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.


Sarah said...

Wow, that is truly fantastic. Great idea to keep a record here on your blog. I write all our records in a diary. (-:

Ruby said...

Great to see young ones loving reading. I see my old friend Enid has been popular.

Joluise said...

I was so eager to read (I was slightly older than Rebekah) that I use to wake up really early so I could read before school - I was hooked!! I don't do this anymore, my sleep is far more important :)

I think it is wonderful when a child is "in love" with books. What a great range she has read - well done for encouraging her, I think it is a wonderful gift to pass onto our children - to love books.

Butterfly said...

You've done well to keep track! I am also a box-reader (and shampoo bottles, in all their translations) ... and pattern finder and word watcher ... Rebekah has a lot of fun ahead of her :)

Ganeida said...

Pat yourself on the back, mum. You've done a super job!!!

Jeanne said...

I wish I had done this with Jemimah.

Oh, by the way, I read the cereal box...

joyfulmum said...

Lol Jeanne, that doesn't surprise me :)
Sarah I do keep a hard copy for the board of studies but wanted it here too:)
Thanks ladies for your comments and compliments!

Jedidja said...

Wauw, well done girl!

AussieHomeschool (Susan) said...

Great list Rebekah! Well done.

Now Mum, how do you keep the list? Just a word doc or is there a secret to it?

Mai said...

There are some awesome books there! You're right - she will love a record of what she read. I'm reading one to Joy called 'Gone Away Lake' - I read it as a kid, and I was so excited to start reading it to her!

joyfulmum said...

Susan, I just printed off a reading list from Donna Young last year and was recording it there as and when she read them (mostly). I think I missed some:( The list will go into her portfolio for the Board of Studies:)
Mai, it is exciting isn't it when our kids read the books we read growing up!

Rebecca said...

Nothing wrong with "those people" who read cereal boxes ;) although it looks like Rebekah won't need to if she brings a book to the table!
Funnily enough, in our house we have pre-readers who ask to have a box to "read" just like Mum does. :S
Thanks for the book suggestions. Are the Rees animal books part of the Australian Golden Books series or are they something different?

joyfulmum said...

Oh dear, sorry Rebecca, it's my "Indian" way of talking that came out in that sentence:) I should have said: I wonder if she'll turn out to be a cereal box reader:)
how are you going with the new bub?

Val said...

I enjoyed Peter Pan too. I love to pick up a classic children's book every now and then. I've never read the Oz series though. Perhaps I'll have to put those on my list.

Has she read the Little House books?

joyfulmum said...

Ah Val you reminded me! I forgot to include on this list "little house in the big woods" the first one in the series! Yes we read that last year as a family read aloud and loved it!
We're using the guide at "amblesideonline" the homeschool curriculum we use to read them to her...I think they have them listed under various years according to the themes covered in the books and the age appropriateness.....I never read them growing up so am looking forward to reading them with her:)

Beloved's Bride said...

I am impressed! No way, would I even begin to compile a list but I sure would if I could. Like you I am sure I would miss several. Yea for having a reader!

Joluise said...

I just re-read your blog and you mentioned the importances of keeping lists of the books that Rebekah had read. Every book I read from the age of 13-15 was written down in a little book. I looked at that list the other day and have started to read a few of the books on the list. It was wonderful to revisit the books I had read in my early teens. I had a lovely time remembering those books!!

joyfulmum said...

Thanks Jo! I hope rebekah looks back one day on these lists and does the same as you. It would be worth it for that:)
Thanks Carmen ! Yes having one child enables me to keep such lists ;)

Eve said...

I loved the Oz books when I was younger, too...still do. She's read quite a few! Impressive for a child her age, I'd say!

I think that is fantastic for her to have a list like this to remember all the books and stories she's read. Sometimes it's just so fun to look back and realize all that you have done, it can be a fun surprise! We keep a private family journal/blog of things the kids have done and it is a great record to reminisce over. Goes to show what all that time allows one to do!

Penney Douglas said...

Wow, she is amazing! She can read far above her age level. And she is reading books that are engaging her imagination and expanding her knowledge of the world. I love recollecting and recording things that we've read and done so that I can see all the great things we've accomplished when I feel like we haven't done very much. Good idea to write this post. I think I need to do that again, too.