Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (a re-read for our local book club)
Shakespeare for Children: Six Scripts for Young Players (previewing on Amber's recommendation)
Cholmondeley's The Story of Charlotte Mason (have had this on my shelf for a year but am finally reading it!)
Cooper's When Children Love to Learn (for our local study group)
Vincent, age 9
Enright's Thimble Summer and Morey's Gentle Ben (both Year 4 free reads)
Fradin's The Signers (some Revolutionary-era non-fiction)
Eager's Knight's Castle (a re-read, part of his Tales of Magic series, which sounds twaddly but isn't ;))
Gianna, age 9
Cecily Barker's The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies (she's drawing her way through these poems)
Burnett's The Lost Prince (not as good as her other books, but Gianna doesn't seem to mind :))
Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (starting in on the Year 5 free reads!)
Haywood's Betsy's Busy Summer (reading aloud to Cate)
Cate, age 7
Elsa Beskow's Princess Sylvie (she took her most recent art project with her teacher from Beskow's illustrations for this book)
Beskow's The Flowers' Festival (inspired by our yard bursting into bloom this month)
As a Family
d'Angeli's The Door in the Wall (a re-listen on audio)
Ransome's Swallowdale (on audio also -- just started it as our "car book")
Enright's Gone-Away Lake (just finished -- I handed the Big Kids the sequel to read on their own)
Collodi's Pinocchio (the new read-aloud in our Morning Basket)
The Little Kids have been busy with birthday books from the past month...
From Xavier's birthday...
The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose (a lovely hardcover copy popped up on PaperbackSwap!)
Helen Ward's The Rooster and the Fox (I just love Helen Ward's illustrations)
Peter and the Wolf, illustrated by Wallace Chappell (yep, yet another version :))
Belloc's The Yak, the Python, and the Frog, illustrated by Steven Kellogg (fun combination!)
Greene's Railroad Engineers and Airplane Pilots: What Do They Do? (perfect for a transportation-loving boy!)
And Drew's second birthday books...
Ruth Krauss' I Can Fly, illustrated by Mary Blair (ours is a larger copy, but I linked to the regular Golden Book version)
McKie's Noah's Ark (love oversized books)
Margaret Wise Brown's The Wonderful House (classic)
the Ahlbergs' Each Peach Pear Plum (which we somehow did not own already!)
In the Mail
Animal Tales (my parents found this lovely reproduction full of pop-ups sitting in their garage!)
Lobel's The Wisest Man in the World
The Jessie Wilcox Smith Mother Goose (I can't get enough pretty Mother Goose editions)
For our non-fiction collection...
Pettit's Animal Signs and Signals
What Makes a Bird a Bird (I love Leonard Weisgard's illustrations)
Day's What Is a Flower?
Cherry's A River Ran Wild
Gail Gibbons' The Honey Makers
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks (I pre-read this for my daughter and it has a couple bothersome phrases I need to make a little note next to before handing to her, but otherwise it's a decent book of short biographies for a girl naturalist -- especially because it includes Comstock!)
Five Little Peppers Abroad (in hardcover, how could I resist?)
Palace Wagon Family (a book about the Donner Party that I want to preview for my Year 5 kids)
two more hardcover Narnias to make our collection complete -- now I can sell the paperbacks!
Aliki's William Shakespeare
Dalgliesh's The Columbus Story (not as good as d'Aulaires' but couldn't pass up Dalgliesh)
The Age of Chivalry: The Illustrated Bulfinch's Mythology (a beautiful edition!)
What are you reading, friends? Picked up any good books lately?
(Links above are affiliate links. I left un-linked the books that are recommended by AmblesideOnline because I'd prefer if you clicked over to their site and bought through their affiliate links. As always, thanks for your support!)