Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Top Read-Alouds ala 4Real -- the individual suggestions

Here are the books that only got one vote each when asked for the best
read-alouds. But don't let that fool you -- these are great read-alouds too, but
may be less well known than the ones on the list which received multiple votes.
They're basically in alphabetical order to make it easier to search the list.
Again, pick up a book and start a family read-aloud tonight!

A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Bantry Bay stories by Hilda Van Stockum
Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Box of Delights by John Masefield
Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Canadian Summer by Hilda Van Stockum
Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease
Curse of the Viking Grave by Farley Mowatt
Dominic by William Steig
Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kaestner
Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L.
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
Half Magic by Edward Eager
Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (probably NOT for the little ones)
Henry Hugginsby Beverly Cleary
Homer Price and the Centerburg Tales by Robert McCloskey
House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert deJong
I Am David by Anne Holm
Iceberg Hermit by Arthur Roth
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Martin's Mice by Dick King-Smith
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
Outlaws of Ravenhurst by Sr. M. Imelda Wallace
Owls in the Family by Farley Mowatt
Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling
Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Peter'sMoose by Hughie Call
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
Rascal by Sterling North
Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal by Robert T. Reilly
Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Rolf and the Viking Bow by Allen French
Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D. Wyss
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Great Brain books by John D. Fitzgerald
The Light Princess by George MacDonald
The Vikings by Elizabeth Janeway
The Wanderers by Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling
Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
Twig by Elizabeth Orton Jones
Ugly Princess and the Wise Fool by Margaret Gray
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
Woolpack (Merchant's Mark) by Cynthia Harnett
Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill

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