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Read Alouds 2013

Every day after lunch I read aloud to all my children, as my mother did to all 6 of hers, and as her father did to all 14 of his (but he divided them into three age groups).

I’ve listed the ages of the children involved in brackets, but older and younger people can also enjoy and learn from these books.  I enjoy every single one of our read alouds (I pick them after all!) and I’m well past 40.

This is what we read aloud in 2013:

  1. First of all, and over and over: the Bible.
  2. KijkBijbel (10-12)  Dutch
  3. Just David  by Eleanor H. Porter  (10-17)
  4. Papa’s Wife by Thyra Ferre Bjorn (10-17)
  5. Le Mystere des Faux Billets by Huguette Zahler (17) French
  6. Riders of the Pony Express by Ralph Moody  (10-17)
  7. Snow, Stars and Wild Honey by George Morrill  (10-17)
  8. This was John Calvin by Thea van Halsema (10-17)
  9. Gertje by H. Menkman (10-12) Dutch

Currently Reading:

  • Children of the New Forest by Marryat (10-17), second time
  • In de Zoete Suikerbol by W.G. VanderHulst(10-12) Dutch
  • Pioneers in het Wilde Westen by K. Norel (17) Dutch
  • The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois (10-12)
  • KijkBijbel (15)  Dutch

Possible Future Read Alouds:

  • Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat
  • Birds at Home by Marguerite Henry
  • Madame Curie by Eve Curie
  • Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter
  • The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Robin Hood (the kids beg me to reread this yet again)
  • William of Orange by W.G. vander Hulst (the Little Misses cannot recall it)
  • Nobody’s Boy by Hector Malot

Or see the list on GoodReads.

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