Sunday, September 29, 2013


I love reading to my children.  I love reading simple books, chapter books, nonfiction, fiction.  I also love to listen to audio books.  I am sure I have mentioned on my blog before how I consider audio books to be one of the greatest inventions of all time.

As soon as we get in the car I turn on the current book and the kids are instantly quiet and engaged. It is also a bonus to get read alouds done while driving - I love multi-tasking!

On any typical day I read  a handful of younger kids books for the little ones and then 1-2 chapters from 2 books that we have going simultaneously.  And then of course, the audio books.

This is the list of books I plan to read to them or listen to over the next 10 months- mostly books from the 1st, 2nd and 4th grade Sonlight lists ( this list does not include short chapter books we pick up at the library):

1.Caddie Woodlawn
2.Cheaper By the Dozen
3.The Great Turkey Walk
4.The Great Wheel
5.In Search of the Source
6.Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
7.Rules of the Road
8.Across Five Aprils
9.Oh My Godmother: The Glitter Trap
10.The Tale of Despereaux
11.All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud
12.The One and Only Ivan
13.Little Britches: Father and I were Ranchers
14.Miracle on Maple Hill
15.Moccasin Trail
16.The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems
17.The Winged Watchman
18.The Kitchen Madonna
19.Thee, Hannah!
20.Understood Betsy
21.Dragon Howl
22.Detectives in Togas
23.Follow My Leader
24.Gooney Bird Greene
25.Greek Myths for Young Children
26.Henry Huggins
27.The Year of Miss Agnes
28.The Family Under the Bridge
29.A Little Princess
30.The Cricket in Times Square
31.Kildee House
32.Red Sails to Capri
33.The School Story
34.The Apprentice
35.Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess (Platt)
36.The Child's Garden of Verses (Stevenson)
37.The Door in the Wall (de Angeli)
38.The Little Riders
39.The Minstril in the Tower
40.Tales of Robin Hood
41.The 21 Balloons
42.White Stallion of Lipizza
43.Captain Nobody
44.The Adventure of Sir Lancelot the Great
45.Sticks Across the Chimney: The Story of Denmark
46.Charlotte's Web
47. Rainy Day Poems
48.Homer Price
 49.Mr. Popper's Penguins
50.The Wheel on the School
51.Little Pear
52.Mrs Piggle-Wiggle


Thia said...

We read Follow My Leader last year. I think your oldest may enjoy it, but the others may not follow along very well unless you pull them in with you narrating a bit and asking questions. It's one of my favorites though, so we got through it.

Grandma Debbie said...

I have some of these books, if you can't find them at the library. Detectives in Togas is a great book, but I couldn't even get through Cheaper by the Dozen. I'll be interested to see what you think.

The Three 22nds said...

I haven't read a lot of these, so I am excited to do so. We are in the middle of Caddie Woodlawn and Understood Betsy right now- I have to say the boys are pretty tolerant and listen to pretty much anything. I don't think they love Understood Betsy, but they still sit and listen.

Genna said...

I always loved Detectives in Togas!

Anonymous said...

Genna didn't just love Detectives in Togas, she wished she was a detective in a toga.