Five In A Row Bins

What is Five in a Row?

Five in a Row (FIAR) is an excellent literature-based unit study homeschool curriculum. Each unit is centered around one book, which is read daily for five days. During that week, you do various activities involving the themes presented in the book. There are FIAR volumes available for ages 2-12, as well as a Christian character supplement and a cookbook.

What is a Five in a Row Bin?

When you request a FIAR Bin, we will put together a box that includes the main FIAR title, as well as a selection of “go-along” titles to be used throughout the week. We are constantly on the hunt for great go-along titles for our FIAR bins. When you sign up for a FIAR membership, we will ask you which volume(s) you plan to use for the school year so we can begin gathering books for you and hunting for additional titles to fill in any gaps.

Still not sure how this works? Here is an example: The Book The Story About Ping is one of the titles covered in FIAR Volume 1. This book is about a duck, and the story takes place in China near the Yangtze River. A FIAR bin for this title would include a copy of The Story About Ping, along with books on topics such as China, ducks, rivers, buoyancy, water, reflections, etc. Every book you need for your unit study will be right there in the box!

Our Five in a Row Collection

While we do not lend out the actual FIAR curriculum, we do have several volumes in the library for you to flip through. We have been collecting the literature titles for years, many of which are hard to find or out of print. Unless we have multiple copies of these books, they are only available with a FIAR or Premium membership. Following is a current list of FIAR literature titles in our collection:

Before Five in a Row (browse titles in our catalog):

  • Jesse Bear What Will You Wear
  • Yellow Ball
  • My Blue Boat
  • The Little Rabbit
  • Ask Mr. Bear
  • Blueberries for Sal
  • Goodnight Moon
  • The Big Green Pocketbook
  • The Runaway Bunny
  • The ABC Bunny
  • If Jesus Came to my House
  • Caps for Sale
  • The Carrot Seed
  • The Snowy Day
  • The Quiet Way Home
  • Play With Me
  • Prayer for a Child
  • I am an Artist
  • Angus Lost
  • Katy No-Pocket
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • The Red Carpet
  • Corduroy
  • Jenny’s Surprise Summer

More Before Five in a Row:

  • We are just beginning to collect titles for this new FIAR volume.

Five in a Row Volume 1 (browse titles in our catalog):

  • The Story About Ping
  • Lentil
  • Madeline
  • A Pair of Red Clogs
  • The Rag Coat
  • Who Owns the Sun?
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  • The Glorious Flight
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
  • Grandfather’s Journey
  • Cranberry Thanksgiving
  • Another Celebrated Dancing Bear
  • Papa Piccolo
  • Very Last First Time
  • Clown of God
  • Storm in the Night
  • Katy and the Big Snow
  • Night of the Moonjellies
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Five in a Row Volume 2:

  • The Giraffe That Walked to Paris
  • Three Names
  • Wee Gillis
  • Owl Moon
  • A New Coat for Anna
  • Mrs. Katz and Tush
  • Mirette on the High Wire
  • They Were Strong and Good
  • Babar, To Duet or Not to Duet
  • The Story of Ferdinand
  • Down Down the Mountain
  • Make Way for Ducklings
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car
  • All Those Secrets of the World
  • Miss Rumphius
  • The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon
  • When I Was Young in the Mountains
  • Gramma’s Walk

Five in a Row Volume 3:

  • The Bee Tree
  • Andy and the Circus
  • Paul Revere’s Ride
  • Henry the Castaway
  • The Finest Horse in Town
  • Truman’s Aunt Farm
  • Andy and the Lion
  • Daniel’s Duck
  • The Salamander Room
  • Climbing Kansas Mountains
  • Amber on the Mountain
  • Little Nino’s Pizzeria
  • The Old Woman Who Named Things

Five in a Row Volume 4 & Beyond:

  • Albert
  • Hanna’s Cold Winter
  • Mailing May
  • Roxaboxen
  • Snowflake Bentley
  • The Hatmaker’s Sign
  • The Pumpkin Runner

Questions? Contact me and I will be happy to help!