Raising Bookworms: What We Read in March 2019

I can’t believe another month has past by us. Every month I feel like I have just written our Raising Bookworms post, when really it was several weeks earlier.

This month Zakari and I read 15 chapter books. 4 books ahead of our 11 chapter book a month goal! I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t read as many books as we read in February. I mean March has 3 more days right? However I had to remind myself, I was gone the first weekend in March to the USA with my mom. Then mid month our 10 year old Devon Rex cat Gizmo’s health rapidly declined and we had to put her down. So our schedule got mixed up again.

Picture Book Update!

Like I mentioned last month, we have been incorporating more picture books into our Read Aloud time. I’m proud to say we have made it one month and not run up any library fines. I really feel this is because our library now has an app that I can use on my phone. It is so much more convenient to keep track of which holds are ready for pick up, when things are due, and its super easy to renew books if I need to.

I’m happy to say we finished up 42 picture books. Sadly I cannot include them in my video. Most of them are from the library, and we are only allow to have out so many at once. So as soon as we are done with them, I send them back and request a whole new pile of books. But if you want to see which picture books we read, scroll down to the bottom of this post and I have them listed.

So now here is what we read in March!

Chapter Books We Read in March 2019

Who Was Louis Braille? We picked this one out of are growing Who Was collection to continue our study on Louis Braille from last month with Bookshark

A Grain of Rice(Bookshark Level K Book): An amazing rags to riches story.

On the Dog (Andrew Lost 1): This is a series my friend at _little_mama_purple, recommended to us.

Ralph S. Mouse(Homeschool Complete Grade 1 Book) Beverly Cleary Books apparently are another series I was deprived from as a child, right up there with The Boxcar Children. The two books I have read with Zakari from this author(Ralph S. Mouse and Beezus and Ramona )have both been super fun, well written and just plan enjoyable.

Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Twenty and Ten(Bookshark Level K Book) I cannot say enough good things about this book! This is actually the second time Zakari and I have read it. We read it while doing Build Your Library Level 0, last year. However it is so engaging and felt like you were right in the story with the 30 children, it was a book that must be reread.

Laura’s Pa (Little House Chapter Book)(Replacement book for Bookshark Level K) Bookshark recommended that we read “Little House in the Big Woods”. However this was another book we had read in Build You Library Level 0. Since it was quite a long book, and there are so many other Little House books to get to, we decided to start working through the Little House Chapter Books.

Who Was Steve Jobs?

Cody (Puppy Place 13)Zakari and I have always loved Ellen Miles’ books. I have said it before that I am not a dog lover, but I still absolutely love these books.

Cody was the first Puppy Place book we read after we had to put our beloved Gizmo sleep. When we got to the end where Ellen writes a letter to the readers, my eyes filled with tears. Where she usually writes about how her dog Django did something that reminds her of the puppy in the story, this time she shared that Django had died.

The timing of this letter could not have been planned better. It opened up a dialog that I could share with Zakari that others have also lost their pets.

Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories (Bookshark Level K Book) Three stories all about Mary Carson Breckinridge, and the creation of her Frontier Nursing Service. Such an amazing story. I wanted to expand on this and learn more about Mary Breckinridge, but sadly our local library does not have any books at all on her. However, I’m sure if I lived in the USA, there would be a lot more material available.

Kitty Corner 2: Otis

The Adventures of Laura & Jack (Little House Chapter Books: Laura)(replacement book for Bookshark Level K)

Cavemen Do Drive School Buses (The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Book 8)

The Light at Tern Rock (Puffin Newbery Library)(Bookshark Level K book) This was a great story that teaches character and handling being mislead. It is definitely written with a more classical tone.

Picture Books We Read in March 2019

  1. Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!Sugar Snow (My First Little House) 
  2. Going To Town (My First Little House Picture Books)
  3. A Little Prairie House (Little House Picture Book)
  4. Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana (My First I Can Read)
  5. The Berenstain Bears and the Mama’s Day Surprise
  6. The Berenstain Bears and the Papa’s Day Surprise
  7. The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes Five
  8. County Fair (Little House Picture Book)
  9. Saint Patrick
  10. Laura Ingalls Wilder (Children’s Authors)
  11. Winter Days in the Big Woods (My First Little House Books)
  12. Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House Picture Book)
  13. Johnny Appleseed
  14. The Reasons for Seasons
  15. Johnny Appleseed by Rosemary Benét
  16. Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
  17. Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John “Appleseed” Chapman
  18. Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!
  19. A Picture Book of Louis Braille (Picture Book Biography)
  20. The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears
  21. Johnny Appleseed A Tall Tale
  22. The Leprechaun’s Gold
  23. St. Patrick’s Day
  24. Daniel O’Rourke: An Irish Tale (Picture Puffins)
  25. Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story
  26. Hooray for St. Patrick’s Day! (Lift-the-Flap, Puffin)
  27. The Story of the Leprechaun
  28. The Leprechaun Under the Bed
  29. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
  30. The Incredible Life of Balto
  31. Annie and Snowball and the Wintry Freeze
  32. First Facts: Seasons (Dk First Facts)
  33. Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons
  34. Four Seasons of Fun: Egg Hunts! Fireworks! Pumpkins! Reindeer!
  35. A Farmer Boy Birthday (Little House Picture Book)
  36. My Little House 123
  37. Prairie Day (Little House Picture Book)
  38. Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger
  39. Pond Seasons
  40. Ducks in a Row 
  41. The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Grownups
  42. Going West (Little House Picture Book)

What did you and your kiddos read last month? I’m always looking for book suggestions!

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