The Book List



Suggested Devotional Book

The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski

(You can substitute any children's Bible)


Weekly Read Aloud Books

All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

More All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

Galen and the Gateway to Medicine by Jeanne Bendick

Herodotus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick

Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

It’s A Jungle Out There by Ron Snell

God’s Troubadour by Sophie Jewett

Mimosa, A True Story by Amy Carmichael


Resource Books

Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines

Adams Chart of History

Draw The World by Kristin Draeger

Hands On History Ancient Egypt by Phillip Steele

(alternate title-Step Into:Ancient Egypt by Phillip Steele)

Hands on History Ancient Greece by Richard Tames

(alternate title-Step Into: Ancient Greece by Richard Tames)

Hands On History Ancient Rome by Phillip Steele

Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 4

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska

(You can substitute any children’s atlas)

Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman

Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman

Drawing Cute Animals by Ai Akikusa



Week 1 - The Beginning of Recorded History

Creation by Cynthia Rylant

Who Eats What by Patricia Lauber

2-Ancient Holidays, Mesopotamia, Animal Classification

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Deborah Heiligman

The Story of Esther: A Purim Tale by Eric Kimmel

Let’s Classify Animals by Kelli Hicks

Week 3-Family Rules and Rhythms, Pyramids, Mammals

On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Cathy Goldberg Fishman

National Geographic Readers: Pyramids (Level 1) by Laura Marsh

Week 4-Harvest Festival, First Farmers, World Geography

On Sukkot and Simchat Torah by Cathy Goldberg Fishman

Week 5-More Ancient Holidays, Ancient Egypt, Hemispheres, 

The Story of Hannukkah by David Adler

Week 6-Ancient Egypt, Pharaohs, Pyramids, Foods

Week 7-Ancient Egypt,The Exodus, Hieroglyphs

The Longest Night by Laurel Snyder and Catia Chien

The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

Week 8-Ancient Egypt, Human Anatomy, Medicine

My Body by Patty Carratello

Week 9-Famous People of Ancient Greece, Heart Health

Week 10-Greek Alphabet, Politics in Ancient Greece, Greek Feast

Week 11-Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Olympic Games, Greek Myths

Week 12-Hanukkah,The Roman Empire, Home Life in Ancient Rome, 

The Story of Hanukkah by David Adler

Week 13-Art and Industry in Ancient Rome

Week 14-Christmas Festivities

The Friendly Beasts by Tomie de Paola

The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats

The Christmas Story by Jane Werner Watson

Room For A Little One by Martin Waddell

Week 15-Goal Setting, Months of the Year, Imaginary Animals, Birds

Brother William’s Year by Jan Pancheri

Around The Year by Elsa Beskow

Week 16-World Geography, Countries and Cultures, Transportation

If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

Week 17-Weather,Israel, Poetry

National Geographic Readers:Weather by Kristin Baird Rattini

Week 18-Korea, Seeds, Map Asia

A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston

Week 19-Japan, Geology, Cartoon

A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston

Drawing From Memory by Allen Say

Week 20-Haiku, Map China

Hi Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack

Week 21-Latin America, Rainforests, Spanish Language

It’s A Jungle Out There by Ron Snell

(mature content, censor as you read, or choose alternate South America title)

The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell

Week 22-Latin America, The Andes, The Periodic Table

Up and Down The Andes by Laurie Krebs

The Periodic Table by Sean Callery and Miranda Smith

Week 23-Africa, The Periodic Table

One Hen by Katie Smith Milway

Week 24-The Middle East, North Africa, Continents

Deep In The Sahara by Kelly Cunnane

Week 25-North Africa, St. Augustine of Hippo, The Apostle's Creed

Week 26-St. Patrick, Bees, Gardens

St. Patrick by Tomie DePaola

The Saint and His Bees by Dessi Jackson

Week 27-St. Francis, Italy, Wolves

Francis, The Poor Man of Assisi by Tomie De Paola

Week 28-St. Elizabeth, Butterflies, Europe

Roses in Snow by Dessi Jackson

Week 29-Passover, Food Allergies

The Longest Night by Laurel Snyder

My First Passover by Tomie de Paola

Week 30-India, Country Report, Trees, Nests

Finders Keepers by Robert Arnett

An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston

The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt


Please note-many ancient and world history titles contain themes that may be too mature for young children. Please preview the books before reading aloud to determine whether the material will fit with your own family guidelines for maturity levels.

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