Can you believe that November is just a few days away? I cannot. I simultaneously feel like the year has been gone by fast and will never end lol. I long for the slow days together as a family, a beautiful garden, warm sun kissed days. I am eager to be rid of this pandemic, world wide sickness, political craziness and hate. Right now I am gearing up to make plans for my business in 2022. I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head that this year I will need to make a structured plan. Do you reevaluate your current goals and set new goals for the new year in November?
I'm also excited about all the amazing events that happen during this time of the year. Family get togethers, Christmas light shows, reflecting about the goodness of Jesus and sipping hot cocoa while reading some good books.
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With that in mind let's talk about this months book tracker. This month I decided to simplify and make it so that you and your child can color in or cross off a turkey for each day that you read some books together. You can grab the printable tracker here.
But let's talk now about some of my favorite children's books that would make great reads for November.
Recommendation #1 - The Berenestein Bears Give Thanks
First, let me just say that I super duper love all the Berenstein Bear books. It is a life goal to own them all. For myself. Ha ha. I appreciate the value and morals that are taught in each book. It helps that there is a special nostalgia to the books.
Recommendation #2 - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Here is another book recommendation that is primarily based off of nostalgia. I love all of the Charlie Brown books and movies. Joseph has advised me that the books are bad though because they call each other blockheads and that isn't kind. I don't disagree, but this is one of those I'll allow moments and then we can talk about how we can do better.
Recommendation #3 - The Story of the Pilgrims
This is a good historical based book that is reasonable in length to read to your little ones. It sticks primarily to the facts and does not wonder off with a lot of embellishments. Joe sticks around for it, so it is one that I have kept on our home library shelves.
Recommendation #4 - Thanksgiving In The Woods
I bought this book last year from the recommendation of a Christmas curriculum I purchased from another homeschool mom. It is so good. I love the story of togetherness and simplicity during a time where we should all be thankful. I'm not 100% sure I'd want to do a whole Thanksgiving Day outside, but I appreciate the values of the book.
Recommendation #5 - Pete The Cat: The First Thanksgiving
Can you ever really go wrong with a Pete The Cat book? Not if you ask Joe and his friends. They love all of Pete The Cats books. This book is cute and follows the same type of theme of all the Pete The Cat books. Plus, it makes for a quick read if you want to get some reading in for the day, but do not have a lot of time.
I just finished up a couple of books for myself and wanted to recommend both of them because they were both super impactful to me.
1. The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron - This book goes over each of the enneagram types, their strengths, the opportunities and how you can use the knowledge of knowing your type to grow and reach a deeper relationship with God.
2. Forgiving What You Can't Forget by Lysa Terkeurst - Lysa discusses healing after big hurts. She is blunt and honest about a very painful point in her life where she didn't think she could get past a hurt caused by her husband and a friend. Lysa takes you on her very own journey and offers up her perspective of trusting God to help heal your wounded heart.
Thank you for following along with me on my journey and I pray that your holiday season is filled with togetherness, love, the wonder and awe of the time and a whole lot of Jesus.
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