Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Treasure Seekers

by E. Nesbit

The exploits of the Bastable children who are attempting to "restore the fallen fortunes" of their family. They come up with a number of rather questionable money-making schemes which they try one after another over a period of several months.

I read this to my children (aged 10 and 14) and we all loved it. It's set in the late 1800s in England and it's very funny. One of the children is telling the story and says that they don't think you'll be able to guess which it is, but my kids thought it was quite funny that you could tell right away.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Ministry of Motherhood

Following Christ's example in reaching the hearts of our children

by Sally Clarkson

Bible-based goals to aim for in raising children and suggestions for reaching those goals.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Imperial Cruise

by James Bradley

The story of the President-Theodore-Roosevelt-arranged diplomatic cruise in 1905 and the history behind it; the president's ingrained idea of white supremacy is clearly revealed.

A very eye-opening book, not only about Roosevelt, but many other presidents and famous people.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Borrowers

by Mary Norton

Tiny people are living in the walls and floors of on old house and "borrowing" things from the big people who live there. One day, a boy sees one of the tiny people. Are they now in danger or can they be friends?