D – Middle School Books ~ Blogging Through The Alphabet

D

And on to the letter D.

Honestly, this letter was a bit harder but we came up with some.

Door In The Wall

The Door In The Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

This was a book we first encountered several years ago. We used it as a read aloud and it was wonderful.

A young nobleman’s son is left at home when his mother and father are called away to their duties. When an illness overtakes the village, he is left alone to beat the illness and consequences of it. Thankfully a monk finds and cares for him. While recovering with the monk, he learns the skill of woodcarving but also strength and patience. Then, they travels together through much danger to the great castle. This is the tale of their journey and the lessons learned through it.

D'Aulaires Greek Myths

D’Aulaire Book of Greek Myths by Ingrid D’Aulaire and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire

Miss L loves this book. She has done full study of this book and read it several times. The drawings are just stunningly beautiful and bring the stories to life. This book covers Greek myths from the beginning and include all of the ones you think of. Well written, engaging, and accompanied by lovely drawings, this is a book that we think everyone should enjoy.

Dear America

Dear America series

The girls have really enjoyed this series and learned a tremendous amount from it. These are historical fiction stories. Each is writtten as the diary of a young girl. Each girl is from a different place and/or a different time. Through her diary entries, the reader learns about family structure, culture, what the world was like, what life was like, trials and joys, and more. These are very pleasurable to read and bring to life what different times and places might have been like.

Others the girls recommend:
Dragon’s Breath (book 2 of series) by E D Baker

Dark Tide (book 3 of series) by Jennifer Donnelly

At Home.

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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 HomeschoolDoodleMom’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

 

 

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8 thoughts on “D – Middle School Books ~ Blogging Through The Alphabet

  1. Kym Thorpe November 7, 2017 at 8:45 am Reply

    We really enjoyed D’aulaire’s Myths several years ago, and Kennady used to read the Dear America series occasionally. Great list!

  2. Amanda Hopkins November 11, 2017 at 12:55 am Reply

    I have been looking for some good books for my son’s history lessons, and The Door in the Wall sounds like exactly what I want him to read! Thank you for sharing and linking up with us!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome November 12, 2017 at 8:48 pm Reply

      Oh yay! Glad you think something we mentioned might work! Thank you for telling me.

  3. […] 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 D – Door In The Wall & D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths […]

  4. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) November 19, 2017 at 9:18 pm Reply

    will need to check out: door in the wall… sounds interesting

  5. […] Horse B – Ballet Shoes and A Bear Called Paddington C – Counting by 7s and Cheaper By The Dozen D – Door In The Wall & D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths E – The Endless Steppe & Ella […]

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