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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What We've Been Reading - March

I wasn't very good about keeping track of everyone's reading this month.

Preschool - Second Grade Read Alouds

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie de Paola

Saint Patrick and the Peddler by Margaret Hodges

Petook: An Easter Story by Caryll Houselander
This is one of our favorite Easter picture books. The story can also be found in More Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls.

Miniature Stories of the Saints by Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ

Catholic Children's Treasure Box Books by Maryknoll Sisters

Bible Stories for Little Children under the approbation of Cardinal McCloskey

Saint Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland by Gary D. Schmidt

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Tasha Tudor

and more...

Second Grade

Daniel Boone by Esther Averill

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott

Fifth Grade

Winter Cottage by Carol Ryrie Brink

The Ginger Horse by Maureen Daly, illustrated by Wesley Dennis

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

The Treasure in the Little Trunk by Helen Fuller Orton

Lad: A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune

Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan

The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan

On Top of Concord Hill by Maria D. Wilkes

Sixth Grade

Ethelred Preston by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
This book and a couple of other titles by Fr. Finn are currently on sale for $3 at Tan Books via the above link.

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle

The Tolkien Reader by J.R.R. Tolkien

Eighth Grade

Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

The Wide Horizon by Loula Grace Erdmans

The Good Land by Loula Grace Erdmans

Ethelred Preston by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.

The Imitation of Mary by Thomas à Kempis

Saint Helena and the True Cross by Louis de Wohl (read on Easter, March 31)

Tenth Grade

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

Read Aloud

Enid Blyton's Nature Lover's Book by Enid Blyton


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Rob Inglis


  1. How did your 10th grader like "The Scarlet Pimpernel"? My Jonathan, now 15, didn't like it very much. Too emotional for his taste. I also read it and really liked it.

  2. Hi Eva,

    This is actually the third time that Catherine has read the book. She really likes it and has asked me if I can put other books by Baroness Orczy on hold at the library.

  3. I'll tell Jonathan that. He thought the language was too flowery :). Must be a boy/girl difference in taste.

  4. I think that it probably is a boy/girl difference in taste. I failed to mention that Catherine shared that she didn't know whether or not her oldest brother would like the book. :)

  5. What other books does Cathherine want to read by her?

  6. Catherine is waiting for The Elusive Pimpernel from the library. I will let you know what she thinks of it.

    She is currently reading Maria Chapdelaine and really enjoying it so far. The book is available from OLVS or free on Kindle.


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