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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Classics for 5th Grade Girls

 Many  internet sites when searching for a list of 'Classic Literature', are mostly  fiction and some are just not where (I desire as a Christian) I want my child's mind and imagination to go. 

 Remember; Philippians 4:8 "For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]." 

  In book reading (and even in entertainment of all sorts) this is so important to apply.
So, as I scan over the Classics, I had to type in my search the 'Old Classics', even at that I compiled my own list including some ideas from others.

For my 5th Grader:
*Elsie Dinsmore Series by Martha Finley-we do the 'Life of Faith' version first. When my older daughter got older she read the original.

*The Little Prince by Antoine De St. Exupery

*Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

*The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White

*Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

*Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (We did a unit study on this.)

*The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

*Black Beauty  by Anna Sewell

*Heidi by Johanna Spyri

*American Girl Series (Though, I would suggest them for higher level readers these maybe too easy.)

*Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter

*The Velveteen Rabbit   by Margery Williams Bianco

*The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter  by Beatrix Potter

*Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit   by Joel Chandler Harris

*Swiss Family Robinson    by Johann David Wyss

*Adventures of Pinocchio     by Carlo Collodi

*Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm    by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

*The Prince and the Pauper   by Mark Twain

*Anne of Green Gables    by L. M. Montgomery

    Now as you have seen the great majority if not all are fiction. I think there is a tremendous imbalance if this is all our children read, even for relaxation. Thus, biographies are vital as well as help books, and so on. Even books about travel and countries around the world. Learn about different religions and customs. 
  Books about how to cope as a kid Biblically. Inventions and inventors, foods, history and the list goes on and on. 
  Though the 'fictional' classics are great and important to read, include non-fiction. Reading can formulate your child's thinking. Can influence their future in various ways.
  So, enjoy reading to and with your child. Enjoy seeing them grow in knowledge and  vocabulary as well. 


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