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2009 Booklists

Books I Have Read in 2009

  1. Think and Make It Happen by Dr. Augusto Cury
  2. Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
  3. Authentic Faith by Gary Thomas
  4. For the Tough Times by Max Lucado
  5. Heaven:  Your Real Home by Joni Eareckson Tada
  6. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
  7. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  9. Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (re-read)
  10. The First-Born Advantage by Dr. Kevin Leman
  11. They Shall See God by Athol Dickson
  12. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  13. Every Hidden Thing by Athol Dickson
  14. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  15. The Suncatchers by Jamie Langston Turner
  16. Change Your Heart, Change Your Life by Dr. Gary Smalley
  17. Listening for Lions by  Gloria Whelan
  18. The Wanigan by Gloria Whelan
  19. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  20. Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
  21. God’s Harvard:  A Christian College on a Mission to Save America by Hanna Rosin
  22. Dessert First by Hallie Durand
  23. Feeding Your Soul:  A Quiet Time Handbook by Jean Fleming
  24. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
  25. The Chosen by Chaim Potok
  26. In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth
  27. Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck (audiobook)
  28. The Pirate’s Son by Geraldine McCaughrean
  29. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller
  30. Girl Meets God by Lauren F. Winner
  31. River Rising by Athol Dickson
  32. A Mother’s Heart by Jean Fleming
  33. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (re-read)
  34. Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
  35. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier (re-read)
  36. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  37. Hank the Cowdog:  The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse by John R. Erickson
  38. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  39. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation:  Volume 1, the Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
  40. Grace Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel
  41. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  42. Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji
  43. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
  44. Sarah’s Wish by Jim Baumgardener
  45. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  46. She’s Gonna Blow! by Julie Barnhill
  47. Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  48. Winter Birds by Jamie Langston Turner
  49. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street  by Jeanne Birdsall
  50. Some Wildflower in My Heart by Jamie Langston Turner
  51. The Romance of a Christmas Card by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Books My Children and I Have Read Together in 2009


  1. Homespun Sarah by Verla Kay
  2. Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails by Verla Kay
  3. The Real Story of Stone Soup by Ying Chang Compestine
  4. One Potato, Two Potato by Cynthia DeFelice
  5. Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish
  6. Lots of LadybugsCounting by Fives by Michael Dahl *
  7. Goldie and the Three Bears by Diane Stanley *
  8. The Minister’s Cat ABC by Lynley Dodd
  9. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jim Aylesworth
  10. The Summer of Stanley by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
  11. The Huckabuck Family and How They Raised Popcorn in Nebraska and Quit and Came Back by Carl Sandburg
  12. The Prairie Train by Antoine O Flatharta
  13. One Small Place by the Sea by Barbara Brenner
  14. One Monkey Too Many by Jackie French Koller
  15. This Is the House That Was Tidy and Neat by Teri Sloat
  16. Oddhopper Opera:  A Bug’s Garden of Verses by Kurt Cyrus
  17. Max’s Words by Kate Banks
  18. Adelita by Tomie DePaola
  19. Franklin’s Thanksgiving by Paulette Bourgeois
  20. Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett
  21. Busy Fingers by C. W. Bowie
  22. Elliot’s Bath by Andrea Beck
  23. John Henry by Carol Ottolenghi
  24. The Cabbage Soup Solution by Erika Oller
  25. The Mixed-Up Rooster by Pamela Duncan Edwards
  26. The Bossy Gallito by Lucia M. Gonzalez
  27. Mooove Over by Karen Magnuson Beil
  28. Apples by Gail Gibbons
  29. Dahlia by Barbara McClintock
  30. Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell
  31. A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
  32. Chameleons Are Cool by Martin Jenkins
  33. Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
  34. The Perfect Clubhouse by Daniel J. Mahoney
  35. Top Cat by Lois Ehlert
  36. Don’t Forget the Bacon! by Pat Hutchins
  37. Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
  38. Mama Don’t Allow by Thacher Hurd
  39. Little Bunny on the Move by Peter McCarty
  40. Tumble Bunnies by Kathryn Lasky
  41. The Painter by Peter Catalanotto
  42. Franklin Forgives
  43. At the Edge of the Forest by Jonathan London
  44. Arthur Lost and Found by Marc Brown
  45. Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan
  46. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
  47. Franklin’s Bad Day by Paulette Bourgeois
  48. Ants at the Picnic:  Counting by Tens by Michael Dahl
  49. The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter
  50. A Blue Butterfly:  A Story about Claude Monet by Bijou Le Tord
  51. Footprints and Shadows by Anne Wescott Dodd
  52. Water Dance by Thomas Locker
  53. Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier
  54. The Animal Hedge by Paul Fleischman
  55. From the Garden:  A Counting Book about Growing Food by Michael Dahl
  56. Who Hops? by Katie Davis
  57. Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London
  58. I Need an Easter Egg! by Harriet Ziefert
  59. Hope and New Life:  An Easter Story by Johnny Zucker
  60. Best in Show! by Sonali Fry
  61. Puddles by Jonathan London
  62. Who Wants Arthur? by Amanda Graham
  63. Horsefly by Alice Hoffman
  64. A Present for Mom by Vivian French
  65. Diego’s Safari Rescue by Ligiah Villalobos
  66. Old Granny and the Bean Thief by Cynthia DeFelice
  67. The Secret of the First One Up by Iris Hiskey Arno
  68. Gregory’s Shadow by Don Freeman
  69. Adopted by an Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
  70. Snow Day! by Patricia Lakin
  71. Sing, Sophie! by Dayle Ann Dodds
  72. I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
  73. Leah’s Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich
  74. A Far-Fetched Story by Karin Cates
  75. Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
  76. Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
  77. Louie’s Goose by H.M. Ehrlich
  78. All the World’s a Stage by Rebecca Piatt Davidson
  79. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
  80. Spring Thaw by Steven Schnur
  81. Arthur Helps Out by Marc Brown*
  82. Going to the Dentist (Usborne First Experiences) by Anne Civardi
  83. Toby the Tortoise by Gerald Durrell
  84. Winter:  An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur
  85. Arthur Off to School by Marc Brown*
  86. Downhill Fun:  A Counting Book about Winter by Michael Dahl
  87. From the Garden:  A Counting Book about Growing Food by Michael Dahl
  88. Speed, Speed, Centipede:  Counting by Tens by Michael Dahl
  89. One Big Building:  A Counting Book about Construction by Michael Dahl
  90. Footprints in the Snow:  Counting by Twos by Michael Dahl
  91. Shoes from Grandpa by Mem Fox
  92. Rosie’s Roses by Pamela Duncan Edwards
  93. Parents in the Pigpen, Pigs in the Tub by Amy Ehrlich
  94. If You Were a Palindrome by Michael Dahl
  95. Lizzy and Skunk by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
  96. Arthur Babysits by Marc Brown
  97. Country Fair (a My First Little House Book)
  98. Mama Loves by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  99. Sink or Swim by Valerie Coulman
  100. Just Like You by Jan Fearnley
  101. Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert
  102. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
  103. In My World by Lois Ehlert
  104. Eating the Alphabet:  Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
  105. Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert
  106. Wag a Tail by Lois Ehlert
  107. Market Day by Lois Ehlert

—-List closed some time mid February.  I couldn’t keep up.  :-)—-

*For the sake of honest disclosure and for my own record, I am marking these books as ones that were shared between Steady Eddie and the girls.  Mama had no part of them.

Chapter Books I Read Aloud to My Children in 2009 (Lulu 4-5 years; Louise 3-4 years)

  1. The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
  2. Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  3. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
  4. Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  5. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Magic by Betty MacDonald
  6. Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
  7. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (re-read) [audiobook review here]
  8. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  9. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  10. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
  11. The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  12. The Story of Helen Keller by Lorena A. Hickok
  13. Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
  14. Tumtum and Nutmeg:  Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn
  15. An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott
  16. The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
  17. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

10 Responses

  1. […] at Hope is the Word does an excellent job of reviewing the books that she has read.  She has a Booklists page that has an extensive list of books for younger […]

  2. Greetings from the UAE!
    I am inspired! And I love your booklist. Thanks for your Chapman book reviews, by the way. Am about to try and start a Facebook group to read and discuss Sacred Parenting. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Did I just say Chapman? I meant Thomas. Well, you know what I meant. 🙂

  4. What do you think of Edward Gorey’s books? Also, do you allow your kids to watch television?

  5. […] back to the best chapter books discussion.  Looking over the list of what we’ve read together (click and then scroll down to see it), I think my favorite of all was our saunter through The […]

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