Good morning everyone! We took a much-needed Internet break yesterday but we’re back today with our homeschool reading list for this year!
We’ve always encouraged early reading in our family, so regular family reading sessions are pretty normal around here. With this school year, though, we wanted to branch out into more varied kinds of writing and into books that deal with more serious topics so that we could stimulate discussion among the kids.
This is not a complete list of all the books we’ll be reading this year. These are the books that we’ll be focusing on for unit studies by adding activities, field trips, and discussions. Stay tuned to see how we base our lessons on these and other great books!
4. Ernestine & Amanda by Sandra Belton
5. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Sterling Illustrated Classics)
6. Another Way to Dance by Martha Southgate
7. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
8. The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 by Gertrude Chandler Warner
9. Chevrolet Saturdays by Candy Dawson Boyd (A Puffin Novel)
10. What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
For Pooh and Roo:
1. Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles – Think of That! by Leo and Denise Dillon (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)
2. Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea and Brian Pinkney
3. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
4. Africa Brothers And Sisters by Virginia Kroll and Vanessa French
5. Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes by Floyd Cooper
6. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
7. Masai and I by Virginia Kroll
8. Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney (Reading Rainbow Book)
9. Kelly in the Mirror by Martha Vertreace
10. Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Abridged by Chris Van Wyk
11. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. (Classic Board Books)
12. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
13. Lola at the Library by Anna Mcquinn
14. For the Love of the Game: Michael Jordan and Me by Eloise Greenfield (Trophy Picture Books)
15. Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad by Pamela Duncan Edwards
16. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
17. The Best Bug to Be by Dolores Johnson
18. Horton Hears A Who! by Dr. Seuss
19. Alvin Ailey by Andrea Pinkney
20. Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children by Wade Hudson
Do you work from a reading list with your kids? Are there any books in particular you’re looking forward to this year? Feel free to share them with us in the comments!