What We’re Reading is a weekly series here at Mama’s Learning Corner. Each Monday, I post a few of the books my children and I will read together during the week. I hope you’ll discover some new-to-you books to share with your family.
Since we celebrate George Washington’s Birthday next week, I thought some interesting biographies were in order. The life of Washington is so interesting and never grows old to me. Thankfully, my children share the same interest in his fascinating life and accomplishments.
If you’re interested in doing a small unit study, I posted many great George Washington links over at The Homeschool Classroom this weekend. Also, I created a Patriotic Homeschool board on Pinterest if you’d like to follow it.
George Washington and the General’s Dog – Frank Murphy
I listed George Washington and the General’s Dog because it’s been a favorite at our house the past week! My older two especially loved this story of Washington’s compassionate heart. An excellent read.
Boom! Bang! Guns fire! Cannons roar! George Washington is fighting in the American Revolution. He
sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America’s first president.
Who Was George Washington? – Roberta Edwards
The ‘Who Was…’ series of books are perfect for Kindergarten – Second Grade readers. Who Was George Washington? is no exception! It presents the interesting details of Washington’s life in a way that appeals to my little readers.
In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington’s fascinating story comes to life, revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
The Story of George Washington – Patricia A. Pingry
The Story of George Washington is the only board book in this selection, as I wanted to find a book my 2 year old would also enjoy. The illustrations in this book are lovely and the story will be easy for her to follow.
This title is suitable for toddlers and ages upwards. George Washington was the first president of the United States. Colorful, sometimes whimsical, illustrations make this a book even the youngest child will love. Parents can use this story to introduce toddlers to the life of Washington and the concept of the presidency.
What are you reading with your little people this week?
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