• books,  homeschooling

    Picture book round-up!

    I want to share some of the books we’ve been reading recently. One of the books is Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth. This book is part of a set of books all featuring a giant panda bear named Stillwater and three children. Each book introduces some aspect of the children’s lives – in this case the question of what Halloween costume one of them will wear – and then has Stillwater tell one or more stories that in some way relates to the children’s situation. The panda’s stories, based off of traditional Buddhist and Taoist stories, are not preachy one-answer-fits-all type of stories but rather a puzzle to think over. The Zen Ghosts story…