Family Read-alouds

  • Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates
  • Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Favorite Folktales from Around the World by Jane Yolen
  • Escape From Disaster Antarctica by Peter Langaris
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • The Apprentice by Pilar Molina Llorente
  • Heidi by Joanna Spyri
  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
  • Jessica’s First Prayer by Hesba Stretton
  • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
  • The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Storm Boy by Colin Thiele
  • Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
  • School of the Woods by William J. Long
  • Poems That Every Child Should Know by Mary E. Burt
  • The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong
  • The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson
  • Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger
  • The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Thatched Hut by Marion Daman
  • Star of Light by Patricia St John
  • Journey to Jo’berg by Beverley Naidoo
  • African Myths and Folk Tales by Carter Godwin Woodson
  • Jungle Doctor Pulls a Leg by Paul White
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
  • A Pride of African Tales by Donna L. Washington
  • Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-pum by Ashley Bryan
  • The Heroic Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza
  • The Story of the Incredible Orchestra by Bruce Koscielniak
  • The Breadwinner Collection by Deborah Ellis
    (The Breadwinner – Parvana’s Journey – Mud City)
  • Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
  • the flag of childhood – poems selected by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Jim Elliot by Sue Shaw
  • “It’s a Jungle Out There!” by Ron Snell
  • Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James
  • Star of Light by Patricia St John
  • The Indian School by Gloria Whelan
  • Laddie by Gene Stratton Porter
  • The Trumpet of the Swan
  • Caddie Woodlawn
  • The Moffats
  • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  • Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Shaking the Nickle Bush by Ralph Moody
  • Bruchko by Bruce Olson

Mama’s Reading

  • Knowing God by J. I. Packer
  • Kingdom Without Borders by Miriam Adeney
  • Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • The Good Master by Kate Seredy
  • Hope Lives by Amber van Schooneveld
  • The Odyssey of Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore
  • Sticky Faith by Dr Kara E. Powell and Dr Chap Clark
  • Price and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
  • From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe
  • Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
  • Confessions by Saint Augustine
  • The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by herself
  • Dyslexia Dismantled by Laughton King
  • Reaching the Reluctant Learner by Laughton King
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • The International Bank of Bob by Bob Harris
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Reclaiming Education by James Tooley
  • The Beautiful Tree by James Tooley
  • Vitamin D by Ian Wishart
  • The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • Your Beautiful Purpose by Susie Larson
  • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
  • Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
  • The Shadows of Ghadames by Joelle Stolz
  • Your God is Too Safe by Mark Buchanan
  • American Assassin by Vince Flynn
  • I Miss Mummy by Cathy Glass
  • Another Forgotten Child by Cathy Glass
  • Happy Kids by Cathy Glass
  • The New Global Student by Maya Fros
  • October Scars by Stuart Morrison
  • behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
  • Pilgrim Stories by Nancy Frey
  • The Hardest Thing To Do by Penelope Wilcock
  • A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz
  • The Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Canada by Richard Ford
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • The Giles Wareing Haters Club by Tim Dowling
  • The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
  • Plainsong by Kent Haruf
  • The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock and Eide (didn’t quite finish it – will get out from library again)
  • The Gift of Dyslexia by Ron Davis
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • The Mark of the Christian by Francis Schaeffer
  • Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron
  • The Kitchen Madonna by Rumer Godden

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