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A Year in Books

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Our history spine is The Story of the World Volume 3 (Early Modern Times) by Susan Wise Bauer

If you’re looking for more books, check these out.

Term 1: 

Science – biology and anatomy (life sciences)

Into the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Deer Growing Up in the Wild by National Geographic Society 

Polar Bears by Gail Gibbons 

When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone by Dan Hartman and Cassie Hartman

Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born by Miranda Paul 

A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston

An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston

Bones by Steve Jenkins 

Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk

Towns Down Underground by National Geographic Society 

About Amphibians: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill 

Frontier Surgeons: A Story About the Mayo Brothers 

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator 

Butternut Hollow Pond by Brian J. Heinz

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

History – colonial

Boys and Girls of Colonial Days by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey 

The Secret of Blackbeard’s Treasure by Mary Maden

In Search of the Lost Colony by Mary Maden 

The Colonial Wars by Alden R. Carter 

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes 

The Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret Pumphrey

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

Presidents of the United States by Richard O’Neill

Term 2:

Science – earth science and astronomy

Big Book of Stars and Planets (Usborne)

The Weather Book by Michael Oard

Explorer Books: Disasters by Lisa deMauro

1,000 Facts About the Earth by Moira Butterfield 

Under the Ice: A Marine Biologist at Work by Kathy Conlan 

Finding Out About Deserts: Usborne Explainers 

What Makes It Rain? Usborne Starting Point Science 

Wildfires (Seymour Simon)

A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston

History – American Revolution, settlers, A Child’s Story of America

Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World by Paul L. Maier (this is off history topic, but it coincides with the time of year we will study the Reformation)

Winter at Valley Forge by Matt Doeden

Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman

Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson

Teddy’s Button by Amy LeFeuvre

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore 

Dear America: My America, Five Smooth Stones (Hope’s Diary) 

The Kitchen by Bobbie Kalman 

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn by Nancy Willard 

A Child’s Story of America by Christian Liberty Press

Term 3:

Science – Chemistry and Experiments

Science Experiments (A New True Book)

100 Science Experiments (Usborne)

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Science Discoveries: Marie Curie and Radium by Steve Parker

Early Modern History – Westward Expansion, early immigrants, and the Mexican War

The Mexican War by Alden R. Carter 

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr

Prairie School by AVI

The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren 

The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by R. Conrad Stein 

Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner

The Story of the Oregon Trail by R. Conrad Smith

Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson and Nancy Carpenter

Term 4: 

Science – Physics

Physics for Curious Kids: An Illustrated Introduction to Energy, Matter, Forces, and Our Universe! By Laura Baker

(attn: Big Bang Theory discussed)

Early Modern History – Exploration within the United States, Native explorations, geography of U.S., seafaring explorations

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling (Newbery Honor)

Tree in the Trail by Holling Clancy Holling 

Minn of the Mississippi by Holling Clancy Holling (Newbery Honor)

Sequoyah: Cherokee Hero by Joanne Oppenheim

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh (Newbery Honor)

How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend by Jerrie Oughton

Term 5:

Science – Technology, Engineering, Inventions

Awesome Minds: The Inventors of LEGO Toys by Erin Hagar

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor: The Wizard of Menlo Park by Margaret Davidson

How to Draw Cool Ships and Boats: From Saiboats to Ocean Liners (Barron’s)

Kid Engineer: Working with Machines (Kane Miller)

Kid Engineer: Working with Buildings and Structures (Kane Miller)

Kid Engineer: Working with Energy (Kane Miller)

Kid Engineer: Working with Transport (Kane Miller)

Kid Engineer: Working with Computers and Robotics (Kane Miller)

Kid Engineer: Working with Materials (Kane Miller)

The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill

Early Modern History – Civil War, Slavery, Great Chicago Fire

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David Adler

Who Was Harriet Tubman? By Yona Zeldis McDonough

The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad 

Landmark Books: Gettysburg by MacKinlay Kantor

James Ewell Brown Stuart: Confederate General  by Meg Greene

Great Leaders of the Civil War by Martin Arthur

The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (Newbery Honor)

Term 6:

Science – Encyclopedia Practice

The Usborne Science Encyclopedia with 180 QR Links and over 1,000 Internet Links

History – Industrial Revolution

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest illus. P.J. Lynch

First Flight:The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers by George Shea 

A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson illus. John Hendrix

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Ten Boys Who Changed the World by Irene Howat

Still More Stories from Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson

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