For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Reading list

Books are overflowing at our house, as Dad is an avid reader, always reading a book and my kids like to have a sub-library of the Toronto Public Library at the house. These days they are borrowing a lot of truck book for my 5 year old and franklin for my 3 year old among others.
But, I do have an official reading list which are the books I am hoping to have my 5 year old read throughout the year. Here it is:

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein 
Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein 
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
Heidi by Johanna Spyri 

Machines at work

Honeybees - by Deborah Heiligman

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr. 
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister 
Corduroy by Don Freeman 
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats 
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney 

Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
The Original Mother Goose, illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright
The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant, by Jean de Brunhoff
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss 
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 
Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst  The Mitten by Jan Brett 
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon 
Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss 
Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola 
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams 
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss 
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka 
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault 
The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne 
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff 
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss 
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman 
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg 
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka 
Are You My Mother? by Philip D. Eastman
The Napping House by Audrey Wood 
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig 
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss 
Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper 
Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox 
Arthur series by Marc Tolon Brown 
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton 
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paola 
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina 
Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell 
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch 

Martha speaks


Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey
Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban
Billy and Blaze, by C.W. Anderson
A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams
Corduroy, by Don Freeman
The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh
Frog and Toad All Year, by Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad are Friends, by Arnold Lobel
Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion
Little Bear, by Else Homelund Minarik
The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton
Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans
Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton
Stone Soup, by Marcia Brown
Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf
Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack

  This is of course not necessarily a final.

Here are the sources I use to come up with my list:

Sonlight curriculum catalogue

Charlotte Masson

1000 good books list  from the classical education website

Have a great day!

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