Tuesday 12 June 2012

TT - Top Ten Favourite Read Alouds

 Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures.  I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books out there hiding on shelves so I invite you to blog about a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library and add your post to Learning All the Time Favourite Resource Link Up .

This weeks topic is inspired by 10* in 10* (Ten Weeks of Top Ten Lists) over at iHomeschool and hosted at Many Little Blessings.

My Top Ten Favourite Read Alouds
Last week I shared with you Ten of my Favourite Homeschooling sites.
Top of the list was Sonlight who introduced me to most of my favourite must have read alouds. 

Little Britches
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 260
Vendor: University Of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 1991
ISBN: 0803281781
ISBN-13: 9780803281783
Sonlight:  Core D & E

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch 
Author: Jean Lee Latham
Illustrator: John O'Hara Cosgrave II
Date Written: 1955
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Boston
Current Pub. Date: 2003
Pages: 256
Edition: illustrated
ISBN: 978086020864-8
Sonlight:  Core D
The Phantom Tollbooth

Reading level: Ages 10 and up
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Bullseye Books; 1st Yearling edition (October 12, 1988)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0394820371
ISBN-13: 978-0394820378
Sonlight:  Core  G & W

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf (May 15, 1978)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0440995779
ISBN-13: 978-0440995777
Sonlight: Core D

A Little Princess

Reading level: Ages 9 and up Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (December 9, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0064401871
ISBN-13: 978-0064401876

Follow My Leader
Reading level: Ages 5 and up
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Puffin (December 1, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0140364854
ISBN-13: 978-0140364859

Sonlight:  Discontinued. 

Mountain Born
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: JourneyForth (September 1, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0890847061
ISBN-13: 978-0890847060
Sonlight Core B

Elsie Dinsmore
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN: 1598564005
ISBN-13: 9781598564006
Ages: 10-14
Series: Original Elsie Classics

Escape From Warsaw
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: Scholastic (January 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 059042534X
ISBN-13: 978-0590425346
Sonlight:  Core H
Whatever happened to Penny Candy ?
Author: Richard Maybury
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 159
Vendor: Bluestocking Press
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 0942617622
ISBN-13: 9780942617627
Series: Uncle Eric Books
Sonlight: Core F

What are your Top Ten Read Alouds ?



  1. Excellent list. You have many titles I have not heard of and will be looking into for the future.
    On a side note-as a first time visitor I'd like to compliment you on your very pretty blog. Very welcoming.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Oh wow. I ♥ your Top Ten list of books. What an excellent idea to make three lists covering three age groups in your top ten.

      You are welcome :)

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this list! I remember reading the whole Little Britches series, more than once, when I was a kid. There are some great titles on your list :)

    1. You are welcome Susan :)

      I love the Little Britches serries. My kids caught me stealing some of the books to read ahead ! Boy was I in trouble with them that day !

  3. Nice selection~!! You find some of the BEST linky parties. :o) I love coming to your blog.

    The Paper Maid

    1. Thank you Deborah :o)
      I am pleased you enjoy your visits.

  4. You have some great books on your list, especially Little Britches. That is a family fav for everyone in our family. Witch of Blackbird Pond, Carry On Mr Bowditch & Johnny Tremain round out that time period.

    1. I agree Kerry. Johnny Tremain rates right up there with those but alas I had to limit myself to 10 so it was these.

      I think in hindsight I should have made a few catagories like
      for teens
      for history
      for biology


      PS I LOVED Johnny Tremain. Excellent book

  5. Great list, Chareen! The Little Princess is one of my favorites for sure:) I see a lot of good titles here that I need to add to our list of must read books. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh, yes! Yes!
    I don't know what my numbers 2-10 would be, but my no 1 is definitely Little Britches (and the whole series). Wonderful, wonderful books. My absolute favourites! Wonderful!


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