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Old Year 4 Booklist

Asterisks refer to which term the book is used.
* the book is used in term 1
** the book is used in term 2
*** the book is used in term 3

In order to complete the curriculum additional instruction should be provided in the following areas.

Daily Lessons

Penmanship or Copywork
Foreign language
Musical Instrument Practice

Weekly Lessons

Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation, folksongs and hymns
Nature Study
One Life from Plutarch
A Shakespeare play

This site has many versions; it is preferable for a child to become accustomed to the language and flow of the KJV, as a familiarity with King James English will make other literature more accessible.

World History
Child's History of England by Charles Dickens
* **Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
** ***The World of Columbus and Sons by Genevieve Foster

Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

Nature Study
Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock

It Couldn't Just Happen by Lawrence Richards
Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley
Physics Lab in the Home by Robert Friedhoffer

Mathematics (choose one)
Developmental Mathematics by L.George Saad
Making Math Meaningful by David Quine
Math U See homepage

Foreign Language

*Alfred Lord Tennyson
**Sara Teasdale and Hilda Conkling
***William Wordsworth

Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch
*Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
**Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
**Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
***Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
***Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Suggested Additional Reading
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Complete Peterkin Papers by Lucretia Hale
Gentle Ben by Walt Morey
Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
Return To Gone Away by Elizabeth Enright
Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

For those on a strict budget trying to buy as few items as possible by making use of online resources and library books, recommended purchases are:

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock (to be used for all 6 years)
a math program
Genevieve Foster books are nice if you can afford them, but not necessary. Check library
Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdal the child's version is good to have, check the library first
It Couldn't Just Happen by Lawrence Richards
Physics Lab in the Home by Friedhoffer
a Latin/foreign language program
The Incredible Jouney by Sheila Burnford if your library doesn't have it
Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight if your library doesn't have it
Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis if your library doesn't have them
Elizabeth Enright books are nice if you can find them cheap (but not worth high collector prices)
Other books can be read online or borrowed from the library.

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