufficient for early middle school students and even as introductory texts for some early high … Continue reading

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What We’re Listening To: The Seer of Shadows

Since we’ve enjoyed books and audiobooks by Avi so much, Nick and I picked up another audiobook at the library. This one is The Seer of Shadows, a novel set just after the Civil War, when slaves had just been … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: Iron Thunder

In Which the Homeschool Mom Continues Her Education We’re reading another historical fiction novel from the Civil War era, Iron Thunder: The Battle Between the Monitor & the Merrimac. I remember the story of the first iron ships in battle … Continue reading

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What We’re Listening To: A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Our current audiobook is Madeleine L’Engle’s novel, A Swiftly Tilting Planet. We’ve already heard the first two books in the trilogy, the well known novel A Wrinkle in Time and its sequel A Wind in the Door. We’re listening to … Continue reading

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