Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Everything Has Its Time

cherry tree buds February 2017

We've had a fairly mild winter so far and some of my trees and shrubs have buds and leaves starting to come out.  

It's very early here in Ohio for leaves and flower buds.

Maybe an early spring is in store...

Everything Has Its Time
"To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven..."

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Great Illustrated Classics

When I was growing up, I absolutely loved to read.  I'd bury my nose in a book and the characters would come to life.  

As an elementary student and as a pre-teen, I discovered the Great Illustrated Classics books at my school library.  I remember thoroughly enjoying the ones I read.  

We recently re-discovered these books for our son.  He likes to read and it was a way to introduce the classics in a manner someone his age would enjoy.  The books have been adapted with kids in mind and are geared for grades 3 through 8.  They have black and white illustrations throughout that help bring the books to life.

It's been fun to revisit some of the books I read as a young reader.  

So far, dear son has enjoyed the following:  

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Aesop's Fables

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Here is the website if you are interested in seeing what classics are available.

I wonder if you remember reading these books growing up?  Which ones were your favorites?

Happy reading!


P.S.  I'm not affiliated with the books in anyway, just giving my opinion on them.