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Leaping into Literature: A Few Keepers

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Last week we launched our 'traditional' 4th Term venture, Leaping into Literature with a bang. Readers commented on the 'low marks' the children assigned to some of the books, and I confess to surprise myself, they were tough critics.  Keep in mind though that the children rating the picture books are 10, 8 & 6, so they are going to be a harder sell than younger children, actually several books our 6 year old rates higher than his siblings, thus the star rating is sometimes an average score.

This week there were more Keepers than Duds, whilst many of the books I reserved via the online catalogue, I picked up many gems by a personal visit to the library to browse the shelves myself. It was an interrupted learning week with more dentist appointments and a day out with our local homeschool group, however we still managed to read our way through a good pile.


Art
Fly, Kite, Fly! A Story of Leonardo and a Bird Catcher - John Winch 3 Star

Australian
Big Red Kangaroo - Claire Saxby 3 Star
The Little Crooked House - Margaret Wild 2.5 Star
Tobias Blow - Zacharey Jane 1 Star
There's a Sea in My Bedroom - Margaret Wild 1 Star
Lucy Goosey - Margaret Wild 1 Star

Books/Libraries
Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card - Herman Parish 3.5 Star
Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore - William Joyce 3 Star
Library Lily - Gillian Shields 2 Star
Can I Bring Woolly to the Library Ms Reeder? - Lois G Grambling 1 Star
Look, A Book! - Libby Gleeson 0 Star

Carpentry
Eddie's Toolbox and How to Make and Mend Things - Sarah Garland 2.5 Star
The Boy Who Built the Boat - Ross Mueller 2 Star

Geography
The Drummer Boy - Soo-hyeon Min 4 Star (Rwanda)
Paper Lanterns - Stefan Czernecki 4 Star (China)
Rebel - Allan Baillie 3 Star (Korea)
the boy and the crocodile - Legend of East Timor 0 Star (East Timor)

Science
Nightsong - Ari Berk 3.5 Star (bats)
Ingenious Jean - Susan Chandler 2.5 Star
Dinosaur Rocks - Lachlan Creagh 2 Star
What Color is Camouflage? - Carolyn Otto 2 Star
Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar - Clare Jarrett 1 Star

Miscellaneous
The Circus Ship - Chris Van Dusen 4 Star
Fandango Stew - David Davis 3.5 Star
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit - Chris Van Dusen 3 Star
Slow Days, Fast Friends - Erik Brooks 3 Star
The Box Boy - Mal Webster 3 Star
Circus Caps for Sale - Esphyr Slobodkina 3 Star
Mia's Story - Michael Foreman 3 Star
The Dog Who Belonged to No One - Amy Hest 3 Star
Sam's Duck - Michael Morpurgo 3 Star
Cherry Time - Daniela Bunge 3 Star
Herbert the Brave Sea Dog - Robyn Belton 3 Star
The Tale of Two Mice - Ruth Brown 2.5 Star
Alfie Weather - Shirley Hughes 2.5 Star
The Very Busy Spider - Eric Carle 2 Star
Come Down Cat! - Sonya Hartnett 1.5 Star
My Uncle is a Hunkle - Lauren Child 1.5 Star
Two by Two - David Melling 1.5 Star
Peedie- Olivier Dunrea 1 Star

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