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These chapter books were heard by Erin Hassett at the annotated ages

AGES: 4   5   6   7   8   9   10  11  12

ERIN'S BOOKS AT AGE 4

James and the Giant Peach
  by Roald Dahl

Dragon Series by Ruth Stiles
   Gannett

•My Father's Dragon
•Elmer and the Dragon
•The Dragons of Blueland

Three by Beverly Cleary:

•The Mouse and the Motorcycle
•Runaway Ralph
•Ralph S. Mouse

 

Littles series by John Peterson:

•The Littles
•The Littles Give a Party
•The Littles' Great Halloween
    Scare
•The Littles and the Big Storm
•The Littles Take a Trip
•The Littles and the Trash Tinies
•The Littles Have a Wedding
•The Littles Go To School
•The Littles Go Exploring
•The Littles and Terrible Tiny Kid
•The Littles to the Rescue

Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy
   Parish:

•Amelia Bedelia
•Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping
•Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia
•Amelia Bedelia and the Baby
•Teach Me, Amelia Bedelia
•Merry Christmas Amelia Bedelia
•Amelia Bedelia Helps Out
•Good Work Amelia Bedelia
•Comeback, Amelia Bedelia

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

•Little House in the Big Woods
•Little House on the Prairie
•On the Banks of Plum Creek
•By the Shores of Silver Lake
   

The Box Car Children (books 1-9, 25, 29, 31, 36)
   by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Black Beauty (abridged)
  by Anna Sewell, adapted by
  Robin McKinley

ERIN'S BOOKS AT AGE 5

•The Boxcar Children #'s:
1-21, 26-30, 34, 37-42
  created by Gertrude C.
    Warner

Just so Stories
  by Rudyard Kipling

•Meet Molly
•Happy Birthday Molly
•Molly Saves the Day
  by Valerie Trip (Amer. Girls)

•Meet Samantha
•Samantha Saves the Day
•Samantha's Surprise
  by Susan S. Adler (Amer. Girls)

•Meet Kirsten
• Kirsten Saves the Day
  by Janet Shaw

A Little Princess
  by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Long Winter
  by Laura Ingals Wilder

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  by Florence & Richard Atwater

Pippi Longstocking
  by Astrid Lingren

The Berenstain Bears and the
  Red-Handed Thief
   by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Peggy Parish books:

•Key to the Treasure
•Haunted House
•Pirate Island
•Clues in the Woods
•Ghost of Cougar Island

Betty MacDonald books:

•Mr. Piggle-Wiggle
•Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm
•Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic

•Raggedy Ann Stories;
•Raggedy Andy Stories, both
  by Johnny Gruelle

The Most Wonderful Doll in the
  World by Phyllis McGinley

Misty of Chincoteague; and Sea
  Star,  both by Marguerite Henry

The Trumpet of the Swan; and
  Stuart Little, both by E.B. White

A Bear Called Paddington
  by Michael Bond

Skinnybones by Barbara Park

Andre by Lew Deitz

The Wizard of Oz
  by Frank L. Baum

Beverly Cleary books:

•Beezus and Ramona
•Ramona and Her Father
•Ramona Quimby—Age 8
•Ramona the Brave
•Henry Huggins

Lynn Reid Banks books:

•Indian in the Cupboard
•Return of the Indian
•The Secret of the Indian
•The Mystery of the Cupboard
• Adventures of King Midas

Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf

Little House Sampler by Laura
  Ingalls Wilder and daughter
  Rose Wilder Lane

Sadako & the Thousand Paper
   Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

Old Yeller by Fred Gibson

Sarah Plain and Tall
  by Patricia MacLachlan

The Little Grey Men by B.B.

Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims
  by Clyde Robert Bulla

Tales of a Fourth Grade
  Nothing and Superfudge
   (Santa part eliminated)
   by Judy Blume

ERIN'S BOOKS AT AGE 6

Box Car Children Books by
     Gertrude Chandler Warner:

• Animal Shelter Mystery #22
•The Mystery On the Stage #43
•The Dinosaur Mystery #44

The Courage of Sarah Noble
  by Alice Dagliesh

The Story of Holly and Ivy
  by Rumer Godden

A Christmas Carol
  by Charles Dickens

Hello, Mrs Piggle-Wiggle
  by Betty MacDonald

Kenneth Thomasma books:

•Naya Nuki
•Pathi Nana
•Moho Wat
•Soun Tetoken  

Beverly Cleary books:

•Henry and Ribsy
•Henry and Beezus
•Henry and the Clubhouse
•Dear Mr. Henshaw
•Ramona and Her Mother
•Ramona Forever
•Ribsy
•Emily's Runaway Imagination

Laura Lee Hope books:

• Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport
•The Secret at the Seashore
•Mystery at School
•Bobbsey Twins Search in the
  Great City

Swiss Family Robinson
  by Johann Wyss

Meet Addy by Connie Porter

The Happy Hollisters
  by Jerry West

Valerie Tripp books:

•Meet Felicity
•Felicity's Surprise
•Felicity Learns a Lesson
•Happy Birthday, Felicity
•Felicity Saves the Day
•Changes For Felicity
  (American Girls Collection)

•Children of the Wind and Water
•Children of the Earth and Sky
  by Stephen Krensky

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Owls in the Family
  by Farley Mowat

Bunnicula
  by Deborah and James Howe

The Celery Stalks at Midnight
  by James Howe

The Chocolate Touch
  by Patrick Skene Catling

Chocolate Fever
  by Robert Kimmel Smith

The Three Toymakers
Grandma and the Ghowlies
  by Ursula Moray Williams

Lucinda Landon books:

•Meg Mackintosh and the Case of
  the Missing Babe Ruth Baseball
•Meg Mackintosh and the
  Mystery at the Medieval Castle
•Meg Mackintosh and the Case of
  the Curious Whale Watch
•Meg Mackintosh and the
  Mystery in the Locked Library

Donald J. Sobol books:

•Encyclopedia Brown, Boy
  Detective
•Encyclopedia Brown Finds the
  Clues
•Encyclopedia Brown and the
  Case of the Disgusting Sneakers


•Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of
  Nim
•Rasco and the Rats of Nimh
    by Robert O'Brian

•The Castle in the Attic
•The Battle for the Castle
  by Elizabeth Winthrop

•The Cricket in Times Square
•Chester Cricket
  by George Seldon

•The Trouble With Tuck
•Tuck Triumphant
  by Theodore Taylor

Abel's Island by William Steig

Caddie Woodlawn
  by Carol Ryrie Brink

•If Your Name Was Changed at
   Ellis Island
•If You Traveled West in a
   Covered Wagon
     by Ellen Levine

•If You Sailed the Mayflower
•If You Lived With the Sioux
  Indians by Ann McGovern

A Gathering of Days
  by Joan W. Blos

Sailing To Cythera
The Island of the Grass King
Uncle Terrible
  by Nancy Willard

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  by Washington Irving

Martin the Warrior
  by Brian Jacques

Stone Fox
  by John Reynolds Gardiner

Little Town on the Prairie
  by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Nightmare Before
  Christmas by Tim Burton

ERIN'S BOOKS AT AGE 7

The Double Life of Pocahantas
  by Jean Fritz

•The Best Christmas Pageant
  Ever
•The Worst Best School Year
  Ever by Barbara Robinson

Pollyanna
  by Eleanor Porter

•Little Town On the Prairie
•These Happy Golden Years
•Farmer Boy
  by Laura ingalls Wilder

•Redwall
•Mattimeo by Brian Jacques

Day of the Blizzard
  by Marietta Moskin

If You Lived at the Time of the
  Great San Francisco Earthquake
  by Ellen Levine

Help! I'm a Prisoner in the
  Library  by Eth Clifford

Hans Brinker Or the Silver
  Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

The Great Fire by Jim Murphy

•Here's a Penny
•Penny Goes To Camp
  by Carolyn Haywood

Bella Arabella by Liza Fosburgh

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

The Adventures of Ali Baba
  Bernstein by Johanna Hurwitz

Little Lord Fauntleroy
The Secret Garden
  by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

Mystery of the Fogman
  by Carol Farley

Donald Sobol books about Encyclopedia Brown:

•Encyclopedia Brown and the
   Case of the Midnight Visitor
•Encyclopedia Brown Shows the
   Way
•Encyclopedia Brown Lends a
   Hand
•Encyclopedia Brown and the
   Case of the Dead Eagles
•Encyclopedia Brown and the
   Case of the Two Spies
•Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the
   Pace
•Encyclopedia Brown Saves the
   Day
•Encyclopedia Brown and the
   Case of the Mysterious
   Handprints
•Encyclopedia Brown and the
   Case of the Treasure Hunt
•Encyclopedia Brown Solves
   Them All
•Encyclopedia Brown and the
   Case of the Secret Pitch

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Enid Blyton books:

•The Famous Five - Have a
   Mystery To Solve
•The Famous Five - Five Are
   Together Again
•Secret Seven Mystery
•The Mystery of the Secret Roo

Dick King-Smith books:

•Pretty Polly
•Sophie's Snail
•Sophie's Tom
•Sophie in the Saddle
•Sophie Is Seven
•Babe, the Gallant Pig
•Ace, the Very Important Pig
•The Fox Busters
•Paddy's Pot of Gold
•The Invisible Dog
•Harry's Mad
•Lady Daisy
•The Cuckoo Child
•Harriett's Hare
•The Queen's Nose
•Martin's Mice
•Magnus, Power Mouse
•Pigs Might Fly
•The Terrible Trins
•The School Mouse

The Fairy Rebel
  by Lynn Reid Banks

Soup by Robert Newton Peck

Where the Red Fern Grows
  by Wilson Rawls

Aunt Morbelia and the
  Screaming Skulls
    by Joan Carrus

The Black Stallion
  by Walter Farley

•Island of the Blue Dolphins
•Zia by Scott O'Dell

The House of Dies Drear
  by Virginia Hamilton

On to Oregon
   by Honore' Morrow

•Meet Posie Bates
•Posie Bates Again
  by Helen Crosswell

Follow My Leader
  by James B. Garfield

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  by Kate Douglas Wiggen

Blitz
  by Hetty Burlingame Beatty

Winter Camp
  by Kirkpatrick Hill

The Secret Language
  by Ursula Nordstrom

The Ordinary Princess
  by M.M. Kaye

The Half-A-Moon Inn
  by Paul Fleischman

The Barn
Captain Grey
  by Avi

The Witches of Worm
  by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

 

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