M – Middle School Books ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

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After missing last week due to a case of the “blahs”, we are back on today. This week’s letter is “M”. There were quite a few really good options for this one.

Mrs Piggle Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Oh my, oh my, are the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books hilarious! We absolutely adore them, all of them. There are several. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a way with children and she is capable of curing the most difficult of cases. Her cures work every single time. From the “Won’t-Pick-Up-Toys” cure to the “Fighters-Quarrelers” cure, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle saves the day. And what makes it even better is that the kids all love her, too.

These books are from the 1940s and 1950s but are ever so much fun to read. These are some of those “don’t miss” books, in our family’s opinion. As a side note for you adults reading, Betty MacDonald has also written several biographies about her own life – as a chicken farmer, with two daughers, and being sent away to a hospital for tuberculosis. Fascinating books!

Magic by the Lake

Magic By The Lake by Edgar Eager

Another of his fun reads about magic, so if magic isn’t your thing or you don’t want your kiddos reading about it, just skip this one. Magic By The Lake is a story about the children (Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha) who wish for magic without thinking about how much magic is too much. The wording is everything is wishing for magic and well, that is where the children made their mistake – by the lake, specifically. Find out what hilarious adventures away them as they try to escape the magic by the lake.

Mistakes the Worked

Mistakes that Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones

This is a fun science read about how some inventors and scientists made mistakes that ended up being of benefit to someone. From potato chips to silly putty to aspirin and more, these little bits of surprise have become useful, helpful, and fun products that we all use. Miss L enjoys checking this book out from the library ever so often and browsing through it over and over. Inspiring ideas about not giving up just because something didn’t work the way you expected.

Mr Poppers Penguins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper is a house painter, nothing elaborate, nothing fancy. When he is given a penguin, life begins to take on some changes. Eventually, he ends up with a whole flock of penguins and has to do something. What should he do? Take the show on the road, of course. Join Mr. Popper and his penguin troupe as they have some fun and funny adventures. Published in 1938, this is a classic for many reasons but most of all, it is a good read to enjoy with the family. We used this one as a read aloud when I first heard of it and we have enjoyed it a couple of other times since.

That’s it for today but don’t forget to visit the other ABC bloggers to find out all that they are writing about this week.

Blessings,
At Home.

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The ABC linkup is not up for this week yet but when it is 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
D – Door In The Wall & D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
E – The Endless Steppe & Ella Enchanted
F – Family Tree & Fog Magic
G – Great Turkey Walk & The Great Brain
H – Half Magic & Horse Diaries
I – Indian in the Cupboard & Island of the Blue Dolphins
J – Journey to America & Julie: An American Girl – 1974
K – Kite Fighters & Key to the Extraordinary
L – Little Women & Long Way From Chicago

 

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17 thoughts on “M – Middle School Books ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

  1. rawsonjl January 16, 2018 at 5:47 am Reply

    Those do sound great and surprisingly we haven’t read any of them; though we have watched the movie Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 16, 2018 at 8:01 am Reply

      You know, we have not watched the movie. Maybe that is what we should do this cold day! Hope you enjoyed any of these you might choose to read.

  2. Annette Tinholt Vellenga January 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Mistakes that worked sounds very intriguing. 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 18, 2018 at 9:48 am Reply

      It is. She checks it out often from the library because she enjoys it so much.

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