What are we Reading? September 2020 Edition

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Being an author, I naturally love reading. Fortunately, my husband and kiddos are avid readers as well. Here is what we are into this month:

For my Daughter
For my Son
For my Husband

My daughter is a self-professed scientist with the intellectual curiosity to match. She needs to know how EVERYTHING works. So, it is no surprise that she fell in love with one of our homeschool key texts from “A is for Apples” week, entitled How Do Apples Grow? by Jill McDonald. She loves how this book explains the process of apple growth from seed to apple and the call outs containing extra science facts. What a perfect book for a budding scientist!

My two-year-old son told me early this year that he wants to become a Neurosurgeon–like the neurosurgeon who “treated” my daughter. I was shocked to hear him say such a thing at age two, but I have been encouraging him to pursue his goal ever since (i.e. pushing him to do his math). One such piece of encouragement was focusing on the body during one week of homeschool. Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney was one of the key texts for the week and he quickly memorized it. Now, he routinely goes to bed studying the diagrams. He may just be a budding surgeon after all ❤

My husband has fallen in love with history books this past year. So he was excited to read this compilation of essays, Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention: Diverse African American and White Perspectives compiled by Jarvis J. Williams and Kevin M. Jones, discussing the complicated history of the Southern Baptist Convention, of which we are proudly members. Some of the essays seemed to conflate the law of God and the Gospel, which is very problematic. However, the essays that focused more upon recounting SBC history were very insightful.

I am also the Master Contractor for our house renovation, so I have only had time to read plans, budget spreadsheets and do construction/design related research, in addition to my usual docket of writing and picture book readings with my kiddos. What a crazy life! More to come! 😝

What are you and your crew reading this month? Have any recommendations for us? Please share your thoughts & responses below!