2011 Booklists

Books I Read Alone

Genesis chapters 1-43
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
Magic for Marigold by L.M. Montgomery
Betti on the High Wire by Lisa Railsback
Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery
Behind the Mountains by Edwidge Danticat
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Ava’s Man by Rick Bragg
Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell
The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
The Cure by Athol Dickson
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Nathan Coulter by Wendell Berry
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
The Story of Charlotte’s Web by Michael Sims
The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson
The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Deedy & Randall Wright
The Narnian by Alan Jacobs
The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma
A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz

The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill

Savvy by Ingrid Law


Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger


Thursday’s Child by Noel Streatfeild

Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan


On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson

Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon

Hound Dog True by Linda Urban

Eight Keys by Suzanne LeFleur


The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean

Lucky for Good by Susan Patron

The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes

Secrets at Sea by  Richard Peck

Chapter book read-alouds I shared with my girls:

Top read-alouds picks of 2011