Reading aloud is a treat, and Carole Joy Seid wants us to remember that every time we pick up a book to share with our kids.

In this episode, she is joining us again to talk about the Golden Age of Children’s Literature. Some of these books may be new to you, and some you may have heard of before, but wondered if they would stand the test of time and still make great read-alouds. (Hint: They do!)

You’re going to want to listen carefully – Carole shares tons of great suggestion with her signature enthusiasm from authors like:

  • Lois Lenski
  • the d’Aulaires
  • Howard Pyle and more!

These books will definitely help your family build memories around the moments spent cuddled together reading.

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Episode 51
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

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Jonathan sets out to get a large pot from his aunt for a family Christening celebration, trekking over Hemlock Mountain. At least he won’t encounter any bears … right?

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

$7.99

A classic story of friendship starring Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger, this river tale is a wonderful read-aloud full of big personalities. (Except for Mole, who is a little shy.) Look for the version illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard of Winnie the Pooh fame!

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A Little Princess (Puffin in Bloom)

A Little Princess (Puffin in Bloom)

Also by Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), Sarah goes from princess to servant. Will she remain noble despite her circumstances?

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

$12.99

Littles love these sweet stories, but older kids will get more of A.A. Milne’s humor. Pooh, Piglet, Eyeore and the whole gang are sweet and always overcoming a new challenge.

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beauty from Beatrix Potter. This is the sweet tale of Peter, who sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden and learns an important lesson -- mama bunny is usually right!

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D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

$19.95

Gorgeous illustrations bring the classic myths to life. Full of rich detail and wonderful language!

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Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

$26.95

**Description from Amazon: How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains this phenomen...

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Ginger Pye (Young Classic)

Ginger Pye (Young Classic)

$6.99

** Description from Amazon: Meet Ginger Pye, the smartest dog you'll ever know. Jerry Pye and his sister, Rachel, feel pretty smart themselves for buying Ginger. It was the best dollar they ever spent. Ginger steals everybody's heart . . . until someone steals him!

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Cotton in My Sack

Cotton in My Sack

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Strawberry Girl

Strawberry Girl

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**Description from Amazon: HarperCollins 1945, Copyright renewed,1973, By Lois Lenski (Covey) Hardcover has dustjacket. John Newbery Medal.

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Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 3)

Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 3)

**Description from Amazon: The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowin...

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The Moffats

The Moffats

** Description from Amazon: Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and-most days at least-the responsible one; Joey, who though only twelve is the man of the house. . .sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; and Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the b...

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The Middle Moffat

The Middle Moffat

$6.95

** Description from Amazon: Who is Jane Moffat, anyway? She isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest-she is always just Jane. How boring. So Jane decides to become a figure of mystery . . . the mysterious "Middle Moffat." But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks. In between not rescuing stray dog...

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The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses

** Description from Amazon: Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hu...

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Bayou Suzette

Bayou Suzette

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**Description from Amazon: Bayou Fiction- Childrens book illustrated by the legendary Lois Lenski.

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Bright April

Bright April

**Description from Amazon: De Angeli's charming story of a young black child growing up the Germantown (where De Angeli grew-up) section of Philadelphia, her Brownie Troop, friendships, and lessons of life.

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Thee, Hannah!

Thee, Hannah!

$17.99

**Description from Amazon: Nine-year-old Hannah, a Quaker living in Philadelphia just before the Civil War, longs to have some fashionable dresses like other girls but comes to appreciate her heritage and its plain dressing when her family saves the life of a runaway slave.

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The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall

**Description from Amazon: Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs.

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Policeman Small (Lois Lenski Books)

Policeman Small (Lois Lenski Books)

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**Description from Amazon: Policeman Small gets to see a lot of what goes on in town. He's at his post, directing traffic, by six o'clock in the morning. On one busy day, Policeman Small makes sure the town's kids get to school safely. He also helps an ambulance and fire truck get through the intersection, and even leads a pa...

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Papa Small

Papa Small

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**Description from Amazon: In the dedication to her readers, Lois Lenski wrote: “For all the children who asked: ‘Is there a Mama Small and Baby Small?’ Yes, Papa Small has a family. Here they are—with my love. Your friend, Lois Lenski.” Children will love seeing Papa Small and his family do many of the same things ...

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Yonie Wondernos

Yonie Wondernos

**Description from Amazon: This paperback edition is now out of print. However, we do have a hardcover edition available at the same price.Seven-year-old Yonie is a wondernose because he can't keep his nose out of anything and is always getting into trouble. When his parents go away overnight, he's left as the man of the hous...

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Skippack School

Skippack School

**Description from Amazon: With his German family, Eli crosses the Atlantic on The Charming Nancy. From Philadelphia, oxen pull their wagon into Penn's Woods, where they make their new home in the Skippack area. Eli loves outdoor work and play, but Mom says he must go to school. Though Eli expects the teacher to be cross, Mas...

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The Fourth of July Story

The Fourth of July Story

$7.99

**Description from Amazon: Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America's birthday. Full color.

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The Columbus Story

The Columbus Story

$7.95

**Description from Amazon: Book by Alice Dalgliesh

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Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

$18.00

**Description from Amazon: “Esolen signals with this book his presence in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism.” —American SpectatorPlay dates, soccer practice, day care, political correctness, drudgery without facts, television, video games, constant supervision, endless distractions: these and other insidious...

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George Washington’s World

George Washington’s World

$21.95

**Description from Amazon: 1942 Newbery Honor Title The period measured by the life of George Washington 1732 to 1799 was one of revolution and change in many parts of the world as Enlightenment thinking took hold in the minds of men. When George was a young man, Benjamin Franklin was the most well-known American, Louis XV w...

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Abraham Lincoln’s World

Abraham Lincoln’s World

$15.95

**Description from Amazon: Readers will enjoy an interesting look at not only the man, but the 19th century world in which he lived. Britain’s enormous growth and emergence as a democracy, Germany united under Bismarck, Russia freeing the serfs, Japan opened to foreign trade, the U.S. in turmoil over slavery and many other ...

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The World of Captain John Smith

The World of Captain John Smith

$21.95

**Description from Amazon: Spanning the years from 1580-1631 the life of the adventurous John Smith gives a picture of the world just before and during the colonization of America. When Smith was a boy, Shakespeare was on his way to London to become an actor, the Spanish Armada had failed to conquer England, Mary Queen of Sco...

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The World of Columbus and Sons

The World of Columbus and Sons

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**Description from Amazon: This is the story of a wonderful, changing, reawakening world the world of the Renaissance and Reformation. Measured by the lifetime of Columbus and his sons, this book spans the years from 1451-1539. With Columbus as the central figure of this narrative, readers will also learn the fascinating stor...

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The Merry Adventures of Robinhood

The Merry Adventures of Robinhood

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**Description from Amazon: This Dover edition, first published in 1968, is an unabridged and unlatered republication of the work originally pub;ished by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1883.

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

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**Description from Amazon: The legendary adventures of King Arthur, his Knights of the Table Round, and the court of Camelot come to life in a lively and accessible retelling by Howard Pyle.

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Daniel Boone with Original Lithographs in Color by the Author

Daniel Boone with Original Lithographs in Color by the Author

**Description from Amazon: paperback history of Daniel Boone by James Daugherty

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The World of William Penn

The World of William Penn

$14.95

**Description from Amazon: Continuing her unique approach to "horizontal history", Genevieve Foster explores the wide world of William Penn - a world reaching across the courtyards of the Sun King to the Great Wall of China. Penn's contemporaries included such colorful figures as Louis XIV, Peter the Great, Edmund Halley, Sir...

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Augustus Caesar’s World

Augustus Caesar’s World

$21.95

**Description from Amazon: Considered the innovator of "horizontal history," Genevieve Foster became frustrated when her two school-aged children complained about the boring presentation of history in their school texts. This frustration led to Foster's first book, George Washington's World (1941). In her unique approach, Fos...

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The Wonder Clock: Or, Four & Twenty Marvelous Tales, Being One for Each Hour of the Day

The Wonder Clock: Or, Four & Twenty Marvelous Tales, Being One for Each Hour of the Day

$11.95

**Description from Amazon: This collection contains one tale for each hour including "Master Clock: How Boots Befooled the King," "The Three Little Pigs and the Ogre," and others. A large measure of Pyle's amazing success with youngsters is his genius as an illustrator and this book includes some of his most unforgettable d...

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Pepper and Salt

Pepper and Salt

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**Description from Amazon: Howard Pyle had many admirers among his contemporaries, including Vincent Van Gogh, who once said that Pyle’s work “struck me dumb with admiration.” Considering the famous painter was talking about artwork, the extent of Pyle’s ability and quality was clear.  In addition to teaching illustr...

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Andy and the Lion (Picture Puffins)

Andy and the Lion (Picture Puffins)

$6.99

**Description from Amazon: In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.

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Umbrella (Picture Puffins)

Umbrella (Picture Puffins)

$6.99

**Description from Amazon: Momo can't wait to use the red boots and umbrella she received on her birthday.  All she needs now is a rainy day!  Soft illustrations portray a thoughtful story about patience and growing independence.

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Freckles

Freckles

$9.99

**Description from Amazon: This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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Otto of the Silver Hand (Dover Children’s Classics)

Otto of the Silver Hand (Dover Children’s Classics)

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**Description from Amazon: A rich and engrossing thread of Romance runs through this tale of the motherless son of a valiant robber baron of Medieval Germany. Young Otto, born into a warring household in an age when lawless chiefs were constantly fighting each other or despoiling the caravans of the merchant burghers, is rais...

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The Magna Charta

The Magna Charta

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**Description from Amazon: It was Ben Franklin who coined the phrase, "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God," and if any historical drama fulfills that maxim, it is surely the saga of King John and the drafting of the Magna Charta. Out of the rich turbulence of English history, June 15, 1215 stands apart as a significant ...

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Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books)

Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books)

$6.99

**Description from Amazon: Winner of a Caldecott HonorA shy Japanese boy having difficulty adjusting to school is misjudged by his classmates. Chibi has been an outcast since that frightening first day of school when he hid under the schoolhouse. Afraid of the teacher and unable to make any friends, Chibi passes his free ti...

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A Girl Of The Limberlost

A Girl Of The Limberlost

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**Description from Amazon: The novel is set in Indiana. Most of the action takes place either in or around the Limberlost Swamp, or in the nearby town of Onabasha. The novel's heroine Elnora Comstock is a poor girl who lives with her widowed mother Katharine Comstock on the edge of the Limberlost Swamp. At the beginning of t...

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Laddie: A True Blue Story

Laddie: A True Blue Story

$9.99

**Description from Amazon: This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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The Keeper of the Bees

The Keeper of the Bees

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**Description from Amazon: This quintessentially American story, containing Gene Stratton-Porter's characteristic blend of optimism and faith in nature, has inspired several movies.

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