Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Read Alouds

We finally finished The Mark of Athena today. It was a great book. We both love The Percy Jackson Series and The Heroes of Olympus Series. Can't wait until the new book comes out this fall. I could almost believe that I love them more than Grace. So this moves us on to a new read aloud book. Only I couldn't really decide. I wanted to go with something classic or older. Last year I became a member of the Lamplighter book club and receive one of their high quality book every month. Because I could not decide between the two I thought we could do both. This means on Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will read from A Peep Behind the Scenes written in 1877. On Tuesday and Thursday we will read True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans written in 1898. Great Americans contains short biographies on:
  • George Washington
  • John Paul Jones
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Patrick Henry
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Robert E. Lee
  • William McKinley
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Robert Fulton
  • George Peabody
  • James A. Garfield
  • Cyrus W. Field
  • Thomas A. Edison
  • George Dewey
  • Richmond Pearson Hobson
  • Mary Ball
  • "Dolly" Madison
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Lucretia Mott
  • Eliza Ballou
  • Mary A. Livermore
  • Frances Willard
  • Nancy Allison
The summary below came from the Lamplighter Publishing website about A Peep Behind the Scenes.

Behind many smiling faces there hides a hurting heart, and for what may appear to be glamorous, there is usually a high price to pay. Mrs. Walton gives us a glimpse into the life of a disillusioned young actress. In her fabricated world of glamour and glitz, Rosalie finds solace in the words of a gentle old man who gives her a picture of a Shepherd who loves and cares for her. Her travels take on new meaning as she shares with the "down-and-outers" about this wonderful Shepherd who loves them, too. This profound century-old story is still relevant in today's entertainment-enmeshed culture. A Peep Behind the Scenes out sold The Scarlet Letter by over two million copies in the 1800s.

I love Lamplighter Publishing. We haven't read a book yet that we didn't love. 

1 comment:

Mom of 12 said...

I always love a good biography! The kids love Percy Jackson but I have only read one of them.