1-10-6, 2-13-2, 4-6-1… And you thought I would pick 5 books about counting, didn’t you? Well, no thanks, I’ve counted enough to last me for a year (lucky, that). My daughter even came and helped out after school, stellar child that she is. Instead, these tips are all about the new year that just began last week: The Year of the Ox. One of calm, and hard work.
- The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes by Theodora Lau. A guide that combines both Chinese and Western astrology. Will undoubtedly be found on Nyjolene’s personal bookshelf!
- Oxen: A Teamster’s Guide by Drew Conroy and Bethany A. Caskey. “A resource for selecting, training, feeding, and caring for the mighty ox.” Now, if only my balcony would house two, or even one, really, I’d be set.
- The Ox Team: Or, The Old Oregon Trail, 1852 – 1906 by Ezra Meeker. Oooooo, memories! Anyone else ever play Oregon Trail on the computer back when computers were novelties? I always had a hard time not getting my party killed. I was much better at Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
- Ox by Christopher Patton. Because we need more poetry on the blog, we really do.
- Ox, House, Stick: The History of Our Alphabet by Don Robb and Anne Smith. A lavishly illustrated picture book about the alphabet and its history. Although I don’t think there’s anything more effective in getting your child interested in letters and words than Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever.