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)

The American Pageant—Kennedy

 

 

 

 


THEOLOGY

BIBLE (9) 

The Bible

 

 

 

 

 

The MacArthur Bible HandbookMacArthur

 

 

 


 

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (10)

Bible DoctrineGrudem

 


 


 

 

Salvation Belongs to the Lord—Frame



 

 

 

 



APOLOGETICS (11)

The Universe Next Door—Sire

 

 


 


 

Total Truth—Pearcey

 

 


LANGUAGE

LATIN (9–12)

Learn to Read Latin—Keller & Russell 

+ Workbook
 

 

 

 


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)

Economics in One Lesson—Hazlitt

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 


 

 

The Canterbury Tales—Chaucer

 

 

 


 

 

Institutes of the Christian Religion—Calvin

 


 

 





MODERN LITERATURE (11)

Omnibus III (and VI)

 

 




 

The Pilgrim's Progress—Bunyan
 


 

 




 

English LITERATURE (12)

1984—Orwell