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Homeschool Unrefined

Feb 12, 2018

We love books, and this is a jam-packed episode of our favorite latest reads.  We include books we’re reading on our own, what we’re reading aloud, and what our kids are reading.  Plus, we’ll hear from some listeners about some of their latest books!

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Read Alouds

Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson (part of the Seeds of America Trilogy)

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Shel Silverstein Poetry - Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight by Jack Prelutsky

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli

Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children's History of Art by Michael Bird

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science by Sean Connolly

Snake & Lizard by Gavin Bishop and Jay Cowley


Kids' Reads

The Guinness Book of World Records

The Babysitter Club Books by Ann M. Martin

The Babysitter Club Graphic Novels by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier

Smile, Sisters, Drama, Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Calvin & Hobbes Books by Bill Watterson

Elephant & Piggie Books by Mo Willems

Mo Willems Books

Sandra Boynton Books

We're Going On a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Hank the Cowdog Books by John Erickson

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Harry Potter Books by JK Rowling

Pet Rescue Adventure Books by Holly Webb (Timmy in Trouble, Lost in the Snow, Max and the Missing Puppy, etc.)

Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

The 50 States and Activity Book by Gabrielle Balkan

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey


Our Reads

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson

When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

Free To Learn by Peter Gray 

Peter Gray Articles for Psychology Today Here


Listener Reads

Jess Rivera @theriverafamily

The Circle by Dave Eggers

A Gracious Space by Julie Bogart

Let's Play Math by Denise Gaskins

Dolphin Adventure: A True Story by Wayne Grover

The Barefoot Mailman by Theodore Pratt

Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears by Cornelia Cornellison

Little Witch by Anna Elizabeth Bennett

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle


Amber Campbell @ambercamgram

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood

How To Raise a Wild Child by Scott Sampson


Crystal Velazquez @homeschool_northga

I Saw the Angel In the Marble by Chris Davis and Ellyn Davis

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

The Hornet’s Nest by Jimmy Carter


Katy Standifer @punkrockbaker

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist


Katie Young @k_e_young

The Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary

Socks by Beverly Cleary

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue


Loving This Week

Maren: Peace Coffee

Angela: Elderberry Syrup Recipe, VitD3 with K2, Buy Elderberries here


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