Welcome to Day 4 of 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials! If you’ve missed any of the other days you can find links to them below:
Day 1: Our 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum Choices
Day 2: 12 Must-Have Books for Homeschool Moms
Day 3: 5 Homeschool Supplies I Can’t Live Without
Day 4: Books Every Family Should Own
Day 5: A HUGE List of Christian Resources for the Whole Family
What homeschooler doesn’t love books?! At least homeschooling Moms do! We can never have enough books, right?
My husband would beg to differ and he has had to put his foot down when it comes to expanding our home library (especially since we are planning on moving soon), but I say he is partly at fault since he signed us up for Amazon Prime – my new best friend.
Since it would likely bankrupt us if we bought every book that we want to use in our homeschool, it is wise that homeschoolers have a library card and be in good standing with the librarian.
But…… there are those books that you just have to buy. You know the ones – ones that you fall in love with, ones that you and your kids want to read over and over again, ones that stand the test of time.
For our family, these are those books (broken down into two groups – picture books and chapter books) –
1. Corduroy by Don Freeman
2. Curious George by H.A. Rey
3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
4. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
6. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBartney
7. Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
9. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
10. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
2. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
3. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
4. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
5. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
6. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
7. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
9. The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
10. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
What are some of your family’s favorite books?