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Delightful’s K4 Reading List

Here is a partial list of the books Delightful read in K4 (ie. the books she read aloud to myself or another family member who could verify that she actually read and understood them):  Note:  not all of these books are reflective of our family’s worldview or practices.  Where the books differed from our family’s beliefs / practices, we used the information in the books as a teachable moment to learn about the world around us.

LEARNING TO READ:

Beginning Phonics:

  1. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis, Haddox, and Elaine Bruner

Christian Liberty Phonics Readers by Florence M. Lindstrom:

  1. It is Fun to Read
  2. Pals and Pets
  3. A Time At Home
  4. It is a Joy to Learn

Starfall.com books:

  1. Zac the Rat
  2. Peg the Hen
  3. The Big Hit
  4. Mox’s Shop
  5. Gus the Duck
  6. Jake’s Tale
  7. Pete’s Sheep
  8. Sky Ride
  9. Robot and Mr. Mole
  10. Dune Buggy
  11. The Soap Boat
  12. Car Race
  13. My Horse Glory
  14. Surfer Girl
  15. My Family
  16. Who Am I?
  17. Dog and Cat by Margaret Hillert
  18. Guess, Guess by Margaret Hillert
  19. Cookies by Margaret HIllert
  20. Happy Mother’s Day, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert
  21. The No-Tail Cat or I Like What I Am by Margaret HIllert
  22. Dragon Goes to the Farm by Margaret Hillert
  23. Penguin, Penguin by Margaret Hillert

I’M READING!:

Books recommended by various curricula:

  1. A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban (Ambleside Online Year 0; Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3; Classical Christian Homeschooling Grade 1)
  2. A Fly Went By by Mike McClintock (Sonlight Grade 1)
  3. A Kiss for Little Bear by Elsie Holmelund Minarik (Ambleside Online Year 0; Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  4. Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by Margret and H.A. Rey (Veritas Press Grade 1 recommends the “Curious George,” the first book in “the wonderful book series.”  So does Tree of Life Grade 1. Classical Christian Homeschooling K and Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3 recommend the complete adventures)
  5. Curious George and the Costume Party by Margret and H.A. Ray (Classical Christian Homeschooling K and Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  6. Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon by Margret and H.A. Rey (Classical Christian Homeschooling K and Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  7. Curious George Goes to a Movie by Margret and H.A. Rey (Classical Christian Homeschooling K and Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  8. Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel (Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3; Veritas Press Grade 1; Sonlight Grade 2)
  9. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel (Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3; Veritas Press Grade 1; Tree of Life Grade 1; Sonlight Grade 2)
  10. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.  Seuss (Sonlight Grade 1; Classical Christian Homeschooling Grade 1)
  11. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion (Veritas Press Grade 1; also on Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  12. Jesus the Promised Child by Carine Mackenzie (Puritans’ Home School Curriculum Grade 2)
  13. Joseph God’s Dreamer by Carine Mackenzie (Puritans’ Home School Curriculum Grade 2)
  14. Little Bear by Elsie Holmelund Minarik (Ambleside Online Year 0; Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3; Classical Christian Homeschooling Grade 1; Sonlight Grade 1; Veritas Press Grade 1; Tree of Life Grade 1)
  15. Mary and Martha Friends of Jesus by Carine Mackenzie (Puritans’ Home School Curriculum Grade 2)
  16. McGuffey Primer (Robinson Curriculum, substitute for book 1; also on Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  17. McGuffey Pictorial Primer (Robinson Curriculum, substitute for book 2; also on Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  18. My First Counting Book by Lilian Moore (A Little Golden Book Classic) (Classical Christian Homeschooling K)
  19. Noah Rescue Plan by Carine Mackenzie (Puritans’ Home School Curriculum Grade 2)
  20. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (Sonlight Grade 1; Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3; Classical Christian Homeschooling Grade 1)
  21. Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire (Sonlight Grade 1; Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  22. Reading-Literature: The Primer (c. 1910) by Harriette Taylor Treadwell and Margaret Free, available free online here (Ambleside Online Year 0).  Includes The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Boy, The Old Woman and the Pig, The Boy and the Goat, The Pancake, Chicken Little, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Tuppens, and Little Spider’s First Web.
  23. Rebecca the Mother of Twins by Carine Mackenzie (Puritans’ Home School Curriculum Grade 1)
  24. Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You Book by Richard Scarry (Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3; Sonlight Grades K-2)
  25. The Horse in Harry’s Room by Syd Hoff (Classical Christian Homeschooling’s 1000 Good Books List for Primary 1-3)
  26. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper (Classical Christian Homeschooling K; Veritas Press Grade 1)
  27. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch (Level 40Q (Grade 4) at our local public school)
  28. Thomas’ Snowsuit by Robert N. Munsch (Level 38P (Grade 3 / 4) at our local public school)

Other books, including many from friends and family – It seems everyone wants to help Delightful with reading!:

  1. Afternoon on the Amazon, Magic Tree House #6 by Mary Pope Osborne (RL 3)
  2. A Smart Idea – Book 8: ar, or (Scholastic’s Scooby Doo Phonics Reading Program)
  3. Amy Loves the Snow by Julia Hoban
  4. Baa-Choo! By Sarah Weeks
  5. Baby Einstein Baby Noah World Animals concept by Julie Aigner-Clark
  6. Ballerina Princess (Disney Princess)
  7. Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses adapted by Tennant Redbank
  8. Best Friends Forever (Strawberry Shortcake) by Samantha Brooke
  9. Clifford Gets A Job by Normal Bridwell
  10. David and Goliath Bible Story Pop-Ups illustrated by John Patience
  11. Down on the Funny Farm by P.E. King
  12. Dr. Sprocket Makes a Rocket by Joy Cowley
  13. D.W.’s Lost Blankie by Marc Brown
  14. Fancy Nancy Pajama Day by Jane O’Connor
  15. Fancy Nancy Poison Ivey Expert by Jane O’Connor
  16. Franklin’s Reading Club by Sharon Jennings / Kids Can Press
  17. Go, Dog, Go! By P.D. Eastman
  18. Goldilocks and the Three Bears from Treasury of Bedtime Stories adapted by Jane Jerrard, Bette Killion, and Carolyn Quattrocki
  19. Good Morning, Good Night Billy and Abigail by Don Hoffman
  20. Hansel and Gretel from Treasury of Bedtime Stories adapted by Jane Jerrard, Bette Killion, and Carolyn Quattrocki
  21. Hello, House! By Linda Hayward
  22. Howie Goes Shopping by Sara Henderson
  23. Howie’s Tea Party by Sara Henderson
  24. Just In Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado
  25. Llama Llama Nighty-Night by Anna Dewdney
  26. Miffy at the Zoo by Dick Bruna
  27. Mr. Mugs – A Jet Pet by Martha Kambeitz and Carol Roth
  28. Mr. Mugs by Martha Kambeitz and Carol Roth
  29. Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
  30. Ollie’s New Tricks by True Kelley
  31. Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
  32. Read and See: First Words by Jolly Learning Ltd.
  33. Read and See: Fish by Jolly Learning Ltd.
  34. Read and See: Longer Words by Sara Wenham, Jolly Learning Ltd.
  35. Sealed With a Kiss (Disney Princess)
  36. Tails by Matthew Van Fleet
  37. The Berenstain Bears and the Baby Chipmunk by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  38. The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  39. The Berenstain Bears are a Family by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  40. The Berenstain Bears Clean House by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  41. The Berenstain Bears’ New Pup by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  42. The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  43. The Birdfeeders – Book 6: Compounds (Scholastic’s Scooby Doo Phonics Reading Program)
  44. The Ghost and the Bee – Book 3: Long e (Scholastic’s Scooby Doo Phonics Reading Program)
  45. The Jumping Contest by Calvin Irons and Peter Shaw
  46. The Lemonade Ghost – Book 5: Silent Letters (Scholastic’s Scooby Doo Phonics Reading Program)
  47. The Princess’s Secret Letters by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley
  48. The Rag Doll by Stephanie Carmichael and Jessica Green
  49. The Silvertop Fairies: A Story of the Mountains by Tim Healey
  50. The Story of Noah from A Treasury of Old Testament Heroes: The Stories of Noah, Joseph, Joshua, Samson, David, Daniel, and Jonah from ideals children’s books
  51. The Story of Joseph from A Treasury of Old Testament Heroes: The Stories of Noah, Joseph, Joshua, Samson, David, Daniel, and Jonah from ideals children’s books
  52. The Story of Joshua from A Treasury of Old Testament Heroes: The Stories of Noah, Joseph, Joshua, Samson, David, Daniel, and Jonah from ideals children’s books
  53. The Story of Samson from A Treasury of Old Testament Heroes: The Stories of Noah, Joseph, Joshua, Samson, David, Daniel, and Jonah from ideals children’s books
  54. The Story of David from A Treasury of Old Testament Heroes: The Stories of Noah, Joseph, Joshua, Samson, David, Daniel, and Jonah from ideals children’s books
  55. The Story of Daniel from A Treasury of Old Testament Heroes: The Stories of Noah, Joseph, Joshua, Samson, David, Daniel, and Jonah from ideals children’s books
  56. The Story of Jonah from A Treasury of Old Testament Heroes: The Stories of Noah, Joseph, Joshua, Samson, David, Daniel, and Jonah from ideals children’s books
  57. The Tigger Movie by Disney
  58. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  59. The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman
  60. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss
  61. Time-Telling Flip Book: Learn Digital & Analog time by the hour! From Learning Resources
  62. Tiki and Taj the Tiger Twins by Tim Healey
  63. Titch by Pat Hutchins
  64. We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub by Angela Shelf Medearis
  65. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
  66. We’re Going on a Lion Hunt by Margery Cuyler
  67. What Digby Dug Up by Peggy Wilbur
  68. What’s Mine is Yours – Book 12: Possessives (Scholastic’s Scooby Doo Phonics Reading Program)
  69. What is a Princess? (Disney Princess)
  70. Winter Wishes by Disney Enterprises / Random House

TOTAL = 126

And many more books read independently

If you would like to compare other reading lists I have posted for this grade level, here they are:

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