Some of our favorite read-aloud books from this past year


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I mentioned earlier this week that I would do a post with some of our favorite books we read aloud this past year.  We LOVE our read-aloud time in the afternoon!  Each year as I plan school for the coming year, I make a list of all the books I want to read to the kids during our afternoon read-aloud time – historical books, good literature, and just good Godly books that we can learn from.  I make out my list in my Intentional Planner and file it under the Homeschool: Reading List tab.  Then I just select a book and we start reading through it one, two, (or more depending on if we can stop!) chapters a day until we are done.   When completed, I check it off my list, fill in the date completed, and select another one.  It really is amazing how many books we can read through in a year.  Why don’t you give it a try?  Start this summer…make a list of some books you want to read and start right in!  Below are most of the books we read this past year….we enjoyed them all!  Just click on the covers for more information on each book.  Enjoy!

Viking Tales – This is a reprint of an old book but my sons really enjoyed this one!

Benjamin Franklin by Ingri D’Aulaire – We LOVED all these books by Ingri D’Aulaire!

George Washington by Ingri D’Aulaire

Buffalo Bill by Ingri D’Aulaire

Paddle to the Sea – Another wonder “living” book…loved it!

By the Shores of Silver Lake – We have read all the Little House series, but we decided to re-read this one this past year.

We Were There at the Battle of Lexington and Concord – We really enjoyed the “We Were There” series that I bought at our local library book sale.  I got a whole grocery sack full of them for only $5!

We Were There When Washington Won at Yorktown

Mary Mapes Dodge – Jolly Girl – This is one of the Childhood of Famous America books…excellent series!

The Story of Louisa May Alcott – I got several of these “The Story of …” series at our library book sale as well…excellent!

We Were There When Grant Met Lee in Appomattox

Molly Pitcher – Girl Patriot

York Proceeded On – Written by a homeschool mom, we enjoyed this one too!

We Were There on the Santa Fe Trail

Meet Thomas Jefferson – ALL the Landmark books are good!

Anne of Green Gables – A classic we enjoyed reading together.

We have really enjoyed this series…good wholesome Godly reading!

The Missionary Adventures of Bob and Arty – Vol. 1

The Missionary Adventures of Bob and Arty – Vol. 2

The Missionary Adventures of Bob and Arty – Vol. 3

The Missionary Adventures of Bob and Arty – Vol. 4

Anne of Avonlea

The Shepherd’s Prayer – We enjoyed reading this one in December last year.  It gave us a whole new perspective on what the shepherds must have gone through.

Teddy’s Button – Another classic that we re-read this past year.

The Farm Mystery Series – Weighty Matters – We have read several in the “Farm Mystery Series” and have really enjoyed them.  Just some more great Godly stories to read together.

The Basket of Flowers – Wow!  I had never read this book before and really enjoyed it!  I actually read myself, then read it aloud to the kids it was so good.  So many valuable lessons to learn from this book!

Black Beauty – Another classic that my younger ones enjoyed this past year.


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3 Comments

  1. Thanks for the suggestions. We just read Paddle to the Sea and really enjoyed it. It's a quick read and my 3 and 4 year old liked it. We are working through the Little House Series and planning on reading Black Beauty soon too.
  2. Thanks for the suggestions. We just read Paddle to the Sea. Very interesting read since we live in Wisconsin. We are also working through the Little House Series. My boys love it. Planning on reading Black Beauty soon too!

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