One of the delights for me as a homeschooling mom has been all the classics I’ve been able to share with my kids. Some of these were a revisit from my childhood past. Others I had never read before and might not have otherwise. Today I’m sharing the classics we have read together in eight years of homeschooling:
The first classic we read in our homeschool was The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett. For Marissa’s senior year, we re-read it again, which was nice for Marcus because he couldn’t remember the story from when he was 7-years old. The Secret Garden is my absolute favorite children’s classic.
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers; The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh lofting; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo I’d say these stories are good for all ages. We read Mary Poppins after the movie, Saving Mr. Banks came out.
A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist, both by Charles Dickens
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary ; Old Yeller by Fred Gipson I blubbered all the way through the ending of Old Yeller!
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie; Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson; The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss; Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne; The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (so good it gets to appear in two posts!)
For a couple years, my youngest two were home while my oldest two were in college. So, I read the above grouping of books with Marcus and the following novels with Marissa…
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: The “good parts” version abridged by William Goldman
♥ Have you read any of these classics with your kids? What is your favorite children’s classic? Have you ever cried while trying to read a book aloud? Please tell me I’m not the only one! Haha! Thanks for reading! ♥