Reading Lists

This is an ongoing list of books we have, are, or will be reading for specific years and grade levels. It covers history and science and literature. While my children will be doing most of their school work on their own grade levels, for the readings, we will often combine all three of them, especially as they get older, as these books are not nearly as grade-specific as textbooks in math and grammar, for example. Unless stated otherwise, these are read-alouds.

ages 2.5-6, grades preschool-1st
Our Fifty States
Hero Tales
Usborne Children's Encyclopedia
Usborne First Science Encyclopedia
Usborne Living Long Ago
The Boxcar Children
James Herriot's Treasury for Children
The Apple and the Arrow
My Father's Dragon
The Hundred Dresses
Johnny Appleseed
The Light at Tern Rock
Five True Dog Stories
The Family Under the Bridge
Twenty and Ten
Usborne Wild Places
Granny Han's Breakfast
Peter Pan
Dolphin Adventure
Dolphin Treasure
The Story About Ping
The Story of Doctor Doolittle
In Grandma's Attic
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The House at Pooh Corner
A Grain of Rice
Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book

ages 3.5-7, grades preschool-2nd
Black Stallion
A Child's History of the World
Missionary Stories with the Millers
Leading Little Ones to God
Burgess Bird Book for Children
Christian Liberty Press Nature Reader 1, 2
Aesop's Fables
Ozma of Oz
portions of the Blue Fairy Book
Charlotte's Web
Archaeologists Dig for Clues
Fog Magic
From Akebu to Zapotec
Little Pear
Homer Price
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Owls in the Family
The Year of Miss Agnes
Gooney Bird Greene
King of the Golden River
The Wheel on the School
Librarian Who Measured the Earth
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
Roman Diary
Detectives in Togas
Understood Betsy
Little House in the Big Woods
Velveteen Rabbit
Beezus and Ramona

2nd Grade Readers
Surprises (poems)
CLE Helping Hands reader
CLE Happy Hearts reader
The Fire Cat
Frod and Toad are Friends
Owl at Home
Frog and Toad Together
Mouse Tales
Frog and Toad All Year
Amelia Bedelia
Hill of Fire
The Big Balloon Race
Daniel's Duck
Tut's Mummy: Lost and Found
Nate the Great
Greg's Microscope
Wagon Wheels
Pompeii: Buried Alive!
Titanic: Lost and Found
The Sword in the Tree
lots of random library books
early reader science books

ages 4.5-8, grades preschool-3rd
for the 3rd grader:
The Little White Horse
The Jungle Book
The Wind in the Willows
Black Beauty
Brighty of the Grand Canyon
King of the Wind
Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Misty of Chincoteague
Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West
White Stallion of Lipizza
Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky
Castle Diary
The School Story
The Minstrel in the Tower
The Door in the Wall
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
The King's Equal
Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great
Robin Hood
Red Sails to Capri
Peter the Great
Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe
Pippi Longstocking
The Apprentice
The Cricket in Times Square
Catching Their Talk in a Box
Good Queen Bess
Gladys Aylward
Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case
The Little Riders
The Twenty-One Balloons
Little House on the Prairie
Farmer Boy
Pilgrim's Progress
Narnia books
Anne of Green Gables books
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

for the younger ones:
Things People Do
The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book
The Year at Maple Hill Farm
Christian Liberty Press Nature Readers K, 1
Tales of Brer Rabbit
New Toes for Tia
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
Then and Now
Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit
How Do You Lift a Lion?
Falling Up (poems)
Nursery Rhyme Treasury
The Magic of Christmas
Treasury of Classic Stories

3rd Grade Readers
CLE Doors to Discovery reader
Christian Liberty Press Nature Reader 2, 3
Clara and the Bookwagon
The Chalk Box Kid
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
The Paint Brush Kid
Prairie School
Riding the Pony Express
The Secret Valley
Third Grade Detectives #1
Third Grade Detectives #2
Cora Frear
The Littles
Jake Drake: Bully Buster
The Last Little Cat
Third Grade Detectives #4
Tippy Lemmey
A Question of Yams