Modernity for Grammar Bookstore

For the 2019-2020 academic year, our history and literature studies will focus on Modernity – an epoch focusing primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, but with roots extending into the early Enlightenment.

Parents are not required to purchase these books for their students. These will be used in class. Teachers will give suggested homework for use at home. Only if you wish to complete that homework at home, will you need to purchase these books. 

History Books

A blank timeline book for students to record the major events and people they encounter in their study of history, literature, science, art, and music.

REQUIRED for 2nd grade and up.

Supplementary History Books

We may read several chapters from these two books in class.

Families are not required to purchase them.


To Be Determined…

Literature Books


Five Children and It
by E. Nesbit 

by Johanna Spyri

Tales from Shakespeare 
by Charles Lamb

Composer Study Books


Mozart, The Wonder Boy

by Opal Wheeler

We will read these two books by Opal Wheeler in class.

Families are not required to purchase them.

Recommended Reading – At Home

  • Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  • All-Of-A-Kind Family, Sydney Taylor
  • The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, or Little Lord Fauntleroy, Francis Hodgson Burnett
  • Cricket in Times Square, George Selden
  • The Tinker’s Daughter Wendy Lawton (historical fiction based of the daughter of John Bunyan)
  • Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates
  • Crown & Covenant (17th Century), Douglas Bond
  • Faith & Freedom Trilogy (18th Century), Douglas Bond
  • Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn, Makers Douglas Bond
  • Mr. Pipes Comes to America, Douglas Bond
  • The Winged Watchmen, Hilda Van Stockum (LHL)
  • Small War of Sergeant Donkey, Maureen Daley (LHL)
  • Enemy Brothers, Constance Savery (LHL)
  • Snow Treasure, Marie McSwigan
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  • Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
  • Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
  • Understood Betsy, Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • The Borrowers
  • Blue Willow
  • Smoky the Cowhorse
  • North to Freedom
  • House of Sixty Fathers, Meendert de Jong
  • Escape from Warsaw, Ian Serralier
  • Peter the Great, Stanley
  • Pollyanna, Eleanor Porter
  • Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
  • The Railway Children, Edith Nesbit
  • Gone-Away Lake and Return to Gone-Away Lake, Elizabeth Enright
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Lad: A Dog, Albert Payson Terhune
  • Puck of Pook’s Hill, Rudyard Kipling
  • Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
  • Jack and Jill, Louisa May Alcott
  • Miracles on Maple Hill, Virginia Sorensen
  • The Phantom Tollbooth,Norton Juster

Landmark Books

Please make sure these are the originals; some were edited when they were reprinted.

  • Exploring the Himalaya, William O. Douglas
  • Catherine the Great, Katherine Scherman
  • Marie Antoinette, Bernadine Kielty
  • Marquis de Layfayette, Hodding Carter
  • Hero of Trafalgar, A.B.C. Whipple
  • Story of Scotland Yard, Laurence Thompson
  • Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo, Frances Winwar
  • Queen Victoria, Noel Streatfield
  • Florence Nightingale, Ruth Fox Hume
  • French Foreign Legion, Wyatt Blassingame
  • Garibaldi, Father of Modern Italy, Marcia Davenport
  • Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan, Ferdinand Kuhn
  • The Man Who Changed China, Pearl S. Buck
  • Lawrence of Arabia, Alistair MacLean
  • The Story of Albert Schweitzer, Anita Daniel
  • Doctors Who Conquered Yellow Fever, Ralph Nading Hill
  • Flying Aces of WWI 
  • Story of Paratroops 
  • Winston Churchill 
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police 
  • Adolf Hitler  
  • Battle of Britain  
  • Sinking of Bismarck  
  • Commandos of WWII  
  • Battle for Atlantic  
  • Great American Fighter Pilots of WWII  
  • Seabees  
  • Combat Nurses  
  • Medical Corps  
  • U.S. Frogmen  
  • Pearl Harbor to Okinawa  
  • Flying Tigers  
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo  
  • Guadalcanal Diary  
  • Midway  
  • Casablanca to Berlin  
  • Story of D-Day  
  • Battle of the Bulge  
  • Battle for Iwo Jima