Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Read Aloud Books

Books We Read in 2012

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Misty of Chincoteague by Margueritte Henry
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien
Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
My Father’s Dragon Series by Ruth Stiles Gannet
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner
The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Treasure Island by Robert Stevenson
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Books For 2013

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Betsy-Tacy Books by Maud Hart Lovelace
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Light at Tern Rock by Julia L. Sauer
Stuart Little by E.B. White
The Apple and the Arrow by Mary & Conrad Buff
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Cricket in Time Square by George Seldon
The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett
The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
The Wind and the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop
Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Books I Have Not Read Yet, But Want To Try

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
Daddy Longlegs by Jean Webster
Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Five Go Adventuring Again by Enid Blyton
It was a Dark and Stormy Night by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Josie Smith by Magdalen Nabb
Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins by Mairi Hedderwick
Little Women and Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Mary on Horseback by Rosemary Wells Travers
Mary Poppins by P.L.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Mice of the Herring Bone by Tim Davis
My Naughty Sister and My Naughty Sister's Friends by Dorothy Edwards 
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
The Box of Delights by John Masefield
The Family From One End of the Street by Eve Garnett
The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars
The Mystery of the Secret Room by Enid Blyton
The Peppermint Pig by Nina Bawden
The Rat-a-Tat Mystery by Enid Blyton
The Secret of Spiggy Holes by Enid Blyton
The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
The Turbulant Term of Tyke Tyler by Gene Kemp
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
Treasury for Children by James Herriot
Walter the Lazy Mouse by Marjorie Flack
What Katy Did at School by Susan Collidge
Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome

...Have You Read Them?


  1. This is an awesome list. I am sure your kids are enjoying these read alouds. Good luck!

  2. Wrinkle in Time- read it and LOVED it as a kid, one of my favorite authors, I've read pretty much all of her stuff. Only book I didn't like "House Like a Lotus," don't read that one.
    Mary Poppins- read the entire series as a kid and LOVED it!
    Little Women- bring a LARGE box of tissues, I've read it several times
    Ribsy- I'm fairly sure I've read it, it's part of the Ramona books world and I've read all the ones in my library as a kid.

    Looks like a great list of books. I have to admit we're more of a read it when we see something than planners for our read-alouds.

  3. Oh, and I'm praying for you today my friend.

  4. Great lists! I'm reading Little Women with my 10 year old daughter right now, and loving it!


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