The Hippie and her reading log

2013-2014 School Year

The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
The Making of a Knight by Patrick O'Brien
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 
Marco Polo by Charles P. Graves
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas by Madeline L'Engle
The Minstrel in the Tower by Gloria Skurzynski
Children of the North Lights by D'Aulaire
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki
Cupid and Psyche by Craft
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Lasky
King Midas and the Golden Touch by Craft
Hurricane Katrina by Blake Hoena
Pegasus by Marianna Mayer
All of a Kind Family by Syndney Taylor
Stickeen by John Muir
Trouble on the St. John's River by Jane Wood
Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne
Nim's Island by Wendy Orr
The House on Welenska Street by Charlotte Herman
Ben and Me by Robert Lawson
The Trojan Horse by Emily Little
The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt

* Audio Books 2013-2014

* Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
* Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
* The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
* A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
* Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
* The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
2012-2013 School Year

Freckle Juice, Judy Blume
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume
Bard of Avon, Diane Stanley
Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims, Clyde Robert Bulla
How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell
The Reluctant Dragon, Kenneth Grahame
The Thanksgiving Story, Alice Dagliesh 
Strawberry Girl, Lois Lenski
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Titanic, Mary Pope Osborne
O'Diddy, Jocelyn Stevenson
The Boxcar Children, Gertrude Warner
26 Fairmont Avenue, Tomie DePaola
Betsy Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace
B is for Betsy, Caroylyn Haywood
The Twenty Four Days of Christmas, Madeline L'Engle
Baby Island, Carol Ryrie Brink
A Dolphin Named Bob, Twig C. George
Roman Diary, Richard Platt
The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island, Gertrude Warner
Gooney Bird Greene, Lois Lowry
Good Times Travel Agency: Adventures in the Middle Ages
Five True Dog Stories, Margaret Davidson
Detectives in Togas, Henry Winterfeld
Owls in the Family, Farley Mowat
Dolphin Adventure, Wayne Grover
Dolphin Treasure, Wayne Grover
Capyboppy, Bill Peet
Leif the Lucky, D'Aulaire
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great, Gerald Morris
Mandy, Julie Andrews
The Kitchen Knight, Margaret Hodges
Peter the Great, Diane Stanley
Happy Times in Noisy Village, Astrid Lindgren
Shark Lady: True Adventures of Eugenie Clark, Ann McGovern
Odd and the Frost Giants, Neil Gaiman
The Complete Brambly Hedge, Jill Barklem
A Grain of Rice, H.C. Pittman
Where Do Presidents Come From?, Michael Townsend
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O Dell
Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryrie Brink
In Grandma's Attic, Arleta Richardson
The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate

* Audio Books Listened To 2013*

* Frindle, Andrew Clements
* Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm, Betty MacDonald
* Gooney Bird Breene, Lois Lowry
* Dolphins at Daybreak, Mary Pope Osborne
* Ghost Town at Sundown, Mary Pope Osborne
* Lions at Lunch Time, Mary Pope Osborne
* Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, Laura Amy Schlitz
* Your Story Hour American History Stories, Discs 1-5 (10 stories)
* King Arthur and His Knights, Jim Weiss
* The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
*  Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
* Polar Bears Past Bedtime, Mary Pope Osborne
* Vacation Under the Volcano, Mary Pope Osborne
* The Story of the Amulet, Edith Nesbit
* My Side of the Mountain, 
* Knights Tales (3 books), Gerald Morris
* The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Beverly Cleary
* Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
* Turtle in Paradise, Jennifer L. Holm
* Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
* The Whipping Boy, Sid Fleischman
* Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder
* Pollyanna, Eleanor H. Porter
* American Tall Tales, Mary Pope Osborne
* James Herriot's Treasury for Children, James Herriot
* Robin Hood, Howard Pyle
* Beezus and Ramona, Beverly Cleary
* Ramona the Brave, Beverly Cleary
* Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Beverly Cleary
* Ramona and her Father, Beverly Cleary
* My Father's Dragon, Ruth Stiles Gannet
* Elmer and the Dragon, Ruth Stiles Gannet
* The Dragons of Blue Land, Ruth Stiles Gannet
* Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret, Judy Blume
* Ramona Forever, Beverly Cleary

2011-2012 School Year

The Magic Half  
The Tail of Emily Windsnap 
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep 
Ivy & Bean 
Ivy & Bean and the Ghost that had to Go
Ivy & Bean take care of the Babysitter
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
Emily Winsnap and the Siren's Secret
Ivy & Bean break the Fossil Record
Ivy & Bean: Bound to be Bad
Ivy & Bean: Doomed to Dance
Ivy & Bean: What's the Big Idea?
Prince Siddhartha: The Story of Buddha
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The Littles
Stuart Little
Magic Treehouse Thanksgiving on Thursday
Nancy Drew The Secret of the Old Clock
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Magic Treehouse A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time
Nancy Drew The Bungalow Mystery
Nim's Island & Nim at Sea (again and again and again)
Dolphin Adventure: A True Story
Lost: A Dog Called Bear
The Family Under the Bridge
Socks by Beverly Cleary
The Bailey School Kids: Leprechauns Don't Play Fetch
Bridge to Terabithia
The Children of Noisy Village
Encyclopedia Brown
Henry & Ribsy
More Stories from Grandma's Attic
Voyage on the Great Titanic: Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912
Emily's Runaway Imagination
Goddess Girls: Athena the Brain
The Book of Beasts (E. Nesbit, Inga Moore)
A Lion to Guard Us
The Swiss Family Robinson (Great Illustrated Classics Version)
McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm
Nim's Island (again)
Freaky Friday
The Stray
The Cat Who Got Carried Away
Leif the Lucky
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Peter Pan (Great Illustrated Classics Version)
Anne of Green Gables (Great Illustrated Classics Version)
Because of Winn Dixie
The King's Equal
The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson, Ann McGovern

Dec 2010- July 2011
Beezus and Ramona
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House on the Prairie
Ramona and her Mother
Along the Banks of Plum Creek
Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Goes on Board
Pippi in the South Seas
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Ramona the Pest
Nim's Island ~ 4 times in a row
Nim at Sea ~ 2 times

100 Book Challenge (Aug 2010 - Dec 2010):

The Hippie is working on a 100 Book Challenge this year with a goal of completing the first one by the end of 2010.  She's read a zillion books already in her short life, but we'll start here with recording each title.  She learned to read well in Kindergarten and LOVED it.  Sadly, though, at this point I can tell that my asking her to read seems like a chore.  I've created a list of books that gradually increase in difficulty and reading level, but are all (hopefully) enjoyable reads.  I'm hoping that as she progresses through the list, she will once again build that fluency, confidence and LOVE for reading.  As she reads each title, I will log it here.  Of course, these are always in addition to the books I read aloud to them.    THESE are just the "Reading" books that the Hippie reads ....


The list at the bottom of this page is how I was able to rekindle my oldest daughter's love of reading.  As it says above, my daughter learned to read in kindergarten and took off, moving all the way to small chapter books very quickly.  Then, at some point it became a chore.  I made it a goal to find that love for reading in her again, so I set out to create a list of books for her to read in order of difficulty, slowly "climbing the ladder" so to speak, often mixing back in some of the shorter and easier ones just to keep it light and fun.  My only rule was that there was minimal if any "twaddle" ~ I wanted QUALITY literature.  Well, we started the 2010 school year on this challenge and by Christmas, she jumped from these books below to Laura Ingalls Wilder books and has taken off from there.  The list kind of got left behind, but I thought I'd leave it here as a guide if you, too, are trying to instill a love of reading in your child and want to gradually "up the anty" for them.  At this point, the girl is always reading and there is just no way that I could dream of keeping track of every little book she reads.  She reads at breakfast, on the toilet and everywhere in between (small, one sitting type story and non-fiction books).  I'll just try to keep track of her NOVELS from here on out ...

Books she's read:
No More Monsters for Me by Peggy Parrish
Small Pig by Arnold Lobel 
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf 
Amelia Bedelia's Masterpiece by Herman Parrish
The Princess and the Pea by Harriet Ziefert
Curious George by H.A. Rey 
Curious George goes to the Hospital by H.A. Rey
Tales of Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen
Momma Don't Allow by Thatcher Hurd
Curious George Learns the Alphabet by H.A. Rey
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel 
George and Martha by James Marshall
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and a little dog by Maj Lindman 
Madeline and the Bad Hat by Ludwig Bemelmans 
A New House for Mole and Mouse by Harriet Ziefert 
Daniel's Duck by Clyde Bulla 
Prairie School by Bill Farnsworth  
A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester 
The Sword in the Stone by Grace Maccarone
How to Drive your Sister Crazy by Diane Z. Shore  
Snip, Snap, Snurr and the Gingerbread  by Maj Lindman
A First Book of Myths  by Mary Hoffman
Katy and the Big Snow  by Virginia Lee Burton
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie  by Peter Roop
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present  by Charlotte Zolotow 
The Emperor's New Clothes 
Clara and the Book Wagon  by Nancy Levninson
The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin 
The Long Way to the New Land by Joan Sandin
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Lowrey (my favorite as a child)
Scruffy  by Peggy Parrish
The Outside Dog  by Charlotte Pomerantz
I am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks
Emmett's Pig  by Mary Stoltz and Garth Williams
The Case of the Double Cross  by Crosby Bonsall
Paul Bunyan by  Steven Kellogg
The Chalk Box Kid  by Clyde Robert Bulla
The Egyptian Cinderella  by Shirley Climo 
Tut's Mummy Lost ... and found
Cactus Hotel
Two Bobbies
Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans
Juan Bobo
Ringo Saves the Day
Mr. Putter and Tabby see stars 
Grasshopper on the road
Crocodile and Hen
Mr. Putter and Tabby Stir the soup
Sam and the Firefly
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
The Wish at the Top
Turtle at Long Pond
A House for Hermit Crab
Fairy Tale Classics
Ten Potatoes in a Pot
Sky Tree
The Paint Brush Kid
Helen Keller 
Pigericks by Arnold Lobel
The Prodigal Cat
Who's New at the Zoo
Spunky's Diary
What Zookeepers do
Amazing Gorillas!
Saint Fraincis and the Christmas Donkey
The Golden Sandal
Baby Otter
Water Beds
Rikki Tikki Tavi
Amazing Grace
Baby Sea Otter
Hansel & Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood 
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Christmas Story 
How much is a million?
A Cote of Many Colors by Janette Oke's
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