Reading Lists

We have become increasingly aware of the challenges kids face in obeying the verse above in the midst of an ungodly society. In order to assist parents in teaching their children to be discerning and fill their mind only with what Philippians 4:8 calls us to fill our minds with, we have compiled a suggested reading list of edifying and entertaining books. We encourage you to discuss the books with your children, as not all things in the books are from a Christian mindset. Teach them to identify things that are not biblical. You will be giving them a great treasure for the future, and a wonderful foundation for their faith.

  • The Little Lost Duckling by Sue Barraclough
  • The Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Babar book series by Jean de Brunhoff
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Burton Lee
  • The Little House by Virginia Burton Lee
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes by Ned Bustard
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Eric Carle
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  • Ronnie Wilson’s Gift by Francis Chan
  • Halfway Herbert by Francis Chan
  • You Are My I Love You by Maryann K. Cusimano
  • A Child’s Treasury of Poems by Mark Daniel
  • The Story of Jonah by Alice Joyce Davidson
  • God Says I Am: What God Tells Us About Himself in the Bible From A to Z by Laura Derico
  • Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
  • Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Uncle Wiggily’s Storybook by Howard R. Garis
  • God’s Wisdom For Little Girls by Elizabeth George
  • God’s Wisdom for Little Boys by Elizabeth George
  • D is for Dinosaur by Ken and Mally Ham
  • My Creation Bible by Ken Ham
  • Spot the Dog books by Eric Hill
  • The Long Dark Scary Night by Pat Holt and Robyn Vander Weide
  • Searching for God’s Love by Pat Holt and Robyn Vander Weide
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon Treasury by Crockett Johnson
  • The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston
  • What Do You Do, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin
  • What Do you Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin
  • Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • Calico Dorsey: Mail Dog of the Mining Camps by Susan Lendroth
  • Lavender’s Blue by Kathleen Lines
  • The Magic Fish by Freya Littledale
  • You Are Special by Max Lucado
  • Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • Stone Soup by Ann McGovern
  • God Made You Special by Eric Metaxas
  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore
  • Smudge books by Clare T. Newberry
  • If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, adaptation by Jerry Pinkney
  • The Little Engine That Could by Warty Piper
  • The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit and other titles by Beatrix Potter
  • Curious George books by H.A. Rey
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  • Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  • Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
  • There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
  • Go, Dog. Go! by Dr. Seuss
  • I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss
  • The Big Tidy Up by Norah Smaridge
  • The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
  • The Day the World Went Wacky by Janine Suter
  • Noah’s Floating Animal Park by Janine Suter
  • The Not So Super Skyscraper by Janine Suter
  • Thanksgiving is For Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
  • Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson
  • How Many Veggies? by Phil Vischer
  • Bob and Larry’s ABC’s by Phil Vischer
  • Lyle, Lyle Crocodile books by Bernard Waber
  • The Hare and the Tortoise by Helen Ward
  • Miss Suzy by Miriam Young
  • Billy and Blaze books by C.W. Andersen
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Stories by Christopher Awdry
  • Madeleine book series by Ludgwig Bemelmens
  • The Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • The Squire and the Scroll by Jennie Bishop
  • The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
  • The Hat by Jan Brett
  • Clifford series by Norman Bridwell
  • Babar book series by Jean de Brunhoff
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Burton Lee
  • The Little House by Virginia Burton Lee
  • Calico the Wonder Horse by Virginia Burton Lee
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes by Ned Bustard
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  • Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
  • Ronnie Wilson’s Gift by Francis Chan
  • Halfway Herbert by Francis Chan
  • Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood by Gloria Clanin
  • A Child’s Treasury of Poems by Mark Daniel
  • The Story of Jonah by Alice Joyce Davidson
  • The Parables of Jesus and Other Titles by Tommie DePaola
  • God Says I Am: What God Tells Us About Himself in the Bible From A to Z by Laura Derico
  • Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
  • Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Uncle Wiggily’s Storybook by Howard R. Garis
  • God Loves His Precious Children by Jim and Elizabeth George
  • God’s Wisdom For Little Girls by Elizabeth George
  • God’s Wisdom for Little Boys by Elizabeth George
  • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
  • D is for Dinosaur by Ken and Mally Ham
  • The Answers Book for Kids by Ken Ham and Cindy Malott
  • Betsy book series by Carolyn Haywood
  • Frances book series by Russell Hoban
  • The Long Dark Scary Night by Pat Holt and Robyn Vander Weide
  • Searching for God’s Love by Pat Holt and Robyn Vander Weide
  • The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston
  • What Do You Do, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin
  • What Do you Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin
  • Adam Raccoon books by Glen Keane
  • Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • Calico Dorsey: Mail Dog of the Mining Camps by Susan Lendroth
  • Lavender’s Blue by Kathleen Lines
  • The Magic Fish by Freya Littledale
  • Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel
  • Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel
  • Betsy and Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • You Are Special by Max Lucado
  • Just the Way You Are by Max Lucado
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald
  • Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • Stone Soup by Ann McGovern
  • God Made You Special by Eric Metaxas
  • The Christopher Robin story books by A.A. Milne
  • Little Bear books by Else Minarik
  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore
  • Smudge books by Clare T. Newberry
  • If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe
  • Animal Friends series by Janette Oke
  • The Caboose Who Got Loose by Bill Peet
  • Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill Peet
  • Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Perish
  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, adaptation by Jerry Pinkney
  • The Little Engine That Could by Warty Piper
  • The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit and other titles by Beatrix Potter
  • Curious George books by H.A. Rey
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Keep the Lights Burning by Peter Roup
  • Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cobble Street Cousins series by Cynthia Rylant
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  • Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  • Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
  • There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
  • Go, Dog. Go! by Dr. Seuss
  • I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss
  • Nate the Great series by Marjorie Sharmat
  • This is the Feast by Diane Z. Shore
  • The Big Tidy Up by Norah Smaridge
  • The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Day the World Went Wacky by Janine Suter
  • Noah’s Floating Animal Park by Janine Suter
  • The Not So Super Skyscraper by Janine Suter
  • Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer
  • This is No Fairy Tale
  • How Many Veggies? by Phil Vischer
  • Lyle, Lyle Crocodile books by Bernard Waber
  • The Hare and the Tortoise by Helen Ward
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Miss Suzy by Miriam Young
  • Harry the Dog series by Gene Zion
  • American Girl books (for girls)
  • Cam Jensen mystery series by David Adler
  • Billy and Blaze books by C.W. Andersen
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Stories by Christopher Awdry
  • Madeleine book series by Ludgwig Bemelmens
  • The Squire and the Scroll by Jennie Bishop
  • The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
  • Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond
  • Babar book series by Jean de Brunhoff
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Burton Lee
  • The Little House by Virginia Burton Lee
  • Calico the Wonder Horse by Virginia Burton Lee
  • Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
  • Ronnie Wilson’s Gift by Francis Chan
  • Halfway Herbert by Francis Chan
  • Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood by Gloria Clanin
  • Beverly Cleary books
  • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dagliesh
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dagliesh
  • A Child’s Treasury of Poems by Mark Daniel
  • The Parables of Jesus and Other Titles by Tommie DePaola
  • Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
  • Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon
  • McBroom’s Wonderful One Acre Farm by Sid Fleischman
  • God Loves His Precious Children by Jim and Elizabeth George
  • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Answers Book for Kids by Ken Ham and Cindy Malott
  • Betsy book series by Carolyn Haywood
  • Frances book series by Russell Hoban
  • Searching for God’s Love by Pat Holt and Robyn Vander Weide
  • Bobbsey Twins series by Laura Lee Hope
  • Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene
  • Cul-de-sac Kids series by Beverly Lewis
  • Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel
  • Betsy and Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Just the Way You Are by Max Lucado
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall and other titles by Patricia Maclachlan
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • The Christopher Robin story books by A.A. Milne
  • Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
  • The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
  • Smudge books by Clare T. Newberry
  • Animal Friends series by Janette Oke
  • Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Caboose Who Got Loose by Bill Peet
  • Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill Peet
  • The Littles Series by John Peterson
  • The Little Engine That Could by Warty Piper
  • The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit and other titles by Beatrix Potter
  • The Great Elephant: An Illustrated Allegory by Nik Ranieri
  • Grandma’s Attic series by Arleta Richardson and Patrice Barton
  • Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cobble Street Cousins series by Cynthia Rylant
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant
  • Nate the Great series by Marjorie Sharmat
  • This is the Feast by Diane Z. Shore
  • Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald J. Sobol
  • The King Without a Shadow by R.C. Sproul
  • The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul
  • The Priest With Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
  • The Prince’s Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
  • The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton
  • Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer
  • Lyle, Lyle Crocodile books by Bernard Waber
  • The Hare and the Tortoise by Helen Ward
  • Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Joseph by Brian Wildsmith
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Harry the Dog series by Gene Zion
  • American Girl books (for girls)
  • Dear America series
  • The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  • The Squire and the Scroll by Jennie Bishop
  • The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
  • A Bear Called Paddington by Bond
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Ronnie Wilson’s Gift by Francis Chan
  • Halfway Herbert by Francis Chan
  • Beverly Cleary books
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dagliesh
  • Whale of a Story by Buddy Davis
  • The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon
  • Hank the Cowdog series by John R. Erickson
  • The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
  • Elsie Dinsmore series by Martha Finley (for girls)
  • Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • McBroom’s Wonderful One Acre Farm by Sid Fleischman
  • The Stout Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail by Neta Lohnes Frazier
  • Blue Willow by Doris Gates
  • The Answers Book for Kids by Ken Ham and Cindy Malott
  • Marguerite Henry’s Treasury of Horses Trilogy
  • Searching for God’s Love by Pat Holt and Robyn Vander Weide
  • Bobbsey Twins series by Laura Lee Hope
  • Sugar Creek Gang series by Paul Hutchens (for boys)
  • Trailblazer Series by Dave Jackson
  • The Scottish Seas by Douglas Jones
  • Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene
  • Babe:The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • Meg Mackintosh Solve it Yourself Mystery Series by Lucinda Landin
  • Mandie Mystery series by Lois Gladys Leppard
  • Liberty Letters series by Nancy LeSourd
  • Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
  • Cul-de-sac Kids series by Beverly Lewis
  • Pippi Longstockings by Astrid Lindgren
  • Betsy and Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
  • The Light Princess by George MacDonald
  • At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
  • Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World by Paul L. Maier
  • Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
  • The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
  • Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
  • The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle series by Bill Myers
  • The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
  • Animal Friends series by Janette Oke
  • Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Great Elephant: An Illustrated Allegory by Nik Ranieri
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings
  • Grandma’s Attic series by Arleta Richardson and Patrice Barton
  • Pilipinto’s Happiness by Valerie Elliot Shepard
  • The King Without a Shadow by R.C. Sproul
  • The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul
  • The Priest With Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
  • The Prince’s Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
  • The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul
  • The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
  • Mary Poppins by Dr. P.L. Travers and Mary Shepard
  • Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton
  • Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warren
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
  • Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • American Girl books (for girls)
  • Dear America series
  • Bank Street Graphic Novels
  • The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Little Daisy and the Swearing Class by anonymous author and published by Grace and Truth Books
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  • A Bear Called Paddington by Bond
  • Guns of Providence by Douglas Bond
  • The Mars Diaries series by Sigmund Brouwer
  • The Robot Wars by Sigmund Brouwer
  • The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Allison Chronicle series by Melody Carlson
  • Magic Schoolbus series by Joanna Cole
  • Whale of a Story by Buddy Davis
  • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
  • The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo
  • Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon
  • Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge (complete and unabridged version)
  • The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
  • Elsie Dinsmore series by Martha Finley (for girls)
  • Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman
  • Bandit’s Moon by Sid Fleischman
  • The Giant Rat of Sumatra by Sid Fleischman
  • McBroom’s Wonderful One Acre Farm by Sid Fleischman
  • The Stout Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail by Neta Lohnes Frazier
  • Blue Willow by Doris Gates
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gibson
  • Dinosaurs by Design by Duane Gish
  • The Wind in the Willlows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Reel Kids Adventures by Dave Gustaveson
  • The Answers Book for Kids by Ken Ham and Cindy Malott
  • The Astronomy Book by Dr. Jonathan Henry
  • Marguerite Henry’s Treasury of Horses Trilogy
  • Sugar Creek Gang series by Paul Hutchens (for boys)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
  • Trailblazer Series by Dave Jackson
  • The Scottish Seas by Douglas Jones
  • Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene
  • Saddles, Stars and Stripes series by Deborah Kent
  • Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Patty Reed’s Doll:The Story of the Donner Party by Rachel k. Laurgaard
  • Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen
  • Mandie Mystery series by Lois Gladys Leppard
  • Liberty Letters series by Nancy LeSourd
  • The Princess Tales by Gail Levine
  • Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
  • Cul-de-sac Kids series by Beverly Lewis
  • Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
  • The Light Princess by George MacDonald
  • At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
  • Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World by Paul L. Maier
  • Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Any other Lucy Maud Montgomery books
  • Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
  • The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle series by Bill Myers
  • The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Bridge to Terabitha by Katherine Paterson
  • Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
  • The Great Elephant: An Illustrated Allegory by Nik Ranieri
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings
  • Grandma’s Attic series by Arleta Richardson and Patrice Barton
  • The Williamsburg Years Series (Christian Heritage Series) by Nancy Rue
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Pilipinto’s Happiness by Valerie Elliot Shepard
  • The King Without a Shadow by R.C. Sproul
  • The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul
  • The Priest With Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
  • The Prince’s Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
  • The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  • Treasures in the Snow by Patricia St. John
  • Tanglewoods’ Secret by Patricia St. John
  • Star of Light by Patricia St. John
  • Winter Danger by William O. Steele
  • Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling
  • Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton
  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  • Dancing Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  • Skating Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  • Case For a Creator For Kids by Lee Strobel
  • All of a Kind Family series by Sydney Taylor
  • The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
  • This is No Fairy Tale
  • Mary Poppins by Dr. P.L. Travers and Mary Shepard
  • The Beggar’s Bible by Louise A Vernon
  • Stuart Little by E.B. White
  • Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
  • Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
  • American Girl books (for girls)
  • Dear America series
  • Bank Street Graphic Novels
  • Dragons: Legends and Lore of Dinosaurs by Answers in Genesis
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Little Daisy and the Swearing Class by anonymous author and published by Grace and Truth Books
  • Guns of Providence by Douglas Bond
  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink
  • The Mars Diaries series by Sigmund Brouwer
  • The Robot Wars by Sigmund Brouwer
  • The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
  • London Confidential Series by Sandra Byrd
  • Magic Schoolbus series by Joanna Cole
  • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon
  • Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge
  • The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
  • Elsie Dinsmore series by Martha Finley (for girls)
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • Dinosaurs by Design by Duane Gish
  • The Wind in the Willlows by Kenneth Grahame
  • King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Reel Kids Adventures by Dave Gustaveson
  • The Answers Book for Kids by Ken Ham and Cindy Malott
  • The Astronomy Book by Dr. Jonathan Henry
  • Sugar Creek Gang series by Paul Hutchens (for boys)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
  • Trailblazer Series by Dave Jackson
  • The Scottish Seas by Douglas Jones
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • Saddles, Stars and Stripes series by Deborah Kent
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
  • Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
  • Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen
  • Teddy’s Button by Amy Lefeuvre
  • Liberty Letters series by Nancy LeSourd
  • The Princess Tales by Gail Levine
  • The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
  • The Light Princess by George MacDonald
  • At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
  • Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World by Paul L. Maier
  • Come On Seabiscuit by Ralph Moody
  • Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Bridge to Terabitha by Katherine Paterson
  • The Great Elephant: An Illustrated Allegory by Nik Ranieri
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • The Williamsburg Years Series (Christian Heritage Series) by Nancy Rue
  • Pilipinto’s Happiness by Valerie Elliot Shepard
  • The King Without a Shadow by R.C. Sproul
  • The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul
  • The Priest With Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
  • The Prince’s Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
  • The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul
  • Treasures in the Snow by Patricia St. John
  • Tanglewoods’ Secret by Patricia St. John
  • Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton
  • Case For a Creator For Kids by Lee Strobel
  • All of a Kind Family series by Sydney Taylor
  • The Hobbit by J. R.R. Tolkien
  • This is No Fairy Tale – by Dale Tolmasoff
  • The Beggar’s Bible by Louise A Vernon
  • Basket of Flowers by Christoph Von Schmid
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
  • Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
  • Bank Street Graphic Novels
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • Louisa May Alcott books
  • Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince by Sidney Baldwin
  • The Nickel Plated Beauty by Patricia Beatty
  • Kingdom’s Reign)
  • Faith and Freedom Trilogy by Douglas Bond
  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink
  • The Mars Diaries series by Sigmund Brouwer
  • The Robot Wars by Sigmund Brouwer
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • London Confidential Series by Sandra Byrd
  • Boys of Wartime series by Laurie Calkhoven
  • Allison Chronicle series by Melody Carlson
  • Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Davy Crockett: His Own Story by David Crockett
  • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
  • The Circle Series by Ted Dekker
  • Journey Through the Night by Anne DeVries
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Cheaper By The Dozen by Frank Gilbreth
  • Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn
  • Sierra Jensen series by Robin Jones Gunn
  • Reel Kids Adventures by Dave Gustaveson
  • Hedge of Thorns by Mark Hamby
  • The Astronomy Book by Dr. Jonathan Henry
  • All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  • Grace Livingston Hill books (for girls)
  • Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton
  • Trailblazer Series by Dave Jackson
  • Left Behind Kids’ series by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye
  • by Mary Johnston
  • The Scottish Seas by Douglas Jones
  • The Hugenot Garden by Douglas Jones
  • The Mitford Series by Jan Karon
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • Saddles, Stars and Stripes series by Deborah Kent
  • Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
  • Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  • Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen
  • Teddy’s Button by Amy Lefeuvre
  • Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Mandie Mystery series by Lois Gladys Leppard
  • Liberty Letters series by Nancy LeSourd
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • The Princess Tales by Gail Levine
  • Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  • The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Sir Gibbie by George MacDonald
  • At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
  • Christy by Catherine Marshall
  • Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Any Lucy Maud Montgomery books
  • Come On Seabiscuit by Ralph Moody
  • The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle series by Bill Myers
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert O’Brien
  • Basher Five Two by Captain Scott O’Grady
  • Janette Oke books (for girls)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Bridge to Terabitha by Katherine Paterson
  • Frontier Family Series by C. H. Pearson
  • Cooper Kids Adventure Series by Frank Peretti
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson
  • Winter Danger by WIlliam O. Steele
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Kidnapped! by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Case For a Creator For Kids by Lee Strobel
  • The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Princess Adelina by Julie Sutter
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
  • The Hiding Place by Corie Ten Boom
  • The Hobbit by J. R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Von Trapp
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • Basket of Flowers by Christoph Von Schmid
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Cherry Ames Nurse Series by Helen Wells (for girls)
  • Jungle Doctor series by Paul White
  • The Once and Future King by T. H. White
  • Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
  • Any Lamplighter series books
  • Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the West by Stephen Ambrose
  • West by Stephen Ambrose
  • Not My Will: How Much Will Surrender Cost? by Francena H. Arnold
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • Jane Austen books
  • The Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin
  • Wings of Refuge by Lynn Austin
  • Kingdom’s Reign)
  • Gresham Chronicles by Lawana Blackwell (for girls)
  • The Betrayal (a novel on John Calvin) by Douglas Bond
  • Faith and Freedom Trilogy by Douglas Bond
  • The Cost of Discipleship: Letters From Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
  • Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges
  • Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • by Lars Brownworth
  • The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Heirs of Acadia series by T. Davis Bunn and Isabella Bunn
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • London Confidential Series by Sandra Byrd
  • How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
  • Any of Bruce Catton’s books on Civil War
  • The Truth Chronicles trilogy by Tim Chaffey and Joe Westbrook
  • The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton
  • Father Brown stories by G. K. Chesterton
  • Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton
  • Their crimes
  • The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  • Agatha Christie mystery series
  • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • The Circle Series by Ted Dekker
  • Journey Through the Night by Anne DeVries
  • Charles Dickens books
  • The Robe by Lloyd Douglas
  • Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
  • The Mark of a Man by Elisabeth Elliott
  • Elisabeth Elliott
  • No Graven Image by Elisabeth Elliott
  • Washington, the Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner
  • Captain Horatio Hornblower series by C.S. Forrester
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Loving God With All Your Mind by Elizabeth George (for girls)
  • Jonathan and Sarah: An Uncommon Union by Edna Gerstner
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Carey
  • The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
  • Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn
  • Sierra Jensen series by Robin Jones Gunn
  • Harris
  • Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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  • James Herriott books
  • The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer
  • Georgette Heyer mystery books
  • Grace Livingston Hill books (for girls)
  • Green Mansions by William Henry Hudson
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
  • Quest for Celestia: A Reimagining of the Pilgrim’s Progress by Steven James
  • Renegade Spirit Series by Jerry Jenkins and John Peroddin
  • Mitford series by Jan Karon
  • A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller
  • The Man Who Would be King by Rudyard Kipling
  • Journey of the Stranger Series by Al Lacy
  • Shadow of Liberty Series by Al and Joanna Lacy
  • Taliesin (and the subsequent books of the Pendragon Cycle) by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
  • Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
  • How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
  • Keys to Spiritual Growth: Unlocking the Riches of God by John MacArthur
  • The Curate’s Awakening by George MacDonald (edited by Michael R. Phillips)
  • Christy by Catherine Marshall
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Any Lucy Maud Montgomery books
  • Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brien
  • Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor
  • My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
  • Song of Acadia series by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn
  • Janette Oke books (for girls)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Knowing God by J. I. Packer
  • The Thistle and the Cross series by Craig and Janet Parshall
  • Desiring God by John Piper
  • Postman
  • Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife by Bill Potter
  • Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss (for girls)
  • Serenity series comic book stories by Realbuzz Studios
  • Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World by Don Richardson
  • The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers
  • Northwest Passage by Kenneth Roberts
  • Tribe: A Warrior’s Battles (Breakaway Devotional) by Michael Ross
  • by J. C. Ryle
  • The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy Sayers
  • Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
  • How Then Should We Live? by Francis Schaeffer
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
  • In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Quo Vadis by Henry Sienkiewicz
  • Success by Rodney Stark
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Toward God by Lee Strobel
  • Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Smith of Wootton Major by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
  • Ruth by Ellen Gunderson Traylor
  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
  • Mutineer’s Moon by David Weber
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
  • Lori Wick books (for girls)
  • The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  • Yeager: An Autobiography by Chuck Yeager
  • Any Lamplighter books
  • The Hiding Place by Corie Ten Boom
  • Children of the Storm: The Autobiography of Natasha Vins by Natasha Vins
  • The Persecutor by Sergei Kourdakov
  • Lords of the Earth by Don Richardson
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Joni: An Unforgettable Story by Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Quo Vadis by Henry Sienkiewicz
  • Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
  • Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliott
  • The Adventure of Missionary Heroism by John C. Lambert
  • Jungle Pilot: The Life and Witness of Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary to Ecuador by Russell T. Hitt
  • Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century by Don Richardson
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich by Eric Metataxas
  • God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew and John Sherrill
  • Born Again by Charles Colson
  • A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall
  • The Dayuma Story: Life Under Auca Spears by Ethel Wallis
  • Another Hand on Mine by William J. Peterson
  • Peril by Choice: The Story of John and Elaine Beekman by James C. Hefley
  • Hudson Taylor and Maria by J. C. Pollock
  • Servant of Slaves: A Biographical Novel of John Newton by Grace Irwin
  • The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson
  • Monks and Mystics: Chronicles of the Medieval Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow
  • Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church by Mindy and Brandon
  • Hearts and Hands: Chronicles of the Awakening Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow

Also, look for biographies on these great heroes of the faith: We suggest looking in the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series by Janet and Geoff Benge and the Heroes For Young Readers series by Renee Meloche and Bryan Pollard for kindergarten to 2nd grade: George Mueller, Corie Ten Boom, Martin Luther (Reformation period), Fanny Crosby, David Brainerd Augustine, William Carey, Frederick Douglass, Hudson Taylor and Florence Nightingale. Amy Carmichael Jim Elliott.

  • Missionary Stories with the Millers by Mildred A. Martin
  • Building the Rock Series of devotionals by Joel Becke and Diana Kleyn
  • True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans
  • Training Hearts, Teaching Minds by Starr Meade
  • Grandma’s Attic series by Arleta Richardson and Patrice Barton
  • 365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly
  • The Adventure of Missionary Heroism by John C. Lambert
  • Wisdom and the Millers by Mildred A. Martin
  • Hymns for a Kid’s Heart by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Window on the World
  • Answers for Kids Bible Curriculum by Stacia McKeever
  • Passport to Purity by Dennis and Barbara Rainey
  • Little Visits With God series by Allan Hart Jahsmann
  • Teach Them to Your Children: An Alphabet of Biblical Poems, Verses, and Stories by Sarah Wean
  • Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood by Gloria Clanin
  • The Children’s Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett