For 4th through 6th grades, I recommend 1000 Good Books List by Classical Christian Education Support Loop at http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000-elementary.html. For more literature resources, visit:
- http://www.nea.org/grants/teachers-top-100-books-for-children.html – Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children
- http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/2012/08/looking-for-world-history-readers-for-5th-grade-and-up – world history readers for 5th+ grade
- http://www.rcyrba.org – Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Illinois’ Children’s Choice Award – Grades 4-8
- http://elibrary.sd71.bc.ca/subject_resources/english/free_audiobooks.htm – Middle School Library
- http://www.loc.gov/nls/bibliographies/minibibs – bibliographies
- http://www.poughkeepsieday.org/page.cfm?p=606 – books based on true stories
- http://www.amazon.com/People-Every-Christian-Should-Know/dp/0801071941 – I recommend that you read this book yourself, then use it as a guide for finding biographies for each of these remarkable people.
Most of these books are available at our local library in book and audiobook form. We prefer audiobook format so we are free to move around during story time. We also play audiobooks during long car trips, while doing household chores and as a family bedtime story. If this doesn’t work for you, don’t do it. Our goal is to consume a classic a week. This helps us meet our goal. My point is to let you know there are many opportunities to consume quality literature. I highly recommend that you look for opportunities to consume a classic a week because there are so many great works.
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“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over
the man who cannot read them.”
~ Mark Twain