I mention a lot of books on this site, but these are the cream of the crop. This list is targeted for homeschool parents and Christian school teachers, so I include recommended grade levels in parentheses. (These grades are based on what I consider the ideal age to study the subject, but they are just general guidelines. For example, logic can easily be studied in the 8th grade instead of 9th.)

These books are intended for middle school and high school students. However, they are also suitable for church study groups or individual study for adults. 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


History

Western Civilization (9–11)

Western Civilization—Spielvogel

 



ANCIENT HISTORY (9)

Ancient Greece—Martin

 


Ancient Rome—Martin


 


Medieval HISTORY (10)

The Story of Christianity (Vol 1)—Gonzalez


 



Modern HISTORY (11)

The Story of Christianity (Vol 2)—Gonzalez


 


AMERICAN HISTORY (12)


THEOLOGY

BIBLE (9) 


The MacArthur Bible HandbookMacArthur



 

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (10)

Bible DoctrineGrudem

 


Salvation Belongs to the Lord—Frame



 

APOLOGETICS (11)


Total Truth—Pearcey

 

 


LANGUAGE

LATIN (9–12)

Learn to Read Latin—Keller & Russell 

 


GREEK (11–12)

Basics of Biblical Greek—Mounce

 

HEBREW

Basics of Biblical Hebrew—Pratico & Van Pelt


 


Education

Christian Education


Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning—Wilson

 


Classical Education


HUMANITIES

LOGIC (9)

Introductory Logic—Nance & Wilson

 



PHILOSOPHY (10)

The Consequences of Ideas—Sproul 

 

 


ECONOMICS (11)

How Capitalism Saved America—DiLorenzo
 

 



GOVERNMENT (12)


LITERATURE

ANCIENT LITERATURE (9)

Omnibus I (and IV)
 

 

The Republic—Plato


 

On the Incarnation—Athanasius



Confessions—Augustine
 






MEDIEVAL LITERATURE (10)

Omnibus II (and V)

 


Institutes of the Christian Religion—Calvin


 



MODERN LITERATURE (11)

Omnibus III (and VI)

 

The Pilgrim's Progress—Bunyan
 


 

English LITERATURE (12)

1984—Orwell