Posted by: angiefm | January 8, 2009

Booklists – Alethea's (Primary 3)

Okay.  Let’s get down to some specifics here.  These are the books Alethea will be “schooled” with this year. 

They are largely from the Year 3 booklist of the AmblesideOnline curriculum which you can find at  I have also added some titles from the Sonlight ( read-aloud list, as well as a number of local books for Science, Math and History.  We have also added our own selections for Music, Geography, etc. 

Where e-texts are available (or where I know about them anyway), I have also included the links for these.  I hope these will be helpful to you as you evaluate whether or not to use these books.

Note: nothing local for English.  🙂  Look out for separate post on why.

Church History:

Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula


A Child’s Geography by Ann Voskamp


Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall (free e-text here)

Child’s History of the World by H.M. Hillyer

Michelangelo by Diane Stanley

Marco Polo by Charles Graves

Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley

The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty


Right Start Math Level C

Shaping Maths Primary 3

Living Math Books (I will have a separate post for this booklist)

Singapore History (HERE is our plan for reading these books and going on fieldtrips)

Singapore: From Settlement to Nation

A Children’s History of Malaysia


English from the Roots Up by Joegil K Lundquist


Parables from Nature by Margaret Gatty (free e-text here)

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb (free e-text here)

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg

Heroes, or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children by Charles Kingsley (free e-texts here)

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (free e-text here)

The Children of the New Forest by F Marryat (free e-text here)

Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Poetry by William Blake, Sara Teasdale, Hilda Conkling, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Music & Moments with the Masters by David Quine

Lapharps from

Learning to Play by Merrilee Webb

Biographies of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Boticelli from the Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists series by Mike Venezia


Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Frank P. Bachman (free e-text here)

Science Lab in a Supermarket by Robert Friedhoffer (out of print)

Secrets of the Woods by William J. Long (free e-text here)

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 by Jeannie Fulbright

My Pals are Here Science for Primary 3/4

In addition, she has the following on her independent reading list:

Abraham Lincoln by Ingri d’Aulaire

Along Came a Dog by Meindert De Jong

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne (free e-text here)

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs (free e-text here)

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (she read the first 3 books in the Little House series last year)

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major

The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright

The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright

Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby by Charles Kingsley

The Wheel on the School by Meindert De Jong

Unknown to History: A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland  by Charlotte Yonge (free e-text here)

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Toliver’s Secret by Esther WoodBrady

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Calico Bush by Rachel Field

The Journeyman by Elizabeth Yates

Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs

Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle (free e-text here)

Men of Iron by Howard Pyle (free e-text here)

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney (free e-text here)

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

WHEW!  Some list!  But we are SO looking forward to reading them all!  Our Principal (Daddy Tee Chiou) was most impressed when the books arrived and we were unpacking and oo-ing and ah-ing over them.  He’s going to try to find time to read them also so that he can keep up with our “intellectual pursuits”!  🙂


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