FIAR Complete Book List

Here’s a handy list of all the books in FIAR (Five In a Row) volumes 1-4 Before FIAR, Beyond FIAR and Above & Beyond FIAR. Recently added any Kindle edition versions.

* Qualifies for Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion – Buy 3, get one free!
** Not in stock (updated February 2011), may be hard to find new – be on the lookout at book sales or checkout at library

FIAR Volume 1 (ages 4-8)

  • 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 (I’ve seen this offered for $1000+!)
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (includes 3 other stories, including Katy and the Big Snow) 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 – Kindle edition
  • 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
  • Clown of God by Tomie DePaola
  • Storm in the Night * by Mary Stoltz
  • Katy and the Big Snow (CD included or buy together with Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel above) by Virginia Lee Burton; Kindle edition
  • Night of the Moonjellies by Mark Shasha
  • Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (with illustrations by Susan Jeffers)
  • FIAR Volume 2 (ages 4-8)

  • 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; Kindle edition
  • 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
  • When I Was Young in the Mountains * by Cynthia Rylant
  • Gramma’s Walk ** by Anna Grossnickle Hines
  • FIAR Volume 3 (ages 4-8)

  • 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
  • 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
  • FIAR Volume 4 (ages 7-8/3rd-4th grade)

  • Roxaboxen* by Alice McLerran
  • The Raft * by Jim LaMarche
  • Mailing May * by Michael O. Tunnell
  • Snowflake Bentley * by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • Gullywasher * by Joyce Rossi
  • Arabella by Wendy Orr; Kindle edition
  • 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 Rose Fraustino
  • Hanna’s Cold Winter by Trish Marx
  • The Hatmaker’s Sign Retold ** by Candace Fleming
  • Pumpkin Runner by Marsha Diane Arnold
  • Angelo * by David Macaulay
  • Beyond FIAR – Volume 1 (ages 8-12)

  • The Boxcar Children *, by Gertrude Chandler Warner; Kindle
  • Homer Price*, by Robert McCloskey
  • Thomas Edison, Young Inventor *, by Sue Guthridge (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)
  • Betsy Ross, Designer of Our Flag *, by Ann Weil
  • Beyond FIAR – Volume 2 (ages 8-12)

  • Sarah Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Skylark, by Patricia MacLachlan
  • The Story of George Washington Carver *, by Eva Moore, illustrated by Alexander Anderson (Scholastic Biography)
  • Helen Keller *, by Margaret Davidson, illustrated by Wendy Watson (Scholastic Biography)
  • Beyond FIAR – Volume 3 (ages 8-12)

  • The Cricket In Times Square, by George Selden, illustrated by Garth Williams
  • The Saturdays *, written and illustrated by Elizabeth Enright
  • Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer *, by Montrew Dunham, illustrated by Meryl Henderson (Childhood of Famous Americans Series); Kindle edition
  • Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium *, by Ann E. Steinke
  • Above and Beyond FIAR (ages 12+)

    Please contact me if you know these books.

  • Hitty: Her First Hundred Years *, by Rachel Field, illustrated by Dorothy Lathrop; Kindle edition
  • Before Five in a Row (ages 2-4)

  • Jesse Bear, What Will you Wear? * by Nancy White Carlstrom
  • Yellow Ball, ** by Molly Bang
  • My Blue Boat **, by Chris L. Demarest
  • The Little Rabbit *, by Judy Dunn
  • Ask Mr. Bear *, by Majorie Flack
  • Blueberries for Sal *, by Robert McCloskey
  • Goodnight Moon *, by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Big Green Pocketbook *, by Candice Ransom
  • The Runaway Bunny *, by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The ABC Bunny, by Wanda Gag; Kindle Edition
  • If Jesus Came to My House, by Joan Gale Thomas
  • Caps for Sale, by Esphy Slobokdina
  • The Carrot Seed *, by Ruth Krauss
  • The Snowy Day * by Ezra Jack Keats
  • The Quiet Way Home, by Bonny Becker
  • Play With Me*, by Marie Hall Ets
  • Prayer for a Child *, by Rachel Field
  • I Am an Artist *, by Pat Lowery Collins
  • Angus Lost *, by Marjorie Flack
  • Katy No-Pocket*, by Emmy Payne; Kindle edition
  • We’re Going On A Bear Hunt *, by Michael Rosen
  • The Red Carpet **, by Rex Parkin
  • Corduroy *, by Don Freeman
  • Jenny’s Surprise Summer **, by Eugenie