Sunday, January 29, 2017

What We're Reading This Week (week 1)

I would love to start posting the library books my older 3 kids check out from the library each week. Their choices are usually very different from each other, and I always like wondering why they choose certain books. I always enjoy seeing what other kids with ages similar to my own are reading, so maybe you will enjoy this!

The only requirement my kids had this week was to choose one book that was on the presidents, American history, or government. I'm appalled at how little most kids know on this subject, and even how little I myself know! I told the kids they must choose one book on this subject each week for the rest of the year. They have to read the book, and then at the end of the week give an oral report to the family. That way, we can all learn something!

Mikaela - 14

  • "Whose Haunting the White House? The President's Mansion and The Ghosts Who Live There" by Jeff Belanger
  • "The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corpss, Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968" by Ellen Emerson White
  • "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Sniket
Eli - 11
  • "The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence" by Dennis Brindell Fradin
  • "Football Trivia" by Tyler Mason
  • "The Lego Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Lift" by Daniel Lipkowitz
  • "Really Horrible Science Facts" by Jay Wakins
Mercie - almost 9
  • "Who Was Betsy Ross?" by James Buckley Jr.
  • "The Critter Club: All About Ellie" by Callie Barkley
  • "Junie B. Jones Has A Monster Under Her Bed" by Barbara Park
  • "Stranded at Plimoth Plantation 1626" by Gary Bowen
What are your kids reading this week?


  1. Those sound great! My oldest just asked me to request the haunted white house book you mentioned.

    1. It's pretty interesting, although we don't believe in ghosts. There are plenty of historical letters and documents in there, too.