List of novels, chapter books, novellas and dedicated story collections read through the year with J1, from age 3.75 to age 4.75.
Looking back: 2003 reading list is here.
Better for six-year-olds?
Ursala K. LeGuin
Edward and Nancy Blishen
We prefer the Corrin-edited, Faber-published age-level story books to the Blishen-edited volumes, but it’s good to have alternatives.
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Primer-style language. An exciting, age-appropriate story, but like Beginner Books, better suited for emerging readers than for reading aloud.
Michael Hague illustrations.
Doris Lee illustrations. Usual Thurber weirdness and wonderful language.
Eileen Colwell (compiler)
Solid. Looking forward to read the other three volumes in the box set in coming years.
Terrific. Will seek out more Mowat.
L. Frank Baum
Mostly Librivox audiobook, some chapters read by me. So glad we had a facsimile edition in the house--pictures are terrific.
Jean Craighead George
|A child-appropriate thriller.|
William Stobbs illustrations. Ultimately heart-breaking but the kid didn't track the details enough to mind.
|These deserve to be better known in the States--lovely!|
Joan G. Robinson
|Adorable and so warm. Get omnibus/treasury?|
Tomie De Paola
Terrific. Perfect for age level. Will read the sequels.
Miriam E. Mason
J loved this. Perfect age-level and interest level for a TK/Kinder boy, with bonus feminism and history for me. “Mom, I’m going outside to look for four-leaf clovers near gray rocks so I can find seven and put them under my pillow and wish for a gun.”