Reading Lists

Course Texts
By Form

First Form

K This Singing World
K Grimm’s Fairy Tales
K A Child’s Garden of Verses
K Beatrix Potter
K AA Milne
K Jill Barklem
K Tommy dePaola

1 The Yellow Fairy Book
1 Now We are Six
1 Winnie the Pooh
1 Peter Pan
1 The Velveteen Rabbit
1 Just So Stories

2 The Red Fairy Book
2 Alice in Wonderland
2 Little House Series
2 The Wind in the Willows
2 Wise Words
2 Heidi
2 Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare

3 Anderson’s Fairy Tales
3 D’Aulaire’s Greek Myths
3 The Hobbit
3 Black Ships Before Troy
3 Children’s Homer
3 The Princess and the Goblin
3&4 Tales from Shakespeare

4 Beowulf
4 Song of Roland
4 The Secret Garden
4 Robinson Crusoe
4 Kidnapped
4 Around the World in Eighty Days
4 Anne of Green Gables
3&4 Tales from Shakespeare

Second Form

5 Sophocles
5 Out of the Dust
5 Journey to the Center of the Earth
5 Jungle Book
5 Treasure Island
5 Christmas Carol
5 Much Ado About Nothing

6 Great Expectations
6 Call of the Wild
6 The Hiding Place
6 Pilgrims Progress
6 Out of the Silent Planet
6 Henry V

7 Iliad
7 Aeneid
7 Herodotus Histories
7 Plays of Aeschylus
7 Phaedo
7 The Early History of Rome
7 Julius Caesar

8 Eusebius’ Church History
8 Confessions
8 Proslogium
8 On the Incarnation
8 The Divine Comedy
8 Institutes of the Christian Religion
8 Paradise Lost
8 Beowulf
8 Midsummer Night’s Dream

Third Form

9 The Social Contract
9 Reflections on the Revolution in France
9 Frankenstein
9 God in the Dock
9 New England Primer
9 The Prince
9 King Lear

10 Gilgamesh
10 Enuma Elish
10 Theogeny and Works and Days
10 Odyssey
10 Peloponnesian War
10 The Republic
10 The Apocrypha
10 The Jewish Wars
10 Coriolanus

11 Faerie Queene
11 The Consolation of Philosophy
11 The City of God
11 Summa Theologiae
11 The Song of Roland
11 Canterbury Tales
11 Romance of the Rose
11The Four Quartets
11 The Tempest
11 Romeo and Juliet

12 Leviathan
12 Wealth of Nations
12 Democracy In America
12 Second Treatise on Civil Government
12 Communist Manifesto
12 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
12 Richard III

Supplemental Texts
By Grade

1st Grade

Little Bear’s Visit
Frog and Toad are Friends
Madeline
A Birthday for Francis
Caps for Sale
Curious George
The Magic Fish
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
A New Coat for Anna
The Biggest Bear
A Chair for My Mother
The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Velveteen Rabbit
Doctor DeSoto
Ox-Cart Man
Pioneer Cat
Balto and the Great Race
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Billy and Blaze
Blaze and the Lost Quarry
The Little House
Nate the Great
The Ugly Duckling
Miss Nelson is Missing

2nd Grade

The Boxcar Children – Warner
Little House (Series) – Wilder
Fairy Tales – Anderson
Fairy Tales – Grimm
More Stories from Grandma’s Attic – Richardson
Pinocchio – Collodi
Miss Fanny’s Hat – Karon
The Little Red Lighthouse – Swift
The Littles (any) – Peterson
Encyclopedia Brown (any) – Sobol
Velveteen Rabbit – Williams
Amelia Bedelia – Parish
Pilgrim Boy – Smith
Keep the Lights Burning Abbie – Roop
Mouse and the Motorcycle – Cleary
Henry and Ribsy – Cleary
Sarah Plain and Tall – MacLaughlin
Helen Keller (biography)
The Courage of Sarah Noble – Dalgliesch
Mysterious Tadpole – Kellogg
Johnny Appleseed – Kellogg

Chanticleer the Fox – Couney
Lentil – McCloskey
Author: Bill Peet (any)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Atwater
Milly Molly Mandy – Brisley
The Hundred Dresses – Estes
Billy and Blaze (any) – Anderson
Prairie School – Avi
The Best Loved Doll – Caudill
Owls in the Family – Mowat
Stone Fox – Gardiner
Caps for Sale – Slobodkina
Mirette on the High Wire – McGully
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot – Raven
When Jesse Came Across the Sea – Hest
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Steig
Brambly Hedge (any) – Barklem
Country Bunny and Little Gold Shoes – Heyward
The Amazing Air Balloon – Leeuwen
Hannah – Whelan

3rd Grade

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Flemming
Book of Greek Myths – D’Aulaire
Chronicles of Narnia (Series) – Lewis
Black Ships Before Troy – Sutcliff
Detectives in Togas – Winterfeld
The Children’s Homer – Colum
Misty of Chincoteague – Henry
St. George and the Dragon – Hodges
All of a Kind Family – Taylor
Stuart Little – White
Charlotte’s Web – White
Trumpet of the Swan – White
The Moffats – Estes
The Courage of Sarah Noble – Dalgliesh
Little House on the Prairie (any) – Wilder
Peter Pan – Barrie
The Golden Fleece – Colum
Freddy the Detective (any) – Brooks
Old Yeller – Gipson
Gentle Ben – Morey
Homer Price – McCloskey
Peppermints in the Parlor – Wallace
Hundred and One Dalmatians – Smith
The Saturdays (series) – Enright
The Reluctant Dragon – Grahame
Dr. Dolittle – Lofting
Stone Fox – Gardiner
A Lion to Guard Us – Bulla
Pinocchio – Collodi

Abraham Lincoln – D’Aulaire
The Matchlock Gun – Edmonds
Betsy and Tacy – Lovelace
Caddie Woodlawn – Brink
Hannah – Whelan
The Divide – Bedard
River Boy – Anderson
Eagle of the Ninth – Sutcliff
Cappybobby – Peet
Ballet Shoes – Streatfield
Scottish Seas – Jones
The Cabin Faced West – Fritz
The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald
– Hicks
Tree Castle Island – George
My Side of the Mountain – George
Crown and Covenant (series) – Bond
Leepike Ridge (Wilson)
The Dragon of Lonely Island – Rupp
Cabin on Trouble Creek – Leeuwen
Trouble at Timpetill – Winterfeld
Strawberry Girl – Lenski
Red Wall- Jacques
Chronicles of Prydan (series) – Alexander
Pecos Bill – Bowman
Chronicles of Narnia (any) – Lewis
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Atwater
The Hundred Dresses – Estes

4th Grade

Song of Roland
Beowulf
King Arthur – Green
Robin Hood – Lancelyn
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Dahl
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler – Konigsburg
Dangerous Journey – Bunyan
Eagle of the Ninth – Sutcliff
Adam of the Road – Gray
Bill Peet: An Autobiography – Peet
Mrs. Frisby and Rats of NIMH – O’Brian
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew – Sidney
Beorn The Proud – Polland
The Cricket in Times Square – Seldon
The Red Keep – French
Lassie Come Home – Knight
The Cay – Taylor
Biographies by Diane Stanley

5th Grade

Heidi – Spyri
Swiss Family Robinson – Weiss
The Hobbit – Tolkien
Tuck Everlasting – Babbitt
Tom Sawyer – Twain
Secret Garden – Burnet
Where the Red Fern Grows – Rawls
Out of the Dust – Hesse
Johnny Tremain –
Carry on Mr. Bowdich – Latham
Bud and Me – Abernathy
The Spanish Brothers – Alcock
Eight Cousins – Alcott
The King’s Shadow – Alder
The Book of Three – Alexander
Andersen’s Fairy Tales Crispin – Avi
The Indian in the Cupboard – Banks
Peter Pan – Barrie
The Wizard of Oz – Baum
Archimedes and the Door of Science –Bendick The Shakespeare Stealer – Blackwood
Crown and Covenant Series – Bond
Madeline Takes Command – Brill
Caddie Woodlawn – Brink
Baby Island – Brink
The Mad Scientists’ Club – Brinley
Freddy the Detective – Brooks
Burgess Animal Book for Children – Burgess
Burgess Bird Book for Children – Burgess
A Little Princess – Burnett
The Midnight Fox – Byars
Understood Betsy – Canfield
The Kellyhorns – Cooney
The Boy in the Alamo – Cousins
The Wanderer – Creech
James and the Giant Peach – Dahl
The Silver Pencil – Dalgliesh
House of Sixty Fathers – DeJong
The Wheel on the School – DeJong
Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates – Dodge
The Drums of War – Doyle
Duel in the Wilderness – Farley
The Whipping Boy – Fleischman
Redwall – Jacques
Huguenot Garden – Jones
Scottish Seas – Jones Phantom
Tollbooth – Juster
Seaman – Karwoski

The Trumpeter of Krakow –Kelly
Daughters of Faith (any) – Lawton
Puritan Adventure – Lenski
Chronicles of Narnia (any) – Lewis
Snow Treasure – McSwigan
Anne of Green Gables – Montgomery
Gentle Ben – Morey
Ransom’s Mark – Oatman
Island of the Blue Dolphins – O’Dell
(Author) Patricia St. John
Beorn the Proud – Polland
The Life of Washington – Pollard
Pollyanna – Porter
Otto of the Silver Hand – Pyle
Black Beauty – Sewell
Five Little Peppers and How they Grew – Sidney
Call It Courage – Sperry
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Stewart
Ballet Shoes – Streatfield
The Cay – Taylor
Dandilion Fire – Wilson
100 Cupboards – Wilson

Challenging
God’s Smuggler – Andrew
The Small Woman – Burgess
Sherlock Holmes – Doyle
Brigadier General – Doyle
Robin Hood – Green
The Dark Frigate – Hawes
Kim – Kipling
The Pushcart War – Merrill
Little Britches – Moody
My Friend Flicka – O’Hara
The Yearling – Rawlings
Kidnapped – Stevenson
The Black Arrow – Stevenson
The Eagle of the Ninth – Sutcliff
Lad: A Dog – Terhune
The Lord of the Rings – Tolkien

6th Grade

Around the World in Eighty Days – Verne
Christmas Carol – Dickens
Great Expectations – Dickens
Pilgrims Progress – Bunyan
Call of the Wild – London
Jungle Book – Kipling
Treasure Island – Stevenson
Theban Tragedies – Sophocles
Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare
The Hiding Place – Boom
Carry a Big Stick – Grant
God’s Smuggler – Andrew
Iron Thunder – Avi
Small Woman – Aylward
National Velvet- Bagnold
Pilgrim’s Progress – Bunyan
A Little Princess – Burnett
Alice in Wonderland – Carroll
Father Brown Stories – Chesterton
Narrative of the Life of David Crockett
Little Maid (any) – Curtis
House of Sixty Fathers – DeJong
A Christmas Carol – Dickens
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Twenty and Ten – DuBois
Johnny Tremain – Forbes
Stout Hearted Seven – Frazier
Across Five Aprils – Fritz
Brady – Fritz
Homesick – Fritz
Blue Willow – Gates
My Side of the Mountain – George
Old Yeller – Gipson
Carry a Big Stick – Grant
M.C. Higgins the Great – Hamilton
By Right of Conquest – Henty
In the Reign of Terror – Henty
A Father’s Promise – Hess
Up a Road Slowly – Hunt
Gettysburg – Kantor
Lee and Grant at Appomatox – Kantor
Rifles for Waite – Keith
The Trumpeter of Krakow – Kelly
The Jungle Book – Kipling
Lassie Come Home – Knight
The Great Wheel – Lawson
Daughters of Faith – Lawton
Shadow of His Hand – Lawton
A Wrinkle in Time – L’Engle

Out of the Silent Planet – Lewis
White Fang – London
Number the Stars – Lowry
The Princess and the Goblin – MacDonald
Guns of Naverone – MacLean
Anne of Green Gables (any) – Montgomery
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Orczy
A Girl of the Limberlost – Porter
The Yearling – Rawlings
Evidence Not Seen – Rose
Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare
The Deadly Hunt – Shirer
Bronze Bow – Speare
The Black Arrow – Stevenson
Winged Watchman – Stockum
Air Raid, Pearl Harbor – Taylor
The Cay – Taylor
Lord of the Rings – Tolkien
The Hobbit – Tolkien
Huckleberry Finn – Twain
A Coming Evil – Velde
Author: Verne (any)
Journey Through the Night – Vries
War of the Worlds – Wells
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Wiggin
Shadow of a Bull – Wojciechowska
Amos Fortune – Yates

Challenging
Watership Down – Adams
Tolkien – Carpenter
Martin Luther, Hero of Faith – Nohl
Great Expectations – Dickens
Tale of Two Cities – Dickens
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs – Foxe
With Lee in Virginia – Henty
All Creatures Great and Small – Herriot
Kim – Kipling
Screwtape Letters – Lewis
Hamlet – Shakespeare
Henry V – Shakespeare

7th Grade

Iliad – Homer
Aeneid – Virgil
Histories – Herodotus
Agamemnon – Aeschylus
Phaedo – Plato
The Early History of Rome – Livy
Julius Caesar – Shakespeare
Ben Hur – Wallace
Watership Down – Adams
Captains Courageous – Kipling
The Three Musketeers – Dumas
The Prince and The Pauper
The White Company
Sir Nigel
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Orczy
Through Gates of Splendor – Elliot
Michael Faraday – Ludwig

8th Grade

Church History – Eusebius
Confessions – St. Augustine
Proslogium – St. Anselm
On the Incarnation – St. Athanasius
The Divine Comedy – Dante
A Knight’s Tale – Chaucer
Institutes of the Christian Religion – Calvin
Paradise Lost – Milton
Beowulf
Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare
95 Theses – Luther
Screwtape Letters – Lewis
Mere Christianity – Lewis
Lord of the Rings (Series) – Tolkien

The Rule of St. Benedict
Trial and Triumph – Hannula
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
The Prince and the Pauper – Twain
Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Pyle
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Twain
Sherlock Holmes (Any) – Doyle
Martin Luther – Nichols
Chronicles of the Crusades – Joinville and Villenhardouin
The White Company – Doyle
Sir Nigel – Doyle
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – trans. Tolkien


9th Grade

The Decalogue
The Social Contract – Rousseau
Reflections on the Revolution in France – Burke
Frankenstein – Shelley
God in the Dock – Lewis
New England Primer
The Prince – Machiavelli
Henry V – Shakespeare
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Twain
Hamlet – Shakespeare
Pride and Prejudice – Austen
A Tale of Two Cities – Dickens

The Ball and the Cross – Chesterton
Of Plymouth Plantation – Bradford
Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
The Christian Doctrine of Slavery – Thornwell
The Slave Narratives
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Stowe
Tom Sawyer – Twain
The Real Lincoln – diLorenzo
Nicholas and Alexandra – Massie
A Christian Manifesto – Shaeffer
History of Political Philosophy – ed. Strauss

10th Grade

Genesis
Gilgamesh
Enuma Elish
Theogeny and Works and Days – Hesiod
Odyssey – Homer
Peloponnesian War – Thucydides
The Republic – Plato
The Apocrypha
Coriolanus – Shakespeare
The Jewish Wars – Josephus
The Silmarillion – Tolkien
Theban Plays – Sophocles
Till We Have Faces – Lewis

The Old Man and the Sea – Hemingway
On the Nature of Things – Lucretius
The Annals of Imperial Rome – Tacitus
Father Dowling – Chesterton
The Nine Tailors – Sayers
Jane Eyre – Bronte
Les Miserables – Hugo
Animal Farm – Orwell
The Chosen – Potok
Plutarch’s Lives
The Twelve Caesars – Seutonius
Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare

11th Grade

Concise Theology – JI Packer
Divine Comedy – Dante
Faerie Queene – Spencer
The Consolation of Philosophy – Boetheus
The City of God – St. Augustine
Summa Theologiae – St. Thomas
The Song of Roland
Canterbury Tales – Chaucer
Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare
Song of Solomon
Romance of the Rose
The Four Quartets – TS Eliot
The Temple – George Herbert

Discarded Image – Lewis
Tristan/Iseult
Ivanhoe – Scott
Institutes of the Christian Religion – Calvin
Titus Andronicus – Shakespeare
Defense of Poesie – Sidney
Don Quixote – Cervantes
Here I Stand – Bainton
Othello – Shakespeare
The Tempest – Shakespeare
Oxford Book of English Verse – Quiller-Couch
Postmodern Times – Veith
Two Lives of Charlemagne – Einhard and Noker

12th Grade

Leviathan – Hobbes
Wealth of Nations – Smith
Democracy In America- de Tocqueville
Second Treatise on Civil Government – Locke
Richard III – Shakespeare
Communist Manifesto – Marx & Engels
Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Nietzsche
New Testament Epistles
Robinson Crusoe – Dufoe
Brave New World – Huxley
1984 – Orwell
The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Tolstoy
Orthodoxy – Chesterton
Solomon Among the Postmoderns – Leithart
Always Ready – Bahnsen

A Critique of Pure Reason – Kant
Das Kapital – Marx
Ethics – Spinoza
Hamlet – Shakespeare
Henry V – Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare
Treatise on Human Nature – Hume
Revolutions in Worldview – Hoffecker
History of Political Philosophy – Leo Strauss
The Birth of Tragedy – Nietzsche
The Bacchae – Euripides
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Solzhenitsyn
Apologetics to the Glory of God – Frame
The Brothers Karamazov – Dostoyevsky