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Friday, March 18, 2011

Reading List

We have nearly completed our reading this for this school year, so it was time to make new ones. Making reading list can be a challenge for me. I want to make sure that my kids are reading books that can encourage their imagination as well as provide moral and character building.
With our reading lists, they must read ever book on the list, but are encouraged to read other things that interest them in between their assigned books.
We also offer rewards at different levels. I have found that by adding these rewards, the kids are excited to read and read more often just to finish. Their favorite is the 100 book level. 100 books(between the 2 older kids)= Chuck-e-Cheese.
We also do many family reading books. Books like The Giving Tree are great right before bed. Here are the list that we will be using next year.

Pre-K ( 20+ books)

  • Good Night Moon
  • Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel
  • Peter Rabbit
  • House at Pooh Corner
  • Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Caps for Sale
  • Make Way for Ducklings
  • Owl Moon
  • Harry the Dirty Dog
  • Where the Wild Things Are.
  • The Little Engine That Could.
  • Fairy tales and folk tales including: "Cinderella," "The Gingerbread Man," "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Three Little Pigs," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," "Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

2nd Grade (27+ books )

  • The Boxcar Children(any) Gertrude Warner
  • All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
  • Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
  • The Boston Coffee Party by Doreen Rappaport
  • The Bravest Cat by Laura Driscoll
  • Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr
  • Challenge at Second Base by Matt Christopher
  • The Crippled Lamb, Max Lucado
  • Dust for Dinner by Ann Turner
  • Franklin Wants a Pet by Paulette Bourgeois
  • George Washington's Mother by Jean Fritz
  • Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss (Movie)
  • House Mouse, Senate Mouse by Peter W. Barnes
  • Jim Thorpe: Young Athlete by Laurence Santrey:
  • The Littles by John Lawrence Peterson (Movie)
  • The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift and LyndWard
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
  • What’s Inside?: Insects by Angela Royston
  • Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer
  • My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • No Such Things by Bill Peet
  • Pebbles Pack Rat
  • Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig
  • The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  • There’s Nothing to Do! by James Stevenson

4th Grade: ( 32+ books)

*Looking for Home - Book one *Whistle-stop West - Book two

*Prairie Homestead - Book three *Across the Border - Book four

What new books are you adding to your list this year??

Happy Reading!

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