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Friday, June 17, 2011


Our Homeschool Journey: Homeschooling Through Highschool: Current Readers' List

We are winding down with school for this year. For this summer we are continuing on some subjects and we also plan to set more time aside for other activities and to be able to read more books. Since Zachary and Leah were young, reading has been part of our daily lives. At times I wish I would have given them more time to read or would have chosen better readers. And at times, I wish I would have taken more time to read a loud. Part of being on the homeschooling journey is learning to discern the correct books for each of the children’s needs and to also be able to set unfinished books aside if we feel they do not meet our criteria.

It has been a blessing to see the choices of books both Zachary and Leah seem to gravitate towards. It touches a parent’s heart when our children are able to have self discipline to know what is not appropriate. It is an open door for words of praise to our children. Although I do let them choose a lot of their readers, my husband and I do assign books that we feel will make an impact and equip them in different areas of their lives.

I’m including a combined list of some of the books read these past few years or so for both of the children. Please keep in mind that some of these readers were ‘read aloud’ readers. Yes, although Zachary and Leah are 16 and almost 15 respectively, they still enjoy their mom reading to them. For the most part these books are for grades eight and up. You will also see books listed that we are hoping to read before the end of the Roman calendar year. As you’ll see not all are literature based but cover other subject areas. I am hoping to update these books with time.

2010/2011 Book List

Faith/ Personal and Spiritual Equipping
  • A Tale of Three Kings
  • Do Hard Things
  • Hind’s Feet in High Places
  • Mother
  • Redeemed Israel: Reunited and Restored (not completed)
  • Restoration: Returning The Torah of God to the Disciples of Jesus
  • Surviving Off Grid-OFF GRID
  • The Evolution of a Creationist: A Layman’s Guide to the Conflict Between the Bibl and Evolutionary Theory
  • The King’s Daughter and Other Stories for Girls
  • The Power of True Success: How to Build Character in Your Life
  • Understanding the Times the Religious Worldviews of Our Day and the Search for Truth (Audio) (not completed)
  • Walking Wisely

  • Almost Home: Daughters of Faith Series
  • Animal Farm
  • Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued
  • Elsie Dinsmore Series
  • The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Twig the Collie

  • A Tale of the Western Plains
  • Carry on, Mr. Bowditch
  • David Livingstone
  • If All the Swords in England
  • In The Heart of the Rockies
  • James Madison
  • Johnny Tremain: A Novel for Old and Young
  • Kingdom’s Dawn
  • Men of Science, Men of God: Great Scientists Who Believed the Bible
  • Number the Stars
  • Poor Richard
  • Riding The Show-Ring Hunter
  • Shadow of His Hand
  • The Hiding Place
  • The Miracle Worker

Other Interests
  • The Non-Designer’s design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice
  • Bowman’s Bible Volume 1
  • Howard Stephen Berg's Maximum Speed Reading
  • Natural Horsemanship

Books still to be Read
  • The Bowman's Bible Volume 2, 3 4
  • Capitalism for Kids: Growing up to be your own boss
  • Common Sense Business for Kids
  • Food Combining:  Better Health--The Natural Way
  • Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  • Herbs to the Rescu
  • How to be your own Home Electrician
  • In His Steps
  • More Than A Carpenter
  • Real Food on a Real Budget: How to eat healthy for less
  • The Columbia IceField
  • The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
  • The Voyageur
  • They Loved the Torah
  • Tortured for Christ
  • You Can Farm

1 comment:

  1. Great list, I had to smile because our lists are quite similar, after reading the surviving of grid book I told Bobbin that one is being added to her list! Thank you for sharing!


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