Monday, September 07, 2009

Time to Move the Booklists Around

Every September I empty the booklists from the sidebar of my learning notes blog and store them elsewhere (including print copies, when I'm that organized). So here are our 08-09 lists (I really wasn't good about writing down the ones we read at the end of the summer - there were quite a few picture books, especially in the history realm):

Picture Books We've Enjoyed This Year (with the younger set - not a complete list!)

  • A Cache of Jewels by Ruth Heller
  • A Day on Something-something Farm
  • A Picture Book of Jesse Owens by David Adler
  • A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard
  • Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
  • Animals Do the Strangest Things
  • Baby Animals by Garth Williams
  • Billy and Blaze
  • Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony
  • Blaze and Thunderbolt by C.W. Anderson
  • Blaze Shows the Way by C.W. Anderson
  • Caedmon's Song by Ruth Ashby
  • Cat and Canary by Michael Foreman
  • Crinkleroot's Guide to Animal Habitats
  • Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Butterflies and Moths by Jim Arnosky
  • Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Birds
  • Crinkleroot's Guide to Walking in Wild Places
  • Crinkleroot's Nature Almanac
  • D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths (in progress)
  • Danny and the Dinosaur
  • David and Goliath (another one - can't remember the author)
  • David and Goliath (Little Golden Book)
  • Eloise Wilkin's Poems to read to the Very Young
  • Father Bear Comes Home by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
  • For the Children: Words of Love and Inspiration from His Holiness Pope John Paul II
  • Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki
  • Growing Up in Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David
  • Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain by Deborah Kogan Ray
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • Katy and the Big Snow
  • Kites Sail High: A Book About Nouns by Ruth Heller
  • Little Bear's Friend by Else Holmelund Minarik
  • Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
  • Magic School Bus Gets Eaten
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
  • Paddle to the Sea
  • Paul Revere's Ride by Longfellow, illustrated by Monica Vachula
  • Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
  • Pocahontas: Girl of Jamestown by Kate Jassem
  • Simpson and Sampson by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson
  • Sir Kevin of Devon by Adelaide Holl
  • Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
  • Starfish by Edith Thacher Hurd
  • The Art lesson by Tomie dePaola
  • The Blue Number Counting Book
  • The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse
  • The Frog and Toad Treasury by Arnold Lobel
  • The Good Man of Assisi by Mary Joslin and Alison Wisenfeld
  • The Lady of Guadalupe by Tomie de Paola
  • The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
  • The Moon Seems to Change by Franklyn Branley
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • The Red Letter Alphabet Book
  • The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff
  • The Story of Jonah (Little Golden Book)
  • What Lives in a Shell?
  • Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs

Night Time Read-Alouds with Daddy 2008-2009

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Canadian Summer
  • Friendly Gables
  • The Mitchells: Five for Victory
(He's also working on Sun Slower, Sun Faster right now and I'm pretty sure there were a few others I missed on this list.)


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  • Comfort Joyce Moyer Hostetter
  • Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem
  • How the Reformation Happened by Hilaire Belloc
  • Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
  • King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
  • Lepanto by G.K. Chesterton
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  • Murder in the Cathedral
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  • Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel
  • Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
  • Sun Slower, Sun Faster by Meriol Trevor
  • Thank You Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
  • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
  • The Book of Tobit
  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (group read-aloud)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (audio)
  • Alvin Fernald: Mayor for a Day (in progress)
  • King Lear (audio)
  • Lepanto by G.K. Chesterton
  • Much Ado About Nothing (audio)
  • Murder in the Cathedral (group read-aloud)
  • Myles Standish (Childhood of Famous Americans)
  • Robinson Crusoe (audio)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (audio)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (audio)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The Red Badge of Courage


  • Amelia Earhart (Childhood of Famous Americans)
  • Ethan Allen (Childhood of Famous Americans)
  • George Washington Carver (Childhood of Famous Americans)
  • Gus Grissom (Childhood of Famous Americans)
  • Jim Bowie (Childhood of Famous Americans)
  • Little House in the Big Woods
  • Little House in the Highlands by Melissa Wiley
  • Myles Standish (Childhood of Famous Americans)
  • Robinson Crusoe (audio)
  • The Mitchells
  • William Penn (Childhood of Famous Americans)
  • Pocahontas by D'aulaire


  • Canadian Summer
  • Friendly Gables
  • The Last Battle
  • The Mitchells
  • Thomas Edison (Childhood of Famous Americans)

2008-2009 Teen Catechism Discussion Book/Movie List

The Footprints of God: Saint Paul
How the Reformation Happened by Hilaire Belloc
"Catholic" Books of the Bible
Some Epistles of St. Paul
Lepanto by G.K. Chesterton

This Year's Lit Class: Shakespeare

  • Midsummer Night's Dream
  • King Lear
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Twelfth Night
  • Hamlet
  • Merchant of Venice

What Mommy Read (2008-2009)

  • Better Off by Eric Brende
  • Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg
  • King Lear
  • Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Murder in the Cathedral
  • The Ball and the Cross (in progress)
  • The Good Land by Loula Grace Erdman
  • The Midnight Dancers by Regina Doman
  • The Wide Horizon by Loula Grace Erdman
  • What it Means to be a Christian by Cardinal Ratzinger
I only started writing out my books read on this list. In the end I found I was more consistent in keeping track of those on GoodReads.

1 comment:

Andi said...

Love Kristin Lavransdatter! :)