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2008/09 Reading List

August 28, 2008

To be added to throughout the year–


  • Redwall by Brian Jacques (audiobook)
  • Stone Fox (audiobook)
  • The Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthia Rylant (audiobook)
  • The Salamander Room (FIAR)
  • The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco (FIAR)
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Read aloud)
  • The Whipping Boy (audiobook)
  • How and Why Stories from Around the World (audiobook)
  • Baba Yaga
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (audiobook)
  • How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman (FIAR)
  • Sherlock Holmes for children (audiobook)
  • Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques (audiobook)
  • Puss in Boots illus. by Fred Marcellino 10/17
  • The Beautiful Butterfly, a folktale from Spain retold by Judy Sierra 10/6
  • The Three Golden Oranges by Alma Flor Ada 10/6
  • Ali, Child of the Desert by Jonathan London 9/16
  • The Pumpkin Runner by Marsha Diane Arnold 9/23
  • Maui and the Sun-a Maori Tale 9/25
  • East O’ The Sun and West O’ The Moon by P. J. Lynch 10/23
  • Yo, Vikings by Judith Byron Schachner 10/20
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 10/23 (audiobook)
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl 11/18 (audiobook)
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (audiobook)
  • The Moffats by Eleanor Estes (audiobook)
  • Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (audiobook) 1/1
  • Clown of God by Tomie DePaola (FIAR) 12/12
  • Wee Gillis (FIAR) 12/15
  • Raisel’s Riddle by Erica Silverman 1/5
  • The Rabbi Who Flew by Renate Dollinger 1/5
  • Africa Calling, nighttime falling by Daniel Adlerman 1/6
  • The Gifts of Wali Dad, a tale of India and Pakistan, retold by Aaron Shepard 1/8
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (audiobook)
  • The Rumor, a Jataka Tale from India by Jan Thornhill 1/19
  • Cat and Rat, The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young 1/22
  • Two of Everything by lily Toy Hong 1/22
  • In the Heart of the Village, The World of the Indian Banyan Tree by Barbara Bash 1/22
  • Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown 1/23
  • Yeh-Shen, A Cinderella Story from China retold by Ai-Ling Louie 1/26
  • Lon  Po Po, a Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young 1/26
  • Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci 1/26
  • The Crane Wife retold by Odds Bodkin 1/30
  • Little Oh by Laura Krauss Melmed 1/30
  • In the Moonlight Mist by Daniel San Souci 1/30
  • Mr. Pak Buys a Story by Carol Farley 1/30
  • Liang and the Magic Paintbrush by Demi 2/6
  • Bitter Dumplings by Jeanne M. Lee 2/6
  • The Khan’s Daughter by Laurence Yep 2/10

A’s Personal Reading:

  • Billy and Blaze by C. W. Anderson
  • Blaze and the Forest Fire by C. W. Anderson
  • Blaze and Thunderbolt by C. W. Anderson
  • Blaze Shows the Way by C. W. Anderson
  • Blaze and the Mountain Lion by C. W. Anderson
  • Blaze and the Lost Quarry by C. W. Anderson
  • Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony by C. W. Anderson
  • The Trumpet of the Swan
  • The Bite of the Gold Bug: a story of the Alaskan gold rush by Barthe DeClements
  • Bearskin by Howard Pyle
  • The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith 10/3
  • A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith 11/11
  • The Invisible Dog by Dick King-Smith 11/16
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl 11/24
  • Babe The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith 12/24
  • 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie DePaola 12/26
  • Charlie Muffin’s Miracle Mouse by Dick King-Smith 12/28
  • Here We All Are by Tomie DePaola 12/29
  • On My Way by Tomie DePaola 12/31
  • Titus Rules! by Dick King-Smith 1/2
  • Chester Cricket’s Pigeon Ride by George Selden 1/3
  • George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl 1/4
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 1/5
  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl 1/7
  • Along Came a Dog by Meindert DeJong 1/9
  • The Golden Goose by Dick King-Smith 1/18
  • Bambi by Felix Salten 1/23
  • Three Terrible Trins by Dick King-Smith 1/24
  • The Merman by Dick King-Smith 1/25
  • The Roundhill by Dick King-Smith 1/26
  • Clever Duck by Dick King-Smith 1/27
  • Martin’s Mice by Dick King-Smith 1/28
  • The Minpins by Roald Dahl 1/29
  • Mysterious Miss Slade by Dick King-Smith 1/29
  • Mouse Noses on Toast by Daren King 1/29
  • The School Mouse by Dick King-Smith 1/30
  • The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting 2/1
  • Sophie is Seven by Dick King-Smith 2/2
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 2/9
  • Kat and the Emperor’s Gift 2/10
  • Marco? Polo! by Jon Scieszka 2/11

C’s Personal Reading

  • Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel 12/12
  • Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel 12/15
  • My First Book of the Very First Christmas 12/10
  • Who is Coming to our House? by Joseph Slate 12/30
  • Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant 12/31
  • Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel 12/31
  • Snow Bears  1/5 
  • Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel 1/8
  • Poppleton and Friends by Cynthia Rylant 1/12
  • Uncle Elephant by Arnold Lobel 1/13
  • Here Comes the Snow by Angela Shelf Medearis 1/19
  • Poppleton Everyday by Cynthia Rylant 1/19
  • Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel 1/23
  • Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant 1/29
  • Poppleton in Winter by Cynthia Rylant 1/30
  • The Alphabet Keeper by Mary Murphy 1/29
  • Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel 2/2
  • Quick, Quack, Quick by Marsha Arnold 2/10
  • Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days by Cynthia Rylant 2/10

Medieval History Literature:

  • The Hero Beowulf 8/21
  • Celtic Memories
  • Across a Dark and Wild Sea by Don Brown 8/25
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight wordsby Selina Hastings 8/28
  • Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady retold by Selina Hastings 8/28
  • The Legend of Saint Nicholas by Demi 9/4
  • Selections from Odin’s Family, Myths of the Vikings retold by Neil Philip 10/21
  • Saint George and the Dragon retold by Margaret Hodges 11/14
  • A Medieval Feast by Aliki 11/14
  • Till Year’s Good End by W. Nikola-Lisa 11/14
  • Castle Diary, the Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page by Richard Platt
  • The Foolish Men of Agra and other tales of Mogul India retold by Rina Singh 1/19
  • Marco Polo, His Notebook by Susan L. Roth 2/6

History Nonfiction and Geography:

  • The Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages by Susan Wise Bauer
  • I am Eastern Orthodox by Philemon D. Sevastiades 9/2
  • Australia ABCs by Sarah Heiman 9/23
  • Count Your Way through the Arab World by Jim Haskins 10/14
  • Castle Under Siege 10/12
  • Count Your Way Through Japan by Jim Haskins 1/30


  • Muhammed by Demi 9/8
  • Ten Kings and the worlds they ruled by Milton Meltzer
    • Charlemagne
  • Famous Men of the Middle Ages
    • Clovis
    • Charles Martel and Pepin
  • Eric the Red by Neil Grant 10/23
  • Leif the Lucky by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire 10/21
  • Sundiata, Lion King of Mali by David Wisniewski 1/6
  • Marco Polo by Demi 2/5

Science Nonfiction:

  • You’re Aboard Spaceship Earth 8/19
  • Earth by Seymour Simon 8/21
  • Salamanders by Emery and Durga Bernhard 8/21
  • Day Light, Night Light by Franklyn M. Branley 8/28
  • What Makes Day and Night by Franklyn M. Branley 8/28
  • Sunshine Makes the Seasons by Franklyn M. Branley 8/29
  • Down Comes the Rain by Franklyn M. Branley 9/5
  • Honey in a Hive by Anne Rockwell 9/9
  • Hurricanes by Seymour Simon 9/18
  • Tornadoes by Seymour Simon 9/20
  • Earthquakes by Franklyn M. Branley 9/24
  • Earthquakes by Ellen J. Prager 9/26
  • Earthquakes by Seymour Simon 9/26
  • The Frog Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta 9/27
  • Caves, Hidden World 10/7
  • Caves by Larry Dane Brimner 10/7
  • Caves and Caverns by Gail Gibbons 10/9
  • Volcanoes by Franklyn M. Branley 10/23
  • How Mountains are Made by Kathleen Weidner-Zoehfeld 1/22
  • I am the Ocean by Suzanna Marshak 2/9
  • Under the Sea by Angela Royston 2/9
2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2008 8:11 am

    The Blaze books are well-loved over here! It was just what was needed to get my nephew into reading books on his own.

  2. September 3, 2008 3:45 pm

    i’ll have to check out those blaze books for henry.

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