Fourth Grade Read Aloud Banquet




Berries

There was an old woman

Went blackberry picking

Along the hedges

From Weep to Wicking.

Half a pottle—

No more she had got,

When out steps a Fairy

From her green grot;

And says, "Well, Jill,

Would 'ee pick 'ee mo?"

And Jill, she curtseys,

And looks just so.

"Be off," says the Fairy,

"As quick as you can,

Over the meadows

To the little green lane,

That dips to the hayfields

Of Farmer Grimes:

I've berried those hedges

A score of times;

Bushel on bushel

I'll promise 'ee, Jill,

This side of supper

If 'ee pick with a will."

She glints very bright,

And speaks her fair;

Then lo, and behold!

She has faded in air.


Be sure old Goodie

She trots betimes

Over the meadows

To Farmer Grimes.

And never was queen

With jewellery rich

As those same hedges

From twig to ditch;

Like Dutchmen's coffers,

Fruit, thorn, and flower—

They shone like William

And Mary's bower.

And be sure Old Goodie

Went back to Weep,

So tired with her basket

She scarce could creep.

When she comes in the dusk

To her cottage door,

There's Towser wagging

As never before,

To see his Missus

So glad to be

Come from her fruit-picking

Back to he.


And soon as next morning

Dawn was grey,

The pot on the hob

Was simmering away;

And all in a stew

And a hugger-mugger

Towser and Jill

A-boiling of sugar,

And the dark clear fruit

That from Faërie came,

For syrup and jelly

And blackberry jam.


Twelve jolly gallipots

Jill put by;

And one little teeny one,

One inch high;

And that she's hidden

A good thumb deep,

Half way over

From Wicking to Weep.


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 5 Prisoners and Captives from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Edward IV—The Story of the Kingmaker from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Sheepfold from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre How Otto Dwelt at St. Michaelsburg from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle The Story of the Huguenots from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge The Prince That Married a Nixie from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton The Boy in His Father's House from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Story of the Nibelungs from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Christmas in the Woods from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp The Spanish Conquests and Explorations from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Sandy Road from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt How Brock Brought Judgement on Loki from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Injurious Beetles from Insect Life by Arabella B. Buckley No Wings from Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
The Mountain and the Squirrel by Ralph Waldo Emerson Over and Over Again, Anonymous The Moon by Emily Dickinson Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Winter from Poems by William Shakespeare The Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess King John and the Abbot of Canterbury, Anonymous
Week 6 Saviours of the Train from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Edward V—The King Who Was Never Crowned from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Wily Dervish from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre How Otto Lived in the Dragon's House from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle The Greatest General of His Age from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton The Prophet in the Wilderness from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Clovis from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Chickadee from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp Sir Francis Drake from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Quarrel of the Quails from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt How Freya Gained Her Necklace and How Her Loved One Was Lost to Her from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Useful Beetles from Insect Life by Arabella B. Buckley A Castle and No Dinner from Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
The Old Clock on the Stairs by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Out of the Morning by Emily Dickinson The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky by Emily Dickinson Time, You Old Gipsy Man by Ralph Hodgson The Minstrel-Boy from Poems by Thomas Moore The Yak by Hilaire Belloc Moon Folly by Fannie Stearns Gifford
Week 7 For Valour from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Richard III—Two Little Princes in the Tower from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall A Numerous Family from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Red Cock Crows on Drachenhausen from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle The Battle of Blenheim from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge The Christening from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
Changes in the Palace from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
Jesus in the Desert, and beside the River from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Theodoric the Ostrogoth from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Chapter of Things To Do This Winter from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp Sir Walter Raleigh from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Measure of Rice from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt How Frey Won Gerda, the Giant Maiden, and How He Lost His Magic Sword from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Apis Mellifica, or the Honey-Bee from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley A Siege and Bed from Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Sweet and Low by Alfred Lord Tennyson Romance by Robert Louis Stevenson The Snowdrop by Alfred Lord Tennyson The Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey   The Queen of the Orkney Islands by Laura E. Richards Escape at Bedtime by Robert Louis Stevenson
Week 8 The Amateur Fireman from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Henry VII—Story of the Make-Believe Prince from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Old Pear-Tree from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre In the House of the Dragon Scorner from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle How Peter the Great Learned Shipbuilding from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge A Distant Tower from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
The Travelling-Cloak from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
The Water Jars at the Wedding Feast from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Charles Martel from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Missing Tooth from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp John Smith and Pocahontas from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Foolish, Timid Rabbit from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt Heimdall and Little Hnossa: How All Things Came To Be from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Apis Mellifica and Her Eyes from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley Bigger Than the Baker's Boy from Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
When the Hounds of Spring by Algernon Charles Swinburne   Beclouded by Emily Dickinson The Gay Gos-hawk, Anonymous   The Plaint of the Camel by Charles Edward Carryl The Gay Gos-hawk, Anonymous
Week 9 The Pride of Perks from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Henry VII—Another Make-Believe Prince from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Age of Trees from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre How One-eyed Hans Came to Trutz-Drachen from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle Charles XII of Sweden from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge Through the Skylight from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
Living Creatures from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
The Stranger at the Well from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Charlemagne from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Peculiar 'Possum from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp Miles Standish and the Pilgrims from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Wise and Foolish Merchant from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt The All-Father's Forebodings: How He Leaves Asgard from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Her Tongue from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley Grown Up from Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson Hope by Christina Georgina Rossetti The Forsaken Merman from Poems by Matthew Arnold There Was an Old Person Whose Habits by Edward Lear Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott
Week 10 The Terrible Secret from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Henry VIII—The Field of the Cloth of Gold from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Length of Animal Life from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre How Hans Brought Terror to the Kitchen from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle The Boyhood of Frederick the Great from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge Stirrings of Ambition from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
Bewildered from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
Saint Patrick (Part 1 of 2) from Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman
The Coming of the Teutons to England from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A February Freshet from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp Governor Winthrop and the Puritans from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Banyan Deer from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt Odin Goes to the Mimir's Well: His Sacrifice for Wisdom from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Her Honey-Sac from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley Scalps from Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
March, from The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare The Bluebird by Emily Huntington Miller I Never Saw a Moor by Emily Dickinson   The Fairies from Poems by William Allingham Craqueodoom by James Whitcomb Riley Mar 6
Week 11 The Hound in the Red Jersey from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit How the King Became the Defender of the Faith from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Kettle from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre How Otto Was Saved from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle Anson's Voyage round the World from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge Helpless No More from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
A People To Serve from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton
Saint Patrick (Part 2 of 2) from Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman
The Story of Beowulf from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Breach in the Bank from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp Roger Williams from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The King's White Elephant from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt Odin Faces an Evil Man from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Ambrosia and Nectar from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Last Wish from Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Hymn to Diana by Ben Jonson The Daffodils by William Wordsworth Break, Break, Break by Alfred Lord Tennyson Ready for Duty by Anna B. Warner Little by Little from Poems, Anonymous   Song of the Chattahoochee by Sydney Lanier
Week 12 What Bobbie Brought Home from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Henry VIII—The Story of the King's Six Wives from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Metals from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre A Ride for Life from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle Maria Theresa from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge The Beginning of the Armadillos from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton The Story of a Boy in Capernaum and a Riot from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Saint Patrick from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Chapter of Things To Hear This Winter from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp King Philip's War from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth Grannie's Blackie from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt Odin Wins for Men the Magic Mead from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Miss Apis's Legs from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley Why the Princess Has a Story about Her from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Princess Loses Herself from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Tree by Bjornstjerne Bjornson Pippa's Song by Robert Browning Perhaps You'd Like To Buy a Flower by Emily Dickinson   Written in March from Poems by William Wordsworth My Fairy by Lewis Carroll The Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Week 13 The Hound's Grandfather from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit Edward VI—The Story of a Boy King from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Metal Plating from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre How Baron Conrad Held the Bridge from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle The Story of Scotland from The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge The Story of Childe Charity from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton A Net Full of Fishes from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Legend of King Arthur from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Last Day of Winter from Winter by Dallas Lore Sharp Henry Hudson from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Crab and the Crane from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt Odin Tells to Vidar, His Silent Son, the Secret of His Doings from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Her Wings from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Princess and—We Shall See Who from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
    To March by Emily Dickinson A Fairy Tale by Helen Gray Cone The Wreck of the Hesperus from Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Mar 27
Week 14 The End from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit The Story of Lady Jane Grey from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Gold and Iron from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre How Otto Saw the Great Emperor from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
Afterword from Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
The Story of the Great Mogul from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Gods Know! from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton The Leper and the Man Let Down through the Roof from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
King Alfred the Great from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Spring! Spring! Spring! from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The Dutch in America from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth Why the Owl Is Not King of the Birds from Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt Thor and Loki in the Giants' City from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum How She Hears and Smells from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley What the Nurse Thought of It from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Princess Lets Well Alone from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Jack in the Pulpit by Clara Smith A Child's Thought of God by Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Robin Is the One by Emily Dickinson     Tree Toads, Anonymous Sea Fever by John Masefield
Week 15 Tom Plays, Fights, and Hides from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain How the Princess Elizabeth Became a Prisoner from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Fleece from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre A Welcome Visit from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge Robert Clive from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Princess Who Had But One Accomplishment from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton The Cripple at the Pool and the Withered Hand from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Rurik the Norseman from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Spring Running from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The Early French Explorers from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Tortoise and the Geese from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton How Thor and Loki Befooled Thrym the Giant from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Her Sting from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Little Miner from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Hark! Hark! The Lark! by William Shakespeare A Song by James Whitcomb Riley The Shell by Alfred Lord Tennyson The Fairies by William Allingham The Fountain from Poems by James Russell Lowell The Jumblies by Edward Lear Apr 10
Week 16 The Glorious Whitewasher from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Mary I—How a Candle Was Lit in England from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Flax and Hemp from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre An Untimely Death from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge The Black Hole of Calcutta from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Cat That Walked by Himself from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton The Twelve Disciples and the Sermon on the Mount from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Rollo the Viking from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan An Old Apple Tree from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Champlain from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Fox, the Hen, and the Drum from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Ægir's Feast: How Thor Triumphed from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Miss Apis and Her Sisters from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Mines from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Wishing by William Allingham The Wind in a Frolic by William Howitt A Slash of Blue by Emily Dickinson The Daffodils by William Wordsworth The Yellow Violet from Poems by William Cullen Bryant The Elephant by Hilaire Belloc O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
Week 17 Busy at War and Love from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain How the Imprisoned Princess Became a Queen from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Cotton from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Richard Assumes the Ducal Mantle from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge The Struggle for North America from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Stone Lion from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton The Captain's Servant, the Widow's Son, and the Woman Who Was a Sinner from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
William the Conqueror from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Chapter of Things To See This Spring from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Joliet and Marquette from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Carpenter and the Ape from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Dwarf's Hoard, and the Curse That It Brought from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum The Brothers from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Goblins from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Skylark by James Hogg   Sweet and Low by Alfred Lord Tennyson Gathering Song of Donald Dhu by Sir Walter Scott Robin Hood and the Butcher from Poems, Anonymous   Apr 24
Week 18 Showing Off in Sunday-School from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Elizabeth—The Story of a Most Unhappy Queen from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Paper from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre A Comrade from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge George Washington, Soldier and Patriot from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Billy Beg and the Bull from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Some Stories Jesus Told by the Sea from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Leif Ericsson, the Discoverer from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan If You Had Wings from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp La Salle from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Foreboding in Asgard from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum The Queen from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Hall of the Goblin Palace from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley A Word by Emily Dickinson     The Pobble Who Has No Toes by Edward Lear Sister, Awake!, Anonymous
Week 19 The Pinch-Bug and His Prey from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain How England Was Saved from the Spaniards from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Book from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Danger in the Castle from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge How Pitt Saved England from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Conal and Donal and Taig from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton "Peace, Be Still" from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Henry the Fowler from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Chapter of Things To Do This Spring from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Lord Baltimore from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Rich Man and the Bundle of Wood from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Loki the Betrayer from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum The Work in the Hive—The Manufacture of Wax from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Princess's King-Papa from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Song on a May Morning by John Milton   Flower in the Crannied Wall by Alfred Lord Tennyson The Pet Lamb by William Wordsworth An Old Song of Fairies from Poems, Anonymous   Spring by Thomas Nashe
Week 20 Tom Meets Becky from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Elizabeth—The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Printing from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre At the French Court from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge The Fall of Quebec from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Story of Fairyfoot from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Saint Augustine of Canterbury from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman
Hugh Capet from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Palace in the Pig-Pen from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp William Penn from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Scorpion and the Tortoise from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Loki against the Æsir from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Honey-Comb from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Old Lady's Bedroom from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
    If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking by Emily Dickinson Under the Greenwood Tree by William Shakespeare The Ghosts of the Buffaloes from Poems by Vachel Lindsay   May 15
Week 21 Tick-Running and a Heartbreak from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Elizabeth—The Story of the Queen's Favourite from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Butterflies from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre For the Sake of a Falcon from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge "The Great Lord Hawke" from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Four Skilful Brothers from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Little Girl Who Was Raised to Life from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Cid from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Is It a Life of Fear? from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp General James Oglethorpe from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Partridge and the Crow from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Valkyrie from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Honey and Honey-Dew from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley A Short Chapter about Curdie from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Cobs' Creatures from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Robert of Lincoln by William Cullen Bryant Morning Hymn by Thomas Moore The May Queen by Alfred Lord Tennyson The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe   A Legend of Lake Okeefinokee by Laura E. Richards The Fountain by James Russell Lowell
Week 22 A Pirate Bold To Be from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Story of Guy Fawkes from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Big Eaters from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre A Daring Escape from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge The Boston Tea-Ships from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Twelve Dancing Princesses from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton A Dancing Girl and What Was Given Her from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Magna Charta from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Buzzard of Bear Swamp from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Nathaniel Bacon from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Hunter, the Fox, and the Leopard from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Children of Loki from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Cradle-Cells from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley That Night Week from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Spring by Thomas Nashe Farm-Yard Song by John Townsend Trowbridge May-Flower by Emily Dickinson Night by William Blake Meg Merrilies from Poems by John Keats How Doth the Little Crocodile by Lewis Carroll May 29
Week 23 Tragedy in the Graveyard from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Story of the Mayflower from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Silk from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Danes to the Rescue from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge The Declaration of Independence from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Flying Trunk from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Feast beside the Sea and What Followed It from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Life of the Knight from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Chapter of Things To Hear This Spring from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Benjamin Franklin from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Youth, the Hawk, and the Raven from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Baldur's Doom from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum The Family Exodus from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley Woven and Then Spun from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Ariel's Song by William Shakespeare The Violet by Jane Taylor The Flower by Alfred Lord Tennyson Hymn of Pan by Percy Bysshe Shelley Lullaby for Titania from Poems by William Shakespeare   By Bendemeer's Stream by Thomas Moore
Week 24 Dire Prophecy of the Howling Dog from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Metamorphosis from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Royal Hostages from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge Captain Cook's Story from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Apple of Contentment from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Answer to a Mother's Prayer from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Country Life in the Middle Ages from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Turtle Eggs for Agassiz from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Montcalm and Wolfe from Builders of Our Country: Book I by Gertrude van Duyn Southworth The Bleacher, the Crane, and the Hawk from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Loki's Punishment from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum The New Queen from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley The Ring from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Spring-Time from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
A Chanted Calendar by Sydney Dobell   A Bird Came Down the Walk by Emily Dickinson There's Nothing Like the Rose by Christina Georgina Rossetti To Violets from Poems by Robert Herrick The Frog by Hilaire Belloc The Fairies by William Allingham
Week 25 Conscience Racks Tom from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain How the King and the Parliament Quarreled from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Spiders from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Passing of a Prince from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge James Bruce and the Nile from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Bar of Gold from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Glory of Jesus on the Mountain from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Town Life in the Middle Ages from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan An Account with Nature from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Childhood from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
The Young Merchant from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
The Gardener and the Bear from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Sigurd's Youth from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Fancies and Facts about Bees from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley Curdie's Clue from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Bannockburn by Robert Burns The Fairy Shoemaker by William Allingham The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson   The Lady of Shalott from Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear Jun 19
Week 26 The Cat and the Pain-Killer from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Story of How the King Was Brought to His Death from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Epeira's Bridge from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre A Boon Granted from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge The Trial of Warren Hastings from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge To Your Good Health from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Little Child in the Arms of Jesus from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Peter the Hermit Leads the First Crusade from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Woods Medicine from The Spring of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The Farm and the Shop from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Hen and the Falcon from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Sword Gram and the Dragon Fafnir from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Bombus, the Bumble-Bee from The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley Goblin Counsels from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
    A Day by Emily Dickinson   The Barefoot Boy from Poems by John Greenleaf Whittier   An Old Song of Fairies, Anonymous
Week 27 The Pirate Crew Set Sail from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Commonwealth—The Adventures of a Prince from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Spider's Web from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Reconciliation at Last from The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge Marie Antoinette from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Happy Prince from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Saint Benedict from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman
Richard the Lion-Hearted from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Summer Afield from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The License To Practice Law from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Three Fish from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Dragon's Blood from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Lady Wasp of the Slender Waist from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley Irene's Clue from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  To a Butterfly by William Wordsworth The Grass by Emily Dickinson Robert of Lincoln by William Cullen Bryant A Sudden Shower from Poems by James Whitcomb Riley Some Names in the U. S. of A. by Peter Carlson Jul 3
Week 28 Happy Camp of the Freebooters from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Commonwealth—The Lord Protector from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Chase from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Tailltenn Fair from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Fall of the Bastile from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Little Humpbacked Horse from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton At the Feast of Tabernacles from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Children's Crusade from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Wild Animals at Play from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The King and His Province from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Frog, the Crab, and the Serpent from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Story of Sigmund and Signy from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Pelopaeus Provisions Her Nest from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley The Escape from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Song of the River by Charles Kingsley Birds in Summer by Mary Howitt Little Birdie by Alfred Lord Tennyson A Song of Sherwood by Alfred Noyes What the Burdock Was Good For from Poems, Anonymous The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll Nurse's Song by William Blake
Week 29 Tom's Stealthy Visit Home from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain How Death Walked in the Streets of London from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Venomous Insects from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Ferdiad and Conn See the Sights from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Flight to Varennes from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Little Claus and Big Claus from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Man with Clay on His Face from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Roger Bacon from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Chapter of the Things To See This Summer from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The Parsons' Cause from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Tyrant Who Became a Just Ruler from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Story of Sigmund and Sinfiotli from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum More Nests from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley The Old Lady and Curdie from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Ivry by Thomas B. Macaulay The Tiger by William Blake The Sea by Emily Dickinson Katydid by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sweet Peas from Poems by John Keats   Jul 17
Week 30 First Pipes—"I've Lost My Knife" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Charles II—The Story of How London Was Burned from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Venom from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The High King Comes to the Fair from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein A Reign of Terror from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Riquet with the Tuft from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Good Shepherd and the Good Samaritan from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Marco Polo from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Coyote of Pelican Point from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The Stamp Act from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
In the House of Burgesses from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
The Apes, the Glow-Worm, and the Popinjay from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Story of the Vengeance of the Volsungs and of the Death of Sinfiotli from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Eyes and Other Matters Concerning Pelopaeus from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley Curdie and His Mother from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Nikolina by Celia Thaxter The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning The Owl by Alfred Lord Tennyson Birds in Summer by Mary Howitt Upon the Mountain's Distant Head from Poems by William Cullen Bryant Some Fishy Nonsense by Laura E. Richards Nature's Friend by William H. Davies
Week 31 Pirates at Their Own Funeral from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Fiery Cross from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Viper and the Scorpion from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Story of the DeDanaans from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein Napoleon Bonaparte from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Little Cabin Boy from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Lazarus Raised to Life from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Francesco Petrarch from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan From T Wharf to Franklin Field from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The Continental Congress from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Fox and the Piece of Meat from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Brynhild in the House of Flame from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Young Wasps from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley Irene Behaves Like a Princess from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Berries by Walter de la Mare   The Snake by Emily Dickinson   Little Bell from Poems by Thomas Westwood   A Prayer by Edwin Markham
Week 32 Tom Reveals His Dream Secret from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Story of King Monmouth from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Nettle from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Hall of Feasting from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein Horatio Nelson from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Skillful Huntsman from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Some Parables in Perea (Part 1 of 2) from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Fall of Constantinople from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Chapter of Things To Hear This Summer from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The Speech in Carpenters' Hall from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Blind Man and the Snake from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Sigurd at the House of the Nibelungs from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Some Other Masons from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley Curdie Comes to Grief from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Goblin Miners from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Barefoot Boy by John Greenleaf Whittier The Voice of the Grass by Sarah Roberts Boyle The Merman by Alfred Lord Tennyson The Brook Song by James Whitcomb Riley   A Lobster Quadrille by Lewis Carroll Tree-Toad by Hilda Conkling
Week 33 The Cruelty of "I Didn't Think" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Story of the Seven Bishops from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Processionary Caterpillars from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Kells Is Raided from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Adventures of Mungo Park from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Squire's Bride from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Some Parables in Perea (Part 2 of 2) from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
John Gutenberg from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Sea-Birds' Home from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp Taking Up Arms against the King from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Farmer, the Sheep, and the Robbers from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton How Brynhild Was Won for Gunnar from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Madam Vespa Starts Her Nest from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley The Goblins in the King's House from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  A Boy's Song by James Hogg The Evening by Emily Dickinson The Splendor Falls by Alfred Lord Tennyson Rain in Summer from Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Aug 14
Week 34 Tom Takes Becky's Punishment from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain William the Deliverer from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Storm from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The New Home at Kinkora from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Travels of Baron Humboldt from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Story of Merrymind from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Saint Augustine of Hippo from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman
Christopher Columbus from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Mother Murre from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The Declaration of Independence from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Sparrows and the Snake from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Death of Sigurd from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum The Inventors of Paper from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley Curdie's Guide from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Nurse's Song by William Blake To a Mouse by Robert Burns Have You Got a Brook in Your Little Heart by Emily Dickinson The Wonderful World by William Brighty Rands     Aug 21
Week 35 Eloquence—and the Master's Gilded Dome from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain William III and Mary II—Brave Londonderry from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Electricity from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre How Cuculain Got His Name from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Beginning of the Struggle from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Woman's Wit from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Poor Rich Man and the Rich Poor Man from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Vasco da Gama from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Mother Carey's Chickens from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The First Governor of the State of Virginia from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
The Close of the War from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
The Ape and the Boar from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Twilight of the Gods from The Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum Baby Vespa from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley Mason-Work from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The King and the Kiss from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea by Allan Cunningham From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson The Splendor Falls by Alfred Lord Tennyson   The Solitary Reaper from Poems by William Wordsworth   Off the Ground by Walter de la Mare
Week 36 Huck Finn Quotes Scripture from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Story of a Sad Day in a Highland Glen from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Experiment with the Cat from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre On the March from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Battle of the Nile from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Selfish Giant from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Jesus at Jericho from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Ferdinand Magellan from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Riding the Rim Rock from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The Constitution of the United States from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Rustic and the Nightingale from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton How Gessler and Landenberg Came To Rule in Switzerland from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall Feeding the Hungry Infants from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley The Subterranean Waters from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Last Chapter from The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Work by Alice Cary   Out of the Morning by Emily Dickinson Jim Jay by Walter de la Mare   Calico Pie by Edward Lear Sep 4
Week 37 The Salvation of Muff Potter from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Anne—How the Union Jack Was Made from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Experiment with Paper from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Battle of Clontarf from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein Copenhagen from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge King Wren from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Palm Sunday from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Robert Bruce from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan A Chapter of Things To Do This Summer from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp "The Sun Has Set in All His Glory" from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Partridge and the Hawk from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Story of Arnold of Melchthal from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall How the Nest Grows from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley Prelude from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
How the Royal Family Sate Down to Breakfast from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
    The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson The Terrible Robber Men by Padraic Colum The Destruction of Sennacherib from Poems by Lord Byron   Auld Daddy Darkness by James Ferguson
Week 38 Splendid Days and Fearsome Nights from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Story of the Earl of Mar's Hunting Party from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Franklin and De Romas from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Ferdiad and the Dane Prisoner from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein Napoleon, Emperor of the French from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Nightingale from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Last Visits of Jesus to the Temple from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Stories of William Tell and Arnold Von Winkelried from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The "Cony" from Summer by Dallas Lore Sharp The Orphan Boy of Nevis from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The King, the Falcon, and the Drinking-Cup from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Story of Gessler and Stauffacher from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall The Nest Is Finished from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Valoroso Got the Crown and Giglio Went Without from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
Who the Fairy Blackstick Was from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
  September by Helen Hunt Jackson The Railway Train by Emily Dickinson The Old Oaken Bucket by Samuel Woodworth The Sandpiper from Poems by Celia Thaxter The Vulture by Hilaire Belloc Sep 18
Week 39 Seeking the Buried Treasure from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain George II—The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Thunder and the Lightning-Rod from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Book of Kells from Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Battle of Trafalgar from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Manis the Miller from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Parables on the Mount of Olives from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Edward the Black Prince from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan The Clock Strikes One from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The Voyage from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
"The Little West Indian" from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
The Hare, the Fox, and the Wolf from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton How the Cap of Austria Was Set Up from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall Concerning Stings from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Blackstick Was Not Asked to the Christening from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
How Princess Angelica Took a Little Maid from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
My Lost Youth by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Song of Wandering Aengus by William Butler Yeats The Poet's Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson   Casabianca from Poems by Felicia Dorothea Hemans   Sep 25
Week 40 Real Robbers Seize the Box of Gold from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain George II—The Story of Flora MacDonald from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Effects of the Thunderbolt from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Rainolf and the Palace Pages from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Death of Nelson from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Blue Beard from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Saint Edward the Confessor from Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman
Joan of Arc from Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March Tappan Along the Highway of the Fox from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp "The Vindicator of Congress" from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Merchant and His Iron from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Meeting of the Three Patriots from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall How the Nest Looks Inside from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Prince Giglio Behaved Himself from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
  Jaffár by Leigh Hunt This Is My Letter to the World by Emily Dickinson Autumn—A Dirge by Percy Bysshe Shelley The Sparrow's Nest from Poems by Mary Howitt Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll The Ghosts of the Buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay
Week 41 Trembling on the Trail from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain The Story of the Black Hole of Calcutta from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Clouds from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre A Bit of History from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein A Second Charlemagne from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Blue Rose from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Last Supper from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
A Child of Long Ago from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
The Young Troubadour from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
In the Toadfish's Shoe from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp "The Little Lion" from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Lean Cat and the Fat Cat from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Gathering on the Rutli from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall The Yellow Jackets from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Giglio and Angelica Had a Quarrel from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
  Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe Sir Galahad by Alfred Lord Tennyson   La Belle Dame Sans Merci from Poems by John Keats   Oct 9
Week 42 In the Lair of Injun Joe from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain George II—The Story of How Canada Was Won from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Velocity of Sound from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Palace School from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Rise of Wellington from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Princesses Who Lived in a Kailyard from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Olive Orchard and the High Priests Hall from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Young Soldier from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
To Arms! from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
A Chapter of Things To See This Fall from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Washington's Aide-de-camp from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
Hamilton the Patriot and Arnold the Traitor from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
The King, the Hermit, and the Two Princes from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton William Tell and His Great Shot from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall Queens and Drones from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Gruffanuff Picked the Fairy Ring Up from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
Jack Frost by Hannah Flagg Gould The Kitten and Falling Leaves by William Wordsworth Autumn by Emily Dickinson Three Bugs by Phoebe Cary     Oct 16
Week 43 Huck Saves the Widow from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain George III—The Story of How America Was Lost from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Experiment with the Bottle of Cold Water from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Dinner from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein At the Cape of Good Hope from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Where To Lay the Blame from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Crown of Thorns (Part 1 of 2) from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The New Road from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
"The Other Life Is as My Life" from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
Whipped by Eagles from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The Lawyer from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Two Travelers from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Escape of William Tell from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall Wasp Flowers from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Betsinda Got the Warming-Pan from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
How King Valoroso Was in a Dreadful Passion from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
  Jack Frost by Hannah Flagg Gould Lady Clare by Alfred Lord Tennyson Song from "The Culprit Fay" by Joseph Rodman Drake   The Duck and the Kangaroo by Edward Lear To a Mouse by Robert Burns
Week 44 Tom and Becky in the Cave from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain George III—A Story of a Spinning Wheel from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Rain from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Malagis and the Boys from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The First Australian Colony from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Many-Furred Creature from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Crown of Thorns (Part 2 of 2) from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Father and Son from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
"Lady Poverty" from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
Thanksgiving at Grandfather's Farm from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The Statesman from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Lion and the Hare from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton Tell's Second Shot from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall Underground Paper Palaces from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley What Gruffanuff Did to Giglio and Betsinda from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
  The Mountain and the Squirrel by Ralph Waldo Emerson Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson       Oct 30
Week 45 Found and Lost Again from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Volcanoes from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre A Boar Hunt and a Music Lesson from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein Story of the Slave-Trade from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Clever Peter and the Two Bottles from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Saint Hugh of Lincoln (Part 1 of 2) from Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman
The Bird Sisters from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
Brother Wolf from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
A Chapter of Things To Do This Fall from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The Federalist from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Crane and the Crab from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton How Castle Rossberg Was Taken from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall The Hunters from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Betsinda Fled, and What Became of Her from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
Israfel by Edgar Allan Poe The Children's Hour by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I'm Nobody! Who Are You? by Emily Dickinson I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood     La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats
Week 46 "Turn Out! They're Found!" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain George III—The Battle of Waterloo from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Catania from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre The Minnesinger Tells of Roland from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Defence of Saragoza from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge Southwest Wind, Esquire Interferes from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Saint Hugh of Lincoln (Part 1 of 2) from Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman
The Three Robbers from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
Nurse and Patient from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
The Muskrats Are Building from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The First Secretary of the Treasury from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Ass, the Lion, and the Folk from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton How Castle Sarnen Was Taken from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall Polistes from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Queen Rosalba Came to the Castle of the Count from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
    The Oak by Alfred Lord Tennyson Hunting Song by Sir Walter Scott Down to Sleep from Poems by Helen Hunt Jackson The Table and the Chair by Edward Lear The Sands of Dee by Charles Kingsley
Week 47 The Fate of Injun Joe from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain George IV—The First Gentleman in Europe from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Story of Pliny from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Presents for the King from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein Sir John Moore at Coruna from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Proceedings of the Three Brothers from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Darkest Day of All the World from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
With the Crusaders from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
The Christmas at Greccio from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
The North Wind Doth Blow from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp The Inspector General of the Army from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton The Crow, the Jackal, the Wolf, and the Camel from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton How the Emperor Albrecht Met His Death from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall Strange Nests from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley What Became of Giglio from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
    Precious Words by Emily Dickinson The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier Sir Patrick Spens from Poems, Anonymous   The Skeleton in Armor by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Week 48 Floods of Gold from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain William IV—Two Peaceful Victories from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall The Boiling Pot from The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre Rainolf in the Writing-Room from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Victory of Talavera from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge How Mr. Hans Prospered from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton The Brightest Day of All the World from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
La Verna from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
The Troubadour's Last Song from God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
An Outdoor Lesson from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
The Duel from Four American Patriots by Alma Holman Burton
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Old Christmas by Mary Howitt Seasonal Poem The Snow by Emily Dickinson Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem
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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night by Nahum Tate Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem An Ancient Christmas Carol, Anonymous
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  Seasonal Poem Winter by Alfred Lord Tennyson Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem A Christmas Carol by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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Summary from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Cock and the Fox

A Fox was caught in a trap one fine morning, because he had got too near the Farmer's hen house. No doubt he was hungry, but that was not an excuse for stealing. A Cock, rising early, discovered what had happened. He knew the Fox could not get at him, so he went a little closer to get a good look at his enemy.

The Fox saw a slender chance of escape.

"Dear friend," he said, "I was just on my way to visit a sick relative, when I stumbled into this string and got all tangled up. But please do not tell anybody about it. I dislike causing sorrow to anybody, and I am sure I can soon gnaw this string to pieces."

But the Cock was not to be so easily fooled. He soon roused the whole hen yard, and when the Farmer came running out, that was the end of Mr. Fox.

The wicked deserve no aid.