Top Books for Children (K–6)
Young children should first learn reading, writing, and arithmetic. Once they can read, they can begin to read books on a variety of subjects. Young children have a great capacity to memorize information and should therefore be taught lots of names, dates, and vocabulary. Children should also be told stories from the Bible, history, and literature.
This book list is targeted for homeschool parents and Christian school teachers, so I include recommended grade levels in parentheses. (These grades are based on the recommended reading level for the books, but they are general guidelines. Children vary in ability.) I recommend using books as supplements to primary instruction (either in person or video lessons). For recommended video lessons, see the Homeschool Resources page and the curriculum posts under Categories.
ANCIENT HISTORY (1–5)
MEDIEVAL HISTORY (1–5)
Modern European & American History (3–7)
Church HISTORY (K–3)
Church History ABCs—Nichols
CHURCH HISTORY (4–9)
Investigating God's Word—One Story Ministries
MEDIEVAL LITERATURE (5–7)
The Canterbury Tales—McGaughrean