One month full of homeschooling lists! I’m joining up with The Nester’s 31 Days series and sharing 31 homeschool lists with you! Everything from sanity strategies to book lists to managing life details: I’ve got a list and I’m sharing it.
A Collection of Homeschooling Lists
Books for Elementary Kids to Read for Fun
The problem with having kids who read is that you have to keep them in books.
Here are the series I’ve collected or returned to at the library to keep my elementary student readers in books.
- Hardy Boys by Franklin Dixon (library books tolerated for occasional free reading at our house)
- Encyclopedia Brown by Donald Sobol
- The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald
- Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson
- Trumpet of the Swan and others by E.B White
- The Borrowers by Norton
- Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
- Sugar Creek Gang by Hutchens (too goody-goody for my taste, but we have about 8 of them)
- Secret Garden and others by Frances Hodges Burnett
When they’re older and need more, turn to
- Redwall books by Brian Jacques
- 100 Cupboards series by N.D. Wilson (intense)
- Boys of Blur & Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson (not series)
- The Archives of Anthropos by John White
- Freddy books by Walter Brooks (very funny)
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimen (I like Gaimen, but his books are seriously faerie-tale spooky – definitely pre-read to decide if they’re ok for your family)
- Charlatan’s Boy By Jonathan Rogers
- Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing by Patrick McManus (not written for children, but still humorous to them)
- Kidnapped and others by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Robin Hood and others by Howard Pyle
Plus we have a shelf full of Eyewitness Books that the boys love to page through and browse and copy pictures out of.
I’m just glad my boys have formed no prejudice about reading the same books over and over again! Remember and teach your children: real readers reread.