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You didn't mention what age you are reading to, and if it's boy or girl, but what about some of the Edgar Eager books: Half Magic; Magic by the Lake; Knight's Castle; and Thyme Garden?

 

Some more ideas:

- In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

- The Moffats

- The Secret Garden

- Anne of Green Gables

- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

- The Reluctant Dragon

- Pippi Longstocking

- Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

- My Side of the Mountain

- The Rescuers

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You didn't mention what age you are reading to, and if it's boy or girl, but what about some of the Edgar Eager books: Half Magic; Magic by the Lake; Knight's Castle; and Thyme Garden?

 

Some more ideas:

- In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

- The Moffats

- The Secret Garden

- Anne of Green Gables

- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

- The Reluctant Dragon

- Pippi Longstocking

- Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

- My Side of the Mountain

- The Rescuers

 

I am reading them to myself. I am catching up on all the reading I didn't get to do growing up. I posted on this board because I usually get better responses. Thanks for your list! :001_smile:

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NON FICTION

 

Art

- Come Look With Me (series) (Blizzard)-- beautiful beginning art appreciation

- Looking at Pictures (Richardson) -- more in-depth art appreciation book

- The Story of the Orchestra -- fun way of learning about instruments

 

History

- Brendan the Navigator (Fritz)

- Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? (Fritz)

- What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? (Fritz)

- And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? (Fritz)

- Archimedes and the Door of Science (Bendick)

- Along Came Galileo (Bendick)

- The Way Things Work (MacCauley)

- Pyramid; Cathedral; Roman City; etc. (MacCauley)

- Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun (Blumberg)

- Lincoln: A Photobiography (Freedman)

 

 

CLASSICS

- Wind in the Willows (Grahame)

- The Reluctant Dragon (Grahame)

- The House at Pooh Corner (Milne)

- A Little Princess (Burnett)

- The Secret Garden (Burnett)

- Paddle-to-the-Sea, Tree in the Trail, Seabird, Minn of the Mississippi (Holling)

- Rikki Tikki Tavi; The Jungle Book (Kipling)

- Island of the Blue Dolphins; Sing Down the Moon; King's Fifth (O'Dell)

- Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliffe) -- illustrated/abridged version of Homer's Illiad

- Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Twain)

- Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (and others by Howard Pyle)

- Treasure Island (Stevenson)

- The Great and Terrible Quest (Lovett)

 

 

REAL LIFE

- Mountain Born (Yates)

- The Hundred Dresses (Estes)

- Kildee House (Montgomery)

- The Toothpaste Millionaire (Merrill)

- Henry Huggins (series) (McCleary)

- Understood Betsy (Fisher)

- Plain Girl (Sorensen) -- Amish girl

- From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Konigsburg)

- The Westing Game (Raskin) -- Detective story

- Little Britches series (Moody)

- Family Under the Bridge (Carlson)

- The Wheel on the School (de Jong)

- In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (Lord)

- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Robinson)

- Treasures of the Snow (St. John)

- Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery)

- Five on a Treasure Island (Blyton)

- Call it Courage (Sperry)

 

 

FANTASY

- Land of Oz; Ozma of Oz (Baum) -- lively sequels; skip Wizard of Oz (dull/long)

- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series (Betty MacDonald)

- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Aiken) -- Victorian-like setting

- Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis)

- The Story of Dr. Dolittle (Lofting)

- My Father's Dragon (Gannett)

- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass (Carroll)

- Half Magic; Magic by the Lake, Knight's Castle; Time Garden (Eager)

- Seven Day Magic (Eager)

- Five Children and It; The Phoenix and the Carpet; The Amulet (Nesbit)

- The Book of Dragons (Nesbit) -- 7 short stories; very fun and creative

- The Father Christmas Letters (Tolkien)

- The Secret of Platform 13 (Ibbotson)

- The Treekeepers (Britton)

- City of Ember; People of Sparks (Du Prau) -- sci-fi

- The Green Book (Walsh) -- sci-fi

- Enchantress from the Stars (Engdahl) -- fantasy/sci-fi

- The Ordinary Princess (Kaye) -- VERY fun and funny!

- The Borrowers (series) (Norton)

- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Fleming)

- Charlie & the Chocolate Factory; Great Glass Elevator (Dahl)

- The Princess & the Goblins; The Princess & Curdie (MacDonald)

- Pippi Longstockings; Pippi in the South Seas (Astrid)

- The Phantom Tollbooth (Juster)

- The Never Ending Story (Ende)

- Momo (Ende)

- The Hobbit (Tolkien)

- The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Tolkien)

- Smith of Wooten Major; Farmer Giles of Ham; Leaf by Niggle (Tolkien) short story

- Golden Key, Light Princess, Wise Woman (George MacDonald) -- short stories

- Wrinkle in Time; Wind in the Door; Swiftly Tilting Planet(L'Engle)

(but NOT the 4th book -- Many Waters -- adult themes; not well written)

- The Tombs of Atuan (Le Guin)

- Ella Enchanted (Levine)

 

 

FUN TALL TALE

- The Bears on Hemlock Mountain (Dalgliesh)

- The Whipping Boy (Fleischman)

- McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm (Fleischman)

- The Cat Who Went to Heaven (Coatsworth) -- Japanese/Buddhist folk tale

- Just So Stories (Kipling)

- Adventures of TinTin (Herge)

- The Great Turkey Walk (Karr)

- By the Great Horn Spoon (Fleischman)

- Hitty, Her First Hundred Years (Field)

- Holes (Sachar)

- The Twenty-One Balloons (DuBois)

 

 

HISTORICAL FICTION - U.S.

- Pedro's Journal (Conrad) -- Columbus' voyage

- A Lion to Guide Us (Bulla) -- early Colonial US

- Indian Captive (Lenski) -- Colonial US

- Skippack School (de Angeli) -- Colonial U.S.

- The Matchlock Gun (Edmonds) -- Colonial US

- The Courage of Sarah Noble (Dalgliesh) -- Colonial US

- Sarah Whitcher's Story -- Colonial US

- Phoebe the Spy (Griffin) --American Revolution - true story

- Sarah Plain and Tall; Skylark; Caleb's Story (MacLachlan) -- US - pioneer times

- Caddie Woodlawn (Brink) -- pioneer times US

- The Sign of the Beaver (Speare) -- Colonial US/Native American

- Diary of an Early American Boy (Sloane)

- The Journeyman (Caldwell) -- Colonial US

- Calico Bush (Field) -- Colonial US

- Johnny Tremain (Forbes) -- Revolutionary War

- A Gathering of Days (Blos) -- 1800s

- Riding the Pony Express (Bulla) -- 1860s

- Across Five Aprils (Hunt) -- Civil War

- Sounder (Armstrong) -- post Civil War South

- The Great Wheel (Lawson) -- building of the first Ferris Wheel in 1893

- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Taylor) -- 1950s South

 

 

HISTORICAL FICTION - WORLD

- The Golden Goblet (McGraw) -- Ancient Egypt

- Hittite Warrior (Williamson) -- Ancients

- Ides of April; Beyond the Desert Gate (Ray) -- Ancient Rome/Israel

- The Bronze Bow (Speare) -- Ancient Rome/Israel

- Detectives in Togas; Mystery of the Roman Ransom (Winterfeld) -- Ancient Rome

- Eagle of the Ninth (Sutcliff) -- Ancient Rome/Britain

- Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (French) -- Viking

- Viking Adventure (Bulla) -- Viking

- A Single Shard (Park) -- 1100s Korea

- The Kite Fighters (Park) -- 1400s Korea

- Catherine Called Birdy; Midwife's Apprentice (Cushman) -- Medieval England

- Adam of the Road (Gray) -- Medieval England

- The Sword in the Tree (Bulla) -- Medieval England

- Adam of the Road (Gray) -- Medieval England

- The Door in the Wall (de Angeli) -- Medieval England

- Otto of the Silver Hand (Pyle) -- Medieval Europe

- Shakespeare Stealer (Blackwood) -- Shakespeare's England

- The Samurai's Tale (Haugaard) -- 1700s Japan

- The Master Puppeteer (Paterson) - 1700s Japan

- The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn (Hoobler) -- 1700s Japan - boy detective

- Case of the Baker Street Irregular (Newman) -- 1890s boy helps Sherlock Holmes

- Little Pear (Lattimore) --1900 China

- The Big Wave (Buck) -- Japanese survivors of a tsunami

- Twenty and Ten (Bishop) -- WWII French children hide Jewish children

- The Little Riders (Shemin) -- WWII occupied Europe

- Number the Stars (Lenski)-- WWII Dutch girl helps her Jewish friend

- Snow Treasure (McSwigan))-- WWII Norweigan children hide the country's gold

- The House of Sixty Fathers (de Jong) -- WWII occupied China

- Winged Watchman (Van Stockum) -- WWII occupied Europe

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

- The Story of Thomas Alva Edison (Davidson)

- Helen Keller (Davidson)

- Louis Braille (Davidson)

- Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman (Henry) -- inventor of steam engine as a boy

- Land I Lost; Water Buffalo Days (Nhuong) -- memories of pre-war rural Vietnam

- Indian Captive (Lenski)

- Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (Latham) early US man who improved naval navigation

- Naya Nuki: The Shoshone Girl Who Ran -- friend of Sacajewea

- Behind Rebel Lines (Reit) -- teen girl disguised as a boy / Union spy in Civil War

- Lincoln: A Photobiography -- beautiful photos / text telling Lincoln's life

- The Terrible Wave

- Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun (Blumberg)

- Born in the Year of Courage (Crofford)

 

 

ANIMALS (real)

- Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa (Kalney)

- Daughter of the Mountains (Rankin)

- Rascal (North)

- Shiloh (Naylor)

- Owls in the Family (Mowat)

- Sounder (Armstrong)

- Ginger Pye (Estes)

- The Black Stallion, The Black Stallion Returns, Island Stallion (Farley)

- My Side of the Mountain (George)

- Where the Red Fern Grows (Rawls)

 

 

ANIMALS (fantasy)

- Mr. Popper's Penguins (Atwater)

- The Cricket in Times Square (Selden)

- Charlotte's Web; Trumpet of the Swan (White)

- The Mouse and the Motorcycle (McCleary)

- Ben and I (Lawson)

- The Rescuers, Miss Bianca, Miss Bianca in the Orient (Sharpe)

- Basil of Baker Street (Titus)

- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (O'Brien)

- Watership Down (Adams)

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