The Queen's Governess by Karen Harper. It's tells the story of Kat, governess to Elizabeth the First.
The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor. An Irish immigrant on the Titanic with a secret set in the 1980's.
The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman. A very well written, memorable story about the Holocaust, told from the German perspective.
How to put audiobooks in the Freetime mode. I wrote a blog post about what I learned.
I had heard good things about Stack the States so I decided to try it out for myself. I though it would be good for homeschooling, but I didn't expect how much I would enjoy it as well. There are 4 games in the app, including a place-the-states map and a state capital's quiz. The main game is Stack the States, a combination of tetris and trivia. The game gives you a question and four options for the answer. If you get the answer correct, you gain the state to add to your stack. The crazy animated eyes and funny expressions keep the game fun, and the physics of each state keep it interesting. If you're not careful, the balance will be off and the states will fall off the screen. I really like that this game can be played without sound. The kids have been helping me play this game and learning a bit about the states in a casual way. It's been better when they can play by themselves.
So, that's what I'm up to this month.