Primer (and beyond) Literature Selections

The first section of books listed below includes the books needed for the narration lessons in the Primer series. 

The second section includes books from which we drew the copywork lessons in the Primer series. 

The sections after that are just general recommendations of books we have loved and enjoyed with our own students.

As C.S. Lewis said, "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally worth reading at the age of fifty."

Books needed for the Primer series

     

The Aesop for Children, illustrated by Milo Winter

Needed with Primer—Autumn. Purchase a hard copy of the book with the link above or read and print online here.

Fifty Famous Stories Retold, by James Baldwin

Needed with Primer—Winter. Purchase a hard copy of the book with the link above or read and print online here.

The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse, by Thornton Burgess

Needed with Primer—Spring. Purchase a hard copy of the book with the link above or read and print online here.

Resources for Copywork in Primer series

This section contains some of the books we used for our copywork selections.

Books used for copywork selections in Primer—Autumn:

                 

 

Books used for copywork selections in Primer—Winter:

                 

 

Books used for copywork selections in Primer—Spring:

      

            

Bible Story Book

Picture Books for Younger Children

     

       

        

   

 

Fables and Fairy Tales

   

     

Biography, History, Mythology, & Legends

     

       

     

      

Poetry

 

  

Anthologies

    

Literature

                  

                 

           

     

   

Science, Nature, and Geography

    

   

Aesop and Homer: Supplemental Reading

Diogenes: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Herodotus: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Plutarch: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Demosthenes: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Poetry: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

 
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