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Are you ready for another book list? Of course you are! Here’s the second installment of our book lists for our 2018-2019 homeschool year. This one is for my seven year old daughter. Each list contains nine books figuring on an average of one book per month. If you’re interested in the book list for my nine year old you can find it here: Book List for a Nine Year Old.
Last year she really became a voracious reader and she loves to read books by flashlight in her bed at night. She’s currently enjoying Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren in the late night hours. She really enjoyed the first couple books in the Little House series so I tried to pick a few that were in a similar time period and had female lead characters. She reads quite a bit above her age level probably more at a fourth grade reading level.
Any of these books would also work wonderfully as a family read aloud too! At the end of the post I’ve included a free printable version of the list. Here is her list for the year:
Book Picks for 2018-2019
The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
Set during the pioneer age I chose this book because it has similarities to the Little House series. It also gets points for being a historical read with an appearance from George Washington.
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
I found this one at Good Will and it’s been sitting on our shelf for a few months. It’s about a family and their dog that goes missing. My daughter requested this one for her list.
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (Betsy-Tacy) by Maud Hart Lovelace
Last year she read the first two books in the Betsy-Tacy series and she loved them. They’re very sweet books about two girls who are best friends and spend all their time together. They go on many imaginative adventures in their neighborhood. I love that it encourages strong friendships and creative play.
Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
This book is about a young girl who loses her father and has to help raise her many brothers and sisters. I think it’s important that our children read books that deal with real life and difficult situations. I’m hoping this will be a good book about overcoming adversity and hard times.
Sarah Whitcher’s Story by Elizabeth Yates
Based on a true story this book made the list because of it’s historical value. It’s set in the New Hampshire wilderness where a young girl gets lost in the forest.
Socks by Beverly Clearly
Every list needs some light and easy books. I picked this one to add some variety to her list and give her a more fun and lighthearted option. Socks is about a cat who feels left out when I new baby arrives in the family. This would also be a great book for any children facing change or the addition of a new sibling.
Phoebe the Spy by Judith Griffin
With a revolutionary war settling this book offers another perspective on George Washington through the eyes of a slave girl. There ends up being a plot to kill Washington that Phoebe tries to unravel. I’m hoping this book will lend itself to deeper discussion about some of the difficult aspects of our nation’s history.
McBroom’s Wonderful One-Acre Farm: Three Tall Tales by Sid Fleischman
Sid Fleischman writes with great wit and humor. We loved The Whipping Boy also by Fleischman and I thought this would be a great lighthearted addition to her list.
Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
A shipwreck leaves two girls abandoned on an island with young babies to care for. Carol Ryrie Brink is also the author of Caddie Woodlawn which is on our read aloud list for this year. What girl wouldn’t love a story of shipwrecks and babies?
Here is a link to the printable download of the list: Year Two Book List.
Thank you for reading and I hope this has helped give you some new book ideas!