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Bigger Hearts for His Glory - Classic Titles

For ease of use, we sell three different packs of the suggested read-aloud selections:
(Click on the links to view titles in each pack.) Each pack contains nine read-aloud titles, one for each type of literature in Bigger Hearts for His Glory. These optional book packs are for use with the storytime part of the plans. Choose one book pack or use your own. Please feel free to use your own book selections or your library in order to economize.

Book Pack: Classic Titles
Classic Book Set - $60.84 - Save $12.00 [Add to Cart]


Book Description

(Unit 1-Unit 4)
Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos,
by Robert Lawson, 1998 Little, Brown Young Readers

In A New and Astonishing Life Of Benjamin Franklin As Written by His Good Mouse AMOS, young readers will discover that while the good Mr. Franklin got considerable credit, many of his most important contributions really originated with Amos, a less-than-humble rodent. Oh sure, his manuscript was found by author-editor Robert Lawson and published first in 1939, but discerning readers ever since have figured that it's the mouse who's the fellow with the ... tale. This book is also in the Extension Package of Bigger Hearts for His Glory.

$7.00 [Add to Cart]

(Unit 5-Unit 8)
Come On Seabiscuit, by Ralph Moody, 2003 Bison Books

Moody brings to life the story of a knobby-kneed little colt called Seabiscuit, who against all odds became one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time. Although Seabiscuit was the grandson of the legendary Man O' War, he was neither handsome nor graceful. His head was too big, his legs too short, and his gallop was awkward. It took the keen eyes of trainer Tom Smith to recognize the heart, courage, and gallant determination of Seabiscuit. Moving and inspirational, Come on Seabiscuit! is a reminder of the qualities that make a real American champion.

$14.95 [Add to Cart]

Historical Fiction
(Unit 9-Unit 12)
Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 2007 Harper Trophy

The story of a boy named Almanzo Wilder...While Laura Ingalls grows up on the western prairie, a boy named Almanzo Wilder is living on a farm in New York State. Almanzo and his brother and sisters work at their chores from dawn until supper most days -- no matter what the weather. There is still time for fun, though, especially with the horses, which Almanzo loves more than anything.

$6.99 [Add to Cart]

(Unit 13-Unit 16)
Rabbit Hill, by Robert Lawson, 1977 Puffin

It has been a while since Folks lived in the Big House, and an even longer time has passed since there has been a garden at the House. All the animals of the Hill are very excited about the new Folks moving in, and they wonder how things are going to change. It's only a matter of time before the animals of the Hill find out just who is moving in, and they may be a little bit surprised when they do.

$6.99 [Add to Cart]

(Unit 17-Unit 20)
Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol,
1985 Yearling
A Civil War sword, missing roller skates, a trapeze artist's inheritance, eight stuffed penguins... Is there any case this kid can't crack? This book introduces your favorite bookworm to boy detective Encyclopedia Brown, fifth-grade mastermind behind Idaville's police force, "a complete library walking around in sneakers." Readers can try to solve the case along with the boy genius, and the answers to all the mysteries are found in the back. Get ready to go undercover and crack this case, with Encyclopedia Brown!

$4.99 [Add to Cart]

(Unit 21-Unit 24)
The Balloon Boy of San Francisco, by Dorothy Kupcha Leland,
2004 Tomato Enterprises

In 1853, San Francisco newsboy Ready Gates lives up to his nickname. He's ready for anything--whether it's shouting the headlines from a street corner, sneaking onto a river boat, or tracking down a missing gold miner. But when he crosses the bay to watch the ascension of the first balloon ever brought to California, his adventures suddenly take an unexpected turn. Although this is not a classic title, it was chosen for its living book quality and classic feel.

$9.95 [Add to Cart]

(Unit 25-Unit 28)
Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey, 2005 Puffin

Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and a pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!

$6.99 [Add to Cart]

Realistic Fiction
(Unit 29-Unit 32)
Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry, 2006 Aladdin

On an island off the coasts of Virginia and Maryland lives a centuries-old band of wild ponies. Among them is the most mysterious of all, Phantom, a rarely seen mare that eludes all efforts to capture her--that is, until a young boy and girl lay eyes on her and determine that they can't live without her. The frenzied roundup that follows on the next "Pony Penning Day" does indeed bring Phantom into their lives, in a way they never would have suspected. Phantom would forever be a creature of the wild. But her gentle, loyal colt Misty is another story altogether.

$7.99 [Add to Cart]

Folk Tales
(Unit 33-34)
More Stories from Grandma's Attic, by Arleta Richardson,
1999 Chariot
Victor Publishing

Here are some more heartfelt stories from Grandma's attic. Heartfelt pieces of a day gone by ... told by that natural storyteller of all loving families - Grandma, the one who never forgets the fun and laughter of days past. These marvelous tales are faithfully recalled for the delight of young and old alike, a touchstone to another day when life was simpler, perhaps richer; when the treasures of family life and love were passed from generation to generation by a child's questions ... and the legends that followed enlarged our faith.

$6.99 [Add to Cart]