January 26, 2005

January Reading List

Black Beauty - Sewell Anna
Why Do Horses Neigh - Holub Joan
Bedtime for Frances - Hoban, Russell
Quick as a Cricket - Wood, Audrey
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go - Scarry, Richard
Robots: The Movie Storybook - Egan, Kate
Alice the Fairy - Shannon, David
Wishes do Come True - Capalija Ann Marie
Amelia Bedeilia - Parish, Peggy
Peter Pan - Barrie, JM (classical illustrated adaptation)

Frog and Toad are Friends - Lobel, Arnold
Frog and Toad Together - Lobel, Arnold
Shapes - Sparkly Board Book
Horses Wear Shoes: I Wonder Why - Kingfisher
My H SoundBox - Moncure, Jane Belk
Casey's New Hat - Gardella, Tricia
Horses - Klingel, Cynthia
One Gaping Wide-Mouthed Hopping Frog - Tryon, Leslie
I am Not Going to Get Up Today - Dr Suess
Sun Girl and the Moon Boy, The: A Korean Folktale - Choi, Yangsook

Wide Mouthed Frog, The - Faulkner, Keith
Clifford's Puppy Days - Bridwell, Norman
Clifford Gets a Job - Bridwell, Norman
Disney Princess CD Storybook - (includes Little Mermaid Cinderella, SnowWhite and Beauty and the Beast)
Empty Pot, The - Demi
Hygeine and Good Health - Gray, Shirley
Hershey's Kisses Addition Book - Pallotta, Jerry
Napping House, The - Wood, Audrey and Don
Horse Show - Hayden, Kate
How Do Dinosaurs Say GoodNight - Yolen, Jane

Wish-For Dinosaur, A - Moncure, Jane Belk
Good Morning, Good Night - Mitchell, Melanie
On Mother's Lap - Scott, Ann Herbert
Harvest Home - Yolen, Jane
Haystack- Geisert, Bonnie
Abuela - Dorros, Arthur
Helen Keller - Klingel, Cynthia
House in the Mail, The - Wells, Rosemary and Tom
Sky Hops and Belly Flops - Barber, Lynda
Harvest Time - Waters, Jennifer

Helen at Home and the Letter H - Klingel, Cynthia
Little Red Hen, The - Zemach, Margot
China - Pluckrose, Henry
Hippos - Markert, Jenny
Touch and Feel Kitten - Dk Publishing
Playing Poohsticks Milne, AA (adapted)
God Made all the Colors - Lion Publishing
Blessings Everywhere - Mackall, Dandi
Your Heart - DeGezelle, Terri
Welcome from China - Waterlow, China

Owl Babies - Waddell, Martin
Owls: Wild Birds of Prey - Kops, Deborah
Owl and the Pussycat, The - Lear, Edward
Owls - the Silent Hunters - Miller, Sara
Owl Moon - Yolen, Jane
Helen Keller - Walker, Pamela
China: Enchantment of World History to 1949 - McLenighan, Valjean (read portions)
Little House on the Prairie - Wilder, Laura Ingalls (in progress)
Touch and Feel Pets - DK Publishing
Oso pardo Oso pardo que vas ahi? - Martin Jr, Bill

Where the wild Things are - Sendak, Maurice
Bear Snores On - Wilson, Karma
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See - Martin Jr, Bill
Home safety - Raatma, Lucia
You are Special - Lucado, Max
Stellaluna - Cannon, Janell
Little Sibu - Grindley, Sally
Animal Lives - The Frog - Kitchen, Bert
Curious George's Dream - Rey HA
If You Give a Moose a Muffin - Numeroff, Laura

Jesse Bear What Will You Wear - Carlstrom, Nancy White
Blessings Everywhere - Mackall, Dandi
Kisses - Szekeres, Cyndy
God Made all the Colors - Lion Publishing
Mother Goose - My First Treasury
Runaway Bunny, The - Brown, Margaret Wise
I'm Gonna Like Me - Curtis, Jamie Lee
Quick as a Cricket - Wood, Audrey
Hooray for You - Richmond, Marianne
My Favorite Book - Good Will Publishers

God Made you Special - Metaxes, Eric
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melom - Lovell, Patty
Best of All - Lucado, Max
Library, The - Stewart, Sarah
Pocketfull of Kisses, A - Penn, Audrey

Reads in Progress:
By the Shores of the Silver Lake - Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Farmer Boy - Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Tell me the Story of Jesus - Beers, V. Gilbert

Rhiannon's Reads

Owl at Home - Lobel, Arnold
You Read to Me and I'll Read to You
GingerBread Man, The - (retold by Roxanna Marino Knapp)
Little Red Riding Hood - (retold by Roxanna Marino Knapp)
Three Billy Goats Gruff, The - (retold by Roxanna Marino Knapp)
Friendship, Garden, The - Walt Disney Winnie the Pooh
I'm Gonna Like Me - Curtis, Jamie Lee
Clifford's Good Deeds - Bridwell, Norman
When I was LIttle - Curtis, Jamie Lee
Green Eggs and Han - Dr Suess

Shoe: Sound of SH - Ballard, Peg
This and That: Sound of TH - Ballard, Peg
Word Bird Makes words with Hen - Moncure, Jane Belk
Home Tools - Snyder, Inez
Hamsters - Klingel, Cynthia
Father Bear Comes Home - Minarik, Else Holmelund
Froggy Goes to School - London, Jonathan
Honesty - Kyle, Kathryn
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea - Peck, Jan
Company's Going - Yorinks Arthur

Bear Wants More - Wilson, Karma
LIttle Bird and the Moon Sandwich - Berkowitz, Linda
Bear Stays Up - Wilson, Karma
Arthur's Family Vacation - Brown
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies - Numeroff Laura
Story of Jonah The - Wickenden, Nadine
Good-Night Owl - Hutchins, Pat
Owl and the Pussycat The - lear, Edward
Bear Snores On - Wilson, Karma
It's Hard to be five - Curtis, Jamie Lee

Frog and Toad are Friends - Lobel, Arnold
Frog and Toad Together - Lobel, Arnold
Frog and Toad All Year - Lobel, Arnold
Hockey - Klingel, Cynthia
Homes Around the World - Hall Margaret
Little Bear's Visit - Minarik, Else Holmelund
Snowy Day, The - Keats, Ezra Jack
Love You Forever - Munsch, Robert
What If the Zebra's Lost Their Stripes - Reitano, John
Tiny Seed The - Carle, Eric

Put Me in the Zoo - Dr Suess

Mommy Reads
Anna Karenina - Tolstoy, Leo
Christmas Promise, A - Kinkade, Thomas
Debt Proof Your Life - Hunt, Mary
Jedi Trial - Sherman, David
Reptile Room, The - Snickett, Lemony

Last Updated Jan 26, 2005


  1. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Kristen loved Black Beauty. One of her all time favorite books.-Missy

  2. Please tell me this is your list to read and that you haven't read all this in 6 days. (I'm a little intimidated.)

    BTW, I'm Julia and I found your blog on WTM website.

  3. With the exception of the mommy reads, yes we have read these. But keep in mind these are children's storybooks and short for the most part. Rhiannon needs to read a book a day or a number of pages from a longer book. Black Beauty and Peter Pan we were able to read primarily because I am sick and have been doing little else, they are also adapted versions and probably only about 100-150 pages of reading each.

    That being said we do read aloud quite a bit between one to three hours a day all added up I would say. As I have younger kids some of our books are short. I typically will read between 2-6 storybooks per day and several chapters from a larger book. But we love to read here.

    As for the mommy reads they are all in progress. I can never read one book at a time. I am working through Purpose Driven Life slowly one chapter a day as recommended. I am listening to Built to Last on tape in the car. Anna Karenina while I love it is hard to read for long periods of time so that one will take me several months I think. The money management ones are my non fiction and Christmas Story is the one I pick up when I want to read a lot and quick.


  4. Wow. I do have to say that I'm intimidated. I don't know how you get anything else done reading all of those books! I'm amazed!

    How do you keep track? Do you just write them all down as you read them?

    Your blog is so organized...I'm always amazed by how much you seem to get done. Where do you get your energy???

  5. Thicket Dweller,

    We read several times a day and it is not neccesarily for long periods of time in my mind - though for others it might be. We generally read between one to two hours a day. We might also listen to some audio books from time to time as well.

    As for my energy - I am tired often, LOL! We have made some pretty concious and intentional choices as parents about how to spend our time and energy and that gives me more time to read to my kids.

    I have streamlined many areas of my life and we also do not watch television which opens up large chunks of time in comparison to mamy other families I know. I will read to my older kids while I nurse my younger child, I will have my daughter do her read alouds to me while I fold laundry or prepare meals, we read before naps and bed and usually sometime in the morning. I try to never say no when asked to read a book (though for pratical reasons I do need to say no sometimes) and my kids look to books as entertainment and a source of enjoyment. Of course my husband and I do as well.

    The reality is I am good at reading to my kids but I have other areas I am not as good at. I don't like to do science projects and art projects often, and we do them maybe once a week or so. I am not a run around outside mom. And I will almost always choose to read rather than play with my kids. There are advantages to this and their are downsides. But we are a reading family.


  6. Your suggestions are inspiring. We don't watch television, either, except for the Little House on the Prairie DVDs and other occasional movies. But we're definitely not bound by television. We do a lot of cooking and baking, playing and cleaning, writing and talking, and my kids are involved in things like choir and volunteer work, so it's kind of hard to stick around home and sit still long enough to read. But to read while I'm nursing, or to have someone read while I'm doing laundry are good ideas. We usually have in-depth conversations and book reviews while I'm doing those things.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Very inspiring.

  7. Have you done any lesson plans with The house in the mail. If so can you tell me what you did?