ABOUT Fiddlesticks Book Lists
Here at Fiddlesticks Education we provide free themed Charlotte Mason inspired booklists. You can use these as curriulum in your homeschool, to enhance your story times or simply as inspiration. Each list is based around 12 books (picture books for primary aged children 3-8, picture books plus read alouds for 5-12 and read aloud books for secondary children 12+). This '12 book' approach lends itself perfectly to having a focus theme for each month of the year, or for using one book for each week of a 12 week term.
I suggest you view these booklists as a menu, that you select the suitable components from, rather than a complete 'do-everything' curriculum. Simply reading the books, narrating and discussing them is enough to provide an indepth education on the subject. However each book suggestion also comes with a 'bingo board' style list of activity suggestion from crafts and writing prompts to field trips and research areas. I encourage you to pick and choose what works for you, substitute books as you see fit, or even simply choose a few books from each list to build your own unit.
These book lists are not scheduled and are instead 'idea based', allowing you to fit them into your life style however works best for you. Planning pages are included in the downloads if you wish to plan out your studies yourself.