Category Archives: read-a-louds

Diane’s 2008 Favorites

Books that made me neglect housework:


Stealing Athena by Karen Essex


The Building of Jalna by Mazo De La Roche

Favorite Read-a-Louds to my kiddos:


Juniper/Wise Child/Colman by Monica Furlong- A wonderful fantasy trilogy by a fascinating woman (mostly known for the religious biographies she wrote).


Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder- an old favorite that we love to read every winter. The descriptions of Almanzo’s love of food rival Babette’s Feast.


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik- Words and drawings tell the tale of an orphan boy in Paris living in the walls of a train station. A giant book, but easily read in a day or two.



Snack Time by the Bare Naked Ladies- Extremely catchy and witty kids’ music.

Latin Playground by various artists

More later, when I remember them. 🙂