books, unschooling

books we’ve read and loved and books I hope to read

books we’ve read (and loved!) with the kids:

(in no way comprehensive)

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

The Ranger’s Apprentice series, books 1-3  by John Flanagan (reading #4 now)

James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede

Searching for Dragons by Patricia Wrede

The Guardians of Childhood series by William Joyce

The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Juniper by Monica Furlong

Wise Child by Monica Furlong

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (reading now)

picture books:

Happy Pig Day by Mo Willems (& anything else by him)

Lost And Found by Oliver Jeffers (& anything else by him)

The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico

Possum Magic by Mem Fox (& anything else by her)

Tico And The Golden Wings by Leo Lionni

The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

When Owen’s Mom Breathed Fire by Pija Lindenbaum

Fox in Socks by Dr. Suess (& anything else by him)

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

books I hope to read with the kids:

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Cotton In My Sack by Lois Lenski

Prairie Schoolhouse by Lois Lenski

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

the Dark Is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper

The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander

A Wrinkle In Time series by Madeleine L’engle

Holes by Louis Sachar

Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran by Kenneth Thomasma

The Princess Bride by William Golding

anything by Anne McCaffrey

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare



I’ll add to these lists as we read and discover or remember more books we’d like to explore!