Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer family reads

We've been reading this summer, hours of reading.  We turn off the TV and learn together, Joe reads to us.  I bought William Penn Friendly Boy at a Peddler's Mall.  I was hesitant to pay $6 for it, because I'm just that way, I like paying less then $4 for books.  I talked myself into buying it and I'm so glad I did.  It's part of the Childhood of Famous Americans Series, I don't think any of the books in the series are a waste of time or money!  You might remember reading them as a child like I do, my siblings and friends used to check them out from the library.
The books are great for early readers, the given age appropriateness is 8.  Bethany can definitely read them by herself, although I was probably 11 or 12 when I read them.  Reading them together is great for learning American history and discussing life lessons within the story.
I tried to find more books from the series at our library, they had to request a couple from another library, but said that most of the ones I remember reading had to be thrown away because of over use.  Some of the titles have been recently reprinted, I'm assuming they are exactly the same as the original printings.  As is my nature I would rather have the older, original books and have already acquired Knute Rockne Young Athlete from a return trip to the Peddlers Mall.  It is in like new condition and appears to never have been read although it was printed in the 50's.
I have a new saved search on ebay and Amazon, if you find any buy them, read them together or call me and maybe I'll buy them! :)  We finished reading William Penn in 4 days, the kids loved the story, it was a great book!!


Eleana said...

I absolutely love the picture. I too love old books, actually I just love all books but the feeling of holding a loved and well-read book in your hands is one of a kind :o)

Michelle Smith said...

That looks like a good one. We have quite a few from that series, too! :)