Monday, January 27, 2014

Books to Read in 2014 Part 2 - With the Kids!

OK, I admit I am a book list junkie. J  I couldn't resist doing one more book list post with the list of books I have selected to read aloud with the kids this year. J   This is outside of their assigned school books, the mountains of picture books that I will probably read to the little ones, and what Michelle chooses to read in her free time.   Some of them are pulled from the Ambleside Online Year 2 free reading list and the Year 0 suggestions, some come from various other recommendations online or from friends, and some are books I just like and wanted to share with my kids.  (You can always use the links in the sidebar to see some of our favorite books for reading aloud to various ages, reading alone at various levels, and reading for mama!)
Family Bedtime Read-Alouds
Chosen mostly with my 8-year-old's interests in mind, but the two younger kids (5.5 and 3.5) nearly always listen in and enjoy as well.  (I suppose that's better than the option of going to bed, which is their other choice!)
The Five Children and It (Nesbit)
Brighty of the Grand Canyon (Henry)
Otto of the Silver Hand (Pyle)
The Door in the Wall (de Angeli)
Along Came a Dog (de Jong)
Boy of the Pyramids (Jones)
Star of Light (St John)
Half Magic (Eager)
Because of Winn-Dixie (di Camillo)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Dahl)
The Five Little Peppers and How they Grew (Taylor)
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin (Henry)
Follow My Leader (Garfield)
The Borrowers (Norton)
Lunchtime Read-Alouds for the Little Ones
After lunch, I read aloud to my two preschoolers (age 5.5 and 3.5) while Michelle washes the lunch dishes.  This reading time usually includes a free-choice picture book for each, James reads something aloud to me for reading practice, and something of my choice.  Many of these are books I read with Michelle when she was around age 4-5 and the littles were still babies…but I want them to get a chance to enjoy them too. J
A Bear Called Paddington (Bond) – possibly others in the series too
Little House in the Big Woods (Wilder) – possibly others in the series too
Uncle Wiggly's Storybook (Garis)
The Dear Old Briar Patch and others (Burgess)
Uncle Remus Stories – the adaptations we have are Jump: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Harris, adapted by Parks and Jones) and The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and Friends (Harris, adapted by Amin)
The Velveteen Rabbit (Williams)
The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book (short folktales from around the world)
Sunday Reading
You can read about our Sunday Reading tradition here.  These are the special Sunday books I have chosen for this year:
God's Promises and God's Providence (Michael)
John Calvin and/or John Owen (Carr)
Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime (Benge)
Amy Carmichael: The Hidden Jewel (Jackson)
Pilipinto's Happiness (Shepard)
What are you planning to read with your little ones this year?

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading about your Sunday reading tradition. I might just have to do something similar! We have a "poetry teatime" every day except Saturday and Sunday, and my boys do miss not having it on the weekends. I think maybe I should start an extra special one on Sundays. I had not seen the Michael books before...they look great!