Homeschool Book Awards

We were very excited to find out about the National Homeschool Book Awards, via Julie of Homeschooling Ideas. Basically, there are four books nominated each year described as being “designed to recognize and celebrate current juvenile fiction that explores learning experiences occurring outside the traditional classroom setting and that resonates with homeschool readers” – you read them in your homeschool and vote on your favourite. The website provides book club ideas for reading along too.

We had just finished reading the rather excellent book Skellig and were ready to get started on the prequel My Name is Mina so were very excited that this was one included on the list. Today we started reading it and then the boys got stuck in making their own version of the front cover of the book. Here is Waif’s:

my name is rafe

And Gman’s:

my name is george

I think this book will be a springboard to plenty of creative and inspiring activities for the boys, with opportunity to learn about all sorts of different topics. I’m really looking forward to reading more and, I hope, so are the boys 😉

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2 thoughts on “Homeschool Book Awards

  1. Motherfunker says:

    Nice! Do the boys know Shoo Rayner? Love his style of illustration – reminds me of the boys work x

  2. rossmountney says:

    Skellig’s one of my favourite books! Thanks for visiting my blog. Best wishes. x

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