Guest Author - Alissa Moy
The holidays are coming soon, and now is a perfect time to check out the newest books and chapter series! Your homeschooler will love receiving the latest reading materials, and you can feel good about giving him or her an educational gift! Here are some fantastic new books for every age homeschooler:
Grades Kindergarten to First- An Annoying ABC by Barbara Bottner is an outrageously funny new book that will surely make your youngster laugh. With a moral of kindness, your child will enjoy reading this entertaining book over and over again.
Another new comical set of tales is the Big Box of Little Pookie, written by Sandra Boynton. This wonderful story collection, with whimsical pictures make for another great book set by this revered author.
Grades Two and Three- How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over by Julia Alvarez is the latest book in the Tia Lola series, which younger elementary children can not only relate to, but can often read independently.
Roland Wright: Brand-New Page written by Tony Davis is a can't miss series for the younger boys. Entertaining and comical, these books will encourage even the most reluctant reader. There are several books about little Roland, but the "Brand New Page" is the latest.
Grades Four and Five- Your older elementary homeschooler will relish the action adventure/mystery series titled Century. The latest book in this series, Century #3: City of Wind by Pierdomenico Baccalario continues a mysterious and exciting journey that your homeschooler will love to be a part of.
If you have a horse lover, the latest in the Horse Diaries series is a must have gift. Horse Diaries #7: Risky Chance written by Alison Hart is a heartwarming and intelligent tale that will delight your horse aficionado.
Middle School homeschoolers always enjoy new books, and many of them can get lost in reading. If your tween/teen has not yet read any of the books in The Rangers Apprentice series, these are surely worth checking out. The latest book is Ranger's Apprentice: The Lost Stories by John Flanagan, and was released ten days ago. This series follows a young apprentice named Will, on a journey through many lands and times. The mesmerizing and enchanting story makes this a can't miss series.
Sprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder is a fun and lighthearted tale for any middle school homeschool gal. With a focus on baking, acting and following your dreams, "Sophie", the main character finds herself in a precarious situation.
Homeschoolers in high school tend to be avid readers. Abarat: Absolute Midnight
by Clive Barker is an enthralling series that will captivate teen girls. The latest in the Daniel X series, DANIEL X: GAME OVER by James Patterson and Ned Rust is a must for any teenage boy who enjoys science fiction and adventure.
Choosing books as holiday gifts for your homeschooler are always amazing choices for gifts, and choices you can feel good about giving. Here are the resources mentioned above: