Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Books Rebekah read in 2011 (at 7 years of age for the most part)

Ok, so this is more of a 'list' post, for our records.
I was thinking the other day: wouldn't it be nice for Rebekah (when she's all grown up and married with kids) to have some records of good books she read in her childhood that she can refer to for her own kids.
Hence, this post.
I guess it may serve as a list for 7 year olds though Rebekah is probably reading at a much higher level than that (not bragging, just saying....) :)
These are in addition to the books we read for home schooling last year which are listed here.
I refer to the boolists on the side bar of my blog mainly for good books for her to read. So, most of these books are from there, some from friends' recommendations, some because we were given the books and they were suitable, and the rest are ones I heard about on the grape vine!
Rebekah is a book lover and this warms our hearts. She is known to sleep with books under her pillow at times and has even begun to read while eating her breakfast!

I wonder if she will become one of those people who read cereal boxes at breakfast :)

These are the books she read independently:

The Bible (of course)
The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay
Blinky Bill - Dorothy Wall
The Wizard of Oz - Frank Baum
Ten Girls Who Changed the World - Irene Howat
The Complete Book of Flower Fairies - Cecily May Barker
The Cricket in Times Square - George Seldon
Hank the Cowdog: the original series of Hank the Cowdog - John R Erickson
The Best Christmas Paegent Ever - Barbara Robinson
The Ordinary Princess - M.M.Kaye
Baby Island - Carol Ryrie Brink
Sarlie the Barrier Reef Turtle - Leslie Rees
Aurora the Red Kangaroo - Leslie Rees
Koonawarra the Black Swan - Leslie Rees
The Story of Shadow the Rock Wallaby - Leslie Rees
Gladys Aylward (Christian heroes then and now) - Benge
How to Dig a Hole to the other side of the World - Faith McNulty
The Enchanted Wood - Enid Blyton
The Folk of the Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton
The Adventures of the Wishing Chair - Enid Blyton
The Wishing Chair Again - Enid Blyton
More Wishing Chair Stories - Enid Blyton
Magic School Bus - various including inside the Solar system, inside the human body etc

These we read to her (though she is capable of reading them independently) and some she re-read herself anyway after we read them together or for family read alouds:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Frank Baum
The Magician's Nephew - C S Lewis
Peter Pan - James Barrie
The Marvellous Land of Oz - Frank Baum
Ozma of Oz - Frank Baum
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz - Frank Baum
The Complete Adventures of the Muddle Headed Wombat - Ruth Park
Uncle Arthurs Stories, the children's hour

(you can see she loved the Oz books! they are truly magical)

I'm sure there are others I've missed, but I think the majority of them are covered here.