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Read Around the Year Booklist

I was very hesitant to include a booklist with this book. By their very nature, lists are limited. Fortunately, good literature is limitless. However, we have to begin to choose somewhere. This list is intended to be such a beginning. With the list below, the parent educator can apply the principles outlined in this book. She can begin to craft and to plan a curriculum tailored for her children. The list is designed to offer both structure and freedom.

In the third through eighth grade years, care was taken to include at least one living science book and one saint’s biography or book of a spiritual nature in each month. At least one book in every month is marked with an asterix to indicate a science theme. Books which are saints’ stories or spiritual reading are marked with a cross. Most can, and should, be read aloud to the entire family. Everyone can benefit from them. As much as possible, saints’ stories are organized according to feast days or historical themes.

All of these books open doors to further inquiry. Each month is a loosely organized, self-contained study. It is up to the discretion of the parent educator to decide whether or not to use all the books in any given month. For some books, the child will only read and narrate. For others, you may spend the entire month (or more) exploring further the themes presented. Don’t rush; give the child plenty of time to dwell on the subject and to make connections. Allow him time and space to become intimate with the authors and the characters. Perhaps you will plan to cover this booklist in ten years, instead of nine.

Remember, this is a booklist, not a curriculum. You will write the curriculum. I think it would be impossible to adequately cover every book listed for any given year. There are many, many choices here. There are also many books which are not on the list but which would make excellent food for thought. The books here are rich and varied; great springboards for all sorts of interesting studies. A Book of Centuries and a Science Notebook will be necessary organizing tools to help bring the big picture into clear focus.

Over the next few years, it is my intent to write guides to go with each book, offering suggestions for how to use the books in a "real books, home learning" setting. I will be working with Willa Ryan and MacBeth Derham, both of whom you have met through their insightful quotes which are sprinkled liberally throughout the pages of the book. As you share these books with your children, I invite you to write to me and let me know how you have used them.

Blessings!

Elizabeth Foss

P. S.  Some have asked why books on the list, especially science books for older children, contain evolutionary content.  Click here to find out why.


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Click to your area of interest or child's reading list by year:

Philosophical Resources

Resources for Research

Kindergarten through Second Grade

Year 1 (K-2)

Year 2 (K-2)

Year 3 (K-2)

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8


 

Resources For Further Study

As I have explored the themes in the following books with my children, certain resources have proven helpful time and time again. While this is just a short list and by no means exhaustive, it is nice to have these books readily available to answer questions and provide further food for thought. As with any reference books available, discretion must be used to weed out objectionable presentations of the facts. That is all part of the learning experience!

 

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Philosophical Resources

 

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Resources for Research and Answering the Inevitable Children’s Questions:

The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Butler’s Lives of the Saints
Saints of The Church: A Teacher’s Guide To The Vision Books (Allen)

 


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Kindergarten through Second Grade

Stories for Narration: The child narrates orally and Mom keyboards and prints. The child illustrates and the narrations are gathered into a book:

Kindergarten: The Beginner’s Bible (Henley)

First Grade: The Children’s Book of Virtues, The Children’s Book of America, The Children’s Book of Heroes, The Children's Book of Faith (Bill Bennett, Michael Hague)

Second Grade: Sister Wendy’s Book of Saints (Becket) Once Upon a Time Saints (Pochoki), More Once Upon a Time Saints (Pochoki)

Any of the following three lists can be used with children who are in Kindergarten through second grade.

Year 1 (K-2)

September

Illustrator Michael Hague

The 23rd Psalm

The Velveteen Rabbit

Aesop’s Fables

Alphabears

October

Audrey Wood

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear

The Napping House

Balloonia

Silly Sally

November

When I Was Young in the Mountains (Rylant)

Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds (Rylant)

The Rag Coat (Mills)

N C Wyeth’s Pilgrim’s (San Souci)

beginning of the de Paola Christmas unit printed in Chapter Seven

December

de Paola Christmas unit

January

end of de Paola Christmas unit

A New Coat for Anna (Ziefert)

Owl Moon (Yolen)

Stopping By Woods on A Snowy Evening (Frost/Jeffers)

Bear (Schoenherr)

February

Allen Say

Grandfather’s Journey

Under the Cherry Blossoms

Emma’s Rug

Allison

The Bicycle Man

Tea With Milk

How My Parents Learned to Eat

March

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Grouchy Ladybug

The Very Lonely Firefly

The Very Quiet Cricket

April

Beatrix Potter

The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit

May

Miss Rumphius (Cooney)

Storm in The Night (Stolz)

All Those Secrets of the World (Yolen)

Mirette on the High Wire/Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagara Falls (McCully)

June

Peter Spier

The Star Spangled Banner

Circus!

People

Noah’s Ark

July/ August

Robert McClosky

Blueberries for Sal

Lentil

Make Way for Ducklings

Time of Wonder

One Morning in Maine

Burt Dow, Deep Water Man

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Year 2 (K-2)

September

Duffy and the Devil (Rumpelstiltskin) (Zemach)

Rapunzel (Zelinsky)

The Sleeping Beauty (Schart Hyman)

Little Red Riding Hood (Schart Hyman)

October

Goldilocks and The Three Bears (Brett)

Thumbelina (Jeffers)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Jarell/Burkert)

Snow White and Rose Red (Cooney)

Cinderella (Marcia Brown)

Three Billy Goats Gruff (Galdone)

November

Fables (Lobel)

The Aesop for Children (Winter)

December

The Miracle of Saint Nicholas (Whelan)

The Donkey’s Dream (Berger)

The Legend of the Candy Cane (Walburg)

Polar Express (Van Allsburg)

Christmas Trolls (Brett)

January

Jan Brett

The Mitten

Fritz and The Beautiful Horses

Trouble With Trolls

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

The First Dog

February

The Snowy Day (Keats)

Warm As Wool (Sanders)

Katy and The Big Snow (Burton)

Daniel’s Duck (Bulla)

March

Hush Little Baby (Zemach)

Hush Little Baby (Aliki)

Hush Little Baby (Long)

All The Pretty Horses (Jeffers)

London Bridge Is Falling Down (Spier)

April

Max Lucado

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

The Crippled Lamb

Because I Love You

You Are Special

May

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Moss )

Stone Soup (il Marcia Brown)

Drummer Hoff (Emberly)

Saint George and The Dragon (Hodges)

June

Thy Friend, Obadiah (Turkle)

Chanticleer and The Fox (Cooney)

Madeline (Bemelmans)

Rain Makes Applesauce (Scheer)

July

The Story About Ping (Flack/Weise)

At the Beach/In the Park/ In the Snow (Huy Voun Lee)

Lon Po Po (Young)

The Five Chinese Brothers (Bishop/Weise)

Maples in the Mist (Minfong Ho)

August

Johnny Appleseed (Kellogg)

John Henry (Keats)

Story of Paul Bunyan (Emberly)

Pecos Bill (Kellogg)

Brer Rabbit and His Tricks (Gorey)

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Year 3 (K-2)

September

Jill Barkelm: Brambly Hedge

Autumn Story

Spring Story

Sea Story

The High Hills

October

How to Make An Apple Pie and See The World (Priceman)

Winnie the Pooh (Milne)

The Story of Saint Francis and Saint Patrick and Christopher (de Paola)

November

Gerald McDermott

Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Tale

Coyote: A Trickster Tale From The American Southwest

Daniel O’Rourke: An Irish Tale

Papagayo The Mischief Maker

December

A Christmas Story (Wildsmith)

This is The Star (Dunbar)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Suess)

The Legend of the Christmas Rose (Hooks)

January

Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go (Langstaff)

Frog Went A Courtin’ (Rojankovsky)

Clementine (Quackenbush)

Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Aliki)

Skip to My Lou (Westcott)

February

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Steptoe)

Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears (Aardema/Dillon)

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions (Musgrove)

Jambo Means Hello (Feelings)

March

Joanne Ryder

White Bear, Ice Bear

Catching The Wind

Chipmunk Song

My Father’s Hands

April

Benjamin’s Box (Carlson)

The Tale of Three Trees (Hunt)

Petook: An Easter Story (Houselander)

Does God Know How To Tie His Shoes? (Carlstrom)

May

Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad series

On Market Street

Mouse Tales

June

Molly Bang

The Grey Lady and The Strawberry Snatcher

Ten, Nine, Eight

When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry

Goose

July

Charlotte Zolotow

Mr. Rabbit and The Lovely Present

I Like To Be Little

Do You Know What I’ll Do?

Over and Over

August

Joy Hulme

What If?: Just Wondering Poems

Bubble Trouble

Sea Squares

Sea Sums

 

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Year 3

September

Animal Stories

*James Herriott's Treasury for Children (Herriott)

Just So Stories (Kipling)

The Wind in The Willows (Grahame)

The Book of Dragons (Hague)

+The Children of Fatima and Our Lady’s Message to The World (Windeatt)

October

E.B. White

*Charlotte’s Web

*Stuart Little

*Trumpet of the Swan

+The Little Flower: Story of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Windeatt)

November

Colonial America

The Courage of Sarah Noble (Dagliesh)

The Matchlock Gun (Edwards)

Mr. Revere and I (Lawson)

A Lion To Guard Us ( Bulla)

*One Small Square: Woods (Silver)

+The Miraculous Medal: The Story of Our Lady’s Appearances to St. Catherine Laboure (Windeatt)

December

The Huron Carol (Tyrell)

The Christmas Candle (Evans)

The Littlest Angel (Tazewell)

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey (Wojciechowski)

Christmas in Noisy Village (Lindgren)

January/ February

*The Little House Series (Wilder)

Little House in the Big Woods

Little House on the Prairie

On The Banks of Plum Creek

By the Shores of Silver Lake

The Long Winter

Little Town on the Prairie

Farmer Boy

New! More Little House Books

+Pauline Jaricot—Foundress of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith (Windeatt)

+St Elizabeth's Three Crowns (Thompson)

March

Marguerite Henry

*Misty of Chincoteague

*Stormy, Misty’s Foal

*Justin Morgan Had a Horse

*King of the Wind

+Saint Martin de Porres – The Story of the Little Doctor of Lima (Windeatt)

April

Westward Expansion

The Cabin Faced West (Fritz)

On To Oregon (Morrow)

*Tree In The Trail. (Holling)

+Saint Louis de Montfort: The Story of Our Lady's Slave (Windeatt)

May

Southern Studies

Phoebe The Spy (Bulla)

*Minn of the Mississippi (Holling)

Turn Homeward, Hannalee (Beatty)

Be Ever Hopeful, Hannalee (Beatty)

+Patron Saint of First Communicants:  The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini (Windeatt)

June

Sea Adventures

Pippi Longstocking (Lindgren)

*We Didn’t Mean to go to Sea (Ransome)

*Seabird (Holling)

*Pagoo (Holling)

*One Small Square: Seashore (Silver)

+Saint John Masias:  Marvelous Gatekeeper of Lima, Peru (Windeatt)

July

Frances Hodgson Burnett

*The Secret Garden

Little Princess

Little Lord Fauntleroy

+For The Children (Callaway)

August

Victorian Fancy

Peter Pan (Barrie)

Alice In Wonderland (Carroll)

The Jungle Books (Kipling)

The Princess and Curdie (MacDonald)

*One Small Square: Pond (Silver)

+Saint Rose of Lima:  The Story of the First Cannonized Saint of the Americas (Windeatt)

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Year 4

September

Anne Pellowski

First Farm in the Valley: Anna’s Story

Winding Valley Farm: Annie’s Story

Stairstep Farm: Anna Rose’s Story

Willow Wind Farm: Betsy’s Story

Betsy’s Up and Down Year

+Prayer (Biffi)

October/November

C.S. Lewis

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Prince Caspian

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Silver Chair

The Horse and His Boy

The Magician’s Nephew

The Last Battle

*Autumn Across America (Simon)

*One Small Square: Night Sky (Silver)

+Francis and Clare, Saints of Assisi (Homan)

December

The Way To Bethlehem (Biffi)

Christmas With Anne and Other Holiday Stories (Montgomery )

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Robinson)

The Night Before Christmas (Moore/Tudor)

January/February

Edgar and Ingri d’Aulaire

Pocahontas

George Washington

Benjamin Franklin

Buffalo Bill

Abe Lincoln

*Ben and Me (Lawson)

*Mountain Born (Yates)

+Saint Thomas Aquinas:  The Story of the Dumb Ox  (Windeatt)

+Saint Isaac and the Indians (Lomask)

March

The Letzenstein Chronicles (Meriol Trevor)

Crystal Snowstorm

Following the Phoenix

Angel and Dragon

Rose and Crown

*Kildee House (Montgomery)

+Saint Catherine of Siena:  The Story of the Girl Who Saw Saints in the Sky (Windeatt)

April

The Anne of Green Gables Series (Montgomery)

*Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Avonlea

Chronicles of Avonlea

Anne of the Island

+The Sacraments (Biffi)

May/June

Gene Stratton Porter

*Girl of the Limberlost

*Keeper of the Bees

*The Harvester

*Freckles

*Michael O’Halloran

*Laddie: A True Blue Story

+Saint Margaret Mary and the Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Windeatt)

+The Ten Commandments (Biffi)

July /August

Arthur Ransome

*Swallows and Amazons

*Swallowdale

*Pigeon Post

*Coot Club

*The Big Six

+Saint Benedict:  The Story of the Father of the Western Monks (Windeatt)

+Saint Dominic:  Preacher of the Rosary and Founder of the Dominican Order (Windeatt)

 

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Year 5

September

Ireland

The Bantry Bay Series (von Stockum)

The Cottage At Bantry Bay

Francie On The Run

Pegeen

Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal (Reilly)

*One Small Square: Backyard (Silver)

+St Therese and the Roses (Homan)

October

Vikings

Beorn the Proud (Polland)

Sword Song (Sutcliff)

Norse Gods and Heroes (Colum)

+Brendan The Navigator (Fritz)

One Small Square: Swamp (Silver)

November

Sea Exploration

Leif the Lucky (d’Aulaire)

Christopher Columbus (d’Aulaire)

All Sail Set (Sperry)

Around the World in a Hundred Years (Fritz)

*Ship (Macaulay)

*One Small Square: Coral Reef (Silver)

+Saint Francis of The Seven Seas (Nevins)

December

Letters From Father Christmas (Tolkein)

Winter Holiday (Ransome)

A Christmas Memory (Capote)

January

The Arctic Circle

*Stone Fox (Gardiner)

*Water Sky (George)

*Gentle Ben (Morey)

*Snow Dog (Kjelgaard)

*One Small Square: Arctic Tundra (Silver)

+ My Path to Heaven (Bliss)

 

February

Classic Young United States

Johnny Tremain (Forbes)

Caddie Woodlawn (Brink)

Sign of the Beaver (Speare)

Sarah, Plain and Tall (MacLachan )

*Exploring the Earth With John Wesley Powell (Elsohn Ross)

+St Francis Solano:  Wonder-Worker  of The New World and Apostle of Argentina and Peru (Windeatt)

March

Native Americans

*Black Star, Bright Dawn (O’Dell)

Sing Down the Moon (O’Dell)

*Island of the Blue Dolphins (O’Dell)

The Light in the Forest (Richter)

+The Man Who Founded California:  The Life of Blessed Junipero Serra (Murville)

+Kateri Tekakwitha: Mohawk Maiden (Brown)

April

Brian Jacques

*Redwall

*Mossflower

*Martin the Warrior

*The Legend of Luke

*One Small Square: Cave (Silver)

+The Apostles' Creed (Biffi)

May

Dog Stories

*Big Red (Kjelgaard)

*Old Yeller (Gipson)

*Call of The Wild (London)

*A Dog of Flanders (Oui’da)

+Bernadette: Our Lady’s Little Servant (Pauli)

June/July/August

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Little Men

Jo's Boys

Eight Cousins

Rose in Bloom

An Old Fashioned Girl

Jack and Jill

Invincible Louisa (Meigs)

+The Cure of Ars:  The Story of St. John Vianny, Patron Saint of Parish Priests (Windeatt)

 

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Year 6

September

Early Middle Ages

The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (French)

Beowulf the Warrior (Serraillier)

+Augustine Came to Kent (Willard)

Son of Charlemagne (Willard)

October

High Middle Ages

Adam of the Road (Gray)

+If All the Swords in England (Willard)

+The Hidden Treasure of Glaston (Jewett)

The Red Keep (French)

*Cathedral (Macauley)

November

Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare (Lamb)

Taming of The Shrew (Shakespeare)

Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare and the Globe (Aliki)

The Bard of Avon (Stanley)

Brush Up Your Shakespeare (MacRone)

+Edmund Campion, Hero of God’s Underground (Gardiner )

*The Way Things Work (MacCauley) Part 1

December

Just David (Porter)

The Christmas Tree (Salamon)

The Bronze Bow (Speare)

The Trumpeter of Krakow (Kelly)

January

Genevieve Foster

The World of Captain John Smith

George Washington’s World

*Science Discoveries: Isaac Newton and Gravity (Parker)

*The Way Things Work  (MacCaulay) Part 2

+Mother Cabrini: Missionary to the World (Keyes)

February

Tales From Other Cultures

Shadow Spinner (Fletcher)

The Master Pupeteer (Paterson)

The Samurai’s Tale (Haugard)

The Good Master   (Seredy)

+St Philip of the Joyous Heart (Connolly)

+Mother Teresa: In My Own Words (Mother Teresa)

+Mother Teresa (Chawla)

*The Way Things Work  (MacCaulay) Part 3

March

China

Red Scarf Girl   (Jiang)

Dragon’s Gate (Yep)

Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun (Blumberg)

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze (Lewis)

Homesick (Fritz) Follow up with China Homecoming

+ Mission to Cathay (Polland)

* The Way Things Work (MacCaulay) Part 4

April

Jean Craighead George

*My Side of the Mountain

*The Far Side of the Mountain

*Julie of the Wolves

+Saint Dominic and the Rosary (Beebe)

May

The Mitchells series (Hilda Von Stockum)

The Mitchells: Five For Victory

Canadian Summer

Friendly Gables

+St Hyacinth of Poland – The Story of the Apostle of the North (Windeatt)

*Rascal (North)

June

World War II

The Endless Steppe (Hautzig)

After the Dancing Days (Rostkowski)

The Winged Watchman (Von Stockum)

The Small War of Sergeant Donkey (Daly)

+The Hiding Place (ten Boom)

*The Way Things Work (MacCaulay) Eureka!

July

Ancient Greece

*Archimedes and the Door of Science (Bendick)

A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys (Hawthorne)

d’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths (d’Aulaire)

The Children’s Homer (Colum)

+King David and his Songs:  A Story of the Psalms (Windeatt)

August

Early Empires

Tales of the Greek Heroes (Green)

Black Ships Before Troy (Sutcliff)

The Wanderings of Odysseus (Sutcliff)

Between The Forest and The Hills (Lawrence )

Ides of April (Ray)

+Fingal’s Quest (Polland)

*City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction (Macaulay)

*Exploring Planet Earth (Tiner)

 

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Year 7

September

George MacDonald and C. S. Lewis

Lilith (MacDonald)

Phantastes (MacDonald)

+The Screwtape Letters (Lewis)

+Abolition of Man (Lewis)

Till We Have Faces (Lewis)

*My Friend Flicka (O’Hara)

October

Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Best of Father Brown

+Heretics and Orthodoxy

*Northern Farm : A Glorious Year on a Small Maine Farm (Beston)

November

J. R. R. Tolkein

The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

*Owls in the Family (Mowat)

+Saint John Bosco and Saint Dominic Savio (Beebe)

December

The Christmas Box (Evans)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Tolkein)

Papa’s Angels (Paxton)

January

Egypt

Mara, Daughter of the Nile (McGraw)

The Golden Goblet (McGraw)

Tales of Ancient Egypt (Green)

The Cat of the Bubastes (Henty)

+Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity (Power-Waters)

*Cat Mummies (Trumble)

Pyramid (Macaulay)

February

Rosemary Sutcliff

*Outcast

*The Eagle of the Ninth

*The Silver Branch

*The Lantern Bearers

+St Paul the Apostle: The Story of the Apostle to the Gentiles (Windeatt)

March

Courage

Kon-Tiki (Heyerdahl)

*The Swiss Family Robinson (Wyss)

Call It Courage (Sperry)

Onion John (Krumgold)

*Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Dillard)

+An Introduction to the Liturgical Year (Biffi)

April

France

Les Miserables (Hugo)

The Song at the Scaffold (le Fort)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Orczy)

In Search of Honor (Hess)

*The Children of Summer (Anderson)

+Cure of Ars: The Priest Who Outtalked The Devil (Lomask)

May

Showell Styles

The Midshipman Quinn Collection (Styles)

*The Yearling (Rawlings )

+Set All Afire (de Wohl)

+Saint Ignatius and the Company of Jesus (Derleth)

June

Joan Aiken

*Wolves of Willoughby Chase

*Nightbirds on Nantucket

*Black Hearts in Battersea

+Saint Anthony and the Christ Child (Homan )

July

Mark Twain

Huckleberry Finn

Tom Sawyer

The Prince and The Pauper

+Joan of Arc

*Rocket Boys: A Memoir (Hickam)

August

Civil War

Rifles For Watie (Keith)

The Red Badge of Courage (Crane)

Wait For Me, Watch for Me Eula Bee (Beatty )

Across Five Aprils (Hunt)

*They Loved To Laugh (Worth)

+Saint Pius X: The Farm Boy Who Became Pope (Diethelm)

 

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Year 8

September

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

Kidnapped

The Black Arrow

Flint’s Island (Wibberley)

+Francis of Assisi (Chesterton)

*Darwin on Trial (Johnson)

October

Wuthering Heights (Bronte)

Jane Eyre (Bronte)

Pride and Prejudice (Austen)

+Surprised by Truth (Madrid)

*Life’s Matrix: A Biography of Water (Ball) [This contains evolutionary content. Read after Darwin on Trial and discuss.]

Eyewitness: Chemistry (Newmark)

November

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

Oliver Twist

A Tale of Two Cities

+Blessed Margaret of Castello (Bonniwell)

*Antoine Lavoisier: Science, Administration, and Revolution (Donovan)

Eyewitness: Chemistry  (Newmark)

December

Dickens

The Cricket on the Hearth

A Christmas Carol

Christmas Stories (includes the above and more)

January/February

Howard Pyle:

Otto of the Silver Hand

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

The Story of the Champions of the Round Table

The Story of Sir Launcelot and his Companions

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

+ The Great Heresies (Belloc)

+ The Citadel of God (deWohl)

*Galileo’s Daughter (Sobel)

*Castle (Macaulay)

March

Canada

With Pipe, Paddle and Song (Yates)

Madeline Takes Command (Brill)

Calico Captive (Speare)

+Father Marquette and The Great Rivers (Derleth)

*Incident at Hawk’s Hill (Eckert )

April

Colonial America/Revolutionary War

The Reb and The Redcoats (Savery)

*Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (Latham)

*Diary of An Early American Boy (Sloane)

The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Speare)

+Our Lady of Guadalupe & the Conquest of Darkness (Carroll)

May

Coming of Age

*The Tracker (Brown, Jr)

*The Search (Brown,Jr)

Under a Changing Moon (Benary-Isbert)

The Rose Round (Trevor)

+The Song of Bernadette (Werfel)

June

World War II

The Diary of Anne Frank (Frank )

The Borrowed House (Von Stockum)

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers (Von Trapp)

Escape From Warsaw (Serraillier)

+Forget Not Love: The Passion of Maxmillian Kolbe (Frossard)

*Madame Curie: A Biography (Curie) [Includes a brief description of Mme. Curie leaving the faith after her mother dies.]

July

Modern Church Inspiration

+Witness To Hope (Weigel)

+Edith Stein (Herbstrith)

+We’re On a Mission From God (Bonacci)

*Walden (Thoreau)

*The Outermost House : A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod (Beston)

August

James Herriott

All Creatures Great and Small

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Wise and Wonderful

The Lord God Made Them All

Lyrical Life Science Volume Three: The Human Body (Eldon)

The Anatomy Coloring Book (Kapit)

+Story of a Soul –The Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux (John Clarke translation) [This is currently out of print, but well worth the hunt.]

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