Kamishibai Man

This picture book is hands down my most favorite book we’ve read so far this year. I am struggling to put into words why I liked it so much.


Marco Polo

This is a nice, easy reading book that introduces the reader to Marco Polo and Kublai Kahn. I read it out loud to the girls, and they begged me to keep reading. It was short, fast paced and exciting, and makes a great reader and simple introduction to Marco Polo.

Cameron Townsend

I really enjoyed learning Townsend’s story and the birth of Wycliffe, but much of the book was dry and bogged down with details. To be fair, I think it was meant to be a one-stop reference/biography and therefore isn’t really suitable as a read aloud for 3rd and 4th graders.