Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011-2012 Curriculum Needs

Here's my list of things I need this spring, in preparation for fall. This is for my own planning, more than anything else. If I don't write things down, I forget! I'll likely add to this list as I plan, but this is the bulk of next year's needs.


SB Delta
SB Epsilon
SB Zeta

Mystery of History Vol. 1, 2nd Edition

Mystery of History Vol. 1, 2nd Edition, Printable Resources CD

Experiment kit for Astronomy

Experiment kit for Anatomy

Notebooking Journal for Anatomy

Experiment kit for Chemistry

Handwriting Without Tears Printing Book (2)

Daily Math

Daily Science

Daily Language Review

How the Heather Looks

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dinosaur Mini-Unit

D is for Dinosaur! What a fun little study. We had to take a couple of weeks off due to coughs and colds, but preschool mini-units are now ready to continue. Here are links to the pages I used:

D is for Dinosaur handwriting page, take your pick, there are SO many!
This week's first coloring page
This week's second coloring page

We looked at pictures, read portions and discussed MANY cool dino books:

Dinosaurs By Design
D is for Dinosaur
Life in the Great Ice Age
A is for Adam
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?
Dry Bones and Other Fossils
The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs
EyeWitness Dinosaur
EyeWitness Fossils
Dinosaur Hunters
Dinosaur Dinners

We explored our box filled with assorted fossils, rock and bones. We even have a real dinosaur bone that they got to hold. We got ours years ago from a company that no longer offers them. Many of these fossils came as a gift from a friend in Illinois. Thanks, Newtons!

We played with the many plastic dinosaurs that we have. Some Littles liked that more than others.

We ate Salted Dinosaur Eggs for snack. I just spiderweb cracked the hard-boiled eggs and soaked them in food coloring/water solution for a while (KoolAid also works) but here's a very detailed blog about it with a cool picture.

Several of the children also played a short game of Monopoly Junior, Dinosaur Edition. What a day we had. Fun was had all around and we are looking forward to next time when we study "Ee".

*ETA: We found a neat show on Netflix, free for the streaming for members: Dragons or Dinosaurs.

Friday, February 11, 2011

My "Year 0.5" Plan

So what do you do if you've finished all the AO Y0 books and your child isn't ready for Year 1? Here's what I did. I also like to do occasional mini-units.

My "Year 0.5" Plan


Daily Bible reading and memorization with the family

Small Rain selections chosen by Jessie Orton Jones illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones

Wise Words for Little People by Kenneth N. Taylor

Big Thoughts for Little People by Kenneth N. Taylor


The Bear The Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and Helen Kinsey illustrated by Ted Rand

Will’s Quill by Don Freeman

Various historical I Can Read books: ie: George the Drummer Boy, Clipper Ship, Six Silver Spoons, The 18 Penny Goose, The Drinking Gourd, Hill of Fire, The Josefina Story Quilt, Sam the Minuteman, etc.

Various historical Step Into Reading books: ie: George Washington and the General's Dog, The Statue of Liberty, Pompeii: Buried Alive, Tut's Mummy: Lost and Found, Abe Lincoln's Hat, Gold Fever, etc.


Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola

The Year At Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward

Various science related I Can Read books: ie: Greg's Microscope, Red Tag Comes Home, Egg to Chick, Let's Get Turtles, When an Animal Grows, Seeds and More Seeds, Plenty of Fish, etc.

Various science related Step Into Reading books: ie: Bones, Moonwalk, Benjamin Franklin and the Magic Squares, Monster Bugs, Dinosaur Babies, Microscopic Monsters, etc.


1 is One by Tasha Tudor

Ray's Mathematics (free online book)

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Anno's Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

The King's Chessboard by David Birch

How Much is a Million by David Schwartz

G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book by David Schwartz

Folk Tales

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde illustrated by Hilda Boswell (preferred) or by Lisbeth Zwerger

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Wanda Ga’g

The Man Who Didn’t Wash Dishes by Phyllis Krasilovsky illustrated by Barbara Cooney

Assorted folk tales retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone

Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed and others by Steven Kellogg

Natural Sciences

Over in the Meadow by John Langstaff illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky

Little Black Bear Goes For A Walk by Berniece Freschet illustrated by Glen Rounds

Assorted books by Gladys Conklin and Herbert Zim


My First Books of Prayers

Hairy McClary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Mother Goose Rhymes published by Platt and Munk

ABC Books

Peter Rabbit’s ABC by Beatrix Potter

The ABC Bunny by Wanda Ga’g

Apricot ABC by Miska Miles


The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss illustrated by Marc Simont

Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets

In The Forest by Marie Hall Ets

Corgiville Fair by Tasha Tudor

Tim’s Friend, Towser and others by Edward Ardizzone

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

School Comes Out in Real Life

One of my children studied the Alps, specifically, The Matterhorn, in geography. She's reading "The Occident" by Richard Halliburton, one half of the great series, "The Complete Book of Marvels". When we were at the park the other day, she constructed a Sand Matterhorn. It's pretty good, I think!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Caldecott Medal Winners

Again, via Our Little Library, a literature list! This time it's the Caldecott Medal winners. I used her star rating system, too. Bolded are ones I own, italicized are ones I've read.

My ratings, because I don't necessarily love or even like all the books on this list. If this was at a library book sale / garage sale / thrift store for $2 or less I would:
****Grab it with a squeal of joy!
***Probably buy it, especially if the library doesn't have a copy.
**Would only buy it if the library didn't have a copy.
*Sorry, I don't like it.

2011: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip Stead
2010: The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney
2009: The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson
2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
2007: Flotsam by David Wiesner
2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster
2005: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein***
2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
2001: So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small; text by Judith St. George
2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback**
1999: Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin***
1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky****
1997: Golem by David Wisniewski**
1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann**
1995: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting**
1994: Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine***
1993: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully***
1992: Tuesday by David Wiesner**
1991: Black and White by David Macaulay**
1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young***
1989: Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman****
1988: Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen***
1987: Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks**
1986: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg**
1985: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges****
1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen****
1983: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars
1982: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg***
1981: Fables by Arnold Lobel***
1980: Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall****
1979: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble**
1978: Noah's Ark by Peter Spier****
1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove**
1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema**
1975: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermot**
1974: Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach***
1973: The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel***
1972: One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian***
1971: A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley**
1970: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig****
1969: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text: retold by Arthur Ransome***
1968: Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley**
1967: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness***
1966: Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud.****
1965: May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers**
1964: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak****
1963: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats****
1962: Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown***
1961: Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text: Ruth Robbins**
1960: Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida***
1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney****
1958: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey***
1957: A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry***
1956: Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text: retold by John Langstaff****
1955: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown**
1954: Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans***
1953: The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward****
1952: Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text: Will, pseud. [William Lipkind]**
1951: The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous***
1950: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi***
1949: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader***
1948: White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tressel***
1947: The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown]***
1946: The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham****
1945: Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: Rachel Field****
1944: Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber****
1943: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton****
1942: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey****
1941: They Were Strong and Good, by Robert Lawson****
1940: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire****
1939: Mei Li by Thomas Handforth****
1938: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; text: selected by Helen Dean Fish****

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Newbery Honor Books

Via Our Little Library, here's a list of all the Newbery Honor books. I've bolded the ones I own, and italicized the ones I've read.

2011 Honor Books:
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

2010 Honor Books:
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

2009 Honor Books:
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, illus. by David Small
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
Savvy by Ingrid Law
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

2008 Honor Books:
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

2007 Honor Books:
Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Rules by Cynthia Lord

2006 Honor Books:
Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott

2005 Honor Books:
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (G.P. Putnam's Sons/a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights" by Russell Freedman (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)

2004 Honor Books:
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (Clarion Books)

2003 Honor Books:
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Atheneum)
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff (Random House/Wendy Lamb Books)
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
A Corner of The Universe by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic)
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan (HarperCollins)

2002 Honor Books:
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Carver: A Life In Poems by Marilyn Nelson (Front Street)

2001 Honor Books:
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech (Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins)

2000 Honor Books:
Getting Near to Baby by by Audrey Couloumbis (Putnam)
Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm (HarperCollins)
26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola

1999 Honor Book:
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (Dial)

1998 Honor Books:
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (HarperCollins)
Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff (Delacorte)
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli (HarperCollins)

1997 Honor Books:
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (Richard Jackson/Orchard Books)
Moorchild by Eloise McGraw (Margaret McElderry/Simon & Schuster)
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow/Morrow)
Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White (Farrar Straus Giroux)

1996 Honor Books:
What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman (Front Street)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)
Yolonda's Genius by Carol Fenner (Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster)
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (Scholastic)

1995 Honor Books:
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman (Clarion)
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (Jackson/Orchard)

1994 Honor Books:
Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly (HarperCollins)
Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep (HarperCollins) (I just got this one a few days ago!)
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman (Clarion Books)

1993 Honor Books:
What Hearts by Bruce Brooks (A Laura Geringer Book, a HarperCollins imprint)
The Dark-thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack (Knopf) (I had this one, read it, and didn't like it, so I got rid of it.)
Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic Hardcover)

1992 Honor Books:
Nothing But The Truth: a Documentary Novel by Avi (Jackson/Orchard)
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman (Holiday House)

1991 Honor Book:
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Jackson/Orchard)

1990 Honor Books:
Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle (Jackson/Orchard)
Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples (Knopf)
The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen (Jackson/Orchard)

1989 Honor Books:
In The Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton (Harcourt)
Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers (Harper)

1988 Honor Books:
After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer (Morrow)
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Bradbury)

1987 Honor Books:
A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant (Bradbury)
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer (Clarion)
Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber (Bradbury)

1986 Honor Books:
Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (Lothrop)
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen (Bradbury)

1985 Honor Books:
Like Jake and Me by Mavis Jukes (Knopf)
The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks (Harper)
One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox (Bradbury)

1984 Honor Books:
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)
Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky (Macmillan)
The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree by Bill Brittain (Harper)

1983 Honor Books:
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)
Doctor DeSoto by William Steig
Graven Images by Paul Fleischman (Harper)
Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz (Putnam)
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton (Philomel)

1982 Honor Books:
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 by Aranka Siegal (Farrar)

1981 Honor Books:
The Fledgling by Jane Langton (Harper)
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle (Farrar)

1980 Honor Book:
The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian (Greenwillow)

1979 Honor Book:
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)

1978 Honor Books:
Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater (Lippincott)

1977 Honor Books:
Abel's Island by William Steig (Farrar)
A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond (Atheneum)

1976 Honor Books:
The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis (Viking)
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep (Harper)

1975 Honor Books:
Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier (Four Winds)
The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope (Houghton)
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene (Dial)

1974 Honor Book:
The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum) (this series is excellent)

1973 Honor Books:
Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss (Crowell)
The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Atheneum)

1972 Honor Books:
Incident At Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert (Little, Brown)
The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)
The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin (Atheneum)
Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles (Little, Brown)
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Atheneum)

1971 Honor Books:
Knee Knock Rise by Natalie Babbitt (Farrar)
Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl (Atheneum)
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)

1970 Honor Books:
Our Eddie by Sulamith Ish-Kishor (Pantheon)
The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art by Janet Gaylord Moore (World)
Journey Outside by Mary Q. Steele (Viking)

1969 Honor Books:
To Be a Slave by Julius Lester (Dial) (very powerful stories...)
When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Farrar)

1968 Honor Books:
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E. L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)
The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell
The Fearsome Inn by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Scribner)
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

1967 Honor Books:
The King's Fifth by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)
Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Harper)
The Jazz Man by Mary Hays Weik (Atheneum)

1966 Honor Books:
The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (This is one of my very favorite series)
The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell (Pantheon)
The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz (Harper)

1965 Honor Book:
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (Follett) (I consider this *THE* best Civil War book for young readers)

1964 Honor Books:
Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era by Sterling North (Dutton)
The Loner by Ester Wier (McKay)

1963 Honor Books:
Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. (Leclaire Alger) (Holt)
Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge (Houghton)

1962 Honor Books:
Frontier Living by Edwin Tunis (World) (I have most of this series, I wasn't aware it was an Honor book)
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Coward) (Excellent!)
Belling The Tiger by Mary Stolz (Harper)

1961 Honor Books:
America Moves Forward: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson (Morrow)
Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer (Houghton)
The Cricket In Times Square by George Selden

1960 Honor Books:
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
America Is Born: A History for Peter by Gerald W. Johnson (Morrow)
The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall (Harcourt)

1959 Honor Books:
The Family Under The Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
Along Came A Dog by Meindert Dejong (Harper) (Loved it!)
Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa by Francis Kalnay (Harcourt)
The Perilous Road by William O. Steele (Harcourt)

1958 Honor Books:
The Horsecatcher by Mari Sandoz (Westminster)
Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright (Harcourt) (LOVED IT!)
The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson (Viking) (I enjoy EVRYTHING Robert Lawson writes.)
Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle by Leo Gurko (Crowell)

1957 Honor Books:
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong (Harper)
Mr. Justice Holmes by Clara Ingram Judson (Follett)
The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads (Viking)
Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)

1956 Honor Books:
The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Scribner)
The Golden Name Day by Jennie Lindquist (Harper)
Men, Microscopes, and Living Things by Katherine Shippen (Viking)

1955 Honor Books:
Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (Scribner)
Banner In The Sky by James Ullman (Lippincott)

1954 Honor Books:
All Alone by Claire Huchet Bishop (Viking)
Shadrach by Meindert Dejong (Harper)
Hurry Home, Candy by Meindert Dejong (Harper)
Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot by Clara Ingram Judson (Follett)
Magic Maize by Mary & Conrad Buff (Houghton)

1953 Honor Books:
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Coward)
Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil (Viking)
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh (Scribner)
Birthdays of Freedom, Vol. 1 by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)

1952 Honor Books:
Americans Before Columbus by Elizabeth Baity (Viking)
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling (Houghton)
The Defender by Nicholas Kalashnikoff (Scribner)
The Light at Tern Rock by Julia Sauer (Viking)
The Apple and the Arrow by Mary & Conrad Buff (Houghton)

1951 Honor Books:
Better Known as Johnny Appleseed by Mabel Leigh Hunt (Lippincott)
Gandhi, Fighter Without a Sword by Jeanette Eaton (Morrow)
Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson (Follett)
The Story of Appleby Capple by Anne Parrish (Harper)

1950 Honor Books:
Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill (Viking)
The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz (Longmans)
Kildee House by Rutherford Montgomery (Doubleday)
George Washington by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)
Song of The Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin by Walter & Marion Havighurst (Winston)

1949 Honor Books:
Seabird by Holling C. Holling (Houghton)
Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin (Viking)
My Father's Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett (Random House) (I have each of my children read this series when they are beginners.)
Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps (Knopf)

1948 Honor Books:
Pancakes-Paris by Claire Huchet Bishop (Viking)
Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger (Abingdon)
The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot by Catherine Besterman (Bobbs-Merrill)
The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander (Holt)
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

1947 Honor Books:
Wonderful Year by Nancy Barnes (Messner)
Big Tree by Mary & Conrad Buff (Viking)
The Heavenly Tenants by William Maxwell (Harper)
The Avion My Uncle Flew by Cyrus Fisher, pseud. (Darwin L. Teilhet) (Appleton)
The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanor Jewett (Viking)

1946 Honor Books:
Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
The Moved-Outers by Florence Crannell Means (Houghton)
Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear by Christine Weston (Scribner)
New Found World by Katherine Shippen (Viking)

1945 Honor Books:
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (Great story!!)
The Silver Pencil by Alice Dalgliesh (Scribner)
Abraham Lincoln's World by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)
Lone Journey: The Life of Roger Williams by Jeanetter Eaton (Harcourt)

1944 Honor Books:
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Harper)
Fog Magic by Julia Sauer (Viking)
Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)
Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates (Coward)

1943 Honor Books:
The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes
Have You Seen Tom Thumb? by Mabel Leigh Hunt (Lippincott)

1942 Honor Books:
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Harper)
George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster (Scribner)
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski (Lippincott) (One of my favorites)
Down Ryton Water by Eva Roe Gaggin (Viking)

1941 Honor Books:
Blue Willow by Doris Gates (Viking) (This is set in my neck of the woods.)
Young Mac of Fort Vancouver by Mary Jane Carr (Crowell)
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Nansen by Anna Gertrude Hall (Viking)

1940 Honor Books:
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy (Viking) (sequel to The Good Master)
Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz by Mabel Robinson (Random House)
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Boy with a Pack by Stephen W. Meader (Harcourt)

1939 Honor Books:
Nino by Valenti Angelo (Viking)
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater (Little, Brown) (Funny little story. I am reading it to my 1st and 2nd graders right now. We are three chapters from the end.)
Hello the Boat! by Phyllis Crawford (Holt)
Leader By Destiny: George Washington, Man and Patriot by Jeanette Eaton (Harcourt)
Penn by Elizabeth Janet Gray

1938 Honor Books:
Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman (Little, Brown)
Bright Island by Mabel Robinson (Random House)
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

1937 Honor Books:
Phebe Fairchild: Her Book by Lois Lenski (Stokes)
Whistler's Van by Idwal Jones (Viking)
The Golden Basket by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
Winterbound by Margery Bianco (Viking)
The Codfish Musket by Agnes Hewes (Doubleday)
Audubon by Constance Rourke (Harcourt)

1936 Honor Books:
Honk, the Moose by Phil Stong (Dodd)
The Good Master by Kate Seredy (Viking)
Young Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Viking)
All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud by Armstrong Sperry (Winston)

1935 Honor Books:
Pageant of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger (Longmans)
Davy Crockett by Constance Rourke (Harcourt)
Day On Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic by Hilda Von Stockum (Harper)

1934 Honor Books:
The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Snedeker (Doubleday)
Swords of Steel by Elsie Singmaster (Houghton)
ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág
Winged Girl of Knossos by Erik Berry, pseud. (Allena Best) (Appleton)
New Land by Sarah Schmidt (McBride)
Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside by Padraic Colum (Macmillan)
Glory of the Seas by Agnes Hewes (Knopf)
Apprentice of Florence by Ann Kyle (Houghton)

1933 Honor Books:
Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)
The Railroad To Freedom: A Story of the Civil War by Hildegarde Swift (Harcourt)
Children of the Soil: A Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon (Doubleday)

1932 Honor Books:
The Fairy Circus by Dorothy P. Lathrop (Macmillan)
Calico Bush by Rachel Field (Macmillan)
Boy of the South Seas by Eunice Tietjens (Coward-McCann)
Out of the Flame by Eloise Lownsbery (Longmans)
Jane's Island by Marjorie Allee (Houghton)
Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy by Mary Gould Davis (Harcourt)

1931 Honor Books:
Floating Island by Anne Parrish (Harper)
The Dark Star of Itza: The Story of A Pagan Princess by Alida Malkus (Harcourt)
Queer Person by Ralph Hubbard (Doubleday)
Mountains are Free by Julie Davis Adams (Dutton)
Spice and the Devil's Cave by Agnes Hewes (Knopf)
Meggy MacIntosh by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Doubleday)
Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes by Herbert Best (Doubleday)
Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer by Alice Lide & Margaret Johansen (Little, Brown)

1930 Honor Books:
A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland by Jeanette Eaton (Harper)
Pran of Albania by Elizabeth Miller (Doubleday)
Jumping-Off Place by Marion Hurd McNeely (Longmans)
The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales by Ella Young (Longmans)
Vaino by Julia Davis Adams (Dutton)
Little Blacknose by Hildegarde Swift (Harcourt)

1929 Honor Books:
Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett (Longmans)
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág (the first picture book ever made, I've heard.)
The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock (Dutton)
Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)
Runaway Papoose by Grace Moon (Doubleday)
Tod of the Fens by Elinor Whitney (Macmillan)

1928 Honor Books:
The Wonder Smith and His Son by Ella Young (Longmans)
Downright Dencey by Caroline Snedeker (Doubleday)
1927 Honor Books:
[None recorded]

1926 Honor Book:
The Voyagers: Being Legends and Romances of Atlantic Discovery by Padraic Colum (Macmillan)

1925 Honor Books:
Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story by Annie Carroll Moore (Putnam)
The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish (Macmillan)

1924 Honor Books:
[None recorded]

1923 Honor Books:
[None recorded]

1922 Honor Books:
The Great Quest by Charles Hawes (Little, Brown)
Cedric the Forester by Bernard Marshall (Appleton)
The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure by William Bowen (Macmillan)
The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum (Macmillan)
The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs (Macmillan)