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I really enjoy reading aloud to my children. Though I was an avid reader as a child, I somehow missed some really great books. What wonderful books have you discovered in your homeschooling journey?
Betsy and Tacy go up the Big Hill (This is part of a series, but I've only read this one so far.)
Jane Austen books (my teen daugher got me to read those)
The Phantom Tollbooth
and tons of fabulous picture books! (Of course, most of the picture book discoveries were books that were published after I was a kid.)
Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr books
Mr. Putter and Tabby books
Hank The Cow Dog books (My teenagers still love me to read those to them outloud - but you gotta do the cowboy accent)
Beatrix Potter books (We bought a big book that has the complete collection all in one with the great illustrations)
Lad a Dog by Albert Payson Terhune, also some others by him
Carry On Mr. Bowditch
The Terhune books, but more from internet contacts than homeschooling....
Trumpeter of Krakow
Kate Seredy books
Most of these haven't been used with our curriculum, but I've heard about them from others also using literature based unit studies.
Snow Treasure - Mary McSwigan
The Family Under the Bridge - Carlson
The Cricket in Times Square - Selden
Miracles on Maple Hill - Sorenson
The Sign of the Beaver - Speare
My Side of the Mountain - George
Caddie Woodlawn - Brink
A Wrinkle in Time - L'Engle
The list is so long! I'll just try to list a few favorites:
Bejamain West and His Cat Grimalkin
The Wheel on the School
Justin Morgan had a Horse
The Hole in the Wall
Heidi (I know it's a classic, but I never read it, did you?)
Others mentioned The Family Under the Bridge and Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. Love those, too!
The Year of Miss Agnes
The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Door in the Wall (and others by the same author)
I, Juan de Pareja
Mary, bloody Mary
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch was the first one I seriously wish I had read as a child. Although I read a lot as a child/teen I didn't read much literature. I have since discovered some great classics I wonder how I missed. Fahrenheit 451 (just finished this as a read-aloud) is now one of my favorite books ever.