Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Library Haul- May 28, 2013

A la The Well-Trained Mind, I had Aidyn select the books during this library haul based on categories. Doing so helped him to learn the locations of certain sections in the library, and he enjoyed being able to pick  all of the books himself. He chose one of each:

1. a science book
2. a history book
3. a biography/autobiography
4. an art/music book
5. an imaginative storybook
6. a book of poetry
7. a classic novel

(I was also going to have him select a how-to book, but the art book he chose fit the bill.)

Here's what he chose:

1. Science- Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge
2. History- Eyewitness Books: Castle
3. Biography- Lost Boy: The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan
4. Art- Fast and Funny Paper Toys You Can Make
5. Imaginative Storybook- Dr. Suess's Daisy-Head Mazie
6. Poetry- Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
7. Classic novel- The House at Pooh Corner

Excited about the books he had chosen, we immediately dove in and started reading. He wanted to start the poetry book, so we shut off all the lights, closed the blinds and lit several candles to create a spooky atmosphere. He arranged a blanket and pillow on the floor, and we read spooky poems.

David snapped this picture of us

As our school year is coming to a close, we're going to transition to summer reading and simply enjoy every story and subject to which we are drawn.

Are there any books you are looking forward to reading over the summer? I'd love to hear them!


  1. I love that idea to chose a book from different categories and it sounds like you got some great picks. What a cool poetry book!! I like Aidyn's taste!

  2. I do, too! I told him that he should choose all of our books from now on.