I’d love to keep this as an ongoing book list.  If you have a great book you’d like to recommend, please leave it as a comment and I will add it to the list.  I know that I am always in search of great books for my kids to read.  They may be topical, or historical fiction or just for fun.  I know I love going over to other people’s houses and looking at their bookshelves to see what great books I could be missing!  I will add more as I get some time to do so!  We have lots of books that are favorites in our house.

***As always, please review the book before having your children read them.  Each family will have different standards for what they allow their children to read.  I am trying to make sure they are books I would let my children read, but we haven’t read them all and what is ok for one child may not be for another.  YOU know your children.  ENJOY!

Historical (Listed by Time period)

Across Five Aprils (Civil War)

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (Depression)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Pre-Civil Rights)

Caddie Woodlawn (early American history-pioneers)

By the Great Horn Spoon (Gold Rush)

The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation by Quentin Reynolds

Cheaper By the Dozen

The Sign of the Beaver (Pioneers)

George Washington Carver by David Collins

The Whipping Boy

Gladys Aylward:The Adventure of a Lifetime by Janet and Geoff Benge

George Mueller

Usborne Time Traveller

Hero over Here: A Story of WW1

Sky Boys: How they Built the Empire State Building

 

Science:

Nic Bishop Frogs

George Washington Carver by David Collins

 

Geography:

The Scrambled States of America


 

Just for Fun (Girls)

The Box Car Children series

Judy Moody series

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

The BFG

Old Yeller

Charlotte’s Web

All of a Kind of Family

Third-Grade Detectives

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

The Paint Brush Kid

Ginger Pye

Missionary Stories with the Millers

Usborne Greek Myths

The Twenty-One Balloons

Frindle

Any Beverly Cleary Books-Ramona, Henry Huggins, etc

A to Z Mystery series

Ivy and Bean

No Talking

Where I Live

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Littles

The Story of Ping

Meghan Rose series by Lori Scott

Cul-de-Sac Kids by Beverly Lewis

Kidwitness Tales (8-12 yr olds)

The One and Only Miss Violet Remy (ages 7-12, about novel featuring homeschool kids)

 

Just for Fun (Boys)

The Box Car Children series

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

The BFG

Old Yeller

Charlotte’s Web

All of a Kind of Family

Third-Grade Detectives

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

The Paint Brush Kid

Ginger Pye

Missionary Stories with the Millers

Usborne Greek Myths

The Twenty-One Balloons

Frindle

Any Beverly Cleary Books

A to Z Mysteries series

No Talking

The Houdini Box

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Shredderman

The Littles

The Story of Ping

Redwall Series  by Brian Jacques (referred by a reader-for tweens or older-please see Amazon for reviews)

Cul-de-Sac Kids by Beverly Lewis

Caleb Pascal and the Peculiar People Series

Kidwitness Tales (8-12 year olds)

The One and Only Miss Violet Remy (ages 7-12, about novel featuring homeschool kids)

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