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Blue Aurora
06-06-2012, 07:46 AM
I compiled this for myself but thought others might find it useful



Kindergarten

Great Books
Treasury of Mother Goose
The Complete Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Green Fairy Book
The Brown Fairy Book
Household Stories by The Brothers Grimm


Ambleside
The Church Mice (series) by Graham Oakley
Hiawatha by Longfellow
Paul Revere’s Ride by Longfellow
My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Ted Rand
Picture books depicting Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
The Tale of Threes Trees illustrated by Angela Hunt
Wynken, Blynken and Nod illustrated by Susan Jeffers or Barbara Cooney
Roxaboxen by Barbara Cooney

Mater Amabilis
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Happy Little Family by Rebecca Caudill
Happy Times in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
Little Old Mrs. Pepperpot by Alf Proysen
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankaster Brisley
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
The Children’s Book of Virtues by William Bennet



First

Great Books
The Aesop for Children by Aesop
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Water Babies by Charles Kinglsey
Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Pied Piper of Hamlin by Robert Browning

Tanglewood
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Poetry for Young People: Robert Louis Stevenson ed Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson edited Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
Bambi by Felix Salten
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
The Boxcar Children
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Cricket in Times Square
The Five Chinese Brothers
The Raggedy Ann Stories
The Littles
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling
The Velveteen Rabbit
Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield
Mr. Poppers Penguins
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected for Boys and Girls by Helen Ferris Tibbets
I Wonder Why I blink and other questions by Brigin Avison (S)
I Wonder Why Trees Have Leaves and Other Questions about Plants by Andrew Charman (S)
Bones by Stephen Krensky (S)
Nature Smart by Gwen Diehn (S)

Ambleside
Aesop for Children by Milo Winter
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Parables from Nature by Margaret Gatty
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
King of the Golden River by John Ruskin
Peter Pan by Jamies M. Barrie
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pocahontas by Ingri D’Aulaire


Mater Amabilis
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Orchard Book of the Unicorn and Other Magical Animals by Margaret Mayo
Aesop’s Fables with pics by Milo Winter
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
The borrowers by Mary Norton
James Herriot’s Treasure for Children by James Heriot
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Harp and the Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist
When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne
Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne



Second

Great Books
The Arabian Nights edited by Andrew Lang
Smoky by Will James
Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances hodgeson Burnett

Tanglewood
The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Poetry for Young People: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll by Edward Mendelson
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight or the Rosemary Wells edition
Pollyana by Elanor H. Porter
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
The Mouse and the Motorcyle by Beverly Cleary
Charlie and Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck
Little Lord Fauntleroy
A Little Princess
Peter Pan by J.M Barrie
Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected for Boys and Girls by Helen Ferris Tibbets
Science Smart by Gwen Diehn (s)
I Wonder Why the Sun Rises and Other Questions about Time and Seasons by Brenda Walpole (S)
Greg’s Microscope by Millicent E. Selsam (S)

Ambleside
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
Pilgrim’s Progress Book 1 by John Bunyan
Parables from nature by Margaret gatty
Understood Betsy by Doroty Canfield Fisher
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Heidi by Joanna Spyri
A Wonder Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Five Little Peppers and How the Grew by Margaret Sidney
Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
Pied Piper of Hamlin by Robert Browning
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D’Aulaire
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
Chanticleer and the Fox by Barbara Conney
Along Came a Dog by Meindert De Jong
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

Mater Amabilis (more like 2nd-3rd)
Classic Myths to Read Aloud by William F. Russell
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Favorite North American Indian Legends by Dover Books
Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Of Swords and Sorcerers by Margaret Hodges
The Lion, The Witch and Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
All-of-a-king Family by Sydney Taylor
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Secret Garden by Grances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess by Francess Hodgson Burnett
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
The Harp and the Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist



Third

Great Books
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
Log of the Cowboy by Andy Adams
Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Doyle
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Tanglewood
The Green Fairy Book
Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling edited by Eileen Gillooly
Poetry for Young People: Edna St. Vincent Millay edited by Frances Schoonmaker (for girls)
Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear edited by Edward Mendelson (for boys)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Twenty-one Ballons by William Pene du Bois
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Pinocchio
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
Poppy by Brian Floca
Rocks and Minerals by Reader’s Digest Pathfinders (s)
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty (s)
Natural Disasters by Jenny Sangran (s) out of print

Ambleside
Parables from Nature by Margaret Gatty
American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
The Heroes by Charles Kingsley
Pilgrim’s Progress Part 1 or 2 by John Bunyan
The Princess and Goblin by George MacDonald
Children of the New Forest by F. Marryat
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (book 1 and 2)
A Little Princess by Frances Hodson Burnett
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
Men of Iron by Howard Pyle
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Unknown to History: Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte Yonge
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
The Wheel on the School by Meindert De Jong


Mater Amabilis (probably more like 4th-5th)
The Children’s Homer by Padraic Colum
The Aeneid for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church
The Wind In the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The Midnight Fold by John Masefield
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Anne of Green Gables by L.L. Montgomery
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

* (s) = science book


Great books – www.greatbooksacademy.org (http://www.greatbooksacademy.org/)
Tanglewood – www.tanglewoodeducation.com (http://www.tanglewoodeducation.com/)
Ambleside – www.amblesideonline.org (http://www.amblesideonline.org/)
Mater amabilis – www.materamabilis.org (http://www.materamabilis.org/)

Preschool resources

www.Weefolkart.com/content/homeschool-companion-guides (http://www.weefolkart.com/content/homeschool-companion-guides)

www.elizabethfoss.com/real_books/ (http://www.elizabethfoss.com/real_books/). Picture books by month for all elementary

---------- Post added at 05:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:45 PM ----------

These are only the literature suggestions from these different sites but I'm always pulling from these different ones and I decided it would be so helpful to have the lists side by side in one place. :)

allisonlindberg
06-06-2012, 08:48 AM
:cup Subbing for any updates. Thank you for this great list.

BarefootBetsy
06-06-2012, 12:58 PM
Subbing - thank you for putting this list together :heart

Blue Aurora
06-06-2012, 04:19 PM
I will be adding grade levels when I have time but it may be a while. :)

joysworld
06-06-2012, 04:37 PM
How do others implement books such as these? My kids have no interest in anything outside of picture books, and I don't know how to help them enjoy nonpicture books. Any ideas?

Blue Aurora
06-06-2012, 04:44 PM
I dunno, mine will listen to anything I read for as long as I will keep going but they might just be weird that way. :shrug3

Right now I read several picture books a day and our current read aloud is the lion, the witch and the wardrobe and usbourne's classics for boys. I read several chapters a day.

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Oh others they loved were, dr. Dolittle books, paddington bear, blue fairy book, wind in the willows and mr poppers penguins. I think I'm going to do something by kipling next.

marigold
06-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Thanks, subbing so I remember to come back later. :yes

Aerynne
06-06-2012, 08:03 PM
Thanks- great list! Some I've heard of and some I haven't.

Any tips for finding unabridged/not-dumbed-down versions of these books? All the ones I seem to find are dumbed down, for a lot of them anyway like Heidi, the Jungle Book, Swiss Family Robinson, etc- lots of classics.

Codi
06-06-2012, 08:22 PM
Awesome list! Thank you for taking the time to share that!! :heart

greenleafknitter
06-06-2012, 08:46 PM
Great list! I think it should be a sticky. :yes

Codi
06-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Done! :) (Into HS Info and FAQs)

Blue Aurora
06-07-2012, 02:57 AM
Hmmm, I think most you can get on amazon? The free classic ones I've gotten for kindle (I have a kindle app on my iPad) have been unabridged as well.


Thanks- great list! Some I've heard of and some I haven't.

Any tips for finding unabridged/not-dumbed-down versions of these books? All the ones I seem to find are dumbed down, for a lot of them anyway like Heidi, the Jungle Book, Swiss Family Robinson, etc- lots of classics.

Grover
06-07-2012, 03:12 AM
Joysworld- Maybe they are just not ready yet. Esp -If your child is really a visual learner.[sorry not wishing to de rail this wonderful thread :)]Recently N [9 ] begged me to buy him this book
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Welcome-Alien-School-Caryl-Hart/dp/0857072579/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339063495&sr=1-1.
Now I :blush tried to talk him out of it :blush.I couldnt see why he wanted it. I bought it - he was really happy,went home and read it to himself -lots. It was many weeks later when I read it to his little brother - that I suddenly saw what he got from the book. Its about a boy who -although human- was the alien at school. The school assumed that he knew exactly what was going on,they asked him spellings for words he couldnt know, asked him math sums in a language he didnt understand..expected him to know how everything worked . It was then I realised how much this was how he felt as a child with ASD in a regular school.It was like he had been dropped on an alien planet. He probably got so much from that book- and at the time I never realised it.

I think the first Chapter book he enjoyed was the Owl and Billy Stories- and that had lots of secret hand signals in.
Stanley liked my naughty little sister,and we started the Enchanted wood by Enid Blyton.

Blue Aurora
06-07-2012, 03:18 AM
Very good point! Mine are often playing while i read and it's not something I push. If I feel like they're not really listening then I put it down for another day. I also don't ask them to narrate or answer questions.

allisonlindberg
06-07-2012, 08:07 AM
Thanks- great list! Some I've heard of and some I haven't.

Any tips for finding unabridged/not-dumbed-down versions of these books? All the ones I seem to find are dumbed down, for a lot of them anyway like Heidi, the Jungle Book, Swiss Family Robinson, etc- lots of classics.


Barnes and Noble has many of the classic books in an unabridged version (Sterling unabridged classic series). I bought a few of these so far. I am using them for reading chapter books aloud. My goal is to basically collect the whole set.

We are currently reading the Sterling Classics unabridged The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book. Next we will read The Wind in the Willows and the The Jungle Book.

I bought a few abridged ones for my DD (age 6 1/2) to read on his own since I don't think he can handle the vocabulary or sentence structure yet in many of them.

BarefootBetsy
06-07-2012, 09:25 AM
I get unabridged versions at used bookstores, yard sales, and rummage sales mostly. If you check on the page with the publishing information it'll say abridged if it is (sometimes it'll say something like "unabridged" or "full/complete text" if it's not abridged) and I never buy the abridged copies :snooty I'm totally a snob about that :shifty I don't care what other people do, but it was drilled into my head by my parents when I was being homeschooled that I should *always* get the full version and I get very upset if I happen to let an abridged copy slip into my house somehow...

starbyfar7
06-07-2012, 09:51 AM
Great list!

DD (9) also still prefers picture books to chapter books and I know its because she's a visual learner.. Knowing this has helped me pick appropriate chapter books for her to read.. really colorful ones like geronimo stilton or comic type books like captain underpants and babymouse really helped her jump into chapter books on her own.. but she still reads picture books all the time.