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My son will be in 3rd grade next year and we will be doing 106 Days of Creation along with Considering God’s Creation. We also want to incorporate lots of living books. I have seen the list of living books recommended by Simply Charlotte Mason, for grades 1-3. If you could recommend your favorite living books for science, what would they be (either on the list or in addition to SCM recommendations). I know some can be found at the library, but I would like to purchase as many as I can. I have 6 children and my 3rd grader is the oldest. So, I see it as a wise investment, knowing I will have lots of little ones coming behind him who will benefit from them. Thanks in advance!alphabetikaParticipant
I have not looked at the SCM list, so I may be repeating it. And I’m sure I’ll keep adding to the list as I think of more. But right off the top of my head, we love anything by Jim Arnosky, especially the “Crinkleroot” books. And we read Thornton Burgess books extensively. He wrote the Burgess Bird Book for Children that SCM uses in one of its science studies. But he also wrote many novels that feature specific animal characters. His style can be a bit to get used to, as he anthropomorphizes the animals and sometimes his worldview feels a bit racist with one animal in particular and its style of speech. Also, he refers to Mother Nature all the time. But, these things aside (and I find them easy to correct or revise on the fly), they are fun to read aloud and do offer interesting animal learning. My 6yo daughter adores them and will sometimes listen to an entire book in one sitting if I’m willing to read it. They are great as starting points for further study, too. They are very inexpensive at Amazon and I think they may be available free for Kindle.MichelleParticipant
My favorites are Robert McClung books. I think they are just lovely stories. I would love to own all of them! 🙂
I also love Thornton Burgess.ReganParticipant
Thank you so much alphabetica and Michelle! I will look into your suggestions 🙂 Thanks for helping a momma out! I can’t believe it’s time to think about next year! It’s always exciting 🙂
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