If you haven’t read the above book, you are in for a treat. If you have, you are still in for a treat, because…not only does the author have four more books in the Penderwick series, but she just did a new interview. The author, Jeanne Birdsall, appeared on the Read Aloud Revival Podcast just this week to do an interview with Sarah Mackenzie. (I just found out Sarah is coming to a homeschool convention near me this summer, but I will be out of town so I will miss her! Bummer!)
Listen to the podcast interview here. Then watch her TED Talk below.
Get these fun books from the library and read the whole series aloud to your kids all summer! They remind me of books by Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Enright and Eleanor Estes, because they show kids enjoying being in families, relating to the natural world and the people around them.