Thursday, February 12, 2009

First Grade : Books

I needed to create a list of all the books we use for our homeschool review last month. I know "numerous library books" is not very informative, but I thought the rest might me helpful for someone...

Hannah, first grade, 2008-2009


Saxon Math 2
Primary Mathematics Workbook 1A-1B, Singapore Math

Language Arts
First Language Lessons
Explode the Code, Books 2-5
Spelling Workout A
The Harp and the Laurel Wreath (poetry)
Copywork for Young Ones, Pleasant Verses and Rhymes
Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 2

History / Geography
Story of the World, Volume I - Ancient Times
Story of the World Activity Guide
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
Usborne Book of World History
Numerous library books
Map Work
Online Geography games
Online Election Maps and tutorials

Life Science
The Kingfisher First Animal Encyclopedia
Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 1
Ranger Rick Magazine
My Body, Carratello
Head to Toe Science, Weise
The Burgess Animal Book for Children
How it Works: The Human Body, Barnes and Weston
Handbook of Nature Study, Comstock
What Your First Grader Needs to Know, Hirsch
Numerous library books

Discovering Great Artists, Kohl and Solga
The Story of Painting, Beckett
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists (series)
Drawing with Children, Brookes

The Story of the Orchestra, Levine
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers (series)
Classical Kids CD’s (series)
Classical Music CD's – various composers

Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne
Chocolate Fever, Smith
Homer Price, McCloskey
Ramona, Age 8, Cleary
The Adventures of Reddy Fox, Burgess
All-of-a-Kind-Family, Taylor
Emily’s Runaway Imagination, Cleary
Aesop’s Fables
The Child’s Story Bible, Vos

Independent Reading - in date completed order
(these are usually picked by Hannah at the library)
Ruby the Red Fairy, Meadows
Amber the Orange Fairy, Meadows
Sunny the Yellow Fairy, Meadows
Fern the Green Fairy, Meadows
Sky the Blue Fairy, Meadows
Inky, the Indigo Fairy, Meadows
Heather, the Violet Fairy
In Aunt Lucy’s Kitchen, Rylant
A Little Shopping, Rylant
Crystal the Snow Fairy, Meadows
Soccer Sam, Marzollo
Dinosaurs Before Dark, Osborne
Abigail the Breeze Fairy, Meadows
Special Gifts, Rylant
Mummies in the Morning, Osborne
Stella the Star Fairy, Meadows
Busybody Nora, Hurwitz
Some Good News, Rylant
Elisa Michaels, Bigger and Better, Hurwitz
The Knight at Dawn, Osborne
Pirates Past Noon, Osborne
Hannah of Fairfield, VanLeeuwen
B is for Betsy, Haywood
Betsy and Billy, Haywood
Afternoon in the Amazon, Osborne
Betsy and the Boys, Haywood
Betsy-Tacy, Lovelace
Pony Pals: Too Many Ponies, Betancourt
Blizzard of the Blue Moon, Osborne
Betsy, Tacy and Tib, Lovelace
The Littles, Peterson
Summer Party, Rylant
Ramona the Brave, Cleary
Little House on the Prairie, Wilder
Farmer Boy, Wilder


  1. All of a Kind Family was one of my favorite books ever. As Mr. Fritz will tell you, when I was a little girl I wished with all fervency that I could transport myself to the Lower East Side during the time of the Great Depression and hang out with those girls. I also wanted to celebrate Purim and build a little shack in my backyard the way they did once a year. Sigh. I'm so glad Hannah has read it!

  2. After reading Homer Price, I found it on audio CD for the boys and it's become a favorite. So much so that they recite parts of it while it's playing and retell the "funny" parts to their daddy!



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