2011 Family Read Alouds (proposed list – will “italisicse” them as read)

  • Poetry: A.A. Milne, Christina Rossetti, Songs of a Sourdough, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Longfellow, Just Folks, Child Rhymes
  • Fairy Tales: Flower Fables, Old Peter’s Russian Tales, Favourite Folk Tales Around the World, Andersen, Andrew Lang’s Fairy books (selections)
  • Mathematicians Are People Too volume 2;Wild Animals I Have Known; Mixed Media Nature Journals; The House At Pooh Corner; Jungle Tales of Tarzan; Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf; Dr Dolittle; Old Yeller; James Herriot’s Treasury; Mr Popper’s Penguins; Story of Inventions; The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up; Katrinka; Watership Down; A Mouse Called Wolf; Just So Stories; Babe; Christie’s Old Organ; Captain’s Courageous; The Story of a Bad Boy; Little Pear; Little Goody Two Shoes; Sounder; Morning Bells; Mrs Pepperpot; The House of Arden; Rabbit Hill; Little House on the Prairie; Mrs Piggle-Wiggle; The Cricket on the Hearth; Little Britches; Two Little Savages; At The Back of the North Wind; Hitty; Ryle’s Children’s Stories; Puck of Pook’s Hill;
    Extras spontaneously picked up: On to Oregon (read half aloud to pique the interest of everyone….then they all finished it on their own); William’s Treasure Trove; The Boy Who Lived with the Bears, The Little Bookroom (Eleanor Farjeon); By the Great Horn Spoon; Moby Dick (presented by Jan Needle); Revolutionary Poet; Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden

  • Global View: A Material World; Truthquest History 1800-1865

 Mama’s Reading (proposed list – will “italisicse” them as read)

  • Romans, I Corinthians, II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I Thessalonians, II Thessalonians, I Timothy, II Timothy, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III John, Jude
  • Stepping Heavenward
  • Radical
  • The Practice of the Presence of God
  • Ninety Days with the Classics
  • Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
  • Families Where Grace is in Place
  • Fallacy Detective
  • Peacemaking For Families
  • Beyond Stateliset Marble
  • Great Expectations
  • Anna Karenina
  • Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The Old Curiosty Shop
  • Jane Eyre
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Madam How and Lady Why
  • Smoky
  • A Basket of Flowers
  • Understood Betsy
  • The Princess and the Goblin
  • Silas Marner
  • Jack and Jill
  • That Hideous Strength
  • The Holy War
  • Westward Ho!
  • The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Number the Stars
  • Complete Peterkin Papers – begun, skimmed and decided to read aloud next year
  • School of the Woods – begun, skimmed and decided to read aloud next year
  • Parables from Nature – begun, skimmed and decided to read aloud next year
  • The Moorchild
  • The Black Pearl
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Jungle Doctor and the Whirlwind 
  • Pilgrim’s Progress (Schmidt)
  • The Lost World
  • Princess and Curdie
  • I, Juan de Pareja
  • Stalky and Co
  • The Westing Game
  • Mistress Masham’s Repose
  • Rascal
  • Watership Down
  • Out of the Dust
  • Maniac McGee
  • Ivanhoe
  • The Giver
  • Under the Hawthorne Tree
  • Prester John
  • Calico Captive
  • Tarzan of the Apes
  • Penrod
  • Sarah Bishop

Upon review in April, I decided to remove the following books from the list for this year and concentrate on junior fiction as added above:

  • Les Miserables
  • The Three Musketeers
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Rasselas
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Treasure Island
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • Frankenstein
  • Age of Fable
  • Ulysses
  • The Hobbit
  • The Ark
  • Wee Sir Gibbie of the Highlands
  • David Copperfield
  • Penrod
  • Rob Roy
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The Second Mrs Giaconda
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Anna and the King
  • The Crucible
  • Where the Red Fern Grows

Also spontaneously read:

  • The Camino by Shirley MacClaine
  • I’m off then by Hape Kerkeling
  • Our Day to End Poverty by Shannon Daley-Harris and Jeffrey Keenan
  • Little Princes by Connor Grennan
  • Where Underpants Come From by Joe Bennett
  • Mustn’t Grumble by Joe Bennett
  • Orchard Street and Under the Mountain by Maurice Gee
  • The Fourth Candle by Patricia St John
  • Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros
  • Amish Peace by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
  • sew what! SKIRTS by Francesca DenHartog
  • Simplify by Camille Roskelley
  • Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson
  • One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
  • Where Am I Wearing? by Kelsey Timmerman
  • A Love That Multiplies by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar
  • All This and a Bookshop Too by Dorothy Butler
  • Babies Need Books by Dorothy Butler (skimmed to remind myself again)
  • Five to Eight by Dorothy Butler (perused booklists again)
  • Reading Begins at Home by Dorothy Butler and Marie Clay
  • Mason Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • Take Me With You by Brad Newsham
  • On To Oregon by Honore Morrow
  • Follow My Black Plume by Geoffrey Trease
  • Black Boots and Buttonhooks by Phyllis Johnston
  • M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
  • The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
  • How to Cook a Wolf by M. F. K. Fisher
  • the escape artist by Matt Seaton
  • Made in France by Agnes DeLage-Calvet and Anne Shier-Fournel

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