Friday, October 28, 2016

Homeschool Book Club - Our Next 6 Books

Our family has been in a homeschool book club since we started it in 2010. We have enjoyed many books along the way. Today we met and chatted about our most recent read, Rascal by Sterling North. This picture is of a raccoon we met this week. He was in one of our outside garbage cans one morning and after we found him he fled the scene to our garage. He is hanging out in our garage for this picture.

Today we chose the next 6 titles we will read as a book club. Because I love reading others' book lists I'm sharing ours.

  • Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis - We'll read this for November. Narnia is a much beloved series in our house and this will be fun to revisit.
  • Little Women by L. M. Montgomery - Way back in 2011 we read Little Men during book club and loved it. We decided it's time to share Little Women with our children. We will read this over December and January.
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson - Many of our children love Peter Pan in movie format, Jake and the Neverland Pirates cartoons, and we read Peter Pan the book in 2015 as a book club. Peter and the Starcatchers tells the beginnings of a boy named Peter Pan and how he learned to fly. We will read this adventure in February.
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle - A classic tale of space and time that we've never read in book club, we'll dive into this one in March.
  • The Wishing Spell (Land of Stories book 1) by Chris Colfer - Several of the children have read this book and have been begging to add it to our book club lineup. It made it on the list for April.
  • The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong - The 1955 Newberry Medal Winner, where a small group of Dutch children notice the storks have not returned to nest and set out to change that. This will be our May book.

What are you reading aloud as a family?


  1. Several of these are personal favorites! I like the book "Little Women" far more than the movie. It also has some great spiritual insights in it.

    It will be a challenge for you guys to finish "The Wheel on the School" in one month - it's quite a long one! I read it for the first time just last year and enjoyed it greatly.

    We're reading Winnie the Pooh, Prudence and the Millers, Five Children and IT, and The Little Princess. :)

  2. What a fun book list.

    And you've reminded me that I'm responsible to gather 5 titles for my Nature Angel to choose from for our next Cousins' Book Club meeting.


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