Cici wrote:Hello! Hope everyone is having a blessed week!
We are almost half way through Adventures & I'm not having much luck with my top picks for Book Basket. Last year (MFW 1st) I bought one book per subject, which made it a few books per week.
This year I thought I try to use the library, we have a pretty good library, but it has been hit or miss... I really wish MFW would put a package together that gives us the option to purchase more books. So, for now... Is there any other companies (sonlight etc...) that has a book package that lines up nicely with the Adventures book basket list?
I'm sure others will have various ways that worked for them.
Around here, sadly libraries are weeding out the good books to make way for junky books and... computers. However, using interlibrary-loan, I am usually able to get books from some library around the state that still has good taste
Another option is just to go thru your manual over a day or two this summer, choose a good book for each topic during the year (either using the asterisked books on the list or just books you know from experience that your kids tend to enjoy), then put them in a cart at an online bookseller and create your own book package. The advantage is that it will be tailor-made for your kids rather than someone else's (my son loved funny books about boys; Cyndi's dd loved cookbooks and animal books; etc.). And the job shouldn't be extremely time-consuming, because the book basket lists have some details about each book, and because you did MFW last year and you now have an idea of authors and styles and levels that work in your family.
One other thought is that Adventures relates to several good series of books for young people that you could read together when your library doesn't come thru:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Holling C. Holling
Or for book basket:
The M is for Minnesota-type series (the Sleeping Bear Press has one of those series with names more like C is for Cornhusker in Nebraska)
One book about all the states
Thank you so much, Julie
For taking the time & for some great advice!
Julie, married 29 yrs, finding our way without Shane
Reid (21) college student; used MFW 3rd-12th grades (2004-2014)
Alexandra (29) mother; hs from 10th grade (2002+)
Travis (32) engineer; never hs