Complete Homeschool Booklist: Reading List for Grade K-12

Parents who are looking for a complete homeschool booklist for Grade K-12 should look no further. This article provides a comprehensive list of resources that will help parents get started with homeschooling. The list includes living books used in many Charlotte Mason curricula and books commonly found in classical education curricula. It also has a few books from the Sonlight book list.

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But, let’s get stuck into this Christian homeschool book list below.

Preschool Homeschool Book List

These titles are fantastic for very small children who can’t read.

The Berenstain Bears: The Big Honey Hunt by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover. (Free shipping)

A Fish out of Water by Helen Palmer

The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring  Lowrey

They Didn’t Use Their Heads by Jo Ann Stover. (Free shipping)

Thomas the Tank Engine SERIES by by Reverend W Awdry

Mr. Men Book SERIES by Roger Hargreaves

Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton

Very Like a Star by Dawn L. Watkins. (Free shipping)

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Play Fair, Little Bear by Kathleen Allan-Meyer. (Free Shipping)

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (RECOMMENDED – series here)

The Little Red Hen by J.P. Miller

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

No, David! by David Shannon

Curious George by H. A. Rey

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina

Hairy Mclairy series

Grug SERIES by Ted Prior

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brownand Clement Hurd

Anatole by Eve Titus

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer

Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

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The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman

Winnie the Pooh series by AA Milne and Ernest H. Shepard.

Beatrix Potter series (23 Books)

The Little House by Virginia Burton

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey

Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall, illustrated by Barbara Cooney

Stone Soup and other folk tale retellings by Marcia Brown

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris

Various animal stories by Thornton Burgess (WE LOVE THESE!!!)

Poems and Prayers for the Very Young by Martha Alexander

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Aesop’s Fables, illustrated by Milo Winter

The Real Mother Goose illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright

Poems for Young Children compiled by Caroline Royds

A Child’s Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa

The World Treasury of Children’s Literature selected by Clifton Fadiman.

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First Grade Homeschool Book List

How to Behave and Why by Leaf, Munro

How to Speak Politely and Why? By Leaf, Munro.

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Lloyd-Jones, Sally.

Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Taylor, Helen. (RECOMMENDED – read for FREE on audiobook here)

Wise Words – Family Stories that Bring the Proverbs to Life by Leithart, Peter.

Flat Stanley by Brown, Jeff.

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Dalgliesh, Alice.

A Light in the Attic  by Silverstein, Shel.

Daniel’s Duck by Bulla, Clyde.

Cowboy Sam by Changler, Edna.

The House that Jack Built  by Frasconi, Antonio.

Benjy’s Dog House by Graham, Margaret.

Sammy the Seal by Hoff, Syd.

Danny and the Dinosaur by Hoff, Syd.

The Carrot Seed by Krauss, Ruth.

Inch by Inch by Lionni, Leo.

Beginner BooksBright and Early Books by Seuss, Dr (full series here)

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly  by Tabak, Simms.

Quick as a Cricket by Wood, Audrey.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Carle, Eric.

The Potluck Supper by Davoll, Barbara.

Andy and the Lion by Daugherty, James.

Petunia by Duvoisin, Roger.

Angus and the Ducks by Flack, Marjorie.

Corduroy by Freeman, Don.

The Little Red Hen  by Galdone, Paul.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Galdone, Paul.

Bedtime for Frances by Hoban, Russell.

A Gift for Grandpa by Hunt, Angela.

Peter’s Chair by Keats, Ezra.

George and Martha by Marshall, James.

Stone Soup by McGovern, Ann.

Little Bear by Minarik, Else

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Numeroff, Laura (SERIES)

Amelia Bedelia by Parish, Peggy. (SERIES)

Curious George by Rey, Margaret & H.A. (SERIES)

A Day at the Fair by Richardson, Arleta. (SERIES)

Nate the Great by Sharmat, Marjorie. (SERIES)

Harry the Dirty Dog by Zion, Gene.

Grandmother and I by Buckley, Helen.

Maybelle the Cable Car by Burton, Virginia.

The Josefina Story Quilt  by Coerr, Eleanor.

May I Bring a Friend? By De Regniers, Beatrice.

Just Me by Ets, Marie

Little Toot by Gramatky, Hardie.

The Big Snow by Hader, Berta.

Whistle for Willie by Keats, Ezra.

Floss by Lewis, Kim.

The Poky Little Puppy  by Lowry, Jannette.

Make Way for Ducklings  by McCloskey, Robert.

The Little Engine that Could  by Piper, Watty.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Potter, Beatrix. (SERIES)

Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak, Maurice

Thy Friend, Obadiah by Turkle, Brinton.

The Biggest Bear by Ward, Lynd.

My First Little House Books by Wilder, Laura. (SERIES recommended)

A Chair for My Mother by Williams, Vera.

The Magic Fish by Littledale, Freya.

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Lobel, Arnold.

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Second Grade Homeschool Booklist

Asterix and Obelix by René GoscinnyAlbert Uderzo (SERIES)

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Andersen, Hans C.

Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Taylor, Helen. (RECOMMENDED – read for FREE on audiobook here)

Dick Whittington and His Cat by Brown, Marcia.

The Little House by Burton, Virginia.

Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel by Burton, Virginia.

The Ugly Duckling by Cauley, Lorinda.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Cleary, Beverly.

Ribsy  by Cleary, Beverly. (SERIES)

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Dalgliesh, Alice. (SERIES)

The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

Time of Wonder by McCloskey, Robert.

The Box-Car Children (vol. 1) by Warner, Gertrude. (SERIES)

The Velveteen Rabbit by Williams, Marjorie.

Stellaluna by Cannon, Janell.

The Gingerbread Boy by Galdone, Paul.

The Three Bears by Galdone, Paul.

The Three Little Pigs by Galdone, Paul.

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Kessel, Joyce.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Roop, Peter and Connie.

Caps for Sale by Slobodkina, Esphyr. (SERIES)

Owl Moon by Yolen, Jane.

Billy and Blaze by Anderson, C. W. (SERIES)

Madeline by Bemelmans, Ludwig. (SERIES) – WE LOVE THESE!

The Fast Sooner Hound by Bontemps, Arna & Conroy Jack.

Cross-Country Cat by Calhoun, Mary.

Babar by DeBrunhoff, Jean. (SERIES)

The Story about Ping  by Flack, Marjorie

Millions of Cats by Gag, Wanda.

Thunder at Gettysburg by Gauch, Patricia.

Betsy & Billy by Haywood, Carolyn.

The Bobbsey Twins by Hope, Laura Lee.

The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf, Munro.

Betsy-Tacy by Loveless, Maude.

When We Were Young by Milne, A. A. (SERIES)

Now We are Six  by Milne, A. A.

Song of the Swallows by Politi, Leo.

Dr De Soto Goes to Africa By Steig, William.

A Gift for Tia Rosa  by Taha, Karen.

The Boxcar Children by Warner, Gertrude. (SERIES)

A New Coat for Anna by Ziefert, Harriet

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears  by Aardemas, Verna.

Three Young Pilgrims  by Harness, Cheryl.

Seven Tales by H. C. Andersen  by Le Gallienne, Eva.

Blueberries for Sal by McCloskey, Robert.

One Morning in Maine by McCloskey, Robert.

Lentil by McCloskey, Robert.

Owls in the Family  by Mowat, Farley.

The Railway Children by Nesbit, E.

Secret Agents Four by Donald Sobol.

The King Without a Shadow by Sproul, R. C.

The Happy Hollisters by West, Jerry. (SERIES)

Danny Dunn by Williams, Jay. 

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Third Grade Homeschool Booklist

Children’s Stories by D. L Moody

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Atwater, Richard.

Peter Pan by Barrie, James.

The Black Stallion by Farley, Walter. (SERIES)

The Whipping Boy buy Fleischman, Sid.

My Father’s Dragon  by Gannett, Ruth.

The Wind in the Willows (Scholastic Jr. Classic) by Grahame, Kenneth.

The Jungle Book (Scholastic Jr. Classic)  by Kipling, Rudyard.

The Horse and His Boy  by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

Gulliver’s Stories (Scholastic Jr. Classic)  by Swift, Jonathan.

Charlotte’s Web by White, E. B.

Stuart Little by White, E. B.

Detectives in Togas  by Winterfeld, Henry.

A Lion to Guard Us  by Bulla, Clyde.

Shoeshine Girl  by Bulla, Clyde.

Henry Huggins by Cleary, Beverly. (SERIES)

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Dalgliesh, Alice. (SERIES)

Stone Fox by Gardiner, John.

Ox-Cart Man by Hall, Donald.

Paul Bunyan by Kellogg, Steven.

Miss Pickerell by MacGregor, Ellen.

Sarah, Plain and Tall by MacLachlan, Patricia.

Snow Treasure  by McSwigan, Marie.

The Time Warp Trio – Sam Samurai by Scieszka, Jon. (SERIES)

Encyclopedia Brown Series by Sobol, Donald. (SERIES)

The True Adventure of Daniel Hall By Stanley, Diane.

The Box-Car Children by Warner, Gertrude. (SERIES)

Pinocchio by Collodi C.

The Matchlock Gun by Edmonds, Walter.

Misty of Chincoteague by Henry, Marguerite.

James Herriot’s Treasury by Herriot, James.

The Bobbsey Twins by Hope, Laura Lee.

Aldo Applesauce by Hurwitz, Johanna.

Pippi Longstocking by Lindgren, Astrid. (SERIES)

Winnie the Pooh by Milne, A. A. (SERIES)

The Railway Children by Nesbit, E.

In Grandma’s Attic by Richardson, Arleta. (SERIES)

Family Adventures by Roddy, Lee.

Dragon of Lonely Island by Rupp, Rebecca.

Little House on the Prairie by Wilder, Laura.

Miss Hickory by Bailey, Carolyn.

Paddington by Bond, Michael. (SERIES)

The Enormous Egg by Butterworth, Oliver.

Ramona by Cleary, Beverly. (SERIES)

Benjamin Franklin by D’Aulaire, I. E.

The Moffats by Estes, Eleanor.

The Cabin Faced West by Fritz, Jean.

Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling, H. C.

Trailblazer Series by Jackson, Dave & Neta. (SERIES)

Just So Stories by Kipling, Rudyard.

Rabbit Hill by Lawson, Robert.

Homer Price by McCloskey, Robert.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers By Nesbit, E.

The Door in the Dragon’s Throat by Peretti, Frank. (SERIES)

American Adventure Series by Reece, Colleen. (SERIES)

Ballet Shoes by Streatfeild, Noel. (SERIES)

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Fourth Grade Homeschool Booklist

Don’t forget you can choose from the homeschool booklists for Grade 3 and 5 also! 

The Shakespeare Stealer by Blackwood, Gary. (SERIES)

The Secret Garden by Burnett, Frances Hodgson. (Great book!)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Carroll, Lewis.

Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Taylor, Helen. (RECOMMENDED – read for FREE on audiobook here)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Dahl, Roald. (SERIES)

Leif the Lucky by D’Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar.

The Magna Charta by Daugherty, James.

The Door in the Wall by De Angeli, Marguerite.

Twenty-one Balloons by William Pene du Bois.

Ginger Pye by Estes, Eleanor. (SERIES)

King of the Wind by Henry, Marguerite.

King Arthur & His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basel E Frankweile by Konigsburg, E. L.

Prince Caspian by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

The Borrowers by Norton, Mary.

Rats, Bulls, and Flying Machines by Deborah M. Prum.

Beowulf by Rebsamen, Frederick.

Starry Messenger: Galileo by Sis, Peter.

Bard of Avon by Stanley, Diane and Peter Vennema.

Joan of Arc by Stanley, Diane.

Thunderstorm in the Church by Louise A. Vernon.

The Trumpet of the Swan by White, E. B.

The Book of Three by Alexander, Lloyd. (SERIES)

Sounder by Armstrong, William.

Tuck Everlasting by Babbitt, Natalie.

A Little Princess by Burnett, Frances H. (Great book!)

The Family Under the Bridge by Carlson, Natalie.

The Hundred Dresses by Estes, Eleanor.

Lassie Come-Home by Knight, Eric.

A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle, Madeliene. (SERIES)

Prairie School by Lenski, Lois.

Strawberry Girl by Lenski, Lois.

Number the Stars by Lowry, Lois.

Snow Treasure by McSwigan, Marie.

The Good Master by Seredy, Kate.

The Sign of the Beaver by Speare, Elizabeth.

All-of-A-Kind Family by Taylor, Sydney. (SERIES)

Many Moons by Thurber, James.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Verne, Jules.

100 Cupboards by Wilson, N. D. (SERIES)

The Black Stallion by Farley, Walter. (SERIES)

Inkheart by Funke, Cornellia.

My Side of the Mountain by George, Jean C.

The Reluctant Dragon by Grahame, Kenneth.

Two Mighty Rivers by Hanes, Mari.

Redwall by Jacques, Brian. (SERIES)

The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle  by Lofting, Hugh. (SERIES)

Gentle Ben by Morey, Walt.

The Cooper Kids Adventure by Peretti, Frank. (SERIES)

The Lightning Thief by Riordan, Rick. (SERIES)

The 101 Dalmations by Smith, Dodie.

Good-bye My Lady by Street, James.

Mary Poppins by Travers, P. I.

Leepike Ridge by Wilson, N. D.

Born Free by Adamson, Joy.

Little Women by Alcott, Louisa May.

The Incredible Journey by Burnford, Sheila.

Calico Bush by Field, Rachel.

Ben and Me by Lawson, Robert.

Henry Reed, Inc. by Robertson, Keith.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Robinson, Barbara.

Black Beauty by Sewell, Anna.

Five Little Peppers by Sidney, Margaret.

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You don't have a complete homeschool book list without the Little House on the Prarie series.

Fifth Grade Homeschool Booklist

Robinson Crusoe by Defoe, Daniel.

Johnny Tremain by Forbes, Esther.

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Lathan, Jean. 

The Silver Chair by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

Voyage of the Dawn Treader by Lewis, C. S.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Speare, Elizabeth.

Children’s Stories by D. L Moody

Gulliver’s Travels (excerpts) by Swift, Jonathan.

Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Beatty, Patricia.

Caddie Woodlawn by Brink, Carol. (SERIES)

The Summer of the Swans by Byars, Betsy.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Cleary, Beverly.

The Wheel on the School by De Jong, Meindert.

Thimble Summer by Enright, Elizabeth.

Blue Willow by Gates, Doris.

Old Yeller by Gipson, Fred.

Two Mighty Rivers by Hanes Mari.

Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH by O’Brien, Robert. (SERIES)

Where the Red Fern Grows by Rawls, Wilson.

The Cricket in Times Square by Selden, George.

Mushroom Planet by Cameron, Eleanor.

The House of Sixty Fathers by De Jong, Meindert.

Julie of the Wolves by George, Jean Craighead.

Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery, Lucy. (SERIES)

Island of the Blue Dolphin by O’Dell, Scott. (SERIES)

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Pearce, Philippa.

Pollyanna by Porter, Eleanor. (SERIES)

Summer of the Monkeys by Rawks, Wilson.

Heidi by Spyri, Johanna.

Swiss Family Robinson by Wyss, Johann.

Little Men by Alcott, Louisa.

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Burnett, Frances.

Journey from Peppermint Street by De Jong, Meindert.

Hans Brinker by Dodge, Mary Maples.

The Wind in the Willows by Grahame, Kenneth.

The Princess and Curdie by MacDonald, George.

The Princess and the Goblin by MacDonald, George.

Rascal by North, Sterling.

The White Stag by Seredy, Kate.

Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Lad: A Dog by Terhune, Albert.

The Hobbit by Tolkien, J. R. R.

Around the World in Eighty Days by Verne, Jules.

Journey to the Center of the Earth. By Verne, Jules.

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Sixth Grade Homeschool Book List

Don’t forget you can choose from the homeschool booklists for Grade 5 and 7 also! 

Watership Down by Adams, Richard.

Twenty and Ten by Bishop, Claire.

The Red Badge of Courage by Crane, Stephen.

Sherlock Holmes (excerpts) by Doyle, Arthur Conan. (SERIES)

The Magician’s Nephew by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

The Last Battle by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

Animal Farm by Orwell, George.

The Hiding Place by Ten Boom, Corrie.

The Prydain Chronicles by Alexander, Lloyd. (SERIES)

The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury, Ray.

Big Red by Kjelgaard, James.

The Tales of Uncle Remus by Lester, Julius.

The Yearling by Rawlings, Marjorie.

Miracles on Maple Hill by Sorensen, Virginia.

The Bronze Bow by Speare, Elizabeth.

Bound for Oregon by Van Leeuwen, Jean.

The Wizard of Oz by Baum, Frank L. 

Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury, Ray.

A Christmas Carol by Dickens, Charles.

Joni by Eareckson, Joni.

Understood Betsy by Fisher, Dorothy.

Rip Van Winkle by Irving, Washington.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving, Washington.

Marlfox by Jacques, Brian. (SERIES)

White Fang by London, Jack.

Christy by Marshall, Catherine.

My Friend Flicka by O’Hara, Mary.

Freedom Train by Sterling, Dorothy.

The Cay by Taylor, Theodore.

The Story of Trapp Family Singers By Trapp, Maria Augusta.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Twain, Mark.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain, Mark.

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Field, Rachel.

By Right of Conquest by Henty, G. H.

In the Reign of Terror by Henty, G. H.

The Jungle Book by Kipling, Rudyard.

The Call of the Wild by London, Jack.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy, Emmuska.

Kidnapped by Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry By Taylor, Mildred.

Candy Bomber by Tunnell, Michael. (SERIES)

The Prince and the Pauper by Twain, Mark. (SERIES)

Around the World in Eighty Days by Verne, Jules.

War of the Worlds by Wells, H. G.

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Yates, Elizabeth.

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Seventh Grade Homeschool Booklist

The American Revolution (Landmark) by Bliven, Bruce.

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal by Blos, Joan.

Guns of Thunder by Bond, Douglas. (SERIES)

Rebel’s Keep by Bond, Douglas. (SERIES)

The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party by Calabro, Marian.

The American Revolution by Carter, Alden.

Noah Webster: Master of Words by Collins, David.

The Last of the Mohicans by Cooper, James Fenimore.

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia (Landmark) by Cousins, Margaret.

Mark Twain by Cox, Clinton.

Undying Glory: True Story of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment  by Cox, Clinton.

Robinson Crusoe by Defoe, Daniel.

Of Courage Undaunted by Daugherty, James.

The Landing of the Pilgrims by Daugherty, James. (SERIES)

I, Juan de Pareja by de Trevino, Elizabeth.

North American Indian by DK Eyewitness.

Johnny Tremain by Forbes, Esther.

Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Forbes, Esther.

George Washington’s World by Foster, Genevieve.

Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille by Freedman, Russell.

The Double Life of Pocahontas by Fritz, Jean.

Why Not, Lafayette? By Fritz, Jean.

The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Alexander, et al.

Cromwell’s Boy by Haugaard, Erik Christian.

The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Jackson, Shirley. (SERIES)

Jahanara: Princess of Princesses by Lasky, Kathryn.

The Captive Princess by Lawton, Wendy. (SERIES)

The Tinker’s Daughter by Lawton, Wendy. (SERIES)

Forgotten Founding Father: George Whitefield  by Mansfield, Stephen. (SERIES)

The Ocean of Truth: Th–e Story of Isaac Newton by McPherson, Joyce. (SERIES)

A Young Patriot by Murphy, Jim.

The African Slave Trade by Newman, Shirlee.

Streams to the River, River to the Sea by O’Dell, Scott.

Hero Tales from American History by Roosevelt, T. and Lodge, H.

The Reb and the Redcoats by Savery, Constance.

How We Crossed the West by Schanzer, Rosalyn.

Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Democracy by Severance, John.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Speare, Elizabeth. George.

Calico Captive by Speare, Elizabeth George.

The Sign of the Beaver by Speare, Elizabeth George.

Kidnapped by Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Give Me Liberty by Vaughn, David.

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Yates, Elizabeth.

The Story of a Bad Boy by Aldrich, Thomas.

God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew.

The Pilgrim’s Progress (original) by Bunyan, John.

The House of Sixty Fathers by De Jong, Meindert.

Microbe Hunters by DeKruif, Paul.

Nicholas Nickleby by Dickens, Charles.

Oliver Twist by Dickens, Charles.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas, Alexandre.

The Three Musketeers by Dumas, Alexandre.

David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness by Eaton, Jeanette.

Calico Bush by Field, Rachel.

Horatio Hornblower by Forester, C. S. (SERIES)

Mrs. Mike by Freedman, Ben. (SERIES)

The Last Crusader by Grant, George.

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry by Henry, O. (SERIES)

By Pike and Dyke by Henty, G. A.

In Freedom’s Cause by Henty, G. A.

Les Miserables by Hugo, Victor.

Captains Courageous by Kipling, Rudyard.

This Dear-Bought Land by Latham, Jean Lee.

Out of the Silent Planet by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

Perelandra by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

That Hideous Strength by Lewis, C. S. (SERIES)

Know What You Believe by Little, Paul.

The Baronet’s Song by MacDonald, George.

Streams to the River, River to the Sea by O’Dell, Scott.

The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day by O’Dell, Scott.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy, Baroness.

The Good Master by Seredy, Kate.

The Bronze Bow by Speare, Elizabeth George.

The Black Arrow by Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Morning Star of the Reformation by Thomson, Andy.

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Eighth Grade Homeschool Booklist

Don’t forget you can choose from the homeschool booklists for Grade 7 and 9 also!

Bud & Me: The True Adventure of the Abernathy Boys by Abernathy, Alta.

The Good Fight: How WWII Was Won by Ambrose, Stephen.

Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Beatty, Patricia.

Journey to Ellis Island by Bierman, Carol.

Invasion: The Story of D-Day by Bliven, Bruce.

Flags of Our Fathers by Bradley, James.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Brown, Dee.

A Stillness At Appomattox Catton, Bruce.

Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears by Cornelissen, Cornelia.

Davy Crockett: His Own Story by Crockett, Davy.

Story of the Confederate States by Derry, Joseph T.

Journey Through the Night by De Vries, Anne.

War Stories: True Stories from the First and Second World Wars by Doswell, Paul.

The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Frank, Anne.

Immigrant Kids by Freedman, Russell.

Children’s Stories by D. L Moody

Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of T. Roosevelt by Grant, George.

The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, Ernest.

With Lee in Virginia by Henty, G. A.

Hiroshima by Hersey, John.

Across Five Aprils by Hunt, Irene.

Hitch by Ingold, Jeanette.

Destination: Moon by Irwin, James.

Gettysburg by Kantor, MacKinlay.

To Be A Slave by Lester, Julius.

Journey to America by Levitin, Sonia.

Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Stopped Death by Linnea, Sharon.

Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill by Mansfield, Stephen.

The Yanks Are Coming by Marrin, Albert.

Stalin: Russia’s Man of Steel by Marrin, Albert.

Hitler by Marrin, Albert.

America and Vietnam: The Elephant and the Tiger by Marrin, Albert.

Land of the Morning by McMurdie, Jean McAnlis.

Hey, Mac! By McMurdie, William.

The Boys’ War: Confederate & Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War by Murphy, Jim.

The Spy Who Came in from the Sea by Nolan, Peggy. (SERIES)

Basher Five-Two by O’Grady, Captain Scott.

The Lonely Sentinel (The Shadow Series) by Prins, Piet. (SERIES)

Theis Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Raven, Margot.

The Wright Brothers by Reynolds, Quentin.

Escape From Warsaw by Serraillier, Ian.

All Sail Set by Sperry, Armstrong.

We Were There on the Oregon Trail  by Steele, William. (SERIES)

We Were There with the Pony Express by Steele, William. (SERIES)

Air Raid—Pearl Harbor!  by Taylor, Theodore.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Taylor, Mildred. 

A Coming Evil by Velde, Vivian.

Call of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee by Wilkins, J. Steven.

April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Winik, Jay.

Sergeant York and the Great War by York, Alvin.

Emma by Austen, Jane.

Northhanger Abbey by Austen, Jane.

Pride and Prejudice by Austen, Jane.

To Sir, with Love by Braithwaite, Edward.

The Complete Father Brown by Chesterton, G. K.

The Best of Father Brown by Chesterton, G. K.

Born Again by Colson, Charles.

A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, Charles.

David Copperfield by Dickens, Charles.

The Robe by Douglas, Lloyd C.

Horatio Hornblower by Forester, C. S. (SERIES)

Cheaper By the Dozen by Gilbreth & Carey. (SERIES)

Bells on Their Toes by Gilbreth & Carey. (SERIES)

Best Short Stories of O. Henry by Henry, O.

All Creatures Great and Small by Herriot, James.

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Herriot, James.

All Things Wise and Wonderful  by Herriot, James.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, Harper. (SERIES)

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Ninth Grade Homeschool Booklist

Don’t forget you can choose from the homeschool booklists for Grade 8 and 10 also! 

Also, for an easy way to learn Shakespeare, check out this page (which has free printables).

The Screwtape Letters by Lewis, C. S.

Ivanhoe by Scott, Sir Walter.

Hamlet by Shakespeare, William.

Little Dorrit by Dickens, Charles.

Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, William.

Macbeth by Shakespeare, William.

Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare, William.

Othello by Shakespeare, William.

Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, William.

In His Steps by Sheldon, Charles.

The Great Divorce by Lewis, C.S.

Gulliver’s Travels by Swift, Jonathan.

The Hiding Place by ten Boom, Corrie.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Twain, Mark.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Twain, Mark.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain, Mark. 

Ben Hur by Wallace, Lew.

World War 2 Books for Teens – Homeschool Booklist post by Humility and Doxology

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Tenth Grade Homeschool Book List

The Sword in the Stone By White, T. H.

The Holy Bible (any grade).

Run, Baby, Run by Cruz, Nikki.

The Cross and the Switchblade – Wilkerson, David.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Franklin, Benjamin.

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Eleventh Grade Homeschool Booklist

Don’t forget you can choose from the homeschool booklists for Grade 10 and 12 also! 

Antigone, by Sophocles.

Oedipus by Sophocles.

The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides.

Histories by Herodotus.

Plutarch’s Lives by Plutarch.

Faerie Queene by Spenser, Edward.

Till We Have Faces by Lewis, C.S.

The Poetics by Aristotle.

Iliad by Homer.

The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Metamorphoses by Ovid.

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Dante's Inferno is on the high school homeschool book list.Twelfth Grade Homeschool Book List

The Aeneid by Virgil.

The Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede.

Canterbury Tales by Chaucer.

On the Incarnation by Athanasius.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

The Inferno by Dante.

Confessions by Augustine.

The Rule of St. Benedict by Benedict of Nursia.

The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton. (SERIES)

Collected Poems of John Donne by Donne, John.

Henry V by William Shakespeare.

The Talisman by Scott, Sir Walter.

Paradise Lost by Milton, John.

The Republic by Plato.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy, Baroness Emmuska.

A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, Charles.

The Portable Romantic Poets edited by W.H. Auden.

1984 by George Orwell. (Sexual content)

Greenmantle by Buchan, John.

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.

The Nine Tailors by SayersDorothy .

Brave New World by Huxley, Aldous.

“Harvard Address” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips by Hilton, James.

Rasselas by Johnson, Samuel.

Collected Poems of T.S. Eliot.

Collected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Collected Poems of John Keats by Keats, John.

Orthodoxy by Chesterton, G.K.

The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner, William.

The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader selected by Wilson Kimnach, Kenneth Minkema, and Douglas Sweeney.

Democracy in America by Alexis DeTocqueville, abridged and edited by Heffner, Richard D.

Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Common Sense by Paine, Thomas.

Red Badge of Courage by Crane, Stephen.

Young Goodman Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Minister’s Black Veil by Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

The Tell-Tale Heart by Allen Poe, Edgar.

The Raven by Allen Poe, Edgar.

Bartleby the Scrivener by Melville, Hermin.

A History of the American People (excerpts).

The Legacy of the Civil War by Penn Warren, Robert.

Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Dickinson, Emily.

Collected Poems of Anne Bradstreet.

The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

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I love listening to audiobooks. I often do this on YouTube so I can listen for free. So, find a book on this homeschool booklist, type in the title in YouTube search followed by the word ‘audiobook’ and see if you can find it! Alternatively, you can listen on Audible which has a better range and better readers. All the best!

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Rebecca Devitt

Most adults don't particularly want to relive their schooling experience on a daily basis. They would gladly move on to a new life devoid of homework and teachers. Very, very few adults will passionately blog about their schooling some 15 years after graduating. This makes Rebecca Devitt somewhat unique. As it happens, she was homeschooled. And she loved it. Still does. And she wishes every kid could get a taste of homeschooling at its very best. Her website How Do I Homeschool, is a springboard for parents to see what a life of homeschooling could be for both them & their children. When she's not blogging Rebecca is still homeschooling her-adult-self by learning Latin, growing weird vegetables and most importantly looking after her two children Luke & Penny. She has a husband Tristan and is a participant at Wollongong Baptist Church. She's also written a book about why parents should homeschool called 'Why on Earth Homeschool'.

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