16 August 2014

Daisy Posts What We've Been Reading in the Last Few Months

Hi, Daisy here again.
Quite a few of mums friends keep asking what we have been doing lately.
Here is what we’ve been reading. 
We just copied and pasted from mums big list.
The green typing are books we read that are not on mums list.
Mum’s helping me do this, only a wee bit she says.


Dad just finished reading this book to us and we all liked it.  {mums says:It does contain some content that may need to be edited out for young or sensitive readers. (The book starts with Sam's mother dying, and describes floggings on board the Orpheus).}  It's based on the sinking of the Orpheus in New Zealand in 1863 where 189 men, out of a crew of 259, lost their lives.  It may seem like a boys book, but it's not it's a very good story for girls too.

14: Life & Times: Chaucer & The Middle Ages~Ross (N/F)
18A: The Settlement of Australia: from Colony to Nation ~ Hatt
18A: The Story of New Zealand ~ Basset/Sinclair/Stenson (our, highschool level, New Zealand History Spine)
19: The Mongols ~ Nicholson SLF

Read Alouds/Audios
11: Otto of the Silver Hand ~ Pyle (SLG R/A)
Captain Blood ~ Sabatini
Moonfleet~ Faulkner
Rhiannon ~ Grove (Audio) still listening
swapped in NZ book   Where the Flag Floats ~ D.C. Grant.
16:    1: Homeless Bird ~ Whelan  

Morning Family Reading
The Bible.  We are reading through Paul’s letters to the churches, we are up to Philippians.
4: Treasury of English Verse: New & Old  (selections) ~ University Tutorial Press
21: A Glorious Age in Africa~ Chu (SLF)
King Alfred’s English ~ White

Daisy My books.
I like reading and I listen to lots of audio books while I do crafts.
10: Adam of the Road ~ Gray (SLG R) We tried this as a read aloud but only dad was in the mood for this book, so we never read it all. we just skipped to the end to see what happened.
12: A Cathedral Builder ~ Caselli
17: The Great Wall of China ~ Fisher (SL1) (PBAS)
17: Li Lun, Lad of Courage ~ Treffinger  (China) SLF
16:    1: Homeless Bird ~ Whelan  
18: Crowns of Fire ~ Morrow (PBS)
18: The Voyage of the Poppykettle ~ Ingpen (Aust) (PBS)
18B: SeeSaw Girl ~ Park  (SLF)
19: The Big Wave ~ Buck (Japan) SLF (read with mum) opt
10: The Castle Diary ~ Platt (large pict bk) (PBS)
11: Kingfisher Tales from Russia ~ Mayhew (Selections) PBS
13: Robin Hood ~ Howard Pyle (audio opt)
13: Reformation Heroes ~ Kleyn Ch.1: Peter Waldo
14: A Florentine Merchant ~ Caselli (1300s AD)
18B: Tales of a Korean Grandmother  (Start) (SL Core F) I only read about 2 thirds of this book and then asked mum could I read something else.
Shakespeare Stealer ~ Blackwood   I really liked this book!
11: (onwards) The Great & Terrible Quest ~ Lovett (SLG R) (discuss before reading)
16: The Silk Route 7,000 Miles of History ~ Major (repeat read)
18: The Samurai Warriors ~ Steele
(1600's) The King's Equal ~ Paterson
The Phantom Toll Booth ~ Norton Juster (WWE4)
Eight Cousins ~ Alcott
Rose in Bloom ~ Alcott
And some Lois Leppard books
22:The Dog Who Wouldn't Be ~ Galdone I am reading this now

J (14)
(Greenleaf Guide to Medieval Lit, reading through selections of:  The Canterbury Tales)
12: Saladin: The Muslin Who Defended His People~ Macdonald
12: The Magna Charta ~ Daugherty
13: Robin Hood ~ J.C. Holt (selections)
14: Girl in a Cage ~ Yolen    Robert the Bruce (Scotland) (1380AD)
18A: Favourite Maori Legends ~ A.W. Reed
19: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World ~ Weatherford N/F  
(J says very mature adult content in this audio and he and mum say to discuss it with your student.)
10: Cadfael title by Ellis Peters (audio)
Made You Look : How Advertising Works… ~ Graydon (SL200)
10: Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth ~ Tolkien  ( Mum & Jay say, "Content Issues!!!! "  )
16: The Samurai's Tale ~ Haugaard SLG (opt)
17: The Silmarillion ~ Tolkien (opt)      ( Mum & Jay say, "Content Issues!!!! "  )
18: The Girl in A Cage ~ Yolen
20: The Prince Across the Water ~ Yolen & Harris (opt)  (the Stuarts series)
21: Dido & Pa ~ Aiken  (Wolves of Willoughby Chase series)
The Westing Game ~ Raskin (SLG R/A)

The Year 1000 ~ Lacey  942.01 Lac  (audio option)  contains mature content, and curse words. editing out needed
9: 1066: The Year of Conquest     audio (modern times work, about 1066) J and I thought this was pretty boring 
8: Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1400)     audio/book  GGuide
11: Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales (selections)(c. 1400) GGuide
16-20: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1600) BBC production/guide we are about to start this


reader19 said...

Hi! I am SO excited to see new lists of books to ponder and look up! It is so good to see what you all are reading! I come here often to research which books we need to get for our next core--Core G. What a very pleasant surprise to see a new post!!!! So glad! Sending our love, and faithful prayers to your family! May the Lord bless each of you! Please pass on my affection to your Mum!

Chelle said...

Thank you for leaving a comment Mrs. Tracy ☺☺☺☺
Posting is going to be part of my typing practice.
smiles from Daisy and hello to your daughter.

(Chelle here: thank you sweet friend. Our love and prayers to you and yours too ♥ )