Homeschool Book List: Pre-K through 2nd Grades

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Here’s the books we’re using this year organized by grade level. The list includes suggested books for Pre-K up through Second Grade. If you’d like to see a list organized by subject, you can visit the Bookcase in the School House.

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Curriculum:

The Well-Trained Mind, by Susan Wise-Bauer
The Noah Plan Literature Curriculum Guide
The Noah Plan History and Geography Curriculum Guide


Pre-K/Kindergarten:

Literature: (books to read aloud)
The Little House In the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Town on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The First Four Years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
These Happy Golden Years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Way Home, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Little House Cookbook 

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Homemade mini-abacus

Math:
Right Start Math Abacus
Math Made Easy: Kindergarten Workbook
Math 1: Homeschool Kit (Homeschool Math Grade 1)
Math In A Flash – Addition Card Set
Math Manipulative Kit (for Saxon K-3)

Phonograms/Spelling:
Writing Road to Reading, by Spalding

Reading:
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers
Little Owl Book Set 1-8
Little Books 1-10
Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection

Bible:
The Child’s Story Bible

Science:
Bubbles, Rainbows and Worms
First Animal Encyclopedia
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
Animal Atlas: Animal Passport

Geography:
State-by-State Atlas
Fabric Panel World Map

Art:
My Very First Art Book
Drawing With Children

Kindergarten/First Grade:

First day of schoo

First day of school

Literature: (books to read aloud)
The Little House In the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Town on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The First Four Years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
These Happy Golden Years, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Way Home, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Little House Cookbook
Hans Christian Andersen: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

Math:
Right Start Math Abacus
Saxon Math 2: Home Study Kit
Math In A Flash – Addition Card Set
Math In A Flash Subtraction Flash Cards
Math Manipulative Kit (for Saxon K-3)

Phonograms/Spelling:
Writing Road to Reading, by Spalding

Little Owl BooksReading:
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers
Little Owl Book Set 1-8
Little Books 1-10 
Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection
Bob Books Set 2
BOB Books: Sight Words: Kindergarten
Danny and the Dinosaur
Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)
King Jack and the Dragon
Caps for Sale
Nutshell Library (Caldecott Collection)

History:
The Story of the World
Past Worlds: “The Times” Atlas of Archaeology

Bible:
The Child’s Story Bible
Little Pilgrim’s Progress
The Westminster Shorter Catechism
Bible Atlas

Fabric map panel for geography games.

Fabric map panel for geography games.

Science:
Know Your Body: The Atlas of Anatomy
The Body Book

Geography:
Fabric Panel World Map

Art:
Drawing With Children
Art: Over 2,500 Works
Art: A World History
365 Things to Draw and Paint (Activity Books)

Music:
Meet the Great Composers Book 1
Meet the Great Composers: Book 2

First Grade/Second Grade:

Literature: (books to read aloud)
Hans Christian Andersen: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories (books to read aloud)
The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition (books to read aloud)
The Chronicles of Narnia (books to read aloud)
Heidi, by Johanna Spyri

Math:
Right Start Math Abacus
Saxon Math 3 Homeschool Kit
Math In A Flash – Addition Card Set
Math In A Flash Subtraction Flash Cards
Math In A Flash Multiplication Flash Cards
Math Manipulative Kit (for Saxon K-3)

copy books

Three kids working on their copy books.

Phonograms/Spelling:
Writing Road to Reading, by Spalding

Reading:
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers
Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection
Bob Books Set 2
BOB Books: Sight Words: Kindergarten
Danny and the Dinosaur
Little Bear (An I Can Read Book)
King Jack and the Dragon
Caps for Sale
Nutshell Library (Caldecott Collection)
Bob Books: Sight Words, 1st Grade
Bob Books: Rhyming Words
Penny and Her Doll (I Can Read Book 1)
Penny and Her Song (I Can Read Book 1)
Penny and Her Marble (I Can Read Book 1)
Biscuit (My First I Can Read)
Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read)
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea
Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish
Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars
Mr. Putter & Tabby Take the Train
Mr. Putter & Tabby Spin the Yarn
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
If You Take a Mouse to School
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

History:
The Story of the World Vol. 2

Bible:
The Child’s Story Bible
Little Pilgrim’s Progress
The Westminster Shorter Catechism
Bible Atlas

Science:
Exploring Creation With Astronomy
Astronomy by Memoria Press

Geography:
Merriam-Webster’s Student Atlas
Fabric Panel World Map

Latin:
Prima Latina Set
Lingua Angelica I, student book
Lingua Angelica CD
Lingua Angelica Song Book
Lingua Angelica I Teacher Manual

Art:
Drawing With Children
Art: Over 2,500 Works
Art: A World History
365 Things to Draw and Paint (Activity Books)

Music:
Lingua Angelica I, student book
Lingua Angelica CD
Lingua Angelica Song Book
Lingua Angelica I Teacher Manual

 

Older Grades:

If you have an older child and need suggestions for what to use with them consider these….

Curriculum: The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise-Bauer, Veritas Press
Math: Saxon Math, choose the appropriate grade level
Phonograms/Spelling: Writing Road to Reading or Spelling Power
Reading/Literature: choose readers or classic literature based on their reading/grade level from the public library. The Book Tree is a good resource if you need suggestions based on grade level or want to know what grade level a book is at. It reviews quality literature and gives a synopsis of each book.|
History: The Story of the World  series. Choose the one based on the age/grade of your child. Or Beautiful Feet has many good resources for a literature based approach to history.
Science: Apologia Science offers rigorous science programs for elementary, middle school and high school. Note: this is a creation based science curriculum.
Geography: The Noah Plan History and Geography Curriculum Guide
Art:Drawing With Children

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