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#1 ScoutTN

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:18 PM

If you had to choose only 3, what would they be?

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:27 PM

Greek Myths
Beatrix Potter
Winnie Pooh (entire)


Ok, it was really hard to pick.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

My Ds loved

Mr Popper's Penguins
Thornton Burgess Books- The Adventures of Reddy Fox, Buster Bear ect...
Charlotte's Web

That is all I can think of right now- but my kids loved all books from the Sonlight lists or Hearts of Dakota reading lists.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:42 PM

The Complete Beatrix Potter
The Little Pear books by Eleanor Francis Lattimore
The Complete Winnie the Pooh.


I wuld hate to limit it to 3 though

James Herriot's Treasury was also a BIG hit around here...as was Little House on the Prairie series.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:42 PM

Charlotte"s Web
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
My Father's Dragon

This list is what I'd choose for boys. Maybe the list would be different if I had girls? (I've got four boys.)
Fourth book would be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:17 PM

I would have to say:

The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter
Winnie-the-Pooh
James Heriot's Treasury for Children

#7 Sahamamama

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:26 PM

Wow, you're tough! Hmm.... if I could only use three books for Kindergarten, what would they be? For me, it would have to be these:

1. The Children's Illustrated Bible, retold by Selina Hastings (DK)

http://www.rainbowre...9923074-1102611

2. Classic Fairy Tales, illustrated by Scott Gustafson [that's the important part!] (Greenwich Workshop Press)

http://www.scottgust...m/Books_FT.html

3. Oh, three is sooooooooo haaaaaaaaard. Aaaaaah. You are tormenting me. I'm reflecting on the snuggly moments, and it is so gosh-dang hard to choose.

So. It's a tie between our beloved elephant, Babar --

http://www.amazon.co...79923830&sr=8-3

our beloved monkey, George --

http://www.amazon.co...79923857&sr=1-1

and our beloved dog, Angus --

http://www.amazon.co...ntt_at_ep_dpt_3

We also adore Ping. And Make Way for Ducklings. And Little Bear. And Winnie the Pooh. And...

Oh, you choose. :p

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:38 PM

Mother Goose
Children's book of Virtues
Beatrix Potter

These are based on what my ds enjoyed the most :)

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:43 PM

Our top three for K were:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Story of Dr. Dolittle
My Father's Dragon

We'll be re-reading them this year for dd2's K year.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:54 PM

The Tale of Despereaux
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Carolinda Clatter - a great tall tale! Fun illustrations too.

These three my daughter asked for "one more chapter!" or said "read it again PLEASE!"

Picking three is so hard!!!

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:57 PM

My dd's favorites were:

Chronicles of Narnia (I know, it's 7 books)
Mouse and the Motorcycle
Little House in the Big Woods

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:07 PM

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I bought the Little House books to read to my dc over the coming winter and started re-reading them myself and can't put them down. Don't know if we will last until winter to read them together. I thought that would be a cozy thing to do but my kiddos are so curious as to what Mommy is reading, I may have to read them sooner. :)

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:22 PM

The Story of Dr. Dolittle
The Thornton Burgess books
The Complete Works of Beatrix Potter

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:25 PM

This is a tough pick, but I'm going with...

My Father's Dragon
The Jamie and Angus Stories
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

If you asked the KIDS what were their favorite read alouds of the year (this being the K year), there would be overlap, but I'm sure it would include Judy Moody and Stink books too. Also, they would probably say the BFG, which almost made my three there. And we actually read My Father's Dragon (and some of the other mentions up thread, like The Tale of Despereaux) in preK.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:28 PM

1. Charlotte's Web
2. Ramona the Pest
3. The Tale of Desperaux

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:37 PM

James Herriot's Treasury for Children

Beatrix Potter books

A Bible story book


Can I go on record as saying that it would be TORTURE to have to choose only three read-alouds for kindergarten? ;) I am aching to homeschool a little kid again! Charlotte will be one on August 1 - wish she'd sit still for Beatrix.....:D

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:51 PM

pick ONLY THREE??!??! Okayyyy:

Farmer Boy
Milly-Molly-Mandy
Winnie the Pooh (full collection)

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:02 PM

Mr Popper's Penguins
Little House in the Big Woods
Any of the Noisy Village series

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:08 PM

We've read so many books, but one stands out because DD requested it almost every night from when she was 3.5-4.5 years old....

Winnie the Pooh

The other two would be Charlotte's Web (some people don't approve of this book for little kids) and Ralph the Mouse series (to me I find the mouse slightly annoying, but I'm not a 5 year old).

#20 daffodil

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:50 PM

If I had to pick just 3...

James Herriot's Treasury (my daughter's absolute favorite!)
Little House in the Big Woods
Winnie the Pooh

#21 thescrappyhomeschooler

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:55 PM

These are what my boys would pick:

1. Henry Huggins
2. James and the Giant Peach
3. Where the Sidewalk Ends

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:18 PM

The Complete Winnie the Pooh
Burgess Animal books (We read at least 8 of these that year)
Everyday Graces: Child's Book of Good Manners

and I'll have to add we also read...

The Storybook of Jesus by Starr Meade.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:14 AM

If you had to choose only 3, what would they be?

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Beatrix Potter (complete works)
A Treasury of Children's Literature
Robert McCloskey (complete works)

Those were the three we read last year for Kindergarten as our spine. It's so hard to choose just three. We are going to do the same in the fall of 2011 with my Kindy girl then also.

ETA: I just had to add more because these are the ones she begs for... :lol: "just a little more, please!"

The Wizard of Oz (including The Land of Oz)
The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book
Anything by Elsa Beskow

Edited by Cindie2dds, 24 July 2010 - 08:21 AM.


#24 Holly

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:44 AM

Charlotte's Web
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Beatrix Potter

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:50 AM

Our top three for K were:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Story of Dr. Dolittle
My Father's Dragon

We'll be re-reading them this year for dd2's K year.


Those were our favorites, and the Boxcar Children

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:00 PM

I just knew I'd have to add something......

I loooooove Alice and Martin Provensen books for kindergarten, especially The Year at Maple Hill Farm and Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:01 PM

Lamplighter books
Little House Books
EB White Books

( I cheated, that's way more than 3. LOL)

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:05 PM

My Father's Dragon
The Lion Storyteller books (there are several)
Richard Scary Busy Town

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:09 PM

Three Tales of My Father's Dragon
Charlotte's Web
The Boxcar Children

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:40 PM

Winnie the Pooh
Dr. Doolittle
My Father's Dragon

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:57 PM

Winnie the Pooh
Beatrix Potter
A good illustrated story Bible...I'd spend 3 days trying to decide which one...

#32 ScoutTN

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:49 PM

Don't worry, we are planning to read way more than three! :D
I just thought asking for people's top three would give me a "cream of the crop" sort of answer.

So far our list includes:
Winnie the Pooh
Charlotte's Web
Little House
My Father's Dragon
Despereaux


We have and read the James Herriot books and the Beatrix Potter books all the time, so I didn't put them on the list.

There are several in your suggestions that are new to me so I'll be checking them out. Thanks for the help! This fledgling hs mom appreciates it! :001_smile:

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:49 PM

The Bible
Rod And Staff Read Aloud Chapter and Short Story Books
The Empty Pot/Demi
(Oh NO...there are WAY more than 3!) LOL


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