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    Favorite read aloud books for large age span

    Could you all give me your favorite read alouds from MP (or not?) My kids read a lot independently, but we have not done much at all in the way of family read alouds. Thanks!
    DS 8th grade
    DD 6th grade
    DD 4th grade
    DS 2nd grade
    *Starting HLS Anderson Cottage School

    #2
    Little House Series
    The Hobbit
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Chronicles of Narnia
    Nancy Drew (the original ones)
    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (MP)
    D'Aulaire's books
    My Book House series (1931 edition) -- has everything from folk tales to Dante!


    Jennifer
    Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]

    2022
    DS18: Graduated and living his dream in the automotive trades
    DS17: MP, MPOA, headed to his favorite liberal arts college this fall
    DS15: MP, MPOA
    DS13: Mix of SC 5/6 & SC 7/8
    DD11: Mix of 5M and SC7/8
    DD10: SC3
    DD7: MPK

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      #3
      Funny books for the whole family:

      -Cheaper by the Dozen
      -Tom Sawyer
      -Melendy Quartet (The Saturdays, etc.)
      -The Penderwicks (5 book series)
      -Trumpet of the Swan
      -Understood Betsy

      Festina lentē,
      Jessica P

      '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
      DS Hillsdale College freshman
      DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
      DD 8th • HLN & Home
      DS 5th • HLN & Home
      Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

      Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
      Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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        #4
        The Willoughbys
        The Moffats (used to be part of third core)
        Wolves of Willoughby Chase & The Black Hearts in Battersea
        Tales from the Perilous Realm
        The Island of Two Trees
        Hatchet and other Gary Paulsen books
        Julie of the Wolves
        All of the Fairy Books (Lilac, Orange, etc..)
        Hittite Warrior
        God King

        We also love the Penderwicks, Cheaper by the Dozen (especially the audio book), Grace Lin trilogy, and Little House series. These are all repeated frequently in our house (or car!)
        Katie

        DS 18, DD 15, DD 12, twin DDs 9

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          #5
          Thank you all! I needed a place to start. Just found that we will be tagging along with my husband's business trip to St. Louis so I'll definitely work in Tom Sawyer. We are loving Greek myths and plan to do Norse afterwards!
          DS 8th grade
          DD 6th grade
          DD 4th grade
          DS 2nd grade
          *Starting HLS Anderson Cottage School

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            #6
            We love Winnie-the-Pooh! For audiobooks, the Focus on the Family radio drama of The Secret Garden is wonderful and much loved in our car! Some other favorites have been The Trumpeter Swan and all the D'Aulaires. My kids have a 3 - 4 year spread between each, so it's not always easy to find books that appeal to everyone.

            We really enjoyed The Winged Watchman last year (though be aware that there is a part about Santa Claus not being real which I heavily edited on the fly because we have a house full of believers), as well as Island of the Blue Dolphins and Black Beauty. These are from the fifth-grade read-aloud list.
            DS, 11 (MP 7M)
            DD, 8 (MP 3M)
            DD, 5 (MP K)
            DS, almost 1! (chewing on books and knocking stuff over)

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              #7
              I’m 100% sure Katie edited it out while reading, but be aware that Julie of the Wolves contains a disturbing scene about marital r***.
              Jennifer
              Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]

              2022
              DS18: Graduated and living his dream in the automotive trades
              DS17: MP, MPOA, headed to his favorite liberal arts college this fall
              DS15: MP, MPOA
              DS13: Mix of SC 5/6 & SC 7/8
              DD11: Mix of 5M and SC7/8
              DD10: SC3
              DD7: MPK

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                #8
                I fell in love with The Wind in the Willows years ago when we first listened to the audio read by Ralph Cosham.
                Monica
                2021-2022
                S - 15
                S - 13

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                  #9
                  Lots of favorites already mentioned. My husband reads aloud for enjoyment (not "school") to everyone in the family in the evenings. Here are a few we've enjoyed recently:

                  Little Britches (Ralph Moody) series
                  Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)
                  By the Great Horn Spoon (can't remember author)
                  Swallows and Amazons (Arthur Ransome) series
                  anything by James Herriot, use your discretion with a few adult themes sprinkled throughout
                  The Prince and the Pauper (Mark Twain)
                  The Wizard of Oz (Frank Baum)
                  Amy

                  Fall 2022:
                  DS 14 9th
                  DD 12 7th
                  DS 10 5th
                  DD 7 2nd
                  DS 5 K
                  DS 2

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                    #10
                    I love many listed above...this list came from a dinner table discussion tonight as favorites
                    Year of Miss Agnes
                    Swift Rivers
                    Great Turkey Walk
                    My Side of the Mountain
                    Red Sails to Capri
                    Carry on Mr. Bowditch
                    Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
                    Best Christmas Pagent Ever
                    The Saturdays
                    Detectives in Togas
                    Ginger Pye
                    Paddle to the Sea and Tree in the Trail
                    Wonderful Wizard of Oz
                    Gooney Bird Green
                    Family Under the Bridge
                    Sign of the Beaver
                    Kitchen Madonna
                    Dorinda

                    Plans for 2022-2023
                    16th year homeschooling, 13th year with Memoria Press
                    DD College Sophomore
                    DS 11th grade - Lukeion Latin and Greek, Vita Beata, MPOA Divine Comedy
                    DS 9th grade - Vita Beata Literature/Classical Studies
                    DS 4th grade - 4A with Right Start F, Second Form Latin, AAS 5

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jen1134 View Post
                      I’m 100% sure Katie edited it out while reading, but be aware that Julie of the Wolves contains a disturbing scene about marital r***.
                      Sheesh, thanks for catching that. You are right. It’s at the very beginning of the book. It’s been a while since I’ve read it. I remember it being easy to edit out, though. Thought of it because my three younger girls were playing “wolves” the other day and used the wolves names from the book. Its one of my girls favorites but I am glad I didn’t just hand it to them.
                      Katie

                      DS 18, DD 15, DD 12, twin DDs 9

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                        #12
                        How did y'all forget Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby? I've decided that I'm raising Ramona and Beezus here, for sure. That series makes me laugh, and then turn around and cry.
                        Plans for 2022-23

                        Year 12 of homeschooling with MP

                        DD1 - 27 - college grad, bakery owner
                        DD2 - 16 - 11th grade - HLS Cottage School - online classes, looking at dual credit - equestrian and theatre
                        DS3 - 14 -7A Cottage School - soccer/tennis -dyslexia and dysgraphia
                        DS4 -14 - 7A Cottage School -soccer/tennis -auditory processing disorder
                        DD5 - 10- 5A, Cottage School - inattentive ADHD - equestrian and tumbling
                        DS6 - 9 - MP 1 - home with momma

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                          #13
                          Freddy the Detective (I totally attribute my children's marvelous vocabularies to this series)
                          Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
                          The Secret Garden (the beautiful illustrated version)
                          Treasure Island
                          Little Britches
                          Little House, of course
                          The Hallelujah Lass
                          Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter - the anthology version
                          Bound for Oregon
                          Strawberry Girl

                          I'm currently reading Tom Sawyer with my 8th grader in 8M. It's a hoot!
                          Mama to 5 Sweet Ones

                          2021-2022:
                          11th grade DS: Mix of MP materials, MPOA, and BJU
                          9th grade DD: Mostly 9M, MPOA, and French
                          7th grade DD: 7M
                          5th Grade DD: 5M
                          4.5 yo DS: Outside as much as possible beating on things with sticks; MP Jr. K and Mom made fun things

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