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School Reading List 2010/2011

Reading List for the 2010/2011 school year

Read Alouds and Audiobooks (longer ones):

  • Currently: Ben and Me by Robert Lawson, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg 
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (audiobook)
  • Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (audiobook)
  • These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (audiobook)
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt 10/7 (audiobook)
  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett 10/20 (audiobook)
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri (audiobook)
  • The Indian in the Cupboard (audiobook)
  • The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett (audiobook)
  • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne 12/9 (audiobook)
  • The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder 12/29
  • The Calder Game by Blue Balliett (audiobook)
  • Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (audiobook)
  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild 1/27 (audiobook)
  • The Day It Rained Forever, A Story of the Johnstown Flood by Virginia T. Gross 2/22
  • The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss 3/3 (audiobook)
  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  • Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop 4/12
  • The Hobbit 4/15
  • Return to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enright
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis 5/7
  • Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis 5/19
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis 6/2
  • The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis 6/11
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl 7/1
  • The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
  • The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Shorter Literature and Picture Books:

  • From Slave to Soldier by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Billy and the Rebel by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Drummer Boy, Marching to the Civil War by Ann Turner
  • Cecil’s Story by George Ella Lyon
  • Li’l Dan the drummer boy by Romare Bearden 10/1
  • We Played Marbles by Tres Seymour 10/1
  • Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt by Barbara Smucker
  • The Promise Quilt by Candice F. Ransom
  • The Blue and the Gray by Eve Bunting
  • When I First Came to This Land retold by Harriet Ziefert
  • The Long Way to a New Land by Joan Sandin
  • The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin
  • The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg 12/9
  • There Was No Snow on Christmas Eve by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow
  • Where is Christmas, Jesse Bear? by Nancy White Carlstrom
  • Paddington Bear and the Christmas Surprise by Michael Bond
  • Through the Animals’ Eyes, a Story of the First Christmas by Christopher Wormell
  • Katie’s Wish by Barbara Shook Hazen 12/13
  • The Memory Coat by Elvira Woodruff 1/7
  • Annushka’s Voyage by Edith Tarbescu 1/7
  • Twenty-One Elephants and still standing by April Jones Prince 1/12
  • Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting
  • Archie’s War, My Scrapbook of the First World War 1914-1918 by Marcia Williams (WWI)
  • Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon (WWI)
  • Casey Over There by Staton Rabin (WWI)
  • The Letter Home by Timothy Decker (WWI)
  • The Language of Doves by Rosemary Wells (WWI)
  • What You Know First by Patricia MacLachlan
  • The Girl on the High-Diving Horse by Linda Oatman High
  • Don’t Forget Winona by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
  • Leah’s Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich
  • Dust for Dinner by Ann Turner
  • Potato, A Tale from the Great Depression by Kate Lied
  • The Little Ships, The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II by Louise Borden (WWII)
  • One Splendid Tree by Marilyn Helmer (WWII)
  • Pennies in a Jar by Dori Chaconas (WWII)
  • Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki (WWII)
  • A Place Where Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai (WWII)
  • But No Candy by Gloria Houston (WWII)
  • Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson (WWII)
  • The Farm Summer 1942 by Donald Hall (WWII)
  • Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey (WWII)
  • Across the Blue Pacific by Louise Borden (WWII)
  • Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee (WWII)
  • The Yellow Star, The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy 4/12  (WWII)
  • The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco 4/13  (WWII)
  • Lisette’s Angel by Amy Littlesugar 4/14 (WWII)
  • All Those Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen
  • Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming 4/22
  • The Greatest Skating Race by Louise Borden 4/22
  • The Bicycle Man by Allen Say 4/20
  • The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida 4/20
  • The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco
  • The Balloon Sailors by Diane Swanson 5/15
  • Patrol: An America Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers 5/27

Poetry:

  • Sing a Song of Seasons illus. by Sally Gregory
  • Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes by Clyde Watson

Nonfiction History and Geography:

  • If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War by Kay Moore
  • B is for Battle Cry, a Civil War alphabet by Patricia Bauer
  • Kids During the American Civil War by Lisa A. Wroble 9/27
  • Food and Recipes of the Civil War by George Erdosh 9/27
  • Hold the Flag High by Catherine Clinton 9/27
  • Duel of the Ironclads, the Monitor vs. the Virginia by Patrick O’Brien 10/1
  • Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln–the story of the Gettysburg Address by Jean Fritz 10/8
  • The Cemetery Keepers of Gettysburg by Linda Oatman High 10/8
  • The Silent Witness–a true story of the Civil War by Robin Friedman
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be in the First Submarine by Ian Graham
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Civil War Soldier by Thomas Ratliff 10/5
  • The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, illus. by Michael McCurdy 10/8
  • Marching to Appomattox, The Footrace That Ended the Civil War by Ken Stark 10/16
  • The Transcontinental Railroad by John Perritano 11/2
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Work on the Railroad by Ian Graham 11/2
  • L is for Last Frontier, An Alaska Alphabet by Carol Crane 11/5
  • Krakatoa, History’s Loudest Volcano by Kathy Furgang 11/12
  • Now That’s Big! The Suez Canal by Kate Riggs
  • Ellis Island by Lori Mortensen 11/29
  • Ellis Island by Terry Allan Hicks 11/29
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Sail on an Irish Famine Ship by Jim Pipe 12/13
  • *A Small Miracle by Peter Collington
  • The Long March: The Choctaw’s Gift to Irish Famine Relief by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick 1/8
  • Excerpts from Remember Little Bighorn: Indians, Soldiers, and Scouts Tell Their Stories by Paul Robert Walker 1/8
  • Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee 1/15
  • Excerpts from The Aftermath of the Civil War by Dale Anderson 1/11
  • Excerpts from The Gilded Age by Ann Morrow
  • Going to War in World War I by Adrian Gilbert
  • Fly, Cher Ami, Fly by Robert Burleigh
  • The Donkey of Gallipoli, a True Story of Courage in World War I by Mark Greenwood
  • Silent Night, Holy Night, the Story of the Christmas Truce as narrated by Walter Cronkite
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Sail on the Titanic! by David Stewart
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be on the Hindenburg! by Ian Graham
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Suffragist by Fiona Macdonald
  • The Roaring Twenties by R. Conrad Stein
  • The Great Depression by R. Conrad Stein
  • Children of the World War II Home Front by Sylvia Whitman
  • Remember Pearl Harbor by Thomas B. Allen 4/5
  • Elsie’s War, a story of courage in Nazi Germany by Frank Dabba Smith (WWII)
  • Children of the Relocation Camps by Catherine A. Welch
  • One More Border by William Kaplan 4/13
  • Always Remember Me, How one family survived WWII by Marisabina Russo 4/13
  • The Grand Mosque of Paris by Karen Gray Ruelle and Deborah Durland DeSaix
  • The Manhattan Project by R. Conrad Stein 4/18
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Be a World War II Pilot by Ian Graham 4/
  • World War II Spies by Tim O’Shei 4/
  • Remember D-Day by Ronald J. Drez 4/14
  • One Thousand Tracings by Lita Judge 4/22
  • Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven 4/22
  • Candy Bomber by Michael O. Tunnell
  • Looking at Israel by Kathleen Pohl
  • The Golden City, Jerusalem’s 3000 Years by Neil Waldman
  • The Berlin Wall by Debbie Levy
  • As Good As Anybody by Richard Michelson 5/19
  • Knowing Your Civil Rights by Christin Ditchfield 5/20

Biographies:

  • Queen Victoria by Dorothy Turner
  • Florence Nightingale by Lucile Davis
  • Manjiro by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Young Abe Lincoln The Frontier Days, 1809-1837 by Cheryl Harness
  • Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington 1837-1865 by Cheryl Harness
  • Thank You Very Much, Captain Ericsson by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
  • Abe’s Honest Words by Doreen Rappaport 10/1
  • A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee by David A. Adler 10/8
  • Read About Geronimo by Stephen Feinstein 1/14
  • First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers 1/19
  • Alexander Graham Bell: Setting the Tone for communication by Mike Venezia 1/21
  • A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison by David A. Adler 1/21
  • Norman Rockwell by Mike Venezia 1/28
  • Aaron Copland by Mike Venezia 1/28
  • Frank Lloyd Wright by Scott Ingram 1/29
  • The Heroine of the Titanic by Joan W. Blos
  • The Champion of Children–the Story of Janusz Korczak by Tomek Bogacki 4/12
  • Passage to Freedom, The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki 4/14
  • A Picture Book of John F. Kennedy by David A. Adler 5/17
  • A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler 5/19
  • Rosa (Parks) by Nikki Giovanni 5/19

Science Nonfiction:

  • Iron by Salvatore Tocci 11/12

A’s Personal Reading (4th grade):

  • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
  • The 39 Clues
  • The 39 clues, book 2
  • The Sword Thief, The 39 Clues book 3 by Peter Lerangis
  • Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (reread) 1/3
  • The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull 1/11
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 2 The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan 1/16
  • Irish immigrants in America : an interactive history adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 1/24
  • The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 1/28
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book #: The Icebound Land by John Flanagan 2/1
  • The Night the Bells Rang by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock 2/16
  • LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien 2/15
  • LOTR: The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien 3/5
  • LOTR: The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien 3/28
  • Coastwatcher by Elise Weston 3/29
  • Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo 3/30
  • Dear America: The Journal of Ben Uchida, Mirror Lake Internment Camp 1942 4/2
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society 4/6
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London 4/
  • The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • White Fang by Jack London 4/16
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 4: The Battle For Skandia by John Flanagan 4/18
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 5: The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan
  • The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  • The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby 4/
  • Holes by Louis Sachar 5/1
  • On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells 6/1
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart 6/3
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart 7/3
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 7: Erak’s Ransom by John Flanagan
  • The 39 Clues book 4
  • The 39 Clues book 5
  • The 39 Clues Book 6: In Too Deep 
  • The 39 Clues Book 7: The Viper’s Nest 
  • The 39 Clues Book 8: The Emperor’s Code 7/17
  • The 39 Clues Book 9:
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 8: The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 9:

C’s Personal Reading (2nd grade):

  • Mystery in the Sand by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Snowbound Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
  • The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson 9/5
  • Grace’s Letter to Lincoln by Peter and Connie Roop 9/10
  • The Drummer Boy’s Battle by Dave and Neta Jackson 9/
  • The Secret Valley by Clyde Robert Bulla 10/2
  • Socks by Beverly Cleary 10/10
  • Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary 10/11
  • All Their Names Were Courage by Sharon Phillips Denslow 10/13
  • Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Gillem Robinet 11/1
  • The 39 Clues book 1 by Rick Riordan 11/3
  • Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
  • Return to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enright
  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  • The Great Turkey Walk
  • The Three Investigators–the Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot by Robert Arthur
  • The Klondike Kid, Book 1: Sailing for Gold by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Sitting Bull, Dakota Boy by Augusta Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)
  • Pioneer Plowmaker, a Story about John Deere by David R. Collins
  • The Court of the Stone Children by Eleanor Cameron
  • We’ll Race You, Henry: A Story About Henry Ford by Barbara Mitchell
  • Earthquake! A Story of Old San Francisco by Kathleen Kudlinski 1/24
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 1/26
  • Bully For You, Teddy Roosevelt! by Jean Fritz 1/27
  • The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting 1/29
  • The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting 2/4
  • The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • Irish immigrants in America : an interactive history adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  • Good-bye, Billy Radish by Gloria Skurzynski 2/4
  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry 2/6
  • Hero Over Here by Kathleen V. Kudlinski 2/7
  • A Dog of Flanders by Ouida 2/9
  • Kitty and Mr. Kipling by Lenore Blegvad 2/21
  • The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough 2/21
  • The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
  • Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
  • All Sail Set by Armstrong Sperry
  • Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan
  • Supersonic Saints by John Bytheway
  • The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull 3/5
  • Supersonic Saints 2 by John Bytheway 3/7
  • Dear America: Voyage on the Great Titanic, The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, 1912 by Ellen Emerson White 3/7
  • The Dragon of Lonely Island by Rebecca Rupp 3/9
  • Balto and the Great Race by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
  • The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle 3/14
  • Homesick, My Own Story by Jean Fritz 3/16
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • Man O’War, Best Racehorse Ever by Jennifer Guess McKerley
  • Pearl Harbor is Burning! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski 3/19
  • Ranger’s Apprentice, book 2 The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan 3/22
  • Dear America: The Journal of C. J. Jackson, a Dust Bowl Migrant, 1935
  • Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo 3/28
  • The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong 3/29
  • Coastwatcher by Elise Weston 3/30
  • On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck 4/10
  • The Sinking of the Bismarck by William L. Shirer 4/9
  • Exploring the Bismarck by Robert Ballard 4/
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart 4/19
  • The Victory Garden by Lee Kochenderfer 4/
  • The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  • Fire in the Sky by Candice F. Ransom 4/
  • Discovery at Flint Springs by John R. Erickson 4/
  • War Dog by Martin Booth
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling 5/2
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 3: The Icebound Land by John Flanagan 5/25
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 4: The Battle For Skandia by John Flanagan 4/18
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 5: The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 6/3
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart 6/6
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart 6/9
  • Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes by Ed Butts 6/
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 6/20
  • Escape to West Berlin by Maurine F. Dahlberg 6/27
  • Harry Potter books 1, 2, 3, 4 again
  • The 39 Clues Book 2:
  • The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief
  • The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave
  • The 39 Clues Book 5: The Black Circle
  • Harry Potter 5 (again) 7/14
  • The 39 Clues Book 6: In Too Deep 7/14
  • The 39 Clues Book 7: The Viper’s Nest 7/15
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan 7/16
  • The 39 Clues Book 8: The Emperor’s Code 7/17
  • The 39 Clues Book 9
  • The 39 Clues book 10
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 7: Erak’s Ransom by John Flanagan
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 8: The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 9: Halt’s Peril by John Flanagan 8/6

FIAR Books and go-alongs: (* denotes our favorites)

*The Finest Horse in Town

  • Horses by Gail Gibbons
  • Horses by Seymour Simon
  • *L is for Lobster, a Maine alphabet by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
  • Horse Heroes, True Stories of Amazing Horses
  • The Clock Struck Nine, a Time-Telling Tale by Trudy Harris
  • *Bunny Day, Telling Time from Breakfast to Bedtime by Rick Walton
  • The Ice Horse by Candace Christiansen

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

  • Construction, a First Discovery Book
  • *The Diggers by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Diggers by Derek Zobel
  • B is for Bulldozer, a construction ABC by June Sobel
  • Bodies of Water: Canals
  • The Erie Canal by Lisa Bullard

*They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson

  • The Magic School Bus inside a Beehive
  • Honey in a Hive by Anne Rockwell
  • *Homeplace by Anne Shelby
  • *Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne
  • Who’s Who in My Family by Loreen Leedy

Warm as Wool by Scott Russell Sanders

  • *Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow
  • *”Charlie Needs a Cloak” by Tomie dePaola
  • Grandma Essie’s Covered Wagon by David Williams
  • Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner
  • *Homespun Sarah by Verla Kay

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin

  • *Thank You, Sarah, The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Thanksgiving at Our House by Wendy Watson
  • *The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh
  • *Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness
  • *Across the Wide Dark Sea by Jean Van Leeuwen
  • Thanksgiving is… by Gail Gibbons

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

  • The Story of Snow
  • Snowflake Bentley

The Glorious Flight

  • First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers
  • The Airplane Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
  • *Roman Numerals I to MM by Arthur Geisert
  • Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve Lindburgh
  • To Fly, The Story of the Wright Brothers by Wendie Old

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Owl Moon by Jan Yolen

  • DK Eyewitness Books “Moon”
  • Baby Owl by Aubrey Lang
  • Footprints on the Moon by Mark Haddon
  • The Moon Seems to Change by Franklyn M. Branley
  • Ookpik, The Travels of a Snowy Owl by Bruce Hiscock

*All Those Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

  • not-quite-so-easy Origami by Mary Meinking
  • Looking at Japan by Jillian Powell
  • Japan in Colors by Sara Louise Kras
  • The Bicycle Man by Allen Say

*A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert

  • “Charlie Needs a Cloak” by Tomie dePaola
  • Blackberry Booties by Tricia Gardella
  • Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow
  • *Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep by Teri Sloat
  • *How a Shirt Grew in the Field by Konstantin Ushinsky, adapted from the Russian by Marguerita Rudolph
  • Sheep by Sara Swan Miller
  • See How They Grow: LAMB
  • Looking at Germany

The Duchess Bakes A Cake

  • The Giant Jam Sandwich
  • Knights in Shining Armor by Gail Gibbons
  • The Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake
  • Stephen Biesty’s Castles
  • Usborne The Great Castle Search
  • Kingfisher Castles
  • A MAZE ing Adventures: Storming a Castle
Night of the Moonjellies by Mark Shasha
  • The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow
  • Yankee Doodle Numbers, a Connecticut Number Book by Elissa D. Grodin
  • N is for Nutmeg, a Connecticut Alphabet by Elissa D. Grodin
  • Jellyfish by Judy Wearing
  • Dollars and Cents for Harriet by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
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