Reading Log // Ancient World

The State of New Hampshire requires homeschooling families to keep a log of reading materials used during the school year (per NH RSA 193-A:6). I’ve broken the list down by subjects (as listed in NH RSA 193-A:4). I thought it might be useful to other families so I am making my log available online. This page will be updated periodically as we progress through the year.

General Studies

Mathematics, Science, Handwriting, Health

The Life of Fred Series, by Stanley Schmidt — we have completed the following volumes: Apples, Butterflies, Cats, Dogs, Edgewood, Farming
The Weather Detectives, by Mark Eubank and Mark A. Hicks
Burgess Bird Book for Children, by Thornton Burgess
New American Cursive, by Iris Hatfield
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, by Valorie Schaefer

Language Arts

Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Writing

Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program, Level 1
Giggly Guide to Grammar, by Cathy Campbell
Daily Word Ladders (Grades 4-6)
Don’t Forget to Write (Elementary)

Humanities Units

History, Geography, Government, Literature

Born With A Bang; From Lava to Life; Mammals Who Morph, Jennifer Morgan
Children of Time: Evolution and the Human Story, Anne H. Weaver
Oxford First Ancient History (Chapter 1), R.E.C. Burrell
Anooka’s Answer, Majorie Cowley
Maroo of the Winter Caves, Ann Turnbull
Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones, David L. Harrison
If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge, Marc Aronson

Ancient Near East
Oxford First Ancient History (Chapter 2), R.E.C. Burrell
Gilgamesh, by Bernarda Bryson
Gilgamesh the Hero, by Geraldine McCaughrean
Stories from the Bible (Old Testament), by Lisbeth Zwerger

Ancient Egypt
Oxford First Ancient History (Chapter 3), R.E.C. Burrell
Gods & Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology, by Geraldine Harris
Secrets of the Sphinx, by James Cross Giblin, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Pharaoh’s Boat, by David Weitzman
Pyramid, by David Macaulay
Hieroglyphs: Solve the Mystery from Ancient Egypt, by Sean Callery
Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs, by Marcia Williams

Ancient Far East
Oxford First Ancient History (Chapter 4), R.E.C. Burrell
Life in Ancient China, by Paul Challen
Dragons, Gods & Spirits from Chinese Mythology, by Tao Tao Liu Sanders, illustrated by Johnny Pau
The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient China, by Leonard Everett Fisher
The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching, by Demi
The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff
Life in the Ancient Indus River Valley, by Hazel Richardson
The Story of Divaali, by Jatinder Verma, illustrated by Nilesh Mistry
Hanuman, by Erik Jendresen and Joshua M. Greene, illustrated by Li Ming
Sita’s Ramayana, by Samhita Arni & Moyna Chitrakar

Ancient Greece
Oxford First Ancient History (Part II, Chapters 6-15), R.E.C. Burrell
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire