Friday, September 8, 2017

Fun Fiction Friday - September 8, 2017

Fun Fiction Friday
September 8th, 2017

Welcome back to Fun Fiction Friday.

In my Fun Fiction Friday I share the books the older girls and I are reading, and a short review of a Young Adult or Juvenile book I have finished, if applicable. I will also ask the girls to tell me something they would like to share about at least one of the books they are currently reading. 

These are the books I have been reading this past couple of weeks:

I know I was supposed to be starting The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer, but I got hooked on the I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. I haven't been able to put these books down. I just finished the fourth book, The Fall of Five yesterday afternoon on our way home from the Bills game, and was frustrated that I hadn't brought the next book, The Revenge of Seven along with me. 

Once I realized how much I was enjoying the books, I made sure to put the rest of the series on hold.

There are even novella compilations with backstories and such that I am trying to get my hands on. 

I was able to renew The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, so I will be reading that as soon as I finish this series. 

Moving on to the girls' books:

Here are the books Amelia has been reading:

Amelia finished The Prisoner of Azkaban and we got to watch the movie last week. She has since started Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I anticipate this one taking her a bit longer, as it is the first in the series to be longer. I'm just thrilled she is enjoying them and is motivated to read them. She is also supposed to be reading The Imagination Station: Voyage With the Vikings as we were learning about Norway and Greenland, which means we were learning about Vikings.

Amelia really liked Harry Potter and the Prisoner and Azkaban. It's about a boy named Harry Potter who is at Hogwarts for his third year. And he has a godfather named Sirius Black who he thinks wants to murder him. Sirius Black was in Azkaban for 12 years and he breaks out because he is an animagus and the dementors can't sense animals as much as they can sense humans. 

During school at Hogwarts there is a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, whose name is Professor Lupin, also known as Moony. He knows a spell to keep dementors away, which he teaches to Harry. 

I liked it more than the first two books as it it was like a mystery. A mystery to find Sirius Black. I also liked it because a new town was brought up called Hogsmeade. 

Here are the books Tabitha has been reading. 

She finished the American Girl History Mystery titled Mystery at Chilkoot Pass by Barbara Steiner. She is part way through The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. And she finished The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book One: The Beginning, so she started The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Two: Race to the Ark by M.J. Thomas. These books are review books from the Homeschool Review Crew, so I will be sharing my review of them in a couple of weeks. I'm going to have Tabitha write a bit of a book report on at least one of them. 

Tabitha is going to share a bit about Mystery at Chilkoot Pass.

This book takes place where people thought there was gold in Alaska, the Klondike Gold Rush.The story is about a 12 year old girl named Hetty, her family, and other people, like her best friend Alma and a girl named Sarah who made a bet to see if she could wear a fancy hat on the trail. They have to get over Chilkoot Pass to get to where they think the gold is. On their way, they discover things going missing. She has to try to figure out who the thief is before it's too late. 

I like it because I really like mysteries. 

I have been reading the following books to the children at bedtime:

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a book I loved as a child. I'm glad the children are getting to read it for the study guide we are reviewing from Progeny Press. We are part way through it, as we are reading the chapters a few at a time so the older girls can answer the questions in the study guide. In fact, that review will be posting this week. Imagine...The Great Flood by Matt Koceich is also a review product. We finished this book late last week. The review will be posting next week. Once it is live, I will make sure to link to it here on Fun Fiction Friday. In the book, young Cory is upset he is going to be moving across country, from Texas to Florida. During a storm he suddenly is transported to the time of Noah in the Bible. He is interacting with Noah and his sons. I can't wait to share my full review next month. 

We just started reading these two books:

All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor is a book that was listed in our My Father's World Creation to the Greeks Teacher Manual. We are learning about the Jewish feasts this year and this book includes several chapters in which the family celebrates the Jewish feasts. It is set in the early 1900's in NYC. We are reading it at bedtime, along with The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book One The Beginning. Yes, this is the book I mentioned above that Tabitha has already read. I like for the older girls to read the books independently before we read them together, if I can. That way they are exposed to the story more than once, to help reinforce it in their minds. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will come back tomorrow to read Picture Book Saturday. 

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