Justin Taylor provides another reading list for young people, this one for the early grades, and promises to expand the list later.
There are hundreds of thousands of books written for children. The challenge is discerning what is best for them to read, given so many options. I’m a sucker for good reading lists, so I’m grateful for the folks at Calvary Classical School—a classical Christian school in Hampton, VA—who have given me permission to reproduce this list below. ....
So far I’ve been able to provide links for the grades 1-3 lists. Lord willing, and time permitting, I will provide the other lists (up to 8th grade) in future posts. ....
At his site Taylor provides Amazon purchase links for each of the books listed. For each grade the school has a list of books read aloud in class or assigned, and lists suggested for outside reading at three levels - I presume levels of difficulty. These are the books "read in class or assigned for outside reading" for Second Grade:
Andersen, Hans C. The Emperor’s New ClothesAn update 5/15: 4th and 5th grades.
Brown, Marcia. Dick Whittington and His Cat
Burton, Virginia. The Little House
Burton, Virginia. Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel
Cauley, Lorinda. The Ugly Duckling
Cleary, Beverly. The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Cleary, Beverly. Ribsy
Dalgliesh, Alice. The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
Lewis, C.S. The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe
McCloskey, Robert. Time of Wonder
Steig, William. Doctor De Soto
Warner, Gertrude. The Box-Car Children (vol. 1)
Williams, Marjorie. The Velveteen Rabbit [more]
Update 5/22: The list for all grades.
A Christian Classical School Reading List: Grades 1-3 – Justin Taylor