After many hours, I’ve finally finished updating our Cycle 2 Booklist!  I have not reviewed or read all of these books, although I have sorted through book reviews and recommendations by others I trust in order to compile this list, including (but not limited to) suggested resources from Honey for a Child’s Heart, Timeline of Classics, The Classical Reader, Sonlight, Tapestry of Grace, Veritas Press, and Classical Conversations, as well as the 1000 Good Books List, Gospel Coalition, Old-Fashioned Education, IEW’s Books for Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Build Forts All Day, and Ambleside Online. (I have a ream-of-paper I reference along with an assortment of catalogs when I make my booklists.)

This is a “book buffet.” The links below will take you to descriptions of each book on Amazon (which includes our affiliate link tag – for our disclosure, please click here), but I’m assuming that most people will use their local library rather than purchasing the books. These books are loosely sorted by age group.  Please keep in mind that I have not reviewed all the books listed but have researched reviews on-line and in catalogs in helping with these selections.

Our family does not adhere to a strict correlation for reading. For science we will be using Anna Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study and/or the God’s Design for Science Series (Specifically, Properties of Ecosystems, Our Universe, and selections from God’s Design for the Physical World). If you would like a great history narrative to read that gives you the best bang for your buck, I would choose Story of the World or The Mystery of History – not because they’re perfect, but because they’re simple and engaging.

A formatted pdf of this list can be downloaded here.

Our family does not use this entire list!  Visit our Cycle 2 Reading Plan post for specific book selections and a reading schedule from three years ago.  Our actual Cycle 2 Reading Plan contains a much more reasonable and manageable list of books. We will be posting our new Cycle 2 Reading Plan for the coming year within the next month or so.


History Topic

Picture Books, Readers, Activities (Grade K-3)

Longer Picture Books/Readers & Read Alouds (Grade 3 and Up)


History Reference books spanning multiple weeks

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries: Resurrection to Revolution Elementary Activity Book by Diana Waring

World Empires, World Missions, World Wars by Diana Waring

Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework by Anne Zeman

Big Book of History. Ham

Streams of Civilization Vol. 2: Cultures in… by Garry J. Moes

When on Earth?

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2) (Story of the World)

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR

Mystery of History Volume 1

Mystery of History Volume 2

Mystery of History Volume 3

Mystery of History Volume 4

Usborne Encyclopedia of World History

A Child’s History of the World. Hillyer.

Window on the World: When We Pray God Works

Pages of History Volume 1

Pages of History Volume 2

Calendar Quest & Western Civ Study

Pre-reformation Europe


Medieval Period

Marguerite Makes a Book (Getty Trust Public… by Bruce Robertson

Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges

A Medieval Feast by Aliki

Design Your Own Coat of Arms

Draw and Write Through History: The Vikings… by Carylee Gressman

The Art of the Catapult by William Gurstelle

Built to Last by David Macaulay

The Middle Ages (Cultural Atlas for Young P… by Mike Corbishle

by Rosemary A. Chorzempa

The Medieval Cookbook: Revised Edition by Maggie Black

Saint Francis by Brian Wildsmith

Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs

by Laura Welch

Starting Chess (First Skills) by H. Castor

You Wouldn’t Want to Live in a Medieval Castle by Jacqueline Morley

You Wouldnt Want to Work on a Medieval Cathedral by Fiona MacDonald

Medieval Towns, Trade, and Travel (Medieval… by Lynne Elliott

Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages (Medieva… by Lynne Elliott

Science and Technology in the Middle Ages (… by Joanne Findon

Manners And Customs in the Middle Ages (Med… by Marsha Groves

Illuminated Manuscripts Coloring Book

The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World … by Simon Adams

Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kris Bordessa

Kings and Queens of England (Dover History … by John Green

Caedmon’s Song

Chanticleer and the Fox

**See Week 3 for Knights

Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

The Story of Europe: From the Fall of Roman Empire to the Reformation by HE Marshall

The Minstrel in the Tower (Stepping Stone) by Gloria Skurzynski

Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess by Richard Plat

Gabriel and the Hour Book

by Evaleen Stein

The Sword in the Tree (Trophy Chapter Book) by Clyde Robert Bulla

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

The Apple and the Arrow by Conrad Buff

Medieval Tales by Lorna MacDonald Czarnota

Famous Men of the Middle Ages

by John Henry Haaren

Knights of the Round Table (Stepping Stone) by Gwen Gross

The Red Keep (Adventure Library) by Allen French

Tales of Court and Castle

by Joan Bodger

The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow by Allen French

Ransom for a Knight (The Nautilus Series) by Barbara Leonie

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Ta… by Roger Lancelyn

The Middle Ages by Morris Bishop

Men of Iron by Howard Pyle

The Fall of Constantinople by Ruth Tenzer Feldman

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a … by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights

by Sir James Knowles

Favorite Medieval Tales by Mary Pope Osborne

The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, No. 2) by Mary Pope Osborne

Knights and Castles: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #2

The Story of Beowulf by HE Marshall

Tales of King Arthur (Usborne Classics Retold)

Building Big. Macauley.

Built to Last. Macauley.

Castle by David Macaulay

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction



The Story of Roland by James Baldwin

Son of Charlemagne by Barbara Willard

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church Hist… by Richard M. Hannula

The Magic Runes: A Tale of the Times of Charlemagne by Emma Leslie

Charlemagne by Richard Winston

Charlemagne and the Paladins by Julia Cresswell


William the Conqueror

Illustrated history of 1066: Why Edward, Ha… by Mr Charles Jones

The Bayeux Tapestry: The Comic Strip by Pivard

Kings and Queens of England (Dover History … by John Green

Wulf the Saxon A Story of the Norman Conquest by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

Henty’s Wulf the Saxon narrated by Jim Weiss

Guts & Glory: The Vikings by Thompson

The King’s Shadow by Elizabeth Alder

The Bayeux Tapestry by Lucien Musset


The Crusades

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Crusader!: A War by Fiona MacDonald

Kings and Queens of England (Dover History … by John Green

The Squire and the Scroll: A Tale of the Rewards of a Pure Heart by Jennie Bishop

The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur by Margaret Hodges

The Making of a Knight: How Sir James Earne… by Patrick O’Brien

Knights Treasure Chest: The Age of Adventur… by Marilyn Tolhurst

Knights – Internet Referenced (Usborne Begi… by Stephanie Turnbull

Picture That: Knights & Castles

by Alex Martin

Days of Knights and Damsels: An Activity Gu… by Laurie Carlson

Knights & Castles: 50 Hands-On Activiti… by Avery Hart

Medieval World – Internet Linked (World His… by Jane Bingham

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Medieval Knight: … by Fiona MacDonald

If You Lived In The Days Of The Knights by Ann Mcgovern

Knight: A Noble Guide for Young Squires by Dugald A. Steer

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angl… by Cindy Neuschwande (and other Sir Cumference books for math tie-in)

Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitane by Gregory

Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Me…

by Polly Schoyer Brooks

The Great and Terrible Quest by Margaret Lovett

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

The Boy Knight A Tale of the Crusades by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric Kelly

The White Stag by Kate Seredy

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg

Medieval Tales by Lorna MacDonald Czarnota

Stories from the Crusades by J Kelman

The Discovery of New Worlds by MB Synge

The Canterbury Tales retold by Geraldine McCaughrean


Magna Carta

Rupert’s Parchment: Story of Magna Carta by Cameron

The Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the Constitution by Baxter

Robin Hood (Scribner Storybook Classics)

by Paul Creswick

Robin Hood And The Golden Arrow by Robert D. San Souci

The Magna Charta by James Daughert

The Lost Baron by Allen French

Big John’s Secret by Eleanore M. Jewett

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Puffin) by Roger Green

The Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children by HE Marshall


Hundred Years’ War

Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley

You Wouldn’t Want to Be Joan of Arc! by Fiona MacDonald

Joan of Arc: Heroine of France

by Ann Tompert

Joan of Arc by Josephine Poole

Joan of Arc by Demi

Medieval Medicine and the Plague (Medieval … by Lynne Elliott

Plagues, Pox, and Pestilence by Richard Platt

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Joan of Arc (Step into Reading) by Shana Corey

Joan of Arc DK Biography

Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint by Jay Williams

The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle



Tales From Shakespeare by Tina Packer

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: His Life and Id… by Janis Herbert

Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd

Leonardo Da Vinci by Diane Stanley

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson

Nicolaus Copernicus: The Earth Is a Planet by Dennis B. Fradin

Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley

Tales from Shakespeare (Comic Book) by M Williams

Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk by Sutcliffe

Michelangelo by Diane Stanley

Renaissance Art Book by Wenda O’Reilly

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Shakespearean Actor by Jacqueline Morley

Renaissance Artists Who Inspired the World … by Gregory Blanch

The Renaissance (History Opens Windows) by Jane Shuter

The Renaissance (Understanding People in th… by Mary Quigley

William Shakespeare & the Globe  by Aliki

Pippo the Fool (Junior Library Guild Select… by Tracey E. Fern

Leonardo and the Flying Boy (Anholt’s Artis… by Laurence Anholt

Michelangelo (Getting to Know…) by Mike Venezia

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood

Shakespeare’s Scribe by Gary Blackwood

Shakespeare’s Spy by Gary Blackwood

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwing

Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick

Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House, No. 38) by Mary Pope Osborne

Leonardo da Vinci Monday with a Mad Genius: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #10

Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci?

Who Was William Shakespeare?

Nicholas Copernicus: And the Founding of Modern Astronomy (Renaissance Scientists)

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Readers (Do… by E. Nesbit

The Apprentice by Pilar Molina Llorente

The Second Mrs. Gioconda

by E.L. Konigsburg

Tales from Shakespeare by Mary Lamb

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

by E. (Edith) Nesbit

Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare by Kastan

Science in the Scientific Revolution by Jay Wile

Science in the Age of Reason by Jay Wile

Post-reformation Europe



John Calvin Little Lights: What is the Truth by Catherine MacKenzie

John Calvin (Christian Biographies for Youn… by Simonetta Carr

Martin Luther Little Lights: What Should I … by Catherine MacKenzie

Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World by Paul L. Maier

Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the R… by Brandon Withrow

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church Hist… by Richard M. Hannula

Morning Star of the Reformation by Andy Thomson

The Beggars’ Bible by Louise A. Vernon

Monks and Mystics: Chronicles of the Mediev… by Mindy Withrow

The Bible Smuggler by Louise A. Vernon

Thunderstorm in Church by Louise A. Vernon

Luther, the Leader by Virgil E. Robinson

Reformation Heroes by D. M. Kleyn

Mr. Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation by Douglas Bond

The Awakening of Europe by MB Synge

Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O’Dell

Dangerous Journey (The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress) by John Bunyan

Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes by Jackson


European Exploration

A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme

Explorers Who Got Lost by Diane Sansevere-Dreher

The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers by Elizabeth Cody

Ferdinand Magellan: Circumnavigating the Wo… by Katharine Bailey

Exploration and Conquest: The Americas Afte… by Betsy Maestro

Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration With 22 Projects (Build It Yourself) by Mooney

DK Eyewitness Explorers

The World of Columbus and Sons by Genevieve Foster

The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell

Spice and the Devil’s Cave by Hewes

Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? By SA Kramer

To the Edge of the World by Michelle Torrey

Magellan’s World by S Waldman

The Discovery of New Worlds by MB Synge

A Book of Discovery: The History of the World’s Exploration, From the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole by MB Synge


Age of Absolute Monarchs

Peter the Great by Diane Stanley

Brilliant Brits: Henry VIII by Richard Brassey

The King’s Day: Louis XIV of France

by Aliki

Henry VIII and His Wives Paper Dolls (Dover Royal Paper Dolls)

Palace Of Versailles: France’s Royal Jewel

Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England

Lady Jane Grey (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)

The King of Prussia and a Peanut Butter Sandwich by Alice Fleming

Coronation of Glory: The Story of Lady Jane… by Deborah Meroff

Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer

England under the Tudors by Arthur Innes

The World of William Penn by Genevieve Foster


History of Russia

Eyewitness: Russia by Kathleen Berton Murrell

Russia ABCs: A Book about the People and Places of Russia by Berge

Catherine: The Great Journey, Russia, 1743 … by Kristiana Gregory

Angel on the Square (Russian Saga) by Whelan (but setting is during WWI)


French Revolution

The French Revolution (Witness to History) by Sean Connolly

The French Revolution (Cornerstones of Freedom, Third) by Josh Gregory

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

Les Miserables (A Stepping Stone Book) by Victor Hugo

The Escape: The Adventures of Three Hugueno… by A. Van Der Jagt

Huguenot Garden by Douglas Jones

Hammer of the Huguenots (Heroes & History) by Douglas Bond

George Washington’s World

by Joanna Foster

In the Reign of Terror

by George Alfred Henty

No Surrender! A Tale of the Rising in La Ve… by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

Saint Bartholomew’s Eve A Tale of the Hugue… by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

In Search of Honor by Donnalynn Hess

A Tale of Two Cities (Illustrated Classics; abridged)

The Struggle for Sea Power by MB Synge

Who Was Marie Antoinette?

Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769 by Lasky


Modern World

The Kingfisher Atlas of the Modern World by Simon Adams


Battle of Waterloo

My Napoleon by Catherine Brighton

Napoleon: The Story of the Little Corporal by Robert Burleigh

The Story of Napoleon by H. E. Marshall

Betsy and the Emperor by Staton Rabin

Napoleon to Lady Liberty: The World of the 1800’s (Draw and Write Throuh History, 5)

One of the 28th A Tale of Waterloo

by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

Through Russian Snows A Story of Napoleon’s… by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

At Aboukir and Acre A Story of Napoleon’s I… by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

The Struggle for Sea Power by MB Synge

Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman (1800s France)

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind by Davidson


Industrial Revolution

Smokestacks and Spinning Jennys

by Sean Stewart Price

The Story of Inventions by Anna Claybourne

Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

The Story of Eli Whitney by Latham

The Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World, with 21 Activities

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

The Story of Inventions by Michael McHugh

The Story of Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin by Perry

The Steam Engine (Inventions That Shaped the World) by Orr

Industrial Revolution: The 20th Century (Primary Source Readers)

Wars and Conflicts of the 20th Century

14 & 15

World War I Leaders & World War I Countries

World War I (DK Eyewitness Books) by Simon Adams

The World Wars: An Introduction to the Firs… by Paul Dowswell

Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion by Linda Granfield

In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem b… by Linda Granfield

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

War Game Village Green to No Man’s Land (Illustrated) by Michael Foreman

Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI: A True Story by Margot Raven

Pigeon Hero! (Ready-to-Reads) by Shirley Redmond

Fly, Cher Ami, Fly!: The Pigeon Who Saved the Lost BattalionWorld War I for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

Marven of the Great North Woods (U.S. flu epidemic of 1918)

War Horse by M Morpurgo

Sergeant York (Christian Encounters Series)

Sergeant York and the Great War (Men of Cou… by Tom Skeyhill

Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne

Sergeant York And His People by Sam K. Cowan

A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurs… by Christine Farenhorst

Fanny Crosby: Queen of Gospel Songs

by Rebecca Davis

Hero Over Here: A Story of World War I by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

The Good Master by Kate Seredy

The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy

Philomena by Kate Seredy

Lord of the Nutcracker Men by Ian Lawrence

The War to End All Wars: World War 1 by Freedman

The Night Flyers by Elizabeth Jones

When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer, New York City to the Western Front 1917 by Levine

World War I: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History)

The Story of the First World War for Children: 1914-1918

16 & 17

How World War II Began & World War II Leaders

Corrie Ten Boom: Shining in the Darkness (H… by Renee Meloche

War Dogs: Churchill & Rufus

Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Chan… by Douglas Wood

The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco

One Candle by Eve Bunting

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming

Rebekkah’s Journey: A World War II Refugee … by Ann Burg

Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust by Eve Bunting

Brother Andrew: Taking Bibles to the World … by Renee Taft Meloche

DK Readers: D-Day Landings: The Story of th… by Richard Platt

The Good Fight : How World War II Was Won by Stephen E. Ambrose

World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Secret Agent During World War II by John Malam

DK Eyewitness Books: World War II

by Simon Adams

Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunk… by Louise Borden

DK Readers: The Story of Anne Frank (Level … by Brenda Ralph Lewis

Willy and Max: A Holocaust Story

by Amy Littlesugar

Star of Fear, Star of Hope

by Jo Hoestlandt

Lily’s Victory Garden (Tales of Young Ameri… by Helen Wilbur

Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived… by Marisabina Russo

I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hidin… by Marisabina Russo

A Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt …by Kathleen Krull

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

Torchlighters: The Corrie Ten Boom Story (Animated Video)

Torchlighters: The Eric Liddell Story (Animated Video)

Eric Liddell: Running for a Higher Prize (Heroes for Young Readers)

Torchlighters: The Gladys Aylward Story (Animated Video)

Gladys Aylward: Daring to Trust (Heroes for… by Renee Meloche

Winston Churchill: The 20th Century (Primary Source Readers)

Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert Dejong

The Upstairs Room (Winner of the Newbery Ho… by Johanna Reiss

Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus

A Coming Evil by Vivian Vande Velde

The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum

Brother Andrew: God’s Secret Agent (Christi… by Janet Benge

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan

Escape from Warsaw by Ian Serraillier

Hey, Mac! This is serious business!  by William F. McMurdie

Corrie ten Boom: Keeper of the Angels’ Den … by Janet Benge

Corrie Ten Boom: The Watchmaker’s Daughter … by Jean Watson

The Little Riders by Margaretha Shemin

So Far from the Bamboo Grove

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

If I Perish

by Esther Ahn Kim

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: In the Midst of Wicked… by Janet Benge

Twenty and Ten (Puffin story books) by Claire Huchet Bishop

Who Was Winston Churchill?

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffi… by Eleanor Coerr

A Father’s Promise by Hess

The Devil’s Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Class… by Jane Yolen

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

The Chestry Oak by Kate Seredy

I am David by Anne Holm

North to Freedom by Anne Holm

What Was D-Day? By Demuth

Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust (Illustrated)

I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from the Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944October ’45: Childhood Memories of War by Besson

Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)


United Nations

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Raven

Christmas from Heaven by Tom Brokaw

Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot” by Michael Tunnell

Stalin: Russia’s Man of Steel by Albert Marrin (also covers Korean War & Cold War)


Korean War

Peacebound Trains by Haemi Balgassi

Torchlighters: The Robert Jermain Thomas Story (Animated DVD)


Vietnam War

Fighting the Vietnam War (On the Front Line) by Brian Fitzgerald

The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) by Eve Bunting

The Civil Rights Movement & Vietnam: 1960-1976- Graphic U.S. History

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

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Kadohata

Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy by Warren

Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War

Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan

Little Cricket  by Jackie Brown

The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam by Huynh

Water Buffalo Days by Huynh Quang Nhuong

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam by Walter Dean Myers

DK Eyewitness Books: Vietnam War

10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vi… by Philip Caputo


End of the Cold War

Ronald Reagan: Fortieth President 1981-1989 (Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents) by Venezia

Spying and the Cold War (Freestyle Express:… by Michael Burgan

The Cold War (20th Century Perspectives) by David Taylor

Who Was Ronald Reagan? by Joyce Milton

Ronald Reagan: Young Leader (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Velchin

BOMB: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin


Fall of Communism

The Wall: Growing Up behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Re… by Ji-li Jiang

Children of the Storm: The Autobiography of… by Natasha Vins


Gulf War

George Bush: Forty-First President 1989-1993 (Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents) by Venezia

The Persian Gulf War (We the People: Modern America)

DK Eyewitness: Oil

America at War: Desert Storm

The 1990s Decade in Photos: The Rise of Technology

Tensions in the Gulf, 1978-1991 (The Making… by J. E. Peterson


Apartheid Ending

Peaceful Protest: The Life of Nelson Mandela by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela (Readers Bios)

The Soccer Fence: A story of friendship, hope, and apartheid in South Africa by Bildner

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

DK Biography Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book

Waiting for the Rain by Gordon


U.S. Presidents

Stuck on the Presidents by Lara Rice Bergen

The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents

Have Fun with the Presidents: Activities, Projects, and Fascinating Facts

Yo Millard Fillmore!: (And all those other Presidents you don’t know)

So You Want to Be President?

American Presidents Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

Smart About the Presidents (Smart About History)

The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents. Blassingame

The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents: Fascinating Facts about Each and Every President, Including an American History Timeline

U.S. Presidents (Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides)



Everything You Need To Know About Science Homework by Anne Zeman

Properties of Ecosystems (God’s Design for … by Debbie Lawrence



Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey

The Stars by H.A. Rey

Exploring Creation With Astronomy (Young Ex… by Jeannie K. Fulbright

Exploring the World of Astronomy: From Center of the Sun to Edge of the Universe by John Hudson Tiner

Science in the Beginning by Jay Wile

Science in the Ancient World by Jay Wile

Johannes Kepler: Giant of Faith and Science (Sowers)

Destination Moon: The Spiritual and Scienti… by James Irwin

Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step-… by Judy Donnell

Godspeed, John Glenn by Richard Hilliard

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

History of Space Exploration Coloring Book … by Bruce LaFontaine

You Wouldn’t Want to be on Apollo 13!


Physical Science

Exploring the World of Physics: From Simple Machines to Nuclear Energy by Tiner

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (Young Explorer Series) by Fulbright

Heat & Energy (God’s Design for the Physical World)

Science in the Scientific Revolution by Jay Wile

Our Universe (God’s Design for Heaven & Earth)

Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion (Inventions and Discovery)

The Ocean Of Truth: The Story Of Sir Isaac … by Joyce McPherson

Isaac Newton,: Mastermind of modern science (A First biography) by David Knight

Isaac Newton: Inventor, Scientist, and Teacher (Sower Series)

Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities



Ish by Peter Reynolds

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

Harold and the Purple Crayon 50th Anniversary Edition (Purple Crayon Books)

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

Lines That Wiggle

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book (ALA Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg

Draw 3-D (Learn to Draw)

The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola


Great Artists

Art Masterpieces to Color: 60 Great Paintings from Botticelli to Picasso (Dover Art Coloring Book)

Art Fraud Detective: Spot the Difference, Solve the Crime!

Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters

Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)

Degas and the Little Dancer (Anholt’s Artis… by Laurence Anholt

Rembrandt and the Boy Who Drew Dogs: A stor… by Molly Blaisdell

What makes a Rembrandt a Rembrandt?

What makes a Monet a Monet?

What makes a Degas a Degas?

Katie Meets The Impressionists (Scholastic … by James Mayhew

Monet and the Impressionists for Kids: Thei… by Carol Sabbeth

Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Cristina Bjork

Carl Linnaeus: Father of Classification by Margaret Anderson

Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains by P. I. Maltbie

Rembrandt (Getting To Know The World’s Grea…

Edgar Degas (Getting to Know the World’s Gr… by Mike Venezia

Monet (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest… by Mike Venezia

Rembrandt (Masterpieces Artists and Their W… by Xavier Niz

The Impressionists: A comprehensive visual reference to one of the best-loved periods of art history, with over 450 images

Impressionist Art Masterpieces to Color: 60 Great Paintings from Renoir to Gauguin (Dover Art Coloring Book)

Impressionist Art Book by Wenda O’Reilly

Renaissance Art Book by Wenda O’Reilly

Renaissance Artists Who Inspired the World … by Gregory Blanch

The Usborne Art Sticker Books by Sarah Courtauld


Famous Composers & Orchestra

The Gift of Music (Expanded and Revised, 3rd Edition): Great Composers and Their Influence

Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!

Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)

Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Aladdin Picture Books)

Meet the Orchestra by Ann Hayes

The Heroic Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza

Beethoven for Kids: His Life and Music with… by Helen Bauer

Ludwing Van Beeethoven (Getting to Know…) by Venezia

A Coloring Book of Early Composers by Eric Tomb

Great Composers (Dover History Coloring Book) by John Green

Beethoven Lives Upstairs Audio CD

Beethoven Lives Upstairs Illustrated Book



A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme

Draw Europe by Kristin Draeger

Draw Asia Vol 1by Kristin Draeger

Maps to Color and Learn – Europe

Window on the World: When We Pray God Works by Daphne Spraggett

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Priceman



Schoolhouse Rock: Multiplication Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD]

Exploring the World of Mathematics: From Ancient Record Keeping to the Latest Advances in Computers. Tiner

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (A Math Adventure)

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure)

Math Curse

Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin (A Math Adventure)

The Multiplying Menace Divides (Math Adventures)

Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry

Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar

The Grapes of Math


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