2022 Updated Sonlight Retired/Previously Used Book List

Sonlight Retired/Previously Used Books List

Updated March 2022 (OnceUponAHomeschooler)  

**Starting in 2021, Science Books have been added from now (2021) and going forward. 

Table of Contents: Clicking a Link Will Take You to the Correct Page

Note/Introduction (Please Read)

Preschool~Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fun for Little Learners 

Pre-Kindergarten~Exploring God’s World 

History/Bible/Literature A~Intro to the World: Cultures 

History/Bible/Literature B~Intro to World History: Part 1 

History/Bible/Literature C~Intro to World History: Part 2 

History/Bible/Literature D~Intro to American History: Part 1 

History/Bible/Literature E~Intro to American History: Part 2 

History/Bible/Literature F~Eastern Hemisphere 

History/Bible/Literature G~World History: Part 1 

Bible/History/Literature H~World History: Part 2 

History/Bible/Literature W~World History (One-Year)

History/Bible/Literature J~History of Science

History/Bible/Literature 100~American History in Depth 

History/Bible/Literature 200~History of God’s Kingdom 

History/Bible/ Literature 300~20th Century World History

History/Bible/Literature 400~Civics/American Government

History/Bible/Literature 500~World History and Worldview Studies


Comments, Credits, and Notices


This list does NOT include books that have been updated, but where Sonlight switched from an older version to a newer version that doesn’t line up..  I have tried to link the copy Sonlight used whenever possible, but as many of the versions are out of print, have been updated, or very difficult to find, this was not always possible, so many of the covers may look different. I can not guarantee that the linked book will always match up with the version in your guide.  


This list is not an exhaustive list of all books Sonlight has ever used. It is a mostly complete list of books that were once used, but are no longer included.  Please let me know if you find any mistakes, typos, incorrect links, or information that has changed.  If you would like to place this list on your own blog, please ask me for permission, and please don’t change it without permission. You can contact me at javiersfamily@yahoo.com or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/onceuponahomeschooler/

Preschool~Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fun for Little Learners
(Previous called Core P 3 /4, and Core T)

Cars and Trucks and Things that Go ~ Scarry

Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, A ~ Bleck 

Eloise Wilkin Stories ~ Wilkin

First Book of Fairy Tales ~ Hoffman

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales ~ Andersen

Mighty Mind

Robert McCloskey Collection, A (3 Stories) (swapped for Make Way for McCloskey. 8 Stories)

Teddy Mix & Match

Usborne Flip-Flap Body Book, The ~ Smith

Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies ~ Wee Sing


Child Scissors

Noyo Crayons

Construction Paper


Pre-Kindergarten~Exploring God’s World
(Previously called PreK and Pre-K and Core B and Core P4/5)

101 Favorite Children’s Songs ~ cassette

25 Stories for Little People ~ cassette

Bear Called Paddington, A ~ Bond

Children’s Choice Bible ~ Chancellor

Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit, The ~ Harris

Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit, The ~ Potter

Curious George ~ Rey 

Emperor’s New Clothes ~ link not to original version

Family Treasury of Little Golden Books, A ~ (Buell)

Ken Taylor’s Favorite Bible Stories ~ Taylor (earlier edition of Family Time Bible in Pictures)

Let’s Talk about Animals ~ published by Ladybird

Mother Goose Classic ~ Volland

My Book about Hudson ~ Miller

My First Encyclopedia ~ Watson

Noah’s Ark ~ Spier

Opposites ~ Tyler and Gee

Peter and the Wolf / R Maltby Presents the Orchestra’s Instruments ~ 2 cassettes 

Real Mother Goose ~ Wright

Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy World ~ Scarry

Right Choices ~ Taylor

Shapes ~ Usborne

Tall Book of Fairy Tales, The ~ Vance

Tall Book of Nursery Tales, The ~ Rojankovsky

Treasury of Children’s Literature, A ~ Elsen

Treasury of Mother Goose Rhymes, A ~ Berrett

Ugly Duckling, The ~ Anderson

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You ~ Hoberman

History/Bible/Literature K~Exploring American History

Anna Hibiscus ~ Atinuke

If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War ~ Moore

If You Lived in Colonial Times ~ McGovern

Love From Anna Hibiscus ~ Atinuke

The Missing Mummy ~ Roy

Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot ~ Branford

History/Bible/Literature A~Intro to the World: Cultures
(Previously called Core A and Core K and Core C)

Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland (Illustrated Condensed) ~ Carrol

Adventures in Ancient Greece (Replaced with Game On in Ancient Greece, which looks to be the same book with a different color) ~ Bailey 

Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose ~ Lobel

Beezus and Ramona ~ Cleary

Boxcar Children, The ~ Warner (Moved to HBL K, 2020)

Boy, A Dog, A Frog, A ~ Mayer

Cappyboppy ~ Peet

Chimney Sweep’s Ransom: John Wesley ~ Jackson

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ~ Barrett

Complete Adventures of Curious George, The ~ Rey

Dolphin Adventure ~ Grover (Moved to HBL K, 2002)

Dolphin Treasure ~ Grover (Moved to HBL K, 2020)

Five True Dog Stories ~ Davidson

Grain of Rice, A ~ Pittman (Moved to HBL K, 2020)

Granny Han’s Breakfast ~ Groves (Moved to HBL K, 2022) 

Hero Tales ~ Jackson

I Heard Good News Today ~ Lehn

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children ~ Herriot

Johnny Appleseed (different author from current version) ~ Holland

Johnny Appleseed (different author from current version) ~ Kellogg

Kildee House ~ Montgomery

Kidnapped by River Rats: William and Catherine Booth ~ Jackson

Leading Little Ones to God ~ Schoolland

Least of All ~ Purdy

Llama Who Had No Pajama, The ~ Hoberman (Moved to HBL K, 2020)

Little House in the Big Woods ~ Wilder (Moved to HBL K)

My Book about Hudson: Hudson Taylor ~ Miller

No Children, No Pets ~ Holland

My Father’s Dragon ~ Gannett (Moved to HBL K, 2020)

Peter Pan (Condensed and Illustrated edition) ~ Barrie

Poems to Read to the Very Young ~ Frank

Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You Book ~ Scarry (Moved to HBL K, 2020)

Sonlight’s Create a Calendar

Stop that Ball ~ McClintock

Story About Ping, A ~ Marjorie Flack

Story of Dr. Dolittle, The ~ Lofting

Winnie the Pooh ~ Milne

Wizard of Oz ~ Baum

Science A

Discover and Do, Level K DVD

Caterpillars and Butterflies ~ Turnbull

Eggs and Chicks ~ Patchett

How Flowers Grow ~ Helbrough

Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion ~ Gianopoulos

Science Activities, Vol. 2 ~ Edom 

Tadpoles and Frogs ~ Milbourne

Under the Sea ~ Patchett

Weather ~ Clarke

History/Bible/Literature B~Intro to World History: Part 1
(Previously called Core B and Core 1)

Bandit of Ashley Downs: George Mueller ~ Jackson

Case of the Gasping Garbage ~ Torrey

Chimney Sweep’s Ransom: John Wesley ~ Jackson

Fables ~ Lobel

Favorite Poems of Childhood ~ Smith

Flight of the Fugitives: Gladys Aylward ~ Jackson

Follow My Leader ~ Garfield

From Arapesh to Zuni ~ Lewis

From Akebu to Zapotec ~ Hathersmith

Greek News ~ Powell

Half Magic ~ Eager

Heidi (condensed version) ~ Spyri

Hero Tales. Vol. II ~ Jackson

Hero Tales. Vol. III ~ Jackson

Hidden Jewel, The: Amy Carmichael ~ Jackson

It Could Always be Worse ~ Zemach

Kildee House ~ Montgomery

Leading Little Ones to God ~ Schoolland

Leah’s Song ~ Clifford

Missionary Stories with the Millers ~. Martin

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle ~ MacDonald (Moved to HBL A)

Now We are Six ~ Milne

Prince & the Pauper (abridged/illustrated ed.) ~ Twain

Roman Diary ~ Platt

Queen’s Smuggler, The: William Tyndale ~ Jackson

Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest ~ McGovern

Shoeshine Girl ~ Bulla

Stop that Ball ~ McClintock

Thieves of Tyburn Square: Elizabeth Fry ~ Jackson

Time Traveller’s Omnibus ~ Usborne 

To the Top ~ Kramer

Usborne Book of Peoples of the World ~ Trundle

Usborne Book of Houses and Homes ~ Bower

Velveteen Rabbit ~ Williams

Welcome to Silver Street Farm ~ Nicola Davis

Year of Miss Agnes, The ~ Hill

Science B

Discover and Do, Level 1, DVD

First Encyclopedia of the Human Body ~ Chandler

Pasteur’s Fight Against Microbes ~ Birch

Science Activities, Vol 1 ~ Edom 

Space ~ Stott

What Makes You Ill ~ Woodward

Why Do People Eat ~ Needham (moved to Science A)

World of Animals ~ Davidson

History/Bible/Literature C~Intro to World History: Part 2
(Previously called Core C and Core 2)

Alexander the Great ~ Green

Alexander the Great ~ Wepman

Apprentice, The ~ Llorente

Awesome Book of Bible Facts ~ Sandy Silverthorne

Castle Diary ~ Platt

Child’s Garden of Verses, A ~ Stevenson

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ~ Fleming

Cornstalks: A Bushel of Poems ~ Stevenson

Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case ~ Sobol

Explorer’s News ~ Johnstone

Ferdinand Magellan ~ Brewster

Fine Print: A Story About Johann Gutenberg ~ Burch 

Flight of the Fugitive: Gladys Aylward ~ Jackson

Florence Nightingale ~ Collins

Ginger Pye ~ Estes (moved to Grade 4 reader package)

Gladys Aylward ~ Swift

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! ~ Laura Amy Schiltz

Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible~ Taylor

Hans Brinker, Condensed ~ Dodge

Hidden Tales for Eastern Europe ~ Barber

How the Bible Came to Us ~ Doney

Indian in the Cupboard ~ Banks

Joan of Arc ~ Stanley

Kildee House ~ Montgomery (was reentered in HBL B)

Little House in Rocky Ridge ~ MacBride

Little Princess, A ~ Burnett

Maps and Globes ~ Knowlton

Medicine News ~ Gates

Old Ramon ~ Schaefer

Ordinary Princess, The ~ Kaye

Philomena ~ Seredy

Pippi Longstocking ~ Lindgren  

Poke in the I, A ~ Janeczko

Shadrach ~ DeJong

Swiss Family Robinson, Condensed ~ Wyss

Treasure in an Oatmeal Box ~ Gire

Trial by Poison: Mary Slessor ~ Jackson

Trojan Horse, The ~ Little

You Can Change the World ~ Johnstone (updated to the new book called)

Window on the World ~ Spraggett (has been updated to the latest version of Window on the World)


Readers Removed from “Core” C~These are about a 3rd~4th grade reading level:

Readers 5

Pay Attention, Carter Jones ~ Schmidt (Moved to HBL H)

Science C

Discover and Do, Level 2, DVD

Magic School Bus Inside the Earth ~ Cole

Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (moved to Science A) ~ Cole

Marie Curie’s Search for Radium ~ Birch

Planet Earth ~ Pratt

Science Activities, Vol. 3 ~ Edom

Usborne Book of Knowledge ~ Bremner


History/Bible/Literature D~Intro to American History: Part 1
(Previously called Core 3 and Core D)

Adoniram Judson: Bound for Burma ~ Benge (since been reinstated)

American Adventures I ~ Greenberg

Ben & Me ~ Lawson

Betsy Ross ~ Weil

Bold Journey ~ Bohner

Boone, Wilderness Explorer ~ Retan

Calico Bush ~ Field

Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George? ~ Fritz

Candymakers, The ~ Mass

Children’s Encyclopedia of American History ~ DK

Columbus ~ D’Aulaire

Crispus Attucks ~ Millender

Daniel Boone ~ Daugherty

Drinking Gourd, The ~ Monjo

Erie Canal, The ~ Stein

Every Day With God ~ Nichols 

Fish do the Strangest Things ~ Hornblow

Flight of the Fugitives ~ Jackson

From Sea to Shining Sea For Young Readers ~ Marshall & Manuel

George Washington: History’s All~Stars ~ Stevenson

Giant Treasury of Brer Rabbit ~ Harris

Hannah ~ Whelan

Hopeful Trout & Other Limericks, The ~ Ciardi

If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution ~ Levy

Imprisoned in the Golden City: Adoniram & Ann Judson ~ Jackson

Incans, Aztecs, and Mayans ~ Holzmann

In God We Trust ~ Crater & Hunsicker

Insects do the Strangest Things ~ Hornblow

Landmark History of the American People {2 Volumes in 1; replaced with Vol.1: From Plymouth to the West, updated version of Landmark Book} ~ Boorstin

Lawn Boy ~ Paulsen

Light and the Glory for Young Readers, The ~ Marshall & Manuel

Martha Washington (Childhood of Famous Americans) ~ Wagoner

Matchlock Gun, The ~ Edmonds

Meet George Washington ~ Heilbroner

Meet Thomas Jefferson ~ Barrett

Molly Pitcher ~ Stevenson

Mother West Wind’s Children ~ Burgess

Mr.Revere and I ~ Robert Lawson

North American Indians ~ Gorsline

One Year Bible for Kids ~ Tyndale, NLT

Paddle~to~the~Sea ~ Holling

Pocahontas and the Strangers ~ Bulla

Poem Stew ~ Cole

Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman ~ Henry

Secret of the Andes ~ Clark

Silver ~ Whelan

Story of Eli Whitney, The ~ Latham

Story of the Lone Star Republic, The ~ Stein

Story of the USA, Book 1 ~ Escher

Story of the USA, Book 2 ~ Escher

Swift Rivers ~ Meigs

Tree in the Trail ~ Holling

Twister of Twists, A Tangle of Tongues ~ Schwartz

Very First Americans, The ~ Cara Ashrose

War of 1812, The ~ Morris

What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? ~ Jean Fritz

Winter at Valley Forge ~ James E Knight

Science D

Real Science for Kids: Biology, Level 1 ~ Keller

The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body ~ Cole

Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution DVD

TOPS 38-Green Thumb: Radishes ~ Marson

TOPS 39-Green Thumb: Corn and Beans ~ Marson

Water ~ Day

Usborne First Encyclopedia of Seas and Oceans ~ Denne

Listening to Crickets ~ Ransom

Optional Items: 

Lyrical Life Science CD set 1

Lyrical Life Science CD set 2

History/Bible/Literature E~Intro to American History: Part 2
(Previously called Core 4 or Core E):

All Sail Set ~ Sperry

American Adventures 1 ~ Greenberg

American Adventures 2 ~ Greenberg

American Tall Tales ~ Stoutenburg

American Wars: World War 1 ~ Stewart

Arkful of Animals, An ~ Cole

Behind Rebel Lines ~ Reit

Bolivar ~ Guyatt

Bully for You Teddy Roosevelt ~ Fritz

Bundle of Beasts, A ~ Hooper

California Gold Rush (Landmark) ~ McNeer

Canada ~ Sabin

Canada the Land ~ Kalman

Cheaper By the Dozen ~ Gilbreth

Churcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa ~ Kalnay

Day it Rained Forever, The ~ Gross

Dog Jack ~ Biros

Every Living Thing ~ Rylant

Flames Across the Susquehanna ~ Banner

From the Mixed~up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ~ Konigsburg (now a reader)

Great Depression, The ~ Stein

Great Turkey Walk, The ~ Karr (now a reader)

Half Magic ~ Eager

He Freed Britain’s Slaves: William Wilberforce ~ Ludwig

If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake ~ Levine

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (now a Read~Aloud)

Kitchen Madonna, The ~Godden

Landmark History of the American People {2 Volumes in 1; replaced with Vol.2: From Fort Sumter to the Moon, updated version of Landmark Book} ~ Boorstin

Learning About God From A to Z ~ Erickson

Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt, A ~ de Young (now a Read~Aloud)

Light Princess, The ~ MacDonald

Lights in a Dark Place ~ Davis 

Lincoln: A Photobiography ~ Freedman

Moccasin Trail ~ McGraw

Monitor and the Merrimac, The ~ Stein

Mr. Blue Jeans: The Story About Levi Strauss ~ Weidt

On the Banks of Plum Creek ~ Wilder

Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children’s Poems ~ Hall

Perilous Road, The ~ Steele

Prairie Boy’s Winter, A ~ Kurelek

Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, The ~ Birney

Shoes for Everyone ~ Mitchell

Simon Bolivar: The Liberator ~ de Varona

Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers ~ Marshall & Manuel

South America ~ Moore

Story of the Golden Spike ~ Stein

Story of the USA Book 3 ~ Escher

Story of the USA Book 4 ~ Escher

Story of Thomas Alva Edison, The ~ Cousins

Terrible Wave, The ~ Dahlstedt

Thee, Hannah! ~ de Angeli

Unit about Canada, A ~ Coe

Wee Sing America CD 

Where the Red Fern Grows ~ Rawls

World War I ~ Kent

Zooful of Animals, An ~ Cole

History/Bible/Literature F~Eastern Hemisphere
(Previously called Core 5 and Core F)

101 Differences Between Cats and Dogs! ~ Sjogren

Aladdin & Other Favorite Arabian Nights Stories ~ Smith

Ancient China ~ Cotterell

Arabs in the Golden Age ~ Moktefi

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions ~ Musgrove

Best-Loved Folktales of the World ~ Cole

Captain Cook ~ Humphris

China: History to 1949 ~ McLenighan

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun ~ Blumberg

Coral Reefs ~ Johnson

David Livingstone: Africa’s Trailblazer ~ Benge

Disease Fighters, The: Nobel Prize for Medicine ~ Aaseng

Eastern Hemisphere Explorer (Sonlight worksheets) ~ Densmer

East to the Shifting Sands ~ Poynor

Eric Liddell: Men of Faith ~ Swift

Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold ~ Benge

Escape to the Jungle: Stories of Missionary Experiences ~ (Sim International)

Explorers: from Columbus to Armstrong ~ Everett (Usborne)

Exploring Planet Earth ~ Tiner

Faces: Australia Through Time ~ Faces Magazine Vol.III

Genghis Khan & The Mongol Horde ~ Lamb

Gengis Khan (World Leaders Past & Present) ~ Humphrey

Glorious Age in Africa, A ~ Chu & Skinner

Heritage Studies 6 Student Text: Eastern Hemisphere Nations ~ Creason

Hobbit, The ~ Tolkien

https://amzn.to/33B4DWYGandhi: Peaceful Warrior ~ Bains

Incredible Journey, The ~ Burnford

India: The Culture ~ Kalman

India: The People ~ Kalman

Islam ~ Berry

Island of the Blue Dolphins ~ O’Dell

John Newton: The Angry Sailor ~ Strom

Louis Braille ~ Davidson

Mongols, The ~ Nicholson

Rascal ~ North

Rat Catcher’s Son, The ~ London

Remembering God’s Awesome Acts ~ Mortimer

Seabird ~ Holling

Sherlock Files: The 100~Year~Old Secret, The ~ Barrett

Ships, Sailors and the Sea ~ Usborne

Silkworms ~ Johnson 

Slave Ship, The ~ Sterne

Star of Light ~ St. John

Stories from Arabian Nights ~ Lang (cannot find exact version. This one is by the same author)

Story of Africa & Her Flags to Colour, The ~ Faul

Story of Islam, The ~ Kamm

Tales of a Korean Grandmother ~ Carpenter

Throwing Shadows ~ Konigsburg

Torches of Joy ~ Dekker

Traditional Africa ~ Addison

Unreached People Groups DVD

Walkabout ~ Marshall

White Queen: The Story of Mary Slessor ~ McFarlan

With Daring Faith: A Biography of Amy Carmichael ~ Davis

Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The ~ Aiken

World Book Encyclopedia CD-ROM (they used the latest version each year)

Young Man in a Hurry ~ Clinton

Your Place in God’s Plan ~ Holtzmann (Sonlight exclusive, can not find it online)

Science F 

The Care and Keeping of You ~ Schaefer

History/Bible/Literature G~World History: Part 1
(Previously called Core 6 and Core G):

Adolf Hitler ~ Wepman

Adventures of the Greek Heroes ~ Mclean & Wiseman

Air Raid: Pearl Harbor! ~ Taylor

Ancient Egypt ~ Nicholson & Watts

Ancient Greece ~ Clare

Ancient Greeks in The Land of the Gods, The ~ Deschamps-Lequime

Anne of Green Gables ~ Montgomery

Archaeology: The Usborne Young Scientist ~ Cork & Reid (moved to HBL J)

Archimedes and the Door of Science ~ Bendick

Augustus Caesar’s World ~ Foster

Between the Forest and The Hills ~ Lawrence

Big Red ~ Kjelgaard

Boy’s War, The ~ Michell (Moved to HBL 100)

Case of the Baker Street Irregulars, The ~ Newman 

Children’s Homer, The ~ Colum

Cleopatra ~ Stanley

Condor of the Andes, The ~ Wagner

D’Aulaires’ Book Book of Greek Myths ~ D”Aulaire

Daddy Long Legs ~ Webster 

David Livingstone: First to Cross Africa With the Gospel ~ Worcester

Eagle of the Ninth, The ~ Sutcliff

Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework ~ Zeman & Kelly

Fine Print: A Story About Johann Gutenberg ~ Burch 

Freckles ~ Stratton-Porter

Girl of the Limberlost, A ~ Stratton-Porter

Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day, The ~ O’Dell

Heritage Studies 7, Student Text: World Studies (an older edition of this book)

Ink on His Fingers ~ Vernon

Isaac Newton & Gravity ~ Parker

Isobel Kuhn ~ Dick

Johannes Kepler: Giant of Faith & Science ~ Tiner

King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table ~ Lang 

Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The ~ Kingfisher

Leonardo da Vinci ~ Stanley

Marie Curie ~ Birch 

Martin Luther: Hero of the Faith ~ Nohl

Mary, Bloody Mary ~ Meyer

Middle Ages, The ~ Caselli

Monk Who Shook the Word, The ~ Davey

Morning Star of the Reformation ~ Thomson

Napoleon ~ Carol

North To Freedom ~ Holm (this book is still included, now called “I am David”)

Nothing Daunted ~ Repp

Otto of the Silver Hand ~ Pyle

Phantom Tollbooth, The ~ Norton Juster

Scarlet Pimpernell ~ Orczy

Story of D~Day, The ~ Bliven

Story of Mankind ~ Van Loon

Story of Music, The ~ Usborne

Treasures of the Snow ~ St. John

Twenty and Ten ~ Bishop (moved to HBL A)

Vasco de Gama: Adventures in Discovery ~ Knight

Westing Game, The ~ Raskin

White Queen: The Story of Mary Slessor ~ McFarlan

White Stag, The ~ Seredy

World of Columbus and Sons, The ~ Foster

World Studies, Student Text ~ BJU Press

Bible/History/Literature H~World History: Part 2
(Previously called Core 7 and Core H)

Abraham Lincoln’s World ~ Foster

Broken Blade, The ~ Durbin

Captain Cook Explores the South Seas ~ Sperry

Catherine The Great ~ Scherman

Dark Frigate, The ~ Hawes

Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine ~ Marrin

Escape from Warsaw ~ Serraillier

George Washington’s World ~ Foster

Great Expectations ~ Dickens

Heart Strangely Warmed, A ~ Vernon

I Am David ~ Anne Holm

Jar of Dreams, A ~ Uchida

Kidnapped Prince, The ~ Cameron

Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The ~ Kingfisher

Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories ~ Dorothy L Sayers

Madeleine Takes Command ~ Brill

Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo ~ Winwar

Operation Yes ~ Holmes

Out of Many Waters ~ Greene

Painless Poetry ~ Elizabeth

Stowaway ~ Hesse


History/Bible/Literature W~World History (One-Year)
(Previously called Core W and Core 6A)

Archimedes and the Door of Science ~ Bendick

Augustus Caesar’s World ~ Foster

Betty Greene: Wings to Serve ~ Benge

Eagle of the Ninth, The ~ Sutcliff

George Washington’s World ~ Foster

I Am David ~ Anne Holm

King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table ~ Lang 

Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The ~ Kingfisher

Otto of the Silver Hand ~ Pyle

World of Columbus and Sons, The ~ Foster


History/Bible/Literature J~History of Science

Mister Max ~ Voigt

Ring of Endless Light, A ~ L’Engle

History/Bible/Literature 100~American History in Depth
(Previously called Core 7 and Core 100)

Adventures of the Greek Heroes ~ Mclean & Wiseman

After the Dancing Days ~ Rostkowski

Archaeology: The Usborne Young Scientist ~ Cork & Reid (moved to HBL J)

Black Like Me ~ Griffin (Moved to HBL 400)

Blue Willow ~ Gates

Called to Die: The Story of American Linguist Chet Bitterman ~ Estes

Christy ~ Marshall

Constance ~ Clapp

Custer and Crazy Horse ~ Razzi

Down Ryton Water ~ Gaggin

Dragonwings ~ Yep

Early Thunder ~ Fritz

Earthquake at Dawn ~ Gregory

Four Million and Other Stories ~ O’Henry

Frank Delano Roosevelt ~ Freedman

From the Mixed~up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ~ Konigsburg (now an HBL E Reader)

Gathering of Days, A ~ Blos

Gentle Ben ~ Morey

Gold Bug and Other Tales, The ~ Poe

Greeks ~ Usborne

Green Book, The ~ Walsh

Guns for General Washington ~ Reit

Home Ranch, The ~ Moody

Jar of Dreams, A ~ Uchida

Joni ~ Eareckson Tada

Julius Caesar: Roman Dictator

Light in the Forest, The ~ Richter

Loner, The ~ Wier

Martin Luther King Junior: A Man to Remember ~ Darby

Mrs. Mike ~ Freedman

My Side of the Mountain ~ George

Nothing to Fear ~ Koller

On to Oregon ~ Morrow

Patty Reed’s Doll: The ~ Laurgaard

Piercing the Darkness ~ Peretti

Pony Express, Cobblestone (1981) ~ Nankin

Red Badge of Courage, The ~ Crane

Rifles for Watie ~ Keith

Robert E. Lee ~ Roddy

Samuel F.B. Morse: Artist With A Message ~ Tiner

Sequoyah and the Cherokee Alphabet ~ Cwiklik

Smokey the Cowhorse ~ James

Sounder ~ Armstrong

Story of Henry Hudson: Master Explorer, The ~ Weiner

Stout~Hearted Seven ~ Frazier

Streams to the River, River to the Sea ~ O’Dell

Time Enough for Drums ~ Rinaldi

Trails to Poosey ~ Cook

Tutankhamun and Friends ~ Aldred

Two Tickets to Freedom ~ Freedman

Uncle Tom’s Cabin ~ Stowe

Up a Road Slowly ~ Hunt

Wait for Me, Watch for Me, Eula Bee ~ Peck

We’ll Race You Henry ~ Mitchell

Youth Bible Study Notebook ~ Souter

History/Bible/Literature 200~History of God’s Kingdom
(Previously called Core 8 and Core 200)

30 Days to Understand Church History ~ Anders & Lundsford

Adventuring Through the Bible ~ Stedman & Denney

Americans’ Favorite Poems ~ Pinsky

Bartholomew Fair ~ Stolz

Beauty ~ McKinley 

Becoming Orthodox ~ Gillquist

Black Beauty ~ Sewell

Bridge to Terabithia ~ Paterson

Canterbury Tale, The ~ Chaucer, retold by McCaughrean

Catholic and Christian ~ Schreck

Catholicism and Fundamentalism ~ Keating

Church of Rome at the Bar of History, The ~ Webster

Common Ground ~ Bajis

David Copperfield ~ Dickens

Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door ~ Mc Dowell

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Weir of Hermiston ~ Stevenson

Emperor’s Winding Sheet, The ~ Walsh

Evangelical is Not Enough ~ Howard

Faith Alone ~ Sproul

Fire Upon the Earth ~ Langford

Flames of Rome, The ~ Maier

Flying to the Moon ~ Collins 

For the Life of the World ~ Schmemann

Good Wives ~ Alcott 

Gospel According to Rome, The ~ McCarthy

Hang Tough, Paul Mather ~ Slote 

Hatchet ~ Paulsen

Hawk and the Dove, The ~ Wilcock

In His Steps ~ Sheldon

Jackaroo ~ Voight

Little Men ~ Alcott 

Little Women ~ Alcott 

Not By Faith Alone ~ Sungenis

Not By Scripture Alone ~ Sungenis

Pride and Prejudice ~ Austen (replaced with annotated version)

Quo Vadis ~ Sienkiewicz

Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Divides and Unites Us ~ Armstrong

Separate Peace, A ~ Knowles

Summer of the Swans, The ~ Byars

Taste of Chaucer, A ~ Malcolmson

This was John Calvin ~ Van Halsema

Trumpeter of Krakow, The ~ (Kelly)

Who Moved the Stone? ~ Morrison

William Booth ~ Bennett


History/Bible/ Literature 300~20th Century World History
(Previously named Core 9 and Core 300)

Advanced Placement World History: Modern

After the War ~ Matas

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity ~ Cwiklik

Atlas Shrugged ~ Rand

Darkness at Noon ~ Koestler

DK 20th Century Day to Day ~ Schlesinger 

DK Visual Timeline of the 20th Century, The ~ Adams

Exodus ~ Uris

Fallen Angels ~ Myers

For Whom the Bell Tolls ~ Hemingway

History of the Modern World, Thenm ~ Burrows

I Had Seen Castles ~ Rylant

Labor’s Untold Story ~ Boyer

Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom ~ Jicai

Life During the Russian Revolution ~ Sherrow

Mammoth Book of Eye~witness History, The ~ Lewis

More to be Desired than Gold ~ Wilson

Mother Jones: Fierce Fighter for Workers’ Rights ~ Pinkerton Josephson

My Life in Advertising & Scientific Advertising ~ Hopkins

Life: Our Century in Pictures for Young People ~ Stolley and Sklasky

Permanent Book of the 20th Century, The ~ Lewis

Robert Frost: Selected Poems ~ Frost

Run Baby Run ~ Cruz

Spy Who Came in From the Cold ~ Le Carre

Visual History of the Modern World ~ Terry Burrows

War of the Worldviews ~ DeMar

What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century ~ Axelrod and Philips

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit ~ Kerr

Winston Churchill: Soldier, Statesman, Artist ~ Severance

You Come Too ~ Frost 

YouthWalk Vol.1 ~ Walk Through the Bible Ministries


History/Bible/Literature 400~Civics/American Government
(Previously called Core 10 and Core 400)

America’s Caesar ~ Durand

Belle Prater’s Boy ~ White

Crazy Lady ~ Conly

Crucible, The ~ Miller

Day They Came to Arrest the Book, The ~ Hentoff

Dry Divide, The ~ Ralph Moody

Giver, The ~ Lois Lowry

Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness, The ~ Kramnick & Moore

Institutes of Biblical Law, The ~ Rushdoony

Julie of the Wolves ~ George

Jungle, The ~ Sinclair

Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ Lowen

Moby Dick ~ Melville

Never Before in History ~ Amos &Gardiner

Our Right to Drugs ~ Szasz 

Outsiders, The ~ Hinton

Shadow of the Almighty ~ Elliot

The Discovery of Freedom ~ Lane 

Tools of Dominion ~ Gary North

Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A ~ Betty Smith

Truth and Transformation ~ Mangalwadi

Walden and Civil Disobedience ~ Thoreau

When in the Course of Human Events ~ Adams

Where the Broken Heart Still Beats ~ Meyer


History/Bible/Literature 500~World History and Worldview Studies
(Previously called Core 500 and 530~British Literature)

No changes 


(Not a complete list, as they are no longer published regularly in the catalog) 

Man of the Family ~ Moody

Home Ranch, The ~ Moody

Mary Emma and Company ~ Moody

Fields of Home, The ~ Moody

Shaking the Nickel Bush ~ Moody

Dry Divide, The ~ Moody

Horse of a Different Color ~ Moody

Ralph Moody Eight~Volume Set


One Minute Answers to Skeptics’ Top Forty Questions ~ Campbell

Understanding the Times ~ Myers

Understanding the Times Student Workbook Manual ~ Myers


Videotext Algebra 1 and 2 

Comments, Credits, and Notices

This is not a complete list of every book Sonlight has used or sold.  Some of the older catalogs (especially before 1996) were not able to be located.  Also, several books were dropped and then added back into Sonlight over the years, so you might find books on this list that are still in use.  Some books have been moved from one level to another, or switched from a read-aloud to a reader, or vice versa.  Not all electives, math, science, or resources have been listed. There are a few links I could not find, and a few more I had to guess on.

There are amazon affiliate links in this list.  Please be aware of this.  It does not cost you anything to purchase a book through Amazon from this list, although I will be given a minimal amount of money if you do.  But, you are always free to not use the links or source your books from the many other websites out there.  It can be very hard to find used books, so having a link to a specific photo or author’s name can be very helpful and save a ton of time. I know many times I’ve wanted to add on some books from this list, and it was a lot of work to search up several books on my own.  This list will hopefully provide an easier and faster way of doing this.  


This list could not have been completed without the help of the hard work and hours friends from the old Sonlight forums put into making the original list. I would like to credit the original list creators as Chelle (NZ), Tara (Sonlight Forums), and Jill (US).  This new list is also partially my own work, Veronica (OnceUponAHomeschooler). Please do not copy or use this list without giving credit to these people who were happy to provide this list for use.  Please do not redistribute or alter this list (and links) without permission. You may email me for a different version (.docx, .html, etc).  Again, my contact information is javiersfamily@yahoo.com, or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/onceuponahomeschooler/


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