Book Recommendations

Below is a list of some of our favorite books. If I’ve written a review, the link will go to the review. If not, I have tried to link to either author’s website or Amazon listing.

A Few of our Favorite Storybooks

Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
Storybooks for Young Bird Lovers
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
Move Over, Rover!  by Karen Beaumont
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
Anything by Eric Carle
Anything by Jan Brett

Children’s Chapter Books/Graphic Novel

Magic Tree House Books
Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
Shiloh series

Young Adult

The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate by Scott Nash
The My Side of the Mountain Trilogy by Jean Craighead George
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elisa Carbone
The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras
The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras
Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill
The Yearling by Majorie Kinnan Rawlings (A brief review of this book appears in the linked post.)

The Birchbark series:

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich
The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich
Chickadee by Louise Erdrich

Series one or both my boys have read and loved:

Cat Warriors series by Erin Hunt
Harry Potter series, of course
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Ring trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet by Madeline L’Engle

Adult Literature

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
“…And Ladies of the Club” by Helen Hooven Santmyer
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri


The Curve of Time, a memoir, by M. Wylie Blanchet
Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

Nature/Science Books

Ravens in Winter by Bernd Heinrich
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Audubon, On the Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau
Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien
The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

Homeschooling/Education Books

The Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
Project-based Homeschooling
by Lori Pickert
Schools on Trial by Nikhil Goyal


Tell Me a Story by Chase Collins
Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph
The Secret of Happy Children by Steve Biddulph