As I was glancing around, making a mental list of the books we've been reading this week, I realized we've fallen into reading stations. Do you do that?
By the T. Rex, books about dinosaurs:
Sara Gilbert's Age of Dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus Rex,
and Digging Up Dinosaurs by Jack Horner.
Both are from an evolutionary slant, but with some fun facts. Like, did you know the scientific name for fossilized dinosaur droppings is Coprolites (KAHP-roh-lites)?
Next to the butterfly pavilion:
See How They Grow, Butterfly from Dorling Kindersley,
and Elaine Pascoe's Butterflies and Moths from the "Nature Close-Up" series.
Audio books, near the CD player:
Peterson Field Guide, Western Birding by Ear by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson, a personal favorite of mine, right now.
A T.Rex Named Sue produced by Mike Himelstein. C, and I listened to it again, while putting together the dinosaur puzzle craft.
Robert D'Amours Rapanese Japanese, Music and Comedy Method of Learning Foreign Languages. We've been listening to this at lunch, at G's request. It's good for auditory learners.
Edward Eager's, unabridged, Half Magic, performed by The Words Take Wing Repertory Company, for our breakfast-time listening. We enjoy this one at the beginning of summer.
In a cozy chair:
Len Walsh's Read Japanese Today - T's reading choice of the week.
In the windowsill:
Our ongoing, family favorite, Stan Tekiela's Birds of Montana Field Guide.
That's about it for us this week, but you can find more children's book reviews and recommendations at this week's What My Child is Reading link-up, over at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.
It's great to be a homeschooler.