Five in a Row Book List


The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Lentil, by Robert McCloskey
Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans
A Pair of Red Clogs, by Masako Matsuno
The Rag Coat, by Lauren Mills
Who Owns the Sun?, by Stacy Chbosky
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton
The Glorious Flight, by Alice and Martin Provensen
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman
Grandfather’s Journey, by Allen Say
Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Wende and Harry Devlin
Another Celebrated Dancing Bear, by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk
Papa Piccolo, by Carol Talley
Very Last First Time, by Jan Andrews
The Clown of God, by Tomie DePaola (we rowed this one, but I never posted about it.)
Storm in the Night, by Mary Stoltz
Katy and the Big Snow, by Virginia Lee Burton
Night of the Moonjellies, by Mark Shasha
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost (with illustrations by Susan Jeffers)


The Giraffe That Walked to Paris, by Nancy Milton
Three Names, by Patricia MacLachlan
Wee Gillis, by Munro Leaf
Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen
A New Coat for Anna, by Harriet Ziefert
Mrs. Katz and Tush, by Patricia Polacco
Mirette on the High Wire, by Emily Arnold McCully
They Were Strong and Good, by Alice and Robert Lawson
Babar, To Duet or Not to Duet, based on characters by DeBrunhoff
The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf
Down, Down the Mountain, by Ellis Credle
Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car, by John Burningham
All Those Secrets of the World, by Jane Yolen
Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, by Hildegarde Swift
Follow the Drinking Gourd, by Jeanette Winter
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson (we rowed this one, but I never posted about it.)
When I Was Young in the Mountains, by Cynthia Rylant
Gramma’s Walk, by Anna Grossnickle Hines


The Bee Tree, by Patricia Polacco
Andy and the Circus, by Ellis Credle
The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar, by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Paul Revere’s Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ill. by Ted Rand
Henry the Castaway, by Mark Taylor
The Finest Horse in Town, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Truman’s Aunt Farm, by Jama Kim Rattigan
The Duchess Bakes a Cake, by Virginia Kahl
Andy and the Lion, by James Daugherty
Daniel’s Duck, by Clyde Robert Bulla
Warm as Wool, by Scott Russell Sanders
The Salamander Room, by Anne Mazer
Climbing Kansas Mountains, by George Shannon
Amber on the Mountain, by Tony Johnston
Little Nino’s Pizzeria, by Karen Barbour


Roxaboxen, by Alice McLerran
The Raft, by Jim LaMarche
Mailing May, by Michael O. Tunnell
Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Gullywasher , by Joyce Rossi
Arabella, by Wendy Orr
Higgins Bend Song and Dance, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Cowboy Charlie, by Jeanette Winter
Grass Sandals, by Dawnine Spivak
Albert, by Donna Jo Napoli
The Hickory Chair, by Lisa Fraustino
Hanna’s Cold Winter, by Trish Marx
The Hatmaker’s Sign, Retold by Candace Fleming
The Pumpkin Runner, by Marsha Diane Arnold
Angelo, by David Macaulay.

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  4. Sarah Jo says:

    Thanks for this list and sharing your experience. I am just starting this and it’s been so helpful as I work on our family’s plan.

  5. S tella says:

    Thanks a ton for posting this!

  6. Becky says:

    Thanks for the list. I used these a long time ago with my daughters. Now my oldest, who is a Kindergarten teacher, wants to use them with a student who is far beyond the others. She needs the list of books. This made it so easy for me. We thoroughly enjoyed FIAR and it stills brings back wonderful memories!

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