Timeless Education: Primary Year 4 Book List

Welcome back to my primary years book list! Year four is the last list for the primary years and I will follow it up with a middle years and upper years list. If you missed the previous post, check them out here

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This list is intended for children 9 to 10 years of age, though 8 to 11 is great time span to consider the titles for. This year the titles dig more into history, geography and culture. There is a focus on Greek history, the literary works of Burnett and Shakespeare and Longfellow and woodlands nature.

Please remember that these book list are meant to guide you in choosing great read aloud material for your children. They may be able to read some of the titles and if they choose to, let them, but these books are not intended for assigned reading.


Historical, World

The Story of the Golden Age

The Odyssey

Story of the Greeks

The Iliad

The Greek Gulliver

Stories from Greek Tragedies

Stories of the East from Herodotus

A Young Macedonian in the Army of Alexander

Old Stories of the East, Baldwin

Viking Tales, Jennie Hall

Historical, American

Little Men, Alcott

In the Reign of Coyote, Catherine Chandler

Two Little Confederates, Thos N. Page

Docas the Indian Boy, Mrs. D. Snedden

Geography & Culture

Boys of Other Countries

Three Greek Children

The New Year’s Bargain, Susan Coolidge

Mischief's Thanksgiving, Susan Coolidge

The Bird’s Christmas Carol, Kate D. Wiggin

Little Pepper Series, M. Sidney

Little Colonel Series, Johnston

Little Lucy’s Wonderful Globe, Charlotte Young

Lolami the Little Cliff Dweller, Clara Bayliss

Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare, Lamb

Midsummer Nights Dream

The Tempest

Folklore, Fairy Tales & Fables

Undine

The Wonderful Chair and the Tales it Told, Browne

Queer Little People, H. B. Stowe

General

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, M. M. Dodge

Sara Crewe, F. H. Burnett (A Little Princess)

Little Saint Elizabeth, F. H. Burnett

Editha’ Burglar, F. H. Burnett

Adventure & Fantasy

Wizard of Oz, Baum

Science & Nature

Birds and Bees

Squirrels and Other Fur Bearers

Beautiful Joe, M. Saunders

Ways of Wood Folk, Long

Wilderness Ways, Long

Poetry

The Children's Hour, Longfellow

Darius Green and His Flying Machine, J. T. Trowbridge

The Village Blacksmith, Longfellow

The Lamplighter, R. L. Stevenson

Child Life, Whittier

I HOPE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN ENJOY READING THESE BOOKS TOGETHER! CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE REMAINING AND FINAL LIST FOR CHILDREN 10 AND UP.