2013-2014 Family Resource List

We have been diligently doing school for about 5 weeks already, but I wanted to share the book lists we are using for the 2013-2014 school year.  Some may be changed as needed, but I think that we are fairly grounded and realistic in this list.

2013-2014 Combined Subject Book List

Hymn Study (2 per term) from LDS Hymnal and Children’s Songbook:

  1. I Am A Child of God, CS page 1
  2. Upon the Cross of Calvary, Hymns page 184
  3. Families Can Be Together Forever, CS page 188
  4. Have I Done Any Good?, Hymns page 223
  5. I Lived in Heaven, CS page 4
  6. As Sisters in Zion, Hymns page 309

 Scripture Memory:

We are focusing our time on memorizing The Family Proclamation and The Living Christ  this year in their entirety. This is to meet Personal Progress goals.

Memory Boxes:

  1. Math Facts
  2. Sign Language Practice Cards
  3. Shakespeare Memory Box
  4. Poetry Memory Box 

Character /Habit Training:

  1. Laying Down the Rails for Children – Lanaya Gore (SCM)
  2. Laying Down the Rails
  3. Everyday Manners by Karen Santorum

Literature Read Alouds

  1. The Magician’s Nephew
  2. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  3. The Horse and His Boy
  4. Prince Caspian
  5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  6. The Silver Chair
  7. The Last Battle
  8. Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates
  9. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  10. Little Women
  11. Little Men
  12. Jo’s Boys
  13. The Jungle Books
  14. Swiss Family Robinson
  15. Anne of Green Gables

Poetry (1 poet per term, plus a general compilation):

  1. Edgar Guest (3 Kindle Books)
  2. Christina Rossetti
  3. William Wordsworth
  4. Favorite Poems, Old and New by Helen Farris

Fairy Tales and Legends:

  1. Legends Every Child Should Know
  2. Grimms Fairy Tales – librivox.org

 Picture Study (1 per term):

  1. Van Eyck – SCM Portfolio
  2. Constable – SCM Portfolio
  3. Simon Dewey – Calendar

 Music Study (1 per term):

  1. Carnival of the Animals – Music by Camille Saint-Saen
  2. Peter and the Wolf – Music by Segei Prokofiev
  3. Rhapsody in Blue – Music by George Gershwin

Shakespeare (1 per term):

  1. As You Like It
  2. Twelfth Night
  3. Love’s Labour Lost

 Handicrafts and Life Skills:

  1. Cardboard and Paper – SCM DVD
  2. The Usborne Art Treasury – by Rosie Dickens
  3. Parrots in a Row” Watercolor – Creating A Masterpiece
  4. Chalk Pastels, both books – Hodgepodge
  5. Handsewing – SCM DVD

Foreign Language:

American Sign Language

Lifeprint.com by Dr. Bill Vicars

Greek and Latin Root Words

English from the Roots Up by Joegil Lundquist


  1. Properties of Atoms and Molecules
  2. Properties of Matter

Nature Study:

  1. Burgess Bird Book
  2. Burgess Animal Book
  3. Burgess Seashore Book
  4. Handbook of Nature Study
  5. Hammonds Animal Atlas of North America
  6. Various field guides

 Scripture Study:

  1. Discover the Old Testament (Jonah – Malachi) – Discover the Scriptures
  2. LDS Scriptures
  3. Timeline Figures – Homeschool in the Woods
  4. Book of Centuries
  5. Old Testament Visual Resources – LDS Church
  6. Discover the Life of Christ  by Discover the Scriptures
  7. S & I New Testament Visual Resources – LDS Church
  8. Free Bible Videos Online – lds.org


  1. Visits to the Middle East by Sonya Shafer
  2. Material World by Peter Menzel
  3. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
  4. The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey by Demi
  5. The Pearl Diver by Julia Johnson
  6. Saluki: Hound of the Bedouin by Julia Johnson
  7. Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad by James Rumford
  8. Waiting for the Owl’s Call by Gloria Whelan
  9. Mosque by David Macaulay

Greek History:

  1. The Story of Greece by Mary Macgregor
  2. Famous Men of Greece by Haaren and Poland
  3. The Illiad for Boys and Girls by Alfred Church
  4. Alexander the Great by Jacob Abbot
  5. Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book by John Greene
  6. Various YouTube videos and pictures of Ancient Greece
  7. Ancient Greek Art
  8. Book of Centuries
  9. Within the Palace Gates

Roman History:

  1. The Story of Rome by Mary Macgregor
  2. Famous Men of Rome by Haaren and Poland
  3. Our Little Carthaginian Cousin from Long Ago
  4. In Search of a Homeland: A Story of the Aeneid
  5. Our Little Roman Cousin from Long Ago
  6. Cleopatra by Diane Stanley
  7. Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott
  8. Cleopatra by Jacob Abbott
  9. Life in Ancient Rome Coloring Book by John Green
  10. Ancient Roman Art
  11. The Stuff They Left Behind by SCM
  12. Various movies, YouTube videos, and pictures of Ancient Rome
  13. Book of Centuries

6 thoughts on “2013-2014 Family Resource List

  1. sheraz2011 Post author

    Yes, it is the book list for this year of the combined family books. I will post the individual book lists. The younger kids book list is separate as well but I am posting that soon too.

  2. Tristan

    We are learning Families Can Be Together Forever right now, two of mine are using Discover the Book of Mormon, we’re all doing chalk pastels from Hodgepodge, and we’ve loved quite a few of the books on your reading list! I love your plans.

    1. sheraz2011 Post author

      I have enjoyed your blog for a couple of years…and that is where I learned of the Hodgepodge Chalk Pastel books. (I think I even purchased through your link!) 🙂 I have learned a lot from you. Thanks for commenting!

  3. karenspath

    I felt pretty good about myself. I’ve read all of the books in the fictional list. But as I scrolled down I began to realize that the lists was getting longer and longer and my percentage of books read was getting smaller and smaller. Sounds like another great year of learning!


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