Thanks for your support and kind words!
Jennifermason: This is the first book we've read in the Among the....People series. So far my kids are enjoying it, but we're just starting week 5 tomorrow. Often times, they are coloring or doing a quiet activity while I'm reading. I'm not sure how old your kids are, but the two I'm using this with are age 6 (will be 7 in April) and age 8. I purposely started with the "....Farmyard People" book because we are a rural family and live on a farm. So our kids have experience with many of the animals in the story. (LOL...We had a newborn calf in our schoool room a couple of weeks ago. You can read about that here.... http://reflectionsfromdrywoodcreek.blogspot.com/2012/02/arrival-of-lucky.html My point is, maybe it's age or maybe it's interest. I'd go with whatever interests them.
Pollysoup: You can click on the book pictures at the top of the blog post and it will take you to Amazon, where you can get more information about each book required. As far as the suggested books, if you Google search (or whatever search engine you choose) by title and author, you should be able to find the book. Again, these are just suggested based on what we had on our homeschool shelves or were readily available in our local library system. There's no need to read them all unless your child is begging for more. Feel free to substitute a book if there's something you can't locate. Let me know if you have questions about a particular book.