Monday, November 09, 2015

books run amuck

I have been hosting a Charlotte Mason Study Group for several of my local mama friends who are interested in homeschooling. At their request, I pulled some good books from our shelves to share with them. Pulling books from three levels of our home proved to be slightly overwhelming, so instead of just re-shelving them and attempting to recover with copious amounts of chocolate, I decided to take photos of their covers and share the stacks of books that we have been looking at together.
Please excuse the rather blah background; that would be our basement carpet which is clean, but dull. I also apologize for any light glare on the books. If you are unable to identify a book, please ask me. Any that are particularly difficult, I will note in the caption of the photo. Many of these books are written by authors who have several other wonderful titles. I pulled primarily picture books because the ages of the children from our mama's group are quite young. I would be glad to post more photos of good chapter books from our bookshelves.

Chapter books

'Tops & Bottoms', top row, 2nd from left with silver Caldecott award
'Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment'
'Apples', also 'Halloween with Morris and Boris' top row, 2nd from right.
'Thy Friend, Obadiah'
'Cars and Trucks and Things That Go' also 'Lad to the Rescue'


  1. Thanks for the 'list' of books! I am always on the lookout for good books to put in Elyssa's hands.

  2. Thanks for the 'list' of books! I am always on the lookout for good books to put in Elyssa's hands.

  3. I'll definitely be making a list of some of these titles, thank you!

    I also think I should say hello as I've been reading your blog for several months now but haven't commented! I think I found you originally through something a mutual facebook acquaintance posted and have loved reading some of your thoughts on education. We have 3 little ones under 3 and I've just recently begun to really be interested in Charlotte Mason and am so excited to learn more and apply some of her ideas in our homeschool as our children grow.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Stephanie. I'm so glad to get to know you. I found the link to your blog and look forward to catching up on your own posts.

  4. What a treat, to see so many of your favorite titles this way. I will save this post and study from it, as I choose titles for my grandchildren.


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