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  • What books do you consider a must own?  I need ideas on stocking my library.

    nerakr
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    Where do I start? I don’t know the ages of your children, but here are some I consider essential:

    For the younger set:

    Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

    Anything by Eric Carle

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and its sequels by Bill Martin Jr.

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and others by Virginia Lee Burton

    Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    The Little Engine that Could

    For the chapter book and older set:

    Winnie the Pooh (Milne)

    Little House series (Wilder)

    Louisa May Alcott

    Jane Austen (high school and up)

    Caddie Woodlawn (Brink)

    Anne of Green Gables series

    Chronicles of Narnia

    Alice in Wonderland

    The Secret Garden and The Little Princess by Burnett

    The Ramona books and the Henry books by Beverly Cleary

    That’s only a sampling of what I’ve collected over the years. Dh says I have too many. I say if you’re homeschooling, you can never have too many books.

    HTH,

    Karen

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    A few hundred of my home library are in the CM Bookfinder. Wink

    Doug Smith
    Keymaster

    I’ll take you on a tour of our home. Please come in. This is the entry room, which is where we keep the books. Now step into the family room, which is where we keep the books. As you pass through the kitchen notice that this is where we keep the books. Oh, and these are the bedrooms, which is where we keep the books. Smile

    Karen keeps telling me, “Moderation in everything . . . except books.” Of course, that’s only second to “Can you build some more shelves please?”

    Many of our favorites are in the CM Bookfinder too.

    There are so many books in the Bookfinder, where to start….

    Thanks Karen for the list, we already own all those except Jane Austin. I should have mentioned we have 4 bookshelves and 2 of them are the floor to ceiling kind.  They are all filled, but we have read everything more than once and need some new ones.   I was thinking more of spine books for Science, History, Geography, Art and Music.  We mainly have good literature books, a lot are historical, but none are what I would consider a spine.

    live2inspire
    Participant

    I’m not sure how old your children are, but for art appreciation books in the younger years, we love Lucy Micklethwait’s books and Gladys S. Blizzards Come Look With Me series.  Our favorites for living geography books are My Sahara Adventure: 52 Days by Camel by Lawrie Raskin, plus Sovietrek and AfricaTrek by Dan Buettner.

    Have fun expanding your library.  Smile  I (along with anyone else on this forum, I am sure) love looking for new books.

    Too many to list!  I have my books listed on librarything.com under Daniellemomof4.

    We have our home up for sale right now and one of the realtors who showed our home to her clients told our realtor “It’s a lovely and very clean home, but there are so many bookshelves!”  I thought-Good, I am doing my job as a homeschooling mom!  Wink

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