Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Classics)

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.

MaryPoppins      DoctorDolitte

Alice'sAdventuresinWonderland      The_Tale_of_Despereaux

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.

christmas-carol-2      Oliver Twist

A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist, both by Charles Dickens

Mouse_and_the_Motorcycle      OldYeller

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary ; Old Yeller by Fred Gipson                          I blubbered all the way through the ending of Old Yeller!

PeterPan      TreasureIsland

SwissFamilyRobinson      b4a3f5473e7922faff699a0701db3e27      Hobbit1

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…

images (1)      The_Princess_Bride_(First_Edition)

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!

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