What should homeschoolers read during the summer?
You asked for it, so we are providing it! None of these books are required to be read in the summer, but if you want to get a head start on the next year this is the perfect place to start. Hope you enjoy! If you have any other suggestions be sure to post them to our facebook page.
Rising to Challenge 1:
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Stowe
The Chosen – Chaim Potok (Robin Wisner’s personal favorite)
John Adams – McCollough
1984 – Orwell
Huck Finn – Twain
Rising to Challenge B:
The History of Science – it’s only a reference book for students, but if they could read it, even better.
The Hiding Place – because it is the longest book they’ll read.
Look over vocabulary for Latin and start making flash cards
Look over Introductory Logic book.
Watch the Tour Guide for Logic and Latin.
Read Fallacy Detectives.
Start looking for good science fair project idea books
Rising to Challenge A:
Paddle to the Sea, by Holling C. Holling: A toy Indian and his canoe travel from Lake Nipigon to the Atlantic Ocean.
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham: From indentured servant to famous navigator, this story follows the life of a self-educated young man and his remarkable contributions to maritime navigation in the early 1700s.
2000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne: Sent to investigate mysterious encounters that are disrupting international shipping, Professor Aronnax, his servant Conseil, and disgruntled harpooner Ned Land are captured when their frigate is sunk during an encounter with the “monster.” The submarine Nautilus and its eccentric Captain Nemo afford the professor and his companions endless fascination and danger as they’re swept along on a yearlong undersea voyage. (free e-book available at http://www.manybooks.net/titles/vernejuletext942000010.html.)
More Than Meets the Eye, Richard Swenson, M.D. (for parents and students!) “Dr. Swenson examines the wonders of creation and explains how they reveal a majestic God whose mastery of detail is evident everywhere.”
Going into Foundations Cycle 3:
Some are to be treated as read-alouds for this grammar stage group. Some are also Challenge books, which will be read again by the students individually, when they are older.
The Light and the Glory for Children: Discovering God’s Plan for America from Christopher Columbus through George Washington by Peter Marshall and David Manuel
From Sea to Shining Sea: Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1787-1837 by Peter Marshall and David Manuel
Sounding Forth the Trumpet: God’s Plan for America 1837-1860 by David Manuel
The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Little Britches Series by Ralph Moody
Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Story of the World Vol. IV, Springhill Press
What’s Inside You, Usborne Books
It Couldn’t Just Happen by Lawrence O. Richards