Thursday, September 8, 2016

National Read a Book Day 2016

September 6, 2016

How Did You Celebrate?

Hi! Did you know Tuesday was National Read a Book Day? We saw the announcement on Good Morning America. I went and gathered the books we've been reading recently. Here they are!

We have two historical fiction books. 
Historical fiction books are stories based on a period of time that use events, facts, and settings from that time but have a made up character experiencing them. In some cases, authors also use historical figures or people as the main characters and try to put a story together from diaries or correspondence. Those can be really good, but be sure you do your own research to know what is accurate and what is created.

Picture books are fun too! 
You're never too old to relax with a picture book and you may learn something new. Do you have a favorite picture book?

Fantasy fiction books are fun. This one has princesses and dragons. Look for a review on it in the future.We hope to submit it for the next Kid Lit Blog Hop.
You might wonder how a cookbook counts? It's a book, right. Grace loves to read them, so does Xyra. Especially the ones with color photos. That way if you try something new you know what it should look like. (giggles)

This is a really old book. In fact, it is a poetry book. Old books have a lot of character, and I don't mean the ones inside. (giggles) This one is The Poetical Works of Longfellow.
Check out the great illustration next to the title page! 
You may have heard of Paul Revere's Ride or The Song of Hiawatha or The Village Blacksmith. We have a copy of Evangeline that is a book itself!

What have you been reading lately?

See you again soon!