Books We Read in February

This (plus a few from yesterday that I don’t know the names of) is the list of books that Calvin read in February. It’s crazy that we’ve read over 100 books in 2 months when we probably didn’t read that many in all of last year combined. Prior to homeschooling, Calvin was pretty resistant to us reading to him. People who have similar struggles with their child have asked me how we’ve managed this turn around.

1.) He’s not in a school all day, so he’s not as tired of structured learning at the end of the day. It’s done a lot to work on our relationship as well. I know if we go back to school full time, we won’t be able to keep this pace up.

2.) Reading is one of his ‘jobs’. Calvin asked for some ‘work’ to do to make his own money. For every book we read, he gets 25 cents. He also has other chores that he can earn money for. Once a week, we go to the dollar store for him to make purchases.

3.) We read to cats! This has done so much for his love of literacy!


  1. The Clock Struck One-  by Trudy Harris
  2. The Mixed-Up Truck-   by Stephen Savage
  3. The Midnight Library- by Kazuno Kohara
  4. Which Would You Rather Be?- by William Steig
  5. Steam Train, Dream Train- by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  6. Baloney (Henry P)-  by Jon Scieszka
  7. Giggle, Giggle, Quack-  by Doreen Cronin
  8. Love You Forever- Robert Munsch
  9. The Three Little Pugs and the Big Bad Cat- by Becky Davies
  10. A Big Surprise for Little Card-  by Charise Mericle Harper
  11. The Story of Ferdinand-  by Munro Leaf
  12. Penguin and Pinecone- by Salina Yoon
  13. Daddy Hugs- Karen Katz
  14. The Storm Whale- by Benji Davies
  15. Hurty Feelings-  by Helen Lester
  16. Edmund Unravels- by Andrew Kolb
  17. How to Babysit a Grandma- Jean Reagan
  18. Odd Socks- Michelle Robinson
  19. One Lonely Seahorse- By J. Elffers and Saxton Freymann
  20. Beastly Babies- by Ellen Jackson
  21. The Tiny Seed- By Eric Carle
  22. Coco the Carrot- By Steven Salerno
  23. Ursa’s Light-  by Deborah Marcero
  24. Stregga Nona: Her Story- by Tomie dePaola
  25. Click, Clack Surprise!- by Doreen Cronin
  26. There was an Old Monster!- by Rebecca Emberley
  27. Tea With Oliver- By Mika Song
  28. I’m Fast- By Kate & Jim Mcmullan
  29. The Three Swingin’ Pigs- By Vicky Rubin
  30. The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit- by Beatrix Potter
  31. Ladybug Girl and Bublebee Boy- by Jacky Davis
  32. Clifford the Firehouse Dog- by Norman Bridwell
  33. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day- By Judith Viorst
  34. I Love You, Stinky Face- By Lisa McCourt
  35. Giraffes Can’t Dance- by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees
  36. Clifford and the Circus- by Norman Bridwell
  37. Poor Little Guy- By Elanna Allen
  38. Cat Says Meow- By Michael Arndt
  39. The Princess and the Pony- By Kate Beaton
  40. Hey, Boy- By Benjamin Strouse
  41. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star- By Jerry Pinkney
  42. Olivia and the Missing Toy- By Ian Falconer
  43. The Kissing Hand- By Audrey Penn
  44. Kings of the Castle- By Victoria Turnbull
  45. What do you do what a Monster says Boo?- By Hope Vestergaard
  46. Blossom and Boo Stay Up Late- By Dawn Apperley
  47. The Runaway- By Robert Frost
  48. Duck Soup- By Jackie Urbanovic
  49. Black Belt Bunny- By Jacky Davis
  50. Go Big or Go Gnome- By Kirsten Mayer
  51. It Couldn’t Be Worse- Vlasta van Kampen
  52. Art- by Patrick McDonnell
  53. A Walk in the Forest- by Maria Deck
  54. Weird & Wild Animal Facts- by Jessica Loy
  55. Little Elliot: Fall Friends- by Mike Curato
  56. Little Elliot Big City- B Mike Curato
  57. The Secret Olivia Told Me- By N. Joy
  58. Big Bad Bunny- By Alan Durant
  59. Bathtime Piggy Wiggy- Christyan and Diane Fox
  60. Dirt Boy- Erik Jon Slangerup
  61. One Lonely Sea Horse- by Saxton Freymann
  62. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile- by Bernard Waber
  63. Monkey Truck- by Michael Slack
  64. Duck at the Door- by Jackie Urbanovic
  65. Circle, Square, Moose- By Kelly Bingham
  66. If You Give a /mouse a Cookie- by Laura Joffe Numeroff

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