Select a group of books below that corresponds to the main age range of your students (younger, middle, older) and read them aloud . If you have both younger and older students, you can read aloud to the younger and then assign a set of books for older students to read independently. The  main goal is to select  books that your family  will enjoy  and read them aloud together.  If you read one chapter  per day, you should be able to finish all the books in a group in one year.


We believe the main objective of literature is to enjoy well written books. Ask  for narrations if you want to, but don't feel that you  must  do a study guide or literary analysis on every piece of literature you read. 




Book  Group  1

Trumpet of the Swan by E. B.  White

All-of-a -Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

The Complete  Tales  of  Winnie-the-Pooh  by  A . A. Milne

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew  by  Margaret Sidney

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

Pinocchio by Carlo  Collodi

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Book  Group 2 

Stuart Little by E. B. W hite

Understood  Betsy  by  Dorothy  Canfield  Fisher

Alice's Adventures  in  Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

A  Little Princess  by  Frances  Hodgson Burnett

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling

Charlotte's  Web by  E. B. White

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell


Book  Group 3  


Little Lord Fauntleroy  by Frances Hodgson  Burnett

The  Wind in  the  Willows  by  Kenneth Grahame

Heidi  by Johanna  Spyri

The Secret  Garden  by  Frances  Hodgson  Burnett

The Princess  and  the  Goblin  by  George  MacDonald

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

The Railway  Children  by  E. Nesbit

Book  Group 4

The Magician's Nephew  by C.  S . Lew is

The Lion, the  Witch, and  the  Wardrobe  by  C.  S . Lewis

The Horse and His Boy  by C.  S.  Lewis

Prince Caspian  by  C.  S. Lewis

Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S.  Lewis

The Silver Chair by C. 5. Lewis The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

Some Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle


Book  Group  1  

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix  Salten

The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

Treasure Island by Robert Louis  Stevenson

My  Side  of  the Mountain  by  Jean  Craighead George

Book Group 2

Little Britches by Ralph Moody

Man of the Family by Ralph Moody

The Home Ranch  by  Ralph Moody

Mary Emma and Company by Ralph Moody

The Fields of Home by Ralph Moody

Shaking the Nickel Bush by Ralph Moody

The Dry  Divide  by  Ralph Moody

Horse  of a  Different  Color  by  Ralph Moody


Book  Group  3 


Robinson  Crusoe  by  Daniel Defoe

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Laddie:  A  True Blue Story  by  Gene  Stratton- Porter

The Call of the  Wild by Jack  London

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

A  Christmas  Carol  by  Charles Dickens

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne


Book Group 4 


Little  Women  by  Louisa  May Alcott

Little Men  by  Louisa  May Alcott

Jo's Boys  by Louisa  May Alcott

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain ( Samuel Clemens )

The Adventures  of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)




Book  Group  I  

The Hobbit  by J . R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship  of the Ring  by J . R.  R. Tolkien

The Two  Towers by J.  R. R. Tolkien

The Return  of the King  by J.  R. R.  Tolkien

Where the Red Fern  Grows  by  Wilson Rawls

The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton


Book Group 2 


Ivanhoe  by  Sir  W alter Scott

The Hound of the Baskervilles  by Arthur Conan  Doyle

David Copperfield  by  Charles Dickens

Watership Down  by  Richard Adams


Book Group 3 


Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swih

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Pride  and  Prejudice  by Jane Austen


Book Group 4 


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Lorna  Doane  by  R.  D. Blackmore

The Deers/ayer  by  James  Fenimore Cooper

The Last  of  the Mahicans  by  James  Fenimore Cooper


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