Fourth Grade Read Aloud Banquet




Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all,


And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.


I've heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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
The Camel Driver and the Adder from The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai by Maude Barrows Dutton The Battle of Morgarten from Stories of William Tell Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall Miners from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley We Return to Rosalba from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
    In Memoriam, VII by Alfred Lord Tennyson       Nov 27
Week 49 Respectable Huck Joins the Gang from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Victoria—The Girl Queen from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Seasonal Story Christmas Day of the Year 800 from Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago by Evaleen Stein The Peasant Hero of Tyrol from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge How Mr. Schwartz Prospered from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Seasonal Story
Seasonal Story Leafing from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Seasonal Story More Wasp Stories from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How Hedzoff Rode Back to King Giglio from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
Old Christmas by Mary Howitt Seasonal Poem The Snow by Emily Dickinson Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem
Week 50 Seasonal Story Victoria—When Bread Was Dear from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Seasonal Story Seasonal Story The Empire at Its Height from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge How Little Gluck Prospered from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Seasonal Story
Seasonal Story A Chapter of Things To Hear This Fall from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Seasonal Story The Carpenters from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How a Tremendous Battle Took Place and Who Won It from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
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
Week 51 Seasonal Story Victoria—Peace from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Seasonal Story Seasonal Story The Shannon and the Chesapeake from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Worker in Sandalwood from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Upon the Rock by Lisa M. Ripperton Seasonal Story
Seasonal Story Honk, Honk, Honk! from The Fall of the Year by Dallas Lore Sharp Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Winter Wasps from Will o' the Wasps by Margaret Warner Morley How They All Journeyed Back to the Capital from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
  Seasonal Poem Winter by Alfred Lord Tennyson Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem Seasonal Poem A Christmas Carol by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Week 52 Seasonal Story Victoria—War from Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow from The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge The Little Match-Girl from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Across the Lake by Lisa M. Ripperton Seasonal Story
Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Seasonal Story Seasonal Story And Now We Come to the Last Scene in the Pantomime from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
Summary from The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Quack Toad

An old Toad once informed all his neighbors that he was a learned doctor. In fact he could cure anything. The Fox heard the news and hurried to see the Toad. He looked the Toad over very carefully.

"Mr. Toad," he said, "I've been told that you cure anything! But just take a look at yourself, and then try some of your own medicine. If you can cure yourself of that blotchy skin and that rheumatic gait, someone might believe you. Otherwise, I should advise you to try some other profession. "

Those who would mend others, should first mend themselves.