Required Books for the Emerging Reader's Schedule:

If your child is an emerging reader ...
choose to follow the "Scheduled Books for Emerging Readers" found in the Appendix of Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory, and in the Appendix of Bigger Hearts for His Glory or use your own program. This reading schedule is recommended if you have already completed most of your phonics instruction and feel that your child needs a year to strengthen that reading ability. The schedule listed in the Appendix has been carefully planned to utilize interesting books that gradually increase in reading difficulty throughout the year.
Your child should read the assigned pages out loud to you.

Note: The books listed below are required in order to use the Emerging Reader's Schedule. For ease of use, we sell the books listed below as a 14 book set for $67.12 - $13.25. You will need to choose which Bible you would like in your set. Select either The Early Reader's Bible or The Beginner's Bible. Please feel free to use your own books or your library in order to economize.

Emerging Reader Set w/The Early Reader's Bible -$67.12 - Save $13.25 - [Add to Cart]
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Units 1-9: Choose one of the following Bibles:


The Early Reader's Bible by V. Gilbert Beers, 1995 Zonderkidz (Revised)

This Bible features 64 easy-to-read Bible stories, based on the 250 most common words used in early reader books. It includes colorful illustrations, stimulating questions, and real-life applications to increase children's understanding of God's word. This Bible is easier than The Beginner's Bible.
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The Beginner's Bible by Mission City Press, 2005 Zonderkidz (Revised)

Written for early readers, The Beginner's Bible has a higher reading level than The Early Reader's Bible. Updated in 2005 with vibrant new illustrations, text, and stories, this version includes 90 favorite Bible stories that have been rewritten in a way that children can understand.
$16.99
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Unit 10:

Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel, 1982 Harper Trophy

Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. One evening he invites Winter to sit by the fire. Another time he finds strange bumps in his bedroom. When Owl goes for a walk one night, he makes a friend that follows him all the way home. This book relates 5 different adventures with Owl that leave you smiling
$3.99
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Unit 11:

Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel, 1984 Harper Trophy Reprint Edition

In winter, spring, summer, and fall, Frog and Toad are always together. There is a wise and wonderful story for each season of the year and one for Christmas too. You will laugh along with Frog and Toad.
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Unit 12:

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel, 1979 Harper Trophy

Frog and Toad are best friends, participating in all elements of life together. The endearing pair hop along through five enchanting stories, looking for lost buttons, greeting the spring, and waiting for mail. Their genuine care for each other provides a heart-warming read.
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Unit 13:

Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner, 1993 Harper Collins Reprint Edition

The Muldie boys and their father have come a long way to Kansas after the Civil War to take advantage of the free land offered through the Homestead Act. But when Daddy moves on to build them a home, the three boys must care for themselves. They must learn to care for one another and face the dangers of the wilderness alone.
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Unit 14:

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, 1992 Harper Trophy

Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper who takes her instructions quite literally, which leads to some extremely funny messes.  But older children know better, and they love the fact that they know better. Young readers will find this bumbling, charming, eager-to-please housekeeper as irresistible as her employers do.
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Unit 15:

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr, 1996 Harper Trophy

This easy reader relates the adventures of 16-year-old Bill Cody, as he goes to work for the Pony Express. He is chased by thieves, caught in terrible weather, and stalked by wolves, none of which are mentioned in his letters home. The story is fast paced, exciting, and filled with terrific illustrations.
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Unit 16:

Prairie School by Avi, 2003 Harper Trophy

Nine-year-old Noah loves living on the Colorado prairie in the 1880's where he helps his parents with all the work. When Aunt Dora comes from the East in her wheelchair to teach him how to read, he sees no need to do so. However, his aunt refuses to give up. Impressed by her knowledge, Noah decides to learn to read and write. He realizes his aunt has opened a world beyond the prairie to him.
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Unit 17-18:

First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and The Wright Brothers by George Shea, 1997 Harper Trophy

When twelve-year-old Tom Tate hears that Wilbur and Orville Wright are building a flying machine, he can't wait to try it. Tom's dad thinks it's dangerous. Some people think the Wrights are crazy. Can Tom help the brothers get their dream off the ground? This story chronicles the trial-and-error method of inventing and testing the airplane at Kitty Hawk in 1903.
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Unit 19-25:

Christian Liberty Nature Reader: Book 1 (Second Edition) by Julia Wright et al, 1996 Christian Liberty Press (2nd revised edition)

This is from a book series explaining the wonders of nature from a Christian perspective. Particular insects or animals are discussed in an old-fashioned but informative style. The growth and habits of creatures such as wasps, bees, spiders, prairie animals, oysters, snails and many others are discussed. Children increase their understanding and delight in God's creation as they read.
$9.50
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Unit 26-27:

Tornado by Betsy Byars, 1997 Harper Trophy Reprint Edition

Through well-chosen incidents and details, this transitional novel captures the love between a boy and a dog. While waiting for a storm to pass, the family farmhand, Pete, tells stories of his childhood and his dog Tornado. The episodes are fairly short and the illustrations convey the story's drama, warmth, and occasional humor.
$4.99
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Unit 28-30:

Animal Adventures (Little House Chapter Book) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1997 Harper Trophy

In the unsettled West, Laura Ingalls and her family are surrounded by wild animals. From bears and deer to badgers and panthers, Laura always manages to find herself caught up in animal adventures. Gentle adaptations of the original celebrated stories have been gathered in this exciting chapter book.
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Unit 31-32:

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh, 1992 Aladdin Reissue edition

A young boy is sent on an errand over Hemlock Mountain. He's not so sure he likes going alone, because there may be bears on the mountain. With the help of the big iron pot he borrows, he completes his errand with more than a little excitement along the way.
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Unit 33-34:

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh, 1991 Aladdin 2nd edition

In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through wilderness to build a new home for their family. Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble, her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside. The dark woods were full of animals and Indians, too, and Sarah was only eight! This true story is inspiring, as Sarah learns that to be afraid and yet to be brave is the greatest courage of all.
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