April 26, 2005

April Reading List

Frog Alphabet, The - Pallotta, Jerry
Dinosaur Alphabet, The - Pallotta, Jerry
Birthday for Frances, A - Hoban, Russell
Loony Little - Aston, Dianna
Uncommon Traveller: Mary Kingsley in Africa - Brown, Don
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type - Cronin, Doreen
Goodnight Moon - Brown, Margaret Wise
Angelina Ballerina - Holabord, Katherine
Bear Stays Up = Wilson, Karma
Bear Wants More - Wilson, Karma

Where the Wild Things Are - Sendak, Maurice
House for Hermit Crab, A - Carle, Eric
Roley and the Rock Star - Bob the Builder
Animal Noises: CopyCats - Powell, Richard
Three Streeetchy Frogs - Bentley, Dawn
Good King Wenceslas: A Legend in Music and Pictures - Newland, Mary Reed
Angelina's Birthday - Holabird, Katherine
Hop Frog - Chrustowski, Rick
Legend of the Kite, The: A Stroy of China - Hong, Chen Jiang
Kites - Demi

I'm Kaitlyn: I Have Important Jobs to Do - Bowman, Crystal
Giggle, Giggle Quack - Cronin, Doreen
Knots on a Counting Rope - Martin, Bill Jr
Kitaq Goes Ice Fishing - Nicolai, Margaret
Grandpa Toad's Secrets - Kasza, Keiko
Duck for President - Cronin, Doreen
Time for Bed - Fox, Mem
It's Spring - Berger, Samantha
Every Day and Sunday - Peck, Kathryn
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight - Yolen, Jane

Frog and Toad Treasury - Lobel, Arnold
Jack and the Beanstalk - Wells, Rosemary
Paper Bag Princess, The - Munsch, Robert
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon - Lovell, Patti
Hooray for You: A Celebration of Youness - Richmond, Marianne
Today I Feel Silly - Curtis, Jamie Lee
On Morning Wings - Lindbergh, Reeve
Bible ABC - Metaxas, Eric
Jump Frog Jump - Kalan, Robert
Love - Moncure, Jane Belk

Frogs: Leaping Amphibians - Schaefer, Lola
Look What Came From Japan - Harvey, Miles
Jennies Hat - Keats, Ezra Jack
Olivia - Falconer, Ian
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Froggie Went a Courtin - Trapani, Liz
Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See - Carle, Eric
Jackrabbit - London, Johnathen
James and the Rain - Kuskin, Karla
Where are you Going? To See My Friend - Carle, Eric

Merry Christmas Space Ranger - Toy Story II
Anakin to the Rescue - Venn, Cecilia
Skwalker Family Albulm, The - Alfonsi, Alice
Tuesday - Weisner, David
Animal Noises: Copy Cats - Powell, Richard
Good Morning Good Night Mitchell, Melanie
Tree is a Plant, A - Bulla, Clyde
Big Jimmy's KKumKau Chinese Take Out - Lewin, Ted
Uncle Jed's Barbershop - Mitchell, Margaree
Bernal and Florinda - Kimmel, Eric

Halibut Jackson - Lucas, David
Three Stre-e-etchy Frogs - Bentley, Dawn
Pumpkin Pie - Ziefert, Harriet
If You Hopped Like a Frog - Schwartz, David
Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book - Kirk, David
Curious George Takes a Job - Rey, HA
Frog and Toad are Friends - Loberl, Arnold
Frog and Toad all year round - Lobel, Arnold
How Many Veggies - Vischer, Phil
Quick as a Cricket - Wood, Audrey

Jeremy Fisher - Potter, Beatrix
Time For Bed - Fox, Mem
Big Red Barn - Brown, Margaret Wise
Touch and Feel Kitten - DK Publishing
It's Spring - Berger, Samantha
Tigger's Breakfast - Milne, AA (adapted)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight - Yolen, Jane
Touch and Feel Bible Stories - Larson, Beverly
Paper Bag Princess, The - Munsch, Robert
Ribbon Rescue - Munsch, Robert

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon - Lovell, Patty
Daisy and the Egg - Simmons, Jane
God Made All the Colors - Lion Publishing
June 29, 1999 - Weisner, David
Deep in the Jungle - Yaccarino, Dan

Rhiannon Reads
Duck for President - Cronin, Doreen
Kites: Magic Wishes that Fly Up To The Sky - Demi
On Mother's Lap - Scott, Ann Herbert
Guess How Much I Love You - McBratney, Sam
Storybook of Dick and Jane and Friends
Secret Garden, The - Burnett, Frances Hodgson (great illustrated adaptation)
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof - Beeler, Selby
Eating the Alphabet - Elhert, Lois
Sping Words - Moncure, Jane Belk
Miss Rumphius - Cooney, Barbara

Stone Soup - Brown, Marcia
Magical Ballet Slippers, The - Ellsworth, Nick
My Mom is Great - Goldsack, Gaby
The Little Mermaid - Disney
Beauty and the Beast - Disney
Journey, The - Stewart, Sarah
Jimmy's Boa Bounces Back - Noble, Trinka
Best Dad in the Sea - Finding Nemo
Legend of the Kite, The - Hong, CHen Jiang
Child's World of Joy, The - Moncure, Jane Belk

Seasons ABC - Whitehouse, Patricia

In Progress
Rainbow, Dictionary, The - Wright, Wendell
Picture Bible, The - Hoth, Iva

Mommy Reads
Little Children - Perrotta, Tom (started in March finished in April)
Debt Proof Your Life - Hunt, Mary
Blue Like Jazz - Miller, Donald
The Right Man : The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush - Frum, David
Reading Group, The - Noble, Elizabeth
Walk Away the Pounds - Sansone, Leslie (partial read)
Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning - Andreola, Karen (in progress)

Last updated: April 26, 2005


  1. Hi Tenn- I love reading your blog. I look at it almost everyday. I am curious what resources you used when teaching Rhiannon to read. My son just turned 5 and he knows all of the letters phonetically and can write them all, however, I am trying to make a decision on where to go from here. I followed abeka's k-4 guidelines for learning phonics but not very closely, I really prefer a more eclectic style. Rhiannon seems to be reading wonderfully, just curious on your method!
    Thanks for the great posts!
    Rachel in Ga.

  2. Rachel,

    We played a lot of letter games and obviously we read alot. She was read to out loud all the time and I think that makes the biggest difference.

    We also liked Phonics Pathways and the Bob Books. I checked the bob books out of our local library a few times and tried them several times before she was ready to really read them once I could tell she was using them I bought a set. I also really liked Primary Phonics Readers. We probably spent about a month on bob books, a month on primary phonics and then she graduated to Dr Suess and it seems it all just feel into place from there.

    I would say I was pretty eclectic too, those were the primary resources I used but we used them losely. I was mostly sensitive to her desires. At one point she said to me "Mommy I don't want to do phonics can I read two books instead?" Who was I to argue and we put the phonics down for awhile and just read for a bit. Then she realized she could not sound everything out and she asked to go back to daily phonics herself.

    Rhiannon is ready very well, it amazes me actually. She loves to do it and it is a gift of hers. She can read things I did not think she could. Last week she read the Classic Illustrated version of the Secret Garden and loved it. She wants to start reading the Chronicles of Narnia now.

    If he already has his letters and sounds down I might try the bob books or primary phonics. Pick up a few different things from the library and see what gels with you. Another good online source is http://www.starfall.com/