We are now on the letter C and we found several books that we wanted to share.
Counting by 7s – Holly Goldberg Sloan
The two older girls both recommended this book right off the bat for the letter C. They have both read it a number of times. An adopted girl named Willow is kind of a misfit, in school and everywhere. Her adopted mom and dad die in a car wreck. She has to go to a new home. She is very smart and she has a habit of counting things by 7. She finds this counting to be a very calming experience and she uses this habit to cope with all of the changes.
Cheaper By The Dozen – Gilbreath
This large family is endearing in their love, energy, warmth, and adventures. Written by two of the children, this memoir of family life with a large family is filled with fun. Efficiency experts mother and dad expect the family to run as smoothly as they are able to make factories run. And as efficiently, too. This leads to all sorts of memorable activities among the twelve siblings. A fun read that is also a fun movie to accompany it. Personally, I like the older version of the movie rather than the newer one if you are going to watch one.
Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
I believe we are all familiar with the story of Charlotte’s Web. Wilbur and Charlotte have a very special bond that is born of mutual need. This friendship grows so strong that they will each do everything in their power to meet the needs of the other. Such a beautiful story of friendship and giving all.
Circus Mirandus – Cassie Beasley
We just finished reading this one aloud a few weeks ago and it was so much fun. I was first introduced to it by Wendy through the monthly Book Club. I then shared it with the girls as a read aloud. They loved it. It was one of those books that they kept asking for one more chapter of, no matter how many or how long I read.
A quick summary – Many people have the idea of “seeing is believing.” But with Circus Mirandus, you will not see if you do not believe. This is the story of Micah and the amazing stories his grandfather Ephraim has told him regarding the Circus Mirandus. Micah loves to hear the stories of the magical circus his grandfather would tell him. However, those stories are few and far between now because his grandfather is very ill; he is dying.
Micah believes what his grandfather has told him and wishes more than anything to be able to call in the miracle that is owed to his grandfather from many, many years before. But can Micah ever visit Circus Mirandus? If he does, can he convince the Lightbender that his grandfather’s miracle is still viable and that it is time, now, to call it in? Micah must succeed. His grandfather’s life may well depend on it.
Feel free to add more in the comments section if you think of any good middle school level books that start with C. I know that there are plenty more than I’ve shared.
Be sure to visit the linkup to find a variety of posts from friends who are Blogging Through the Alphabet. You can find it hosted by Hopkins Homeschool, DoodleMom’s Homeschooling Life and Biblical Womanhood.
My previous posts in the series:
A – All-of-a-Kind Family and Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
B – Ballet Shoes and A Bear Called Paddington
C – Counting by 7s and Cheaper By The Dozen
Also linking up with the Homeschool Review Crew.