KEY: 🎧 Audiobook, 💸 Free version, ✝️ Christian resource, 📚Cheaper edition, 📺 Video

Morning Time Books

HYMN STUDY: Then Sings My Soul – used all four years ✝️ (all terms) *If your budget is tight, you can just use the hyperlinks to sing the hymns that are in the MT packet.


Form I: Aesop’s Fables, 💸, 🎧 (term 1), A Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress by Oliver Hunkin ✝️ 📚 (term 3), St. George and the Dragon and The Kitchen Knight by Margaret Hodges (term 3) (these are used briefly, can just get from library)

Form II: D’Aulaires Book of Norse Myths (all terms), Viking Tales by Jennie Hall 💸, 🎧 (term 3)

Form III: Tales from Shakespeare by Mary and Charles Lamb 💸, 🎧 (all terms)

Form IV: Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel 🎧 (terms 1,2), The Life of Christopher Columbus by Edward Everett Hale 💸 (term 3)


  1. William Shakespeare and the Globe by Aliki
  2. The Genius of Leonardo DaVinci by Guido Visconti
  3. Hildegard of Bingen by Demi
  4. Johannes Vermeer: World’s Greatest Artists by Mike Venezia
  5. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

Form I Language Arts and Reading Books

Beginning Readers:

  1. 100 Gentle Lessons in Manuscript Handwriting (or another handwriting program to use during the LA block)
  2.  100 Gentle Lessons in Sight and Sound (level 1 or 2) *To use during the Reading block

Independent Readers: 

  1. Treadwell Reader Second Reader OR Natural Method Reader Second Reader
  2. Cycle 1 Form I Language Arts packet in print or cursive
  3. History Readers: Step into Reading: Christopher Columbus by Krensky, Step into Reading: Pocahontas by Penner, Step into Reading- First Thanksgiving by Hayward

Advanced Readers:

  1. Cycle 1 Form I Language Arts packet in print or cursive
  2. The following readers:

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective 🎧 by Donald Sobol

My Father’s Dragon 🎧by Ruth Gannett

The Storm (The Lighthouse Family) 🎧 by Cynthia Rylant

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling

The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson

Viking Adventure by Clyde Robert Bulla 📚

Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla 📚

Cricket in Times Square 🎧 by George Selden

Little Pear by Eleanor Frances Lattimore 📚

Form I Nature Books

Birds of the Air by Arabella Buckley (1) 💸 🎧

Little Flower Folks by Mara Pratt (2,3) 💸

The Burgess Animal Book (all) 💸 🎧

Exploring Nature With Children (all, used over 2 years)

Form I American History


  1. The Discovery of The Americas by Maestro and Exploration and Conquest by Maestro (In place of these two books, you can use my first choice is America Begins by Alice Dagliesh. Since this book is out of print, it is not scheduled. You can watch videos of me reading the book on Youtube. If you can get your hands on a copy, I recommend using it!!!) (1)
  2. Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus by Sis and Encounter by Jane Yolen (Each used only one week. Get from library or substitute another Columbus book such as the one by D’Aulaire) (1)
  3. The Thanksgiving Story by Dalgliesh (2)
  4. Leif the Lucky and Pocahontas by D’Aulaire(1,2)
  5. Jamestown by James E. Knight (2)
  6. Meet the North American Indians by Payne (2)
  7. If you Lived With the Iroquois by Ellen Levine (2)
  8.  Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas ♰ (3)
  9. Obadiah the Bold by Turkle (3) (Can use any of the other Obadiah books)
  10. Finding Providence by Avi (3)
  11. If you Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern (3)
  12. Elin’s Amerika by Marguerite de Angeli (3)


Form I Geography Books

Grades 1-2

  1. Home Geography by C.C. Long (all) 💸
  2. Mapping Penny’s World by Loreen Leedy (get from library/video) (1) 
  3. Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney (get from library/watch free video) (1) 📺
  4. As the Crow Flies by Gail Hartman (get from library/watch free video) (2) 📺
  5. Your state ABC book from Discover America Series
  6. Books from this series by Lois Lenski. (Find one that matches your region)

Grade 3

  1. My American GeoJourney (all)
  2. Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America by Lynne Cheney (all)
  3. My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States by Lee Bennett Hopkins (all)
  4. A USA Atlas (like this one)

Form II Nature

  1. 4th and 5th: Christian Liberty Press Nature Readers 3, 4, or new 5 (You can substitute this free book: Nature Study Readers OR Seaside and Wayside)
  2. 6th Grade: Storybook of Science  💸 🎧 (if done, you can use The Secret of Everyday Things)
  3. Exploring Nature With Children (if not done in Form I)

Form II Geography

**** If your child hasn’t done US Geography yet, you may wish to follow the plans for Form I 3rd grade which covers US states and capitals

  1. Wow, Canada by Vivien Bowers
  • A blank notebook or blank index cards to make a travel journal
  • If you would like a book that is more living and tied to the time period, you can substitute Cartier Sails the St. Lawrence by Esther Averill. I didn’t include it bc of the negative way the First Nations are portrayed, but many CM families love this book.

2. Walk the World’s Rim by Betty Baker

Canada, Central/South America maps. Or you can find blank map pads at miller pads and paper HERE


Form II History/ Citizenship

British History:

Our Island Story by H E Marshall (all) 💸 🎧

Ancient History:

Grades 5/6The Story of the Ancient World by Miller ✝️ 

American History:

  1. American Hero Stories by Eva March Tappan *Discuss with your child some of the terms used for natives that we no longer use today. 💸
  2. An Elementary History of Our Country by Eva March Tappan *You will want to discuss with your child some of the terms used for natives that we no longer use today.. 💸 (I’ve created an updated edition just for AGF users. You can download that for free HERE.)
  3. The Men Who Found America by Hutchinson 💸
  4. Indians by C. Hollings (Indians: You can borrow it for free HERE. I don’t recommend the reprint from Forgotten Books. You could also get it from interlibrary loan.) If you can’t get the Hollings book, you can use: Native American History for Kids: With 21 Activities by Karen Gibson)
  5. Good Queen Bess and The Bard of Avon by Stanley (used briefly, get from library)


50 Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin 💸 🎧

Form II Language Arts

  1. Cycle 1 Form II Language Arts Packet in Print or Cursive Font
  2. OPTIONAL: 6th grade grammar supplement Grammar-Land by Nesbit

Form II Literature

  1. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (1) 🎧
  2. Rolf and the Viking Bow by Allen French (1) 💸 🎧
  3. Pedro’s Journal by Pam Conrad (2)
  4. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert O’Brien (2) 🎧
  5. Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran by Kenneth Thomasma (2)
  6. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat (3) 💸 🎧
  7. The Ordinary Princess by MM Kaye (will most likely appeal to girls) OR The Minstrel in the Tower by Gloria Skurzynski (3)

Form III Geography

  1. The Brendan Voyage (1)
  2. He Went with Marco Polo: A Story of Venice and Cathay by Louise Andrews Kent (2,3) 💸 OR Marco Polo: His Travels and Adventures by George Towle (2,3) 💸
  3. For printed maps of Europe, see these packs:

Form III History/ Citizenship

World History: 

  1. The World of Christopher Columbus (2,3)
  2. The World of Captain John Smith by Genevieve Foster (3)
  3. The Story of Europe by Marshall (all)
  4. Morning Star of the Reformation by Andy Thompson

Ancient History: 

  1. The Book of the Ancient World by Mills (1,2)
  2. The Cat of Bubastes by G. A. Henty (2,3)  🎧 This audio drama is fantastic!


  1. Ourselves by Charlotte Mason 💸 (1,2)
  2. Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris ✝️ (3)

Form III Language Arts

  1. Cycle 1 Form III Language Arts Packet in Print or Cursive Font
  2. Grammar: Jensen’s Grammar (Master Books)
  3. OPTIONAL 9TH GRADE COMPOSITION: The Little Red Writing Book by Brandon Royal

Form III Literature

  1. The White Company by Doyle 💸 🎧 *I highly recommend listening to this one!
  2. Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray 🎧
  3. The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
  4. Story Girl by L M Montgomery (the narrator is a boy) 💸 🎧
  5. English Literature For Boys and Girls  by H E Marshall

Form IV Feast Books


Wilderness Essays by Muir (all)


  1. Seven League Boots by Halliburton
  2. For drill:

American History: 

Paul Johnson’s A History of the American People *Worth purchasing, used over all years. You can get a free pdf to download HERE. (all) 🎧

British History:

A History of the English Speaking People Vol. I (1) and Vol. II by Churchill (2,3) 🎧

Ancient History: 

The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer (all) *SEE NOTE **If your child has not already read The Book of the Ancient World by Mills, use the Form III plans instead. 🎧


  1. Are You Liberal?, Conservative? or Confused? by Mayberry (1) 
  2. Whatever Happened to Justice by Mayberry (1,2)


The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance 🎧 (3)

Form IV: Language Arts & Literature

1. Cycle 1 Form IV LA packet

2. The Art of Writing English: A Manual for Students by J.M.D Meiklejohn 💸

3. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney (1) 🎧

4. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1) 💸 🎧

5. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2) 💸 🎧

6. The Pilgrim’s Progress by Paul Bunyan (these are so many versions of this book)(2) 💸 🎧

7. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (3) 💸 🎧

8. Invitation to the Classics by Cowan and Guiness (3)


Family Science (Grades 4-8)

1. Amazing Inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson

2. Signs and Seasons: Understanding the Elements of Classical Astronomy 

3. Galileo for Kids by Richard Panchyk

4. OPTIONAL: Da Vinci helicopter kit


1. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay *I used this older version in the plans as it is cheaper. Feel free to substitute with the newer version if you prefer, just adjust the plans.

2. K’nex Simple Machines Kit: Intro to Simple Machines*You can probably find it cheaper in other places

3. OPTIONAL : Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick *If you only have a young Form II student, I recommend reading this for the biography readings in Galileo for Kids.

4. OPTIONAL: Solar System Kit


1. Exploring the World of Physics by Tiner

Biology 9th Grade (with Living Books)

1. Microbe Hunter by Paul de Kruif (1,2)  🎧

2. Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster by Albert Marrin (3)

3. Biology 101 DVDS ✝️ OR Khan Academy’s Biology for free (*Keep in mind that Khan is secular.) (all)

4. Men, Microscopes, and Living Things (all) 💸

5. Sabbath Mood’s Biology Study Guide (all)

6. OPTIONAL: First Studies in Plant Life by GF Atkinson 💸

7. OPTIONAL: Sabbath Mood Botany Study Guide

Biology 9th (Apologia)

Biology 3rd Edition Student Textbook

Chemistry (10th Grade) Living Books

1. Sabbath Mood Chemistry Study Guides 1.-3 (Chem 1-term 1, Chem 2-term 2, Chem 3-term 3)

2.  The Wonders of Chemistry by Archie Frederick Collins (all) 💸

3. The Elements by Theodore Grey (all)

4. That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles  by Dr. Joe Schwarcz 🎧

5. Chemistry 101 DVDS ♰ OR Khan Academy Chemistry videos (*Keep in mind Khan is secular.) (all)

6. OPTIONAL: Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson (2,3) 🎧

7. OPTIONAL: The Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday (3) 💸 🎧

Chemistry Apologia

3rd Edition Student Textbook

Physics (11th grade) Living Books

1. Sabbath Mood Physics Study Guides 1-3 (Phys 1-term 1, Phys 2-term 2, Phys 3-term 3)

2. For the Love of Physics by Walter Lewin (all) 🎧

3. Physics 101 dvds OR free Khan Academy videos (*Keep in mind Khan is secular.) (all)

4. OPTIONAL: Five Equations that Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics by Michael Guillen (2)

5.  OPTIONAL: Instant Physics by Tony Rothman (3)

Physics Apologia

3rd Edition Student Textbook


Spanish Books

Form I Year 1: Usborne’s 100 Words in Spanish

Form I Year 2: Talkboxmom phrase book

Forms II and III Years 1 and 2: 

Learning Spanish with Miss Mason and Francois Level 1

Form IV/High School Year 1: 

Excelerate Spanish Kit 1

Form IV/High School Year 2: 

Excelerate Spanish Kit 2

Latin Books

Visual Latin Course 1 (print out free pdf of lesson worksheets)

Visual Latin Course 2 (print out free pdf of lesson worksheets) AND Lingua Latina


Read Alouds Forms I and II

  1. Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil (1)
  2. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1) 💸 🎧
  3. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (2) 💸 🎧
  4. Heidi by Johanna Spyri (2) 💸 🎧
  5. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 💸 🎧
  6. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 🎧

Read Aloud Alternatives Forms I and II *If you have read the ones above.

  1. Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White (1) 💸 🎧
  2. Half Magic by Edward Eager (1) 💸 🎧
  3. Poppy by Avi (2) 🎧
  4. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño (2)
  5. The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis (3) 💸 🎧
  6. Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (3) 💸 🎧

Forms III and IV (Can also use with Form II if you desire in place of read aloud)

Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew and Julius Caesar

Plutarch: Plutarch Project Volume I by Anne White

Nature Study: Handbook of Nature Study by Ann Comstock

Drawing and Handicraft Resources

Drawing resources HERE

Forms III and IV: Artistic Pursuits

Handicraft resources HERE.

Form IV Art History

Free HERE.


All Forms: 

  1. Nature Notebook
  2. Narration Notebook (Form I does weekly)

Forms II-IV: 

Book of Centuries

Form III: 

Century Wall Charts

Form IV: 

Science Notebook

Possible Math Books

Form I: 

The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic series from Simply Charlotte Mason

Form II: 

School Arithmetics Book Two by Wentworth-Smith OR Practical Arithmetics Book 2 by Strayor-Upton


4th grade – Paper Sloyd: A Handbook for Primary Grades by Ednah Anne Rich 💸

5th/6th grade – Practical Exercises in Geometry by W.D. Eggar and Geometry Kit

Form III: 

ARITHMETIC 7TH/8TH GRADE: School Arithmetics Book Three by Wentworth-Smith OR Practical Arithmetics Book 3 by Strayor-Upton

OPTIONAL GEOMETRY 7TH/8TH GRADE: Lessons in Experimental and Practical Geometry  by Hall and Stevens

OPTIONAL ALGEBRA 9TH GRADE: Elementary Algebra (Jacobs) Algebra


***I’ve read many of these books, but not all.  Please check each book to make sure it fits with your family’s values. 

These books are to be used in the Form I and II morning time reading slot. Just select ones that fit your child’s interest and reading level. The titles are listed in chronological order by reading level. For Forms III and IV, these could be used as suggestions for additional pleasure reading.

Picture Books: 

3rd Grade Reading Level Free Reads: 

4th-6th Grade Reading Level Free Reads:

Form III-IV Free Reads:

For students to read in free time. They don’t need to narrate their pleasure reading. Depending on your child’s reading level, you may want to choose some of the Form II books.

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