Therefore, it is time to tell you a bit about what we've
been enjoying from our local library. One day soon,
I may have time to write a book post about some of the many
books that line our shelves, but for now....
Maria Molina and the Days of the Dead
Princess is slightly fascinated with the Days of the Dead
after seeing some pictures over at Mariposa last year.
This book tells of a little girl and her family in Mexico, remembering
her baby brother and her Grandmother who have both died.
She wonders what it would be like to live in America and celebrate Halloween
instead. Eventually, she moves with her family to America, and misses celebrating the Days
of the Dead in Mexico. Her family sets up an ofrenda (an altar) in their home (much like Ami had)
to honor their dead.Princess enjoys learning about how children around the world live, so this was
a great find for us.
The whole town of Cranberryport needs money for winter clothes and coats
and things, so they decide to clean out their attics and have a sale.
(you know we'd show up!)
Everyone had old things in the attic, old thingsPeople come from all around to attend the sale, which is a big hit and
become scarce.They become antiques.
makes enough money for them to take care of their winter needs.
We enjoyed this book, although it did make us itch to attend a yard sale
or two. ;-)
In honor of the Presidential race, we have been reading
(with much glee)the very funny George Washington's Cows
A silly story about how America's first President ended up
in politics. We giggled the entire way through it.
On a slightly more serious note we also read If I Were President.
This book opens with a brief introduction into how and what a president actually does,
and the rules about who can become president.Princess enjoyed pretending along with
the little girl in the story about how great it would be to be president.
Personal chef,bowling or movies without leaving the house,working together with other world leaders to make the world a better place for everyone,giving medals to people who had done brave deeds,
maybe getting your face on money.
I think it did a pretty good job of "teaching" a good deal about the presidency without it feeling like a "lesson". Our favorite line...the last one of course.
And who knows? Someday I just might be president of the United States!
It could happen, many past presidents were homeschooled you know. ;-)