2010 Family Read Alouds
(books are listed in the month that they are finished, even if the reading took longer than one month)


  • What’s Under The Sea? by Sophy Tahta
  • Why Do People Eat? by Kate Needham
  • What’s Out In Space? by Susan Mayes
  • How Does a Bird Fly? by Kate Woodward
  • What Makes a Car Go? by Sophy Tahta
  • Favourite Fairy Tales Told in England by Virginia Haviland


  • Where Does Rubbish Go? by Sophy Tahta
  • How Do Animals Talk? by Susan Mayes
  • What Makes You Ill? by Mike Unwin & Kate Woodward
  • Why Do Tigers Have Stripes? by Mike Unwin
  • from Akebu to Zapotec by June Hathersmith
  • Quest For A Maid by Frances Mary Hendry
  • Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley & Peter Vennema


  • Where Does Electricity Come From? by Susan Mayes
  • How Do Bees Make Honey? byAnna Claybourne
  • What Makes It Rain? by Susan Mayes
  • Why Is Night Dark? by Sophy Tahta
  • Ship by David Macaulay
  • A Murder For Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner
  • Kidnapped! by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Enjoying More Poetry by Sadler and Hayllar


  • What’s the Earth Made Of? by Susan Mayes
  • What’s Inside You? by Susan Meredith
  • What’s Under the Ground by Susan Mayes
  • What Makes a Flower Grow? by Susan Mayes
  • Bard of Avon by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema
  • The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
  • Sir Francis Drake and His Daring Deeds by Roy Gerrard
  • Ferdinand Magellan by Jim Gallagher
  • anthology by Robert Louis Stevenson


  • Panther by Johathan London
  • Bambi by Felix Salten
  • Shadrach by Meindert de Jong
  • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
  • Jessica’s First Prayer by Hesba Stretton
  • FINALLY finished Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel
  • FINALLY finished to the 1800s in Britannia by McCaughrean & Brassey
  • FINALLY got to the 1800s in My Island Story as well
  • Famous Men of the 16th and 17th centuries – AT LAST!
    (these four had been going most of the year)
  • skimmed Rembrandt
  • Mother Goose illustrated by Kate Greenaway
  • Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays by Marcia Williams


  • A Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paton-Walsh
  • One Small Square by Donald M. Silver
  • Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Sound Friendships by Elizabeth Yates
  • A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David A. Adler
  • Spider by Stephen Savage
  • Butterfly by Stephen Savage
  • Salmon by Stephen Savage
  • Seagull by Stephen Savage
  • Rabbit by Stephen Savage
  • The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus 1492 by Barry Smith
  • Where do you think you’re going, Christopher Columbus? by Jean Fritz
  • The Cruise of Mr. Christopher Columbus by Sadyebeth and Anson Lowitz
  • Mayflower 1620 by National Geographic
  • Who Were the First North Americans? by Philippa Wingate & Struan Reid
  • Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz
  • The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George
  • Leif the Lucky by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
  • …If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern
  • The Land of Gray Wolf by Thomas Locker
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie de Paola
  • The True Story of Pocahontas by Lucille Recht Penner
  • And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
  • Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla
  • The Legend of New Amsterdam by Peter Spier


  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
  • What’s Inside Small Animals? by DK
  • Frog by Stephen Savage
  • Nature Diary by Janet Marsh
  • Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • Letters From Rifka by Karen Hesse


  • Calico Bush by Rachel Field
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling
  • The World of Captain John Smith (wow! that took a while!)
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
  • Aesop and Company prepared by Barbara Bader


  • Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling
  • McBroom’s Wonderful One Acre Farm by Sid Fleischman
  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Teddy’s Button by Amy Le Feuvre
  • Fables from Aesop adapted and illustrated by Tom Lynch
  • Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Toliver’s Secret by Esther Wood Brady
  • The Buffalo Knife by William O. Steele
  • George Washington by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire


  • The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
  • Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
  • Carry On, Mr Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • Tree in the Trail by Holling Clancy Holling


  • Minn of the Mississippi by Holling Clancy Holling
  • Perrault’s Fairy Tales
  • Lavender’s Blue by
  • My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Butler
  • Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Johnny Tremain by

Mama’s Reading

  • You Can Farm by Joel? Salatin
  • Pasture-Raised Profits (or something like that) by the same
  • a variety of historical New Zealand architecture books
  • Encore Provence by Peter Mayes
  • Crafting Handmade Shoes by Sharon Raymond
  • Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
  • Bread Matters by Whitley
  • Dough by
  • Critique of Modern Youth Ministry
  • Charlotte Mason volume one
  • How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons
  • Sustainable Something same author
  • The Handmade House by Geraldine Bedell
  • The Koanga Garden Guide by Kay Baxter
  • Design Your Own Orchard by Kay Baxter
  • afghan books x2
  • Nathan Coulter by Wendell Berry
  • Honey for a Child’s Heart by
  • Babies Need Books by Dorothy Butler
  • Books Five to Eight by Dorothy Butler
  • Lifetime Reading Plan by
  • The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer (skimmed)
  • finished Book One in Don Quixote – a four year accomplishment!!!
  • Words By Heart
  • A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
  • I Am Nugood, Age 10 and divorced
  • The Hills of Tuscany by Ferenc Mate
  • depressing one about the boy in England
  • DON QUIXOTE!!!!!! by Cervantes FINISHED AT LAST 22 June 2010
  • When Heaven Fell by Caroline Marsden
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • A Billion Bootstraps by Phil Smith and Eric Thurman
  • One Year Off by David Elliot Cohen
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel
  • Do Hard Things
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • the not so big life by Sarah Susanka
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ~ READ TWICE
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Buffalo Knife by William O. Steele
  • Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens by Oliver DeMille and Shannon Brooks
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
  • DRiVE by Daniel H. Pink
  • The Arabian Nights Entertainments edited by Andrew Lang
  • A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • A Time To Read by Mary Wilkinson and Heidi Teel

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