Lane and I set a goal to read at least 4 books together in 2020, and I set a goal to read or listen to at least 1 book each month (not including picture books). Here are the books I have enjoyed reading or listening …
My fascination with hot air balloons completely took off after watching the movie The Aeronauts on my date with Lane recently! I decided to pull out many of the books as we have on flight and flying and then pioneers in transportation and dreaming of traveling in new ways to put out for display in honor of Pioneer Day.
Here is a list of some of the books on display during the second part of this month that have helped us learn more about the gift of flight and other pioneers in (or dreamers about) travel:
- The 21 Balloons by William Pène du Bois
- Amelia Earhart by
- A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont’s Race Around the Eiffel Tower by Rob and Jef Polivka
- The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
- The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 by Alice and Martin Provensen
- Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett, Illustrated by Ruth Grisman Gannett
- Leonardo da Vinci’s Machines by
- The World’s Greatest Paper Airplane and Toy Book by
- Newtonian Physics for Babies (board book) by
- Pilot Handbook: The Science and Technology of Airplanes by Jackie Kramer and Stuart Arden
If you missed the other July books on display post, go here.
Last Sunday I had a fabulous time exploring a new section of familysearch.org: the early missionary discovery page. (Click on photo below to go to familysearch.org.) I found photos and bios detailing their missions of 20 missionaries directly related to me who served missions between …
Have you ever considered the power a STORY has to unite people? After all, history is made up of stories: his-story and her-story and their -stories. If thousands of folks flock to a storytelling festival every year, consider what sharing stories from your own family …
June 30, 2020: I was asked recently if I would continue recording the Book of Mormon in French. Despite my imperfections in making these recordings, I do want to help people learn French and listen to the Book of Mormon. So I decided I will continue and just do my best. It takes a lot of time to record, re-record, and edit, and my language skills are so far from a native speaker’s. Please overlook my mistakes! The message of the Book is correct! I still have to figure out how to upload the audio files so that the longer, larger-file chapters can be uploaded, but I’m going to do my best. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints publishes an audio version of the Book of Mormon in French, I will joyfully use and recommend those in place of mine!