Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8

The following books are included in the Five in a Row homeschool curriculum for young children.

The Story About PingVolume 1:
The Story About Ping
by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Former Sonlight Books
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: What We Read: China

LentilVolume 1:
Lentil
by Robert McCloskey
Recommended Age: 4
Also: What We Read: Music
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury)

MadelineVolume 1:
Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: What We Read: France
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

A Pair of Red ClogsVolume 1:
A Pair of Red Clogs
by Masako Matsuno
Recommended Age: 4
Also: What We Read: Japan

The Rag CoatVolume 1:
The Rag Coat
by Lauren Mills
Recommended Age: 5

Who Owns the Sun?Volume 1:
Who Owns the Sun?
by Stacy Chbosky
Recommended Age: 6

Mike Mulligan And His Steam ShovelVolume 1:
Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel
by Virginia Lee Burton
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Trucks and Construction
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Mike Mulligan and More)

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis BleriotVolume 1:
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
by Alice & Martin Provensen
Recommended Age: 6
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: What We Read: France

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the WorldVolume 1:
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
by Marjorie Priceman
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade

GrandfatherVolume 1:
Grandfather's Journey
by Allen Say
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Japan

Cranberry ThanksgivingVolume 1:
Cranberry Thanksgiving
by Wende and Harry Devlin
Recommended Age: 6
Also: Top 10 Thanksgiving Picture Books

Another Celebrated Dancing BearVolume 1:
Another Celebrated Dancing Bear
by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk
Recommended Age: 6
Also: What We Read: Russia

Papa PiccoloVolume 1:
Papa Piccolo
by Carol Talley
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: What We Read: Italy

Very Last First TimeVolume 1:
Very Last First Time
by Jan Andrews
Recommended Age: 5
Also: What We Read: Canada

The Clown of GodVolume 1:
The Clown of God
by Tomie DePaola
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Mater Amabilis Level 1B Book List for Ages 6-7
Also: Top 25 Christmas Picture Books
Also: What We Read: Italy

Storm in the NightVolume 1:
Storm in the Night
by Mary Stoltz
Recommended Age: 6

Katy and the Big SnowVolume 1:
Katy and the Big Snow
by Virginia Lee Burton
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Winter and Snow
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Mike Mulligan and More)

Night of the MoonjelliesVolume 1:
Night of the Moonjellies
by Mark Shasha
Recommended Age: 4

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningVolume 1:
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost; Illustrations by Susan Jeffers
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program

The Giraffe That Walked to ParisVolume 2:
The Giraffe That Walked to Paris
by Nancy Milton
Recommended Age: 5
Also: What We Read: France

Three NamesVolume 2:
Three Names
by Patricia MacLachlan
Recommended Age: 5

Wee GillisVolume 2:
Wee Gillis
by Munro Leaf
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: What We Read: Scotland and Wales

Owl MoonVolume 2:
Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by John Schoenherr
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Picture Books for Minor Holidays
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

A New Coat for AnnaVolume 2:
A New Coat for Anna
by Harriet Ziefert
Recommended Age: 6
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: What We Read: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

Mrs. Katz and TushVolume 2:
Mrs. Katz and Tush
by Patricia Polacco
Recommended Age: 4
Also: What We Read: Eastern Europe

Mirette on the High WireVolume 2:
Mirette on the High Wire
by Emily Arnold McCully
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: What We Read: France

They Were Strong and GoodVolume 2:
They Were Strong and Good
by Robert Lawson
Recommended Age: 10
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Memoria Press 3rd Grade Read-Aloud Program

Babar: To Duet or Not to DuetVolume 2:
Babar: To Duet or Not to Duet
based on characters by DeBrunhoff
Recommended Age: 5

The Story of FerdinandVolume 2:
The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Spain and Portugal
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury)

Down the MountainVolume 2:
Down the Mountain
by Ellis Credle
Recommended Age: 4

Make Way for DucklingsVolume 2:
Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury)

The Tale Of Peter RabbitVolume 2:
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5 (in The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit)
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime (in Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales)

Mr. Gumpy’s Motor CarVolume 2:
Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car
by John Burningham
Recommended Age: 4
Also: What We Read: Trucks and Construction

All Those Secrets of the WorldVolume 2:
All Those Secrets of the World
by Jane Yolen
Recommended Age: 4

Miss RumphiusVolume 2:
Miss Rumphius
by Barbara Cooney
Recommended Age: 4
Also: National Book Award Children's Book Winners
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

The Little Red LIghthouse and the Great Gray BridgeVolume 2:
The Little Red LIghthouse and the Great Gray Bridge
by Hildegarde Swift
Recommended Age: 4
Also: What We Read: Trucks and Construction

Follow the Drinking GourdVolume 2:
Follow the Drinking Gourd
by Jeanette Winter
Recommended Age: 6

Harold and the Purple CrayonVolume 2:
Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 Literature Package
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: Top 10 Books for Toddlers
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4 (in Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics)

When I Was Young in the MountainsVolume 2:
When I Was Young in the Mountains
by Cynthia Rylant
Recommended Age: 4

The Bee TreeVolume 3:
The Bee Tree
by Patricia Polacco
Recommended Age: 3
Also: My Father's World Kindergarten Literature Collection
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4

Andy and the CircusVolume 3:
Andy and the Circus
by Ellis Credle
Recommended Age: 5

The Wild Horses of SweetbriarVolume 3:
The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar
by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Recommended Age: 5

Paul RevereVolume 3:
Paul Revere's Ride
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, illustrated by Ted Rand
Recommended Age: 6
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3

Henry the CastawayVolume 3:
Henry the Castaway
by Mark Taylor
Recommended Age: 4

The Finest Horse in TownVolume 3:
The Finest Horse in Town
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Recommended Age: 5

Truman’s Aunt FarmVolume 3:
Truman’s Aunt Farm
by Jama Kim Rattigan
Recommended Age: 5

The Duchess Bakes a CakeVolume 3:
The Duchess Bakes a Cake
by Virginia Kahl
Recommended Age: 4
Also: What We Read: England

Andy and the LionVolume 3:
Andy and the Lion
by James Daugherty
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Daniel’s DuckVolume 3:
Daniel’s Duck
by Clyde Robert Bulla
Recommended Age: 5

Warm as WoolVolume 3:
Warm as Wool
by Scott Russell Sanders
Recommended Age: 6

The Salamander RoomVolume 3:
The Salamander Room
by Anne Mazer
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 5-7 Literature Package

Climbing Kansas MountainsVolume 3:
Climbing Kansas Mountains
by George Shannon
Recommended Age: 4

Amber on the MountainVolume 3:
Amber on the Mountain
by Tony Johnston
Recommended Age: 6

Little Nino’s PizzeriaVolume 3:
Little Nino’s Pizzeria
by Karen Barbour
Recommended Age: 4

RoxaboxenVolume 4:
Roxaboxen
by Alice McLerran
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program

The RaftVolume 4:
The Raft
by Jim LaMarche
Recommended Age: 4

Mailing MayVolume 4:
Mailing May
by Michael O. Tunnell
Recommended Age: 5

Snowflake BentleyVolume 4:
Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Illustrated by Mary Azarian
Recommended Age: 5
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: Memoria Press 1st Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Top 20 Science and Nature Books for Young Children
Also: What We Read: Winter and Snow

The GullywasherVolume 4:
The Gullywasher
by Joyce Rossi
Recommended Age: 5

ArabellaVolume 4:
Arabella
by Wendy Orr
Recommended Age: 6

Higgins Bend Song and DanceVolume 4:
Higgins Bend Song and Dance
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Recommended Age: 6

Cowboy CharlieVolume 4:
Cowboy Charlie
by Jeanette Winter
Recommended Age: 5

Grass SandalsVolume 4:
Grass Sandals
by Dawnine Spivak
Recommended Age: 5

AlbertVolume 4:
Albert
by Donna Jo Napoli
Recommended Age: 5

The Hickory ChairVolume 4:
The Hickory Chair
by Lisa Rose Fraustino
Recommended Age: 5

Hanna’s Cold WinterVolume 4:
Hanna’s Cold Winter
by Trish Marx
Recommended Age: 4

The Hatmaker’s SignVolume 4:
The Hatmaker’s Sign
Retold by Candace Fleming
Recommended Age: 5

The Pumpkin RunnerVolume 4:
The Pumpkin Runner
by Marsha Diane Arnold
Recommended Age: 4

AngeloVolume 4:
Angelo
by David Macaulay
Recommended Age: 5

The following books are included in the Five in a Row homeschool curriculum for young children.

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