|Ambleside stepping stones, Lake District, 1890|
With my new netbook (!) I thought I would try to do more reading aloud off the computer rather than printing out lots of materials. So I decided to post about it so I could (1) keep a running list of links and (2) talk about homeschooling for a change!
Today I downloaded Kindle and Nook apps so I can read them on my netbook. But in fact so far I haven't really needed them too much since a lot of books are fairly readable online.
Now I'm making a list of the books we want to read and where to find them online. If I can find them at Google Books, that is my first choice usually.
If I can't find them there I look for them at other places. I am putting a note by all the ones that AREN'T at Google E-books.
As we finish a book I will put it on the bottom with a date.
I usually go to Ambleside Online Year 2 for book choices and then add my own. I love Ambleside's reading choices-- a lot of them are the books I grew up on.
I found the Ambleside photo at Old Pictures. I really like it! I think I will use it for any future Morning Time posts.
Anyway, here is the list as it stands right now. It will probably change over time.
The Secret Garden
Treasures of the Snow (not online)
Our Island Saints At Heritage History
An Island Story
For the Future
The Little Duke
Handbook of Nature Study
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Story of Doctor Dolittle
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
The Wind in the Willows
Tales from Shakespeare
Parables from Nature
Otto of the Silver Hand
Five Little Peppers
Red Fairy Book
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales (Ambleside Collection)
(Ambleside Poetry Collections)
Walter De La Mare
Eugene Field and James Whitcombe Riley
Year 6 Poetry
Others that aren't on Ambleside list
Amongst the Flowers
Puck of Pook's Hill
New Testament Parables for Children
Storybook of Science by JH Fabre
Joan of Arc by HA Guerber (substitute for Diane Stanley version)
or, from Heroines every child should know
King of the Golden River