Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Read-Aloud Record, 2014

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.

Mordecai Richler
Better for six-year-olds?
Ursala K. LeGuin

Esther Averill
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.
James Thurber

Kenneth Grahame
Michael Hague illustrations.
Tove Jansson

Astrid Lindgren

James Thurber
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.
Farley Mowat
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

Russell Erickson
A child-appropriate thriller.
Anton Chekov
William Stobbs illustrations. Ultimately heart-breaking but the kid didn't track the details enough to mind.
Jill Barklem
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.”

1 comment:

  1. Love this! Some great ideas for my boys here. I just posted my summary today. For longer/chapter books we did Old Mother West Wind, which was hard for me to read at times but my boys LOVED it. Frog and Toad, a classic. And, Milly-Molly-Mandy which they also love. Each is really a series of short stories which is perfect for this age (twin 4.5 year old boys).