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Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Read Aloud Goals

In keeping with the book theme of earlier this week, I thought I'd share our book list for our summer Read Alouds.

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**Disclaimer:  Apart from the first one that we just finished yesterday, we have not read ANY of these books, so I can not necessarily endorse them yet.  But, they have come highly recommended by a few trustworthy sources.  I'm a bit of a book snob.  But, if they pass my "test", I'll be adding them to our Great Read Alouds list.

The Indian in the Cupboard


Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Sweetie Pea and Super Boy loooooved this one.  I did have to do a little bit of editing as I read aloud, though.  Occasionally, it had a few crass words like "shut up" or "stupid."

Follow My Leader


The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh


The Borrowers

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Matchlock Gun


The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds


The Whipping Boy

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien

We usually take about 2-3 weeks to finish a Read Aloud since we also read picture books together each day.  So, we may or may not get through our WHOLE list...but then again, maybe we'll need to add a few more!  Here's hopin'.


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5 comments:

  1. I love book lists. Mrs Fisby and the rats of Nimh is a vague memory from my schooldays-must look it out to read to my five year old. Milly Molly Mandy is a favoured read-aloud here as are some of the Dick King-Smith books.

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    1. I've seen Milly Molly Mandy, but have never picked it up. I should pick that one up too.

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  2. Looks like a great list! We read The Matchlock Gun for history this year and it was excellent!

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  3. We recently read The Matchlock Gun as well. Looking forward to reading these other books as well. We're always looking for good chapter books to read, so thanks! We are currently reading The Hobbit to the kids. The whole family (well, minus the littlest) is really enjoying it!

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