book notes: April

The Berenstain Bears, God Made You Special by Mike Berenstain
This Berenstein Bears is much more Christian-focused than the books I grew up with, but Zuzu and June enjoyed this book. It is about the bear family having a picnic with their best friend family, the Bruins, who bring along a cousin who is developmentally delayed. Sister bear asks some questions about the bear cub that’s a little different, and the momma bears answer her questions encouraging her to include him and approaching it from a Christian perspective. I think this book could be a useful tool for talking to a toddler about children who are different from them and giving them ideas on how to interact with those kids.

(I received this book from booklook bloggers for review)

Novel Interiors by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti 

This is a pretty coffee-table book of interiors inspired by different novels. I’ve not read all the ones that they mention, but some of them (like Austen novels) were fun to look at and imagine how I could implement some of the ideas in my own home. I think that overall it could have done with a little bit more DIY-type things—telling the reader how to make that novel-interior happen for themselves.

(I received this book from blogging for books for review)

 The Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert Frost

I’m rereading this one–it’s been a Very long time since I’ve delved into some Frost and I’m reminded why he is revered like he is. I might have to post a few favorites from this collection on the blog soon!

A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola

we started homeschooling this week, so i’ve been reading along with this little by little. i’d tried to start with one of charlotte’s own books but didn’t get very far into it. i like how she breaks things down very simply and gets at the heart of charlotte’s teachings. my only critique (so far!) is that she pretty much thinks charlotte mason is the sun and moon. i love mason’s teachings about “real books” and outdoor play and “someone to love, something to think about, something to do”. i’ll have to post more on our homeschooling endeavors later–once the first couple weeks are complete, at least!

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what are you reading? suggestions on what i should pick up next? {I’m linking up with everyone at Modern Mrs. Darcy. }

2 Comments

  1. I’m going to add that Berenstain Bears book to Milo’s wish list! I’m always looking for good resources that talk about this topic! I’ve had several of the co-op moms ask me for children’s books they could give their kids about how to relate better to Milo, so I will definitely have to check this out!

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