Friday, September 10, 2010

Book Rec's Galore - And the Winner Is...SURPISE Additional Winners!!!!

The Winner of the Sunflower Maiden is...

who loves "The Jungle Book"


But WAIT! That's not all...

I pulled the name this morning because each of my girls wanted to pull it and I didn't know how to choose who would, after I drew the winner of the Sunflower Maiden, each of the twins drew one name...

And as a SURPRISE - I am going to giveaway a lovely needle felted pumpkin for your nature table! The winners are:

Moment to Moment



They recommend "Grandfather Twilight" and the "Tiptoes Lightly" series

Congrats to all of you and thank you to everyone who entered! I especially appreciated all the wonderful book recs and will post them below, in alphabetical order!

Happy schooling and stay tuned for another giveaway in the near future!


Now for the book recommendations - and this officially kicks off a return to my "Friday Book Reviews" with these book recs from some awesome mommas!:

"A Donsey of Gnomes"
"Ain't Gonna Paint No More!"
"Alaska's Three Bears"
"Alice in Wonderland" (2 recs)
"All The World" by Liz Garton Scanlon
"Arabian Nights"
"At The Back of the North Wind"
"B is for Betsy" and the others in the series (a fav for a 2nd grader)
Beatrix Potter books
"Beezus and Ramona"
"Beware of the Frog" by William Bee
"Brambly Hedge" books
"Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss
"Christina Katerina and The Box"
"Circle Dogs"
"Country mouse ~ City mouse" by Jan Brett
"Dr. Doolittle"
"Elmer" by David McKee
Elsa Beskow books
"Farmer Boy"
"Five Children & It"
"Goodnight Moon"
"Grandfather Twilight"
"Hansel and Gretel"
"Harriet You'll Drive Me Wild!"
"Heidi" (2 recs)
"Homer Price" by Robert McCloskey
"I Will Hold You Til You Sleep"
"Jenny and the Cat Club"
"Jenny Linsky" stories by Esther Averill (incl. Jenny & the Cat Club above)
"Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver" by Michael Ende (spec. rec for Grade 2)
"Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (5 recs!)
"Little House in the Big Woods"
"Mary Poppins"
"Milly-Molly-Mandy" series (3 recs)
"Miss Hickory"
"Mr. Popper's Penguins"
"Mrs. Piggle Wiggle" books (3 recs)
"My Father's Dragon"
"No Flying in the House" by Betty Brock (2 recs!)
"On the Banks of Plum Creek"
Otfried Preußler books (great for Grade 2)
"Over the Rainbow Bridge"
"Patapuck" (French)
"Peter in Blueberry Land" by Elsa Beskow
"Pico the Gnome"
"Pippi Longstocking" by Astrid Lindgren (3 recs)
"Poule Plumette"
"Stuart Little"
"The Amazing Mr Blunden" by Antonia Barber (also published as "The Ghosts")
"'The B Book"
"The Blue Fairy Book"
"The Bobbsey Twins" series
"The Boxcar Children" series
"The Circle of Days" by Reeve Lindbergh (*this ties into St. Francis for Saints block)
"The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew"
"The Hotel Cat"
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret"
"The Jungle Book"
"The Magic Faraway Tree" books by Enid Blyton
"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo
"The Mitten" by Jan Brett
"The Narnia Chronicles" series from C.S.Lewis
"The Paddington" book series
"The Red Fairy Book"
"The Sun Seed" by Jan Schubert
"The Surprise Doll"
"The Swiss Family Robinson"
"The tales of King Arthur"
"The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly" by Reg Down (4 recs)
"The Twits" by Dahl
"The Wind in the Willows"
"There's a Possum in the House"
"You Can Do Anything Daddy"
"When I was Young in the Mountains"
"Where the Wild Things Are"
"Wild Child" by Lynn Plourde
"Winne the Pooh" (3 recs)

Comments from the original post can be found here.


  1. What a lovely giveaway Jen:) Congratulations to the lucky winners:) Thank you for this wonderful list of books:)
    Have a peaceful weekend

  2. Thank you Jen, I love the little pumpkin!!!
    It will look gorgeous on our nature table;
    Thanks again for a lovely giveaway!

  3. WOO! HOO! I am one of the lucky winners...I get a sweet felted pumpkin. I cant wait. Thank you, Thank you Jen.

  4. Aw, how wonderful that the girls wanted to be a part of your generous giveaway. Congratulations to all the winners!

    I am so excited to see your book list, most especially because someone recommended Miss Hickory. I read that book as a very young girl and was quite taken up in it, but I forgot the title when it was time to find it for my own children. I'm off to find a copy now. :)

  5. Congrats to the winners. I'm so happy about the book list. I was just looking for such a list for my little boy, who's suddenly a ravenous reader. We went to the library yesterday and he picked out The Adventures of Bob White from the Thorton Burgess series. I loved those books as a kid.

  6. Jen what a lovely little giveaway. Your autumn table! Your first day at school, it all looks so lovely - no wonder your girls are so eager to start school. As for me, traveling has caused a little disruption on the topic of school but that's what is so wonderful about homeschooling we can just pick up and do it when we can. The boys are admiring the different landscapes, animals, birds,, and extended nature study.

    A few weeks back I wrote you such along post about your dogs that you rescued and helped but the post didn't go through. I have two rescue dogs, from the streets of DR. I had three but he ran in front of my car and didn't make it. I also have many rescue horses (18) that have been the greatest challenge for me but now I can work with them all at liberty.. it's amazing, they all just know when they are loved.

    We are presently in Colorado/Bayfield. Then we are heading off to California, mostly in the lower part of the North to look for properties then head back for the spring... so no doubt we will cross paths some time soon in the future. Have a beautiful schooling season with your lovely little angels.