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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 8

Brian Jacques books:

•Mariel of Redwall
•Mossflower
•Salamandastron
•The Bellmaker
•The Outcast of Redwall

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs.
   Basil E. Frankweiler
     by A. L. Konigsburg

The Giraffe and the Pelly and
  Me by Roald Dahl

All Alone by Claire H. Bishop

Understood Betsy
  by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

•Sebastian Bach the Boy
  From Thuringia
•Joseph Haydn the
  Merry Little Peasant
•Franz Schubert and His
  Merry Friends
•Mozart the Wonder Boy
  By O. Wheeler and
     Sybil Deucher

Opal Wheeler books:

•Hans Andersen, Son of
    Denmark
•Handel at the Court of Kings
•Robert Schumann and Mascot
     Miff
•Ludwig Beethoven and the
  Chiming Tower Bells
•Stephen Foster and His
  Little Dog Tray
•Frederic Chopin - Early Years
•Adventures of Richard Wagner
•Peter Tschaikowsky and
  the Nutcracker Ballet

Eleanor Francis Lattimore
   books:

•Little Pear
•Little Pear and the Rabbits
•More About Little Pear
•Little Pear and His Friends
•The Little Tumbler
•Cousin Melinda
•Molly in the Middle
•The Chinese Daughter
•The Search For Christine
•The Three Firecrackers

Jenius - the Amazing Guinea Pig
  by Dick King-Smith

Catherine Wooley books:

•Ginnie and Geneva
•Ginnie and the New Girl
•Ginnie Joins In
•Ginnie and the Mystery Light
•Ginnie and the Mystery House

Little Britches
    by Ralph Moody

•Whispering Brook Farm
•Summerville Days
  by Carrie Bender

Blue Willow
  by Doris Gates

Water Sky
  by Jean Craighead George

 

•The Prince and the Pauper;
•The Adventures of Tom
  Sawyer, both by Mark Twain

The Pony Express
  by Samuel Hopkins Adams

•America Is Born
•The Cabinet
•The Supreme Court
  by Gerald W. Johnson

My Daniel by Pam Conrad

And Then What Happened,
  Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz

Lafayette - Friend of America
  by Alberta Powell Graham

The Fledgling by Jane Langton

Baby Island
  by Carol Ryrie Brink

•The House With a Clock in Its
  Wall
•The Figure in the Shadows
  by John Bellairs

Homecoming
  by Cynthia Voight

Poppy by Avi

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
  by Rachel Field

ERIN'S BOOKS AT AGE 9

L. M. Montgomery books:

•Anne of Green Gables
•Anne of Avonlea
•Anne of the Island
•Anne of Windy Poplars
•Anne's House of Dreams
•Anne of Ingleside
•Rainbow Valley
•Rilla of Ingleside

The House Without a Christmas
  Tree by Gail Rock

Esio Trot;
Danny the Champion of the
   World, both by Roald Dahl

A Wrinkle in Time
  by Madeline L'Engle

The Americans by Harold Coy

Pancakes - Paris
  by Claire Hutchet Bishop

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland
  by Lewis Carroll

The Letter, the Witch & the Ring;
The Ghost in the Mirror,
  both by John Bellairs

The Education of Little Tree
  by Forrest Carter

The Wreck of the Zanzibar
  by Michael Morpurgo

Eleanor Frances Lattimore
books:

•Willow Tree Village
•Three Little Chinese Girls
•The Clever Cat
•Bells For a Chinese Donkey

The Original Adventures of
  Hank the Cowdog;
The Further Adventures of
  Hank the Cowdog,
   both  by John R. Erickson

The Long Patrol
  by Brian Jacques

Rascal by Sterling North

The Moorchild
  by Eloise Mcgraw

Dicey's Song
  by Cynthis Voight

Justin Morgan Had a Horse
  by Marguerite Henry

The Clock by James L. and
  Christopher Collier

The Jungle Books
  by Rudyard Kipling

The Secret Little Leaguer
  by Don Creighton

Bats and Gloves of Glory
  by Marion Renick

Freddy the Detective
  by Walter R. Brooks

A Mouse Called Wolf;
The Stray,
  both by Dick King-Smith

ERIN'S BOOKS AT AGE 10

C. S. Lewis books:

•The Chronicles of Narnia:
•The Magician's Nephew
•The Lion, the Witch and the
  Wardrobe
•The Horse and His Boy
•Prince Caspian
•Voyage of the Dawn Treader
•The Silver Chalice
•The Last Battle

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

The Key to the Indian;
Harry the Poisonous Caterpillar,
 both  by Lynn Reid Banks

The Glory Girl by Betsy Byars

The Wind in the Door
  by Madeline L'Engle

Lassie Come-Home
  by Eric Knight

Mildred Taylor books:

•Mississippi Bridge
•The Friendship
•The Gold Cadillac

Orphan Journey Home
  by Liza Ketchum

Otherwise Known As Sheila
  the Great by Judy Blume

•Freddy Goes To Florida;
•Freddy and the Ignormous,
  both by Walter R. Brooks

Frindle by Andrew Clements

The Great Gilly Hopkins;
The Facts and Fictions of
  Minnie Pratt,
    both by Katherine Paterson

Monster of the Month Club
  by Dian Curtis Regan

Peg Kehret books:

•Fightmare Series:
•Cat Burglar On the Prowl
•Backstage Fright
•Bone Breath and the Vandals
•Screaming Eagles
•Don't Go Near Mrs. Tallie
•Race to Disaster
•The Ghost Followed Us Home
•Desert Danger

Gary Paulsen books :

•A Christmas Sonata
•The Legend of Red Horse Cavern
•Captive!
•Mr. Tucket
•Call Me Francis Tucket
•Tucket's Ride

The Hit-Away Kid
  by Matt Christopher

Beethoven in Paradise
  by Barbara OConnor

The Highest Hit by Nancy Willard

Bloomability by Sharon Creech

The Five Sisters
  by Margaret Mahy

Bedknob and Broomstick;
The Borrowers,
  both by Mary Norton

The Cay by Theodore Taylor

Walk Two Moons
  by Sharon Creech

Across America on an
  Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy

Half-Magic by Edward Eager

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

Marlfox by Brian Jacques

The Farthest-Away Mountain
  by Lynn Reid Banks

The Princess Bride
  by William Goldman

Treasure Island
  by Robert Louis Stevenson

Love From Your Friend,
  Hannah
    by Mindy Warshaw Skolsky

Gib Rides Home
  by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Grumpy Pumpkins
  by Judy Delton

The Twenty-One Balloons
  by William Pene Duboi

Joan Lowery Nixon books:

•Orphan Train Adventures:
•A Family Apart
•Caught in the Act
•In the Face of Danger
•A Place To Belong
•A Dangerous Promise
•Keeping Secrets
•Circle of Love

Who Put That Hair in
  My Toothbrush?
    by Jerry Spinelli

On My Honor
  by Marion Dane Bauer

ERIN'S BOOKS AT AGE 11

Out of the Darkness: the Story of   Louis Braille
    by Russell Freedman

Afternoon of the Elves
  by Janet Taylor Lisle

Running Out of Time
  by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  by Madeline L'engle

Ella Enchanted;
Dave at Night, both
  by Gail Carson Levine

The Sign of the Beaver
  by Elizabeth George Speare

Zilpha Keatley Snyder books:

•The Egypt Game
•The Gypsy Game
•The Headless Cupid

Shades of Gray
  by Carolyn Reeder

Twenty and Ten
  by Claire Huchet Bishop

What Katy Did
  by Susan Coolidge

Red Scarf Girl
  by Ji-Li Jiang

The Girl Without a Country
  by Martha Lee Poston

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  by Elizabeth George Speare

Us and Uncle Fraud
  by Lois Lowry

•Ida Early Comes Over the
  Mountain
•Christmas With Ida Early
    by Robert Burch

Freddy the Pilot
  by Walter R. Brooks

The Westing Game
  by Ellen Raskin

Come Sing, Jimmy Jo
  by Katherine Paterson

The Fear Place
  by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Slave Dancer
  by Paula Fox

 

The Great Turkey Walk
  by Kathleen Karr

Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye

Timothy of the Cay
  by Theodore Taylor

Can You Feel the Thunder?
  by Lynn E. Mcelfresh

•Hatchet;
•Brian's Winter,
  both by Gary Paulsen

John D. Fitzgerald books:

•The Great Brain
•More Adventures of the Great
  Brain
•Me and My Little Brain
•The Great Brain at the
  Academy
•The Great Brain Reforms
•The Return of the Great Brain
•The Great Brain Does It Again
•The Great Brain Is Back

Five Children and It
  by E. Nesbit

ERIN'S BOOKS AT AGE 12

Indian Captive by Lois Lensky

The Upstairs Room
   by Johanna Reiss

Barbara Brooks Wallace books:

•Sparrows in the Scullery
•Peppermints in the Parlor
•Cousins in the Castle
•The Twin in the Tavern

Jean Craighead George books:

•My Side of the Mountain
•On the Far Side of the
   Mountain
•Frightful's Mountain

Among the Hidden
   by Margaret Peterson Haddix

My Son John That Went to Sea
   by James Vance Marshall

On The Court with Grant Hill
   by Matt Christopher

•Lost in the Barrens;
•The Curse of the Viking Grave,
   both by Farley Mowat

What Child Is This?
   by Caroline B. Cooney

Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques

Freddy and the Baseball Team
   from Mars by Walter R. Brooks

Holes by Louis Sachar

Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

Bright Shadow by Avi

Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad

Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish
   Armada by Francis Winwar

Brighty of the Grand Canyon
   by Marguerite Henry

The Great Good Thing
   by Roderick Townley

Because of Winn-Dixie
   by Kate Dicamillo

Queen Victoria
   by Noel Streatfield

Our Only May Amelia
   by Jennifer L. Holm

The Golden Compass
   by Philip Pullman

The Hidden Staircase
   by Carolyn Keene

Wolf Rider by Avi

The Warm Place
   by Nancy Farmer

Adam of the Road
   by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Tunes For Bears to Dance To
   by Robert Cormier

Chestnut Ridge Acres
   by Carrie Bender

There's an Owl in the Shower
   by Jean Craighead George

Poppy and Rye by Avi

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