Outcast by Rosemary Sutcliff

As an infant he was the sole survivor of a shipwreck; as a teenager he was cast out of his adoptive tribe; as a young man he was a galley slave.

Outcast

Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

A series of books for young readers, in which the characters are transported to other times and places.

Magic Tree House Series

Home in the Sky by Jeannie Baker

A flock of pigeons is kept on the top of a burned-out building in New York City.

Home in the Sky

Lost and Found by Jean Little

Two books for beginning readers, both of which feature a child with a problem who is helped by a dog.

Lost and Found and Rescue Pup

World History Made Simple: Matching History With the Bible by Ruth Beechick

In a short, very readable study, world history from Creation to Christ is presented, bringing together Biblical history with what else was happening in the world at the time.

World History Made Simple

Where the Crickets Sing by Rosie Boom

A family in New Zealand has fun working and playing together as they live in a barn while building their house on the farm they bought.

Where the Crickets Sing

Unwrapping the Pharoahs by John Ashton and David Down

A very readable study of Egyptian archaeology and how the Biblical timeline is confirmed by the records left from the past.

Unwrapping the Pharoahs

HearthLand by Chautona Havig

A serial novel released over the course of a year or more, following the attempt of a retired man to build a community where people can live intentionally.

HearthLand

Gold Fears No Fire by Ralph Toliver

One family’s journey over the course of 30 years vividly portrays the Communist takeover of China and Chairman Mao’s “reforms”.

Gold Fears No Fire

Anne of Green Gables Series by L. M. Montgomery

A very popular series of books for girls, but please be sure to read the warning for this one.

Anne of Green Gables Series

Streams of Civilization Volume One by Mary Stanton & Albert Hyma

A history textbook covering world history from the beginning to the exploration of the Americas.

Streams of Civilization Volume One

Marooned in the Arctic by Peggy Caravantes

When a group of men and one woman spend a year on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean, the woman, Ada Blackjack, must learn how to survive in such a hostile environment.

Marooned in the Arctic

More Stories From Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson

Grandma tells stories to her granddaughter about her life as a girl on a farm in Northern Michigan, when she had many adventures with her friend Sarah Jane.

More Stories From Grandma’s Attic

Red, Yellow, Black & White by Dwayne & Lois Stoltzfus

In gentle, easy text and beautiful color photographs, young children are introduced to other children who live in poverty and war-stricken places around the globe.

Red, Yellow, Black & White

Heart of Courage by Lois Walfrid Johnson

Mikkel has promised to free Bree if she and Devin accompany him on one trip—will he keep his word?

Heart of Courage

The Great Alexander the Great by Joe Lasker

With a combination of story and pictures, young children can learn about Alexander the Great and his conquest of the ancient world.

The Great Alexander the Great