Thursday, December 31, 2009

100 Books-A-Month Challenge



Here is our list for December. We did well considering the busy time of year. I plan on staying relaxed with our homeschooling so I expect our reading habits won't change much. We all love to read!

Read to both children:
1. ABC Rhymes by Carol Memling
2. A Carol for Christmas by Ann Tompert
3. A City Christmas Tree by Rebecca Bond
4. A Creature was Stirring. One Boy’s Night Before Christmas by Carter Goodrich
5. A Firefly in a Fir Tree by Hilary Knight
6. A Kangaroo Joey Grows Up by Katie Marsico
7. A Million Dots by Andrew Clements
8. A Pioneer Christmas by Barbara Greenwood
9. Are You Grumpy Santa Claus by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis
10. Arthur’s Christmas by Marc Brown
11. Baboushka. A Christmas Folktale from Russia by Arthur Scholey
12. Bees by Susan Ashley
13. Boogie Knights  by Lisa Wheeler
14. Bugs are Insects by Anne Rockwell
15. Butterflies and Moths by Nic Bishop
16. Chicky Chicky Chook Chook by Cathy MacLennan
17. Christmas by Alice K. Flanagan
18. Christmas Around the World by Emily Kelley
19. Christmas Cricket by Eve Bunting
20. Christmas in Mexico by Cheryl L. Enderlein
21. Christmas in Sweden by Cheryl L. Enderlein
22. Christmas Tree by Robert Frost
23. Christmas Tree Farm by Ann Purmell
24. Christmas Trolls by Jan Brett
25. Cowlick! By Christin Ditchfield
26. Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert
27. Deck the Hall illustrated by Sylvia Long
28. Disney, Pixar, Cars by Ben Smiley
29. Dolphins by Seymour Simon
30. Edgar, Allan, and Poe and the Tell-Tale Beets by Natalie Rompella
31. Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail
32. Emma’s Christmas by Irene Trivas
33. First Night by Harriet Ziefert
34. Frog Fish by Colleen Sexton
35. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
36. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett
37. Hanukkah by Miriam Chaikin
38. Hannukkah! By Roni Schootter
39. Happy New Year! By Emery Bernhard
40. Henry Bear’s Christmas by David McPhail
41. Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel
42. Hooray for Fish! By Lucy Cousins
43. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss – 2 times
44. I Don’t Want a Posh Dog! By Emma Dodd
45. If you take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff
46. Jingle Bells by Nick Butterworth
47. Little Tree by E. E. Cummings and by Chris Raschka
48. Living Color by Steve Jenkins
49. Look-Alikes Christmas by Joan Steiner
50. Maisy’s Rainbow Dream by Lucy Cousins
51. Math Attack! By Joan Horton – 2 times
52. Merry Christmas, Merry Crow by Kathi Appelt
53. Merry Christmas, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
54. Mistletoe by David McPhail
55. Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose by Leo and Diane Dillon
56. New Year at the Pier by April Halprin Wayland
57. Noel by Tony Johnston
58. Olivia helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer
59. One Little Chicken A Counting Book by David Elliott
60. Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison
61. Pippo the Fool by Tracey E. Fern
62. Polly’s Christmas Present by Irma Wilde
63. Prairie Christmas by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
64. Pulleys to the Rescue by Sharon Thales
65. Red Riding Hood by Christopher Coady
66. Redwoods by Jason Chin
67. Sam’s Wild West Christmas by Nancy Antle
68. Santa Claws by Laura Leuck
69. Silent Night A Christmas Carol Is Born by Maureen Brett Hooper
70. Super Swimmers by Caroline Arnold
71. The Boy Who Cried Wold by B.G. Hennessy
72. The Boy Who Drew Cats by Margaret Hodges
73. The Christmas Promise by Susan Bartoletti
74. The Christmas Visitor by Anneliese Lussert
75. The First Christmas Stocking by Elizabeth Winthrop – 2 times
76. The Fright Before Christmas by James Howe
77. The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski
78. The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews
79. The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
80. The Gingerbread Man by Barbara McClintock
81. The King’s Taster by Kenneth Oppel
82. The Legend of Papa Noël A Cajun Christmas Story by Terri Hoover Dunham
83. The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats
84. The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown
85. The Little Match Girl by Jerry Pinkney
86. The Lion and the Little Bird by Elisa Kleven
87. The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt – 3 times
88. The Man Who Lived in a Hollow Tree by Anne Shelby and Cor Hazelaar
89. The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers
90. The Nutcracker Doll by Mary Newell DePalma
91. The Nutquackeer by Mary Jane Auch
92. The Ox and the Donkey by Günter Spang
93. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore, Illustrated by Gorinne Malvern
94. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore, Illustrated by Dudley Moseley
95. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore, Illustrated by Gennady Spirin
96. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
97. The Reindeer Christmas by Moe Price
98. There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker
99. The Secret Keeper by Anna Grossnickle Hines
100. The Shoe Tree of Chagrin by J. Patrick Lewis
101. The Story of Christmas by Barbara Cooney
102. The Story of Santa Claus by Tom Paxton
103. The Trees of Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco
104. The Twelve Days of Christmas by John O’Brien
105. The Velventeen Rabbit by Margery Williams – 7 chapters
106. The Wild Christmas Raindeer by Jan Brett
107. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston
108. Through the Animals’ Eyes by Christopher Wormell
109. To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda – 2 times
110. Welcome Comfort by Patricia Polacco
111. We Were There by Eve Bunting
112. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak – 2 times
113. Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? By Jan Brett
114. Winter Lights by Anna Grossnickle Hines
115. Woodland Christmas by Frances Tyrrell
116. Grains by Emily K. Green
117. Sorting by Size by Jennifer L. Marks
118. Monster Hug! by David Ezra Stein

Read to Zoe:
1. Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik – 4 chapters
2. There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Stefano Vitale
3. Do Your Ears Hang Low? By Caroline Jayne Church – 2 times
4. Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine – 18 chapters
5. Little Bunny Foo Foo Told and Sung By The Good Fairy by Paul Brett Johnson
6. To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda
7. Five Little Ducks by Raffi
8. Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
9. L’imagerie des bébés Les animaux savages by Nathalie Bélineu et Emilie Beaumont
10. coucou bébé Les animaux de la forêt
11. Dinosaur Roar! By Paul and Henrietta Stickland
12. The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst – 2 times
13. The Gingerbread Man by Barbara McClintock – 2 times
14. Thumbelina by Lauren Mills

Read to Austyn:
1. Cars Rushing! Honking! Zooming! By Patricia Hubbell
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl – 16 chapters
3. Into the Deep The Life of Naturalist and Explorer William Beebe by David Sheldon
4. Fantastic Flights by Patrick O’Brien
5. How Big is It? A Big Book All About Bigness by Ben Hillman
6. Henry’s Night by D. B. Johnson and Linda Michelin

Austyn Read on his own:
1. What do Wheels do all Day? By April Jones Prince

Novels/Reference (usually with Austyn only and only read parts of interest):
1. Paddle-to-the-Sea by Clancy Holling – 1 chapter
2. Apples and Angel Ladders by Irene Morck – 2 chapter
3. Cars on Mars – reference
4. A Pioneer Christmas: Celebrating in the Backwoods in 1841 by Barbara Greenwood – Read over half
5. Kingfisher Voyages Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams
6. Insiders Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley
7. InSiders Volcanoes and Earthquakes by Ken Rubin

Books on Tape/DVD:
1. When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornella Funke (not sure how much they really heard)
2. Reading Rainbow. Buried Treasures Featuring these books: Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki and Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki

My own reading:
1. The Unschool Manual by Mary Griffith
2. Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery by David H. Albert
3. Letting Everything Become Your Teacher by Jon Kabat-Zinn

2 comments:

Alex said...

Paddle-to-the-Sea is a wonderful book. We loved it here!
We did it a few chapters at a time too, not all in one sitting. We all enjoyed looking at all the details in the illustrations.

~Leslie said...

How great is that?!! And you're so organized with your list! (smile)

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