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Despite record keeping this Term being rather abysmal, I did manage to keep a rough list of some of the books read and listened to.


Read Alouds

Folk of the Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton – loved (younger children)

My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George – absolutely loved (under 12s)

Saint Colette

Shadow Thief – Alexandria Andronetto – enjoyed (7-12 yrs)

I Am David  – Ann Holm – gripping (tween & teens)

Mr Lemoncello’s Library – enjoying, not quite finished (teens with extras listening)


Audio Books

My Father’s Dragon – 5 Star

Pinnochio – 4.5 Star

Wind in the Willows – abandoned it

The Princess and the Goblin – 4 Star

Emmy and the Shrinking Rat – 4 Star (G & SP)

Silver Donkey – 3.5 Star

The Reluctant Dragon – Kenneth Grahame – 4 Star (boys)

Brains On! Podcasts – a few, well done


Audio Books – Genevieve

Famous Five Are Together Again

Famous Five Go To Demon’s Rocks

The Penderwicks – Jeanne Birdsall 5 Star

Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict – Trenton Lee Stewart 5 Star


Saxon’s Reads

To Siblings

Fantastic Mr Fox – Roal Dahl x 2 (aloud to brothers and to self)

Mrs Piggy Wiggle – Still reading (aloud to Ignatius)

Cowboy Sam, all we own to Ignatius

To Self

Boxcar Children 1 & 4


Genevieve’s Reads

To Siblings

Riding the Pony Express – Clyde Robert Bulla (read aloud to Ignatius) – loved

Boxcar Children 2 & 3 to boys

To Self

Boxcar Children 1 – 12

Catholic Tales for boys & girls – Caryll Houselander

Sophie hits Six – Dick King- Smith


Mariah’s Reads

Snow – Lynn Tracy

Westward the Dream

Ties That Bind

Separate Roads

Bride At Last

A Bride in Store

In Good Company

Hearts Made Whole

Playing By Heart

Stranger’s Bride

Plots and Plans

Petticoat Ranch

A Love Like Ours

A Beauty So Rare

Dare to Love Again

Love At Any Cost

Now And Forever

Asleep – Elizabeth Darcy

Storyteller’s Daughter – Cameron Dokey

No Other Will Do

The Anonymous Bride

Second Chance Bride

Finally A Bride

Short Straw Bride

A Cowboy Unmatched

In Too Deep

Over the Edge

Calico Canyon

Gingham Mountain

Swept Away

Fired Up

Stuck Together

Doctor in Petticoats

Wrangler in Petticoats

Sharpshooter in Petticoats

Montana Rose

The Husband Tree

Wildflower Bride

Deep Trouble

Clueless Cowboy


Malachi’s Reads

Brotherband Ghostfaces – John Flanagan

Inquisition: Summoner

Agatha Christie x 2

Fan fiction re Percy Jackson and Naruto – lots


Australian Picture Books

Tom the Outback Mailman – Kristin Weidenbach

Meet Banjo Paterson – Kristin Weidenbach

Good Enough for A Sheep Station – David Cox

It’s A Miroocool ! – Christine Harris & Ann James

Click Go the Shears – Illust Charlotte Lance

Crocodile River – Diana Lawrenson

Fly-In Fly-Out Dad – Sally Murphy

Ben & Gracie’s Art Adventure – Mark Wilson

Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect – Rohan Cleave & Carol Tulloch

Tale of the Outback Waterhole – Robin Skirrey

Tea and Sugar Christmas – Jane Jolly & Robert Ingpen

Water Witcher – Jan Ormerod

Meet…Captain Cook – Rae Murdie

This is Captain Cook – Tania McCartney

Outback Doctor – Russell Ousley

The Peopling of Australia – Percy Trezise

Advance Australia Fair – Michael Salmon

Rain Dance – Cathy Applegate

Marngrook – Titta Secombe

The Mark of the Wagarl – Lorna Little

Santa’s Outback Secret – Mike Dumbleton

Home of the Kadimakara People – Percy Trezisse

Land of the Dingo People – Percy Trezisse

Land of the Magpie Goose People – Percy Trezisse

Land of the Emu People – Percy Trezisse

Land of the Snake People – Percy Trezisse

Land of the Kangaroo People – Percy Trezisse

Land of the Brolga People – Percy Trezisse