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Books in Five in a Row

by Mary Ann Kelley

TheHomeSchoolMom: Literature go-alongs for books in FIAR (Five in a Row)Five in a Row is a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use it for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Each link below leads to a page for the FIAR book with information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for each story. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment. Digital downloads of the volumes are available and supplementary digital resources are being added to the line to enhance your units.

Volume I

A Pair of Red Clogs

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear

Cranberry Thanksgiving

Grandfather’s Journey

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

Katy and the Big Snow



Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Night of the Moonjellies

Papa Piccolo

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Storm in the Night

The Clown of God

The Glorious Flight

The Rag Coat

The Story About Ping

Very Last First Time

Who Owns the Sun?

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Volume II

A New Coat for Anna

All Those Secrets of the World

Babar, To Duet or Not To Duet

Down, Down the Mountain

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Gramma’s Walk

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Make Way for Ducklings

Mirette on the High Wire

Miss Rumphius

Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car

Mrs. Katz and Tush

Owl Moon

The Giraffe That Walked to Paris

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

The Story of Ferdinand

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

They Were Strong and Good

Three Names

Wee Gillis

When I Was Young in the Mountains

Volume III

Amber on the Mountain

Andy and the Circus

Andy and the Lion

Climbing Kansas Mountains

Daniel’s Duck

Henry the Castaway

Little Nino’s Pizzeria

Paul Revere’s Ride

The Bee Tree

The Duchess Bakes a Cake

The Finest Horse in Town

The Salamander Room

The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar

Truman’s Aunt Farm

Warm As Wool

Volume IV




Cowboy Charlie

Grass Sandals

Hanna’s Cold Winter

Higgins Bend Song and Dance

Mailing May


Snowflake Bentley

The Gullywasher

The Hatmaker’s Sign

The Hickory Chair

The Pumpkin Runner

The Raft


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