Former Sonlight Books

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The following books were formally included in the Sonlight homeschool curriculum. Over the years Sonlight has modified their curriculum and these books are no longer included. The year they were removed is included if it's known. This list was compiled using archive.org and doesn't include books that were removed prior to 2001 when the Sonlight website was launched.

A Robert McCloskey CollectionP3/4:
A Robert McCloskey Collection
by Robert McCloskey
Category: Removed in 2009

A Bear Called PaddingtonP4/5:
A Bear Called Paddington
by Michael Bond
Category: Removed in 2001
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: Reading Roadmaps 2nd Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

Giant Treasury of Peter RabbitP4/5:
Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter
Category: Removed in 2001

The Real Mother GooseP4/5:
The Real Mother Goose
by Blanche Fisher Wright
Category: Removed in 2007
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Moving Beyond the Page Age 4-5 Literature Package
Also: Our Favorite Mother Goose Collections
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

A Treasury of ChildrenP4/5:
A Treasury of Children's Literature
by Armand Eisen
Category: Removed in 2007

ShapesP4/5:
Shapes
by Jenny Tyler
Category: Removed in 2007

OppositesP4/5:
Opposites
by Jenny Tyler and Robyn Gee
Category: Removed in 2007

The Usborne Complete First Book of NatureP4/5:
The Usborne Complete First Book of Nature
by R. Kidman-Cox
Category: Removed in 2007

Finding Out about Everyday ThingsP4/5:
Finding Out about Everyday Things
by Eliot Humberstone
Category: Removed in 2007

Right ChoicesP4/5:
Right Choices
by Kenneth N. Taylor
Category: Removed in 2007

A Family Treasury of Little Golden BooksP4/5:
A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books
by Ellen Lewis Buell
Category: Removed in 2010

ChildrenP4/5:
Children's Everyday Bible
by Deborah Chancellor
Category: Removed in 2008

Peter Pan (Troll Illustrated Classics)Core A:
Peter Pan (Troll Illustrated Classics)
by James M. Barrie
Category: Removed in 2004

Granny HanCore A:
Granny Han's Breakfast
by Sheila Groves
Category: Removed in 2009

Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian HeroesCore A:
Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes
by Dave Jackson
Category: Removed in 2009

The Wonderful Wizard of OzCore A:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
Category: Removed in 2012

I Heard Good News TodayCore A:
I Heard Good News Today
by Cornelia Lehn
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: What We Read: India

The House at Pooh CornerCore A:
The House at Pooh Corner
by A. A. Milne
Category: Removed in 2015
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Reading Roadmaps 3rd Grade

Little House in the Big WoodsCore A:
Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Angelicum Academy 2nd Grade Good Books
Also: Veritas Press 2nd Grade Literature

Beezus and RamonaCore A:
Beezus and Ramona
by Beverly Cleary
Category: Removed in 2016

The Story About PingCore A:
The Story About Ping
by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Five in a Row Book List for Ages 4-8
Also: Mater Amabilis Kindergarten Book List for Ages 5-6
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: What We Read: China

Five True Dog StoriesCore A:
Five True Dog Stories
by Margaret Davidson
Category: Removed in 2016

The Complete Adventures of Curious George Core A:
The Complete Adventures of Curious George
by H. A. Rey
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsCore A:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3

Stop that Ball!Grade 1 Reader:
Stop that Ball!
by Mike McClintock
Category: Removed in 2001

Hero Tales, vol. 3Core B:
Hero Tales, vol. 3
by Dave & Neta Jackson
Category: Removed in 2002

The Bandit of Ashley Downs: George MullerCore B:
The Bandit of Ashley Downs: George Muller
by Dave and Neta Jackson
Category: Removed in 2002

The Thieves of Tyburn Square: Elizabeth FryCore B:
The Thieves of Tyburn Square: Elizabeth Fry
by Dave and Neta Jackson
Category: Removed in 2002

The Velveteen RabbitCore B:
The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams
Category: Removed in 2002
Also: Mater Amabilis Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
Also: Memoria Press 2nd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten
Also: Veritas Press 1st Grade Literature
Also: Veritas Press 2nd Grade Literature

FablesCore B:
Fables
by Arnold Lobel
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Removed in 2002
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners

Robin Hood of Sherwood ForestCore B:
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest
by Ann McGovern
Category: Removed in 2002

The Usborne Book of World GeographyCore B:
The Usborne Book of World Geography
by Jenny Tyler
Category: Removed in 2001

From Arapesh to Zuni:  A Book of Bibleless PeoplesCore B:
From Arapesh to Zuni: A Book of Bibleless Peoples
by Karen Lewis
Category: Removed in 2002

Heidi (Condensed Version)Core B:
Heidi (Condensed Version)
by Johanna Spyri
Category: Removed in 2007

Follow My LeaderCore B:
Follow My Leader
by James B. Garfield
Category: Removed in 2012

From Akebu to Zapotec: A Book of Bibleless PeoplesCore B:
From Akebu to Zapotec: A Book of Bibleless Peoples
by June Hathersmith
Category: Removed in 2015

Houses and HomesCore B:
Houses and Homes
by Carol Bowyer
Category: Removed in 2016

Peoples of the WorldCore B:
Peoples of the World
by Trundle
Category: Removed in 2016

Missionary Stories with the MillersCore B:
Missionary Stories with the Millers
by Mildred A. Martin
Category: Removed in 2016

The Greek NewsCore B:
The Greek News
by Anton Powell
Category: Removed in 2016

Roman DiaryCore B:
Roman Diary
by Richard Platt
Category: Removed in 2016

Favorite Poems of ChildhoodCore B:
Favorite Poems of Childhood
by Philip Smith
Category: Removed in 2016

Mrs. Piggle-WiggleCore B:
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
by Betty MacDonald
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

The Case of the Gasping GarbageCore B:
The Case of the Gasping Garbage
by Michele Torrey
Category: Removed in 2016

It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish FolktaleCore B:
It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folktale
Retold And Illustrated by Margot Zemach
Recommended Age: 5
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Also: Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade
Also: Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten

The Wheel on the SchoolCore B:
The Wheel on the School
by Meindert DeJong
Recommended Age: 8
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Memoria Press 3rd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

You Can Change the World: Learning to Pray for People Around the World (Volume II)Core C:
You Can Change the World: Learning to Pray for People Around the World (Volume II)
by Dapne Spraggett with Jill Johnstone
Category: Removed in 2002

A ChildCore C:
A Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Category: Removed in 2010
Also: Angelicum Academy Nursery Good Books
Also: Top 10 Poetry Collections for Children
Also: Veritas Press 2nd Grade Literature

ExplorerCore C:
Explorer's News
by Michael Johnstone
Category: Removed in 2012

A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete PoemsCore C:
A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems
by Paul B. Janeczko
Category: Removed in 2012

A Little PrincessCore C:
A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Category: Removed in 2012
Also: Reading Roadmaps 3rd Grade

The Awesome Book of Bible FactsCore C:
The Awesome Book of Bible Facts
by Sandy Silverthorne
Category: Removed in 2016

Castle DiaryCore C:
Castle Diary
by Richard Platt
Category: Removed in 2016

Maps and GlobesCore C:
Maps and Globes
by Jack Knowlton
Category: Removed in 2016

Medicine NewsCore C:
Medicine News
by Philip Gates
Category: Removed in 2016

PhilomenaCore C:
Philomena
by Kate Seredy
Category: Removed in 2016

Hidden Tales from Eastern EuropeCore C:
Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe
by Antonia Barber
Category: Removed in 2016

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval VillageCore C:
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
by Laura Amy Schlitz
Recommended Age: 10
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

Pippi LongstockingCore C:
Pippi Longstocking
by Astrid Lindgren
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mater Amabilis Level 1B Book List for Ages 6-7
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades K-3
Also: Reading Roadmaps 3rd Grade
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the CaseCore C:
Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case
by Donald J. Sobol
Category: Removed in 2016

ShadrachGrade 4-5 Readers:
Shadrach
by Meindert DeJong
Category: Removed in 2010

Little House on Rocky RidgeGrade 4-5 Readers:
Little House on Rocky Ridge
by Roger Lea MacBride
Category: Removed in 2012

Poem StewCore D:
Poem Stew
by William Cole
Category: Removed in 2002

The Hopeful Trout and Other LimericksCore D:
The Hopeful Trout and Other Limericks
by John Ciardi
Category: Removed in 2002

The One Year Bible for Kids NLTCore D:
The One Year Bible for Kids NLT
by Tyndale Kids
Category: Removed in 2004

Mother West WindCore D (Advanced Reader):
Mother West Wind's Children
by Thornton W. Burgess
Category: Removed in 2004

Classic Poetry: An Illustrated CollectionCore D:
Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection
by Michael Rosen
Category: Removed in 2008

Paddle-to-the-SeaCore D:
Paddle-to-the-Sea
by Holling C. Holling
Category: Removed in 2012
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
Also: What We Read: Canada

Imprisoned in the Golden CityCore D:
Imprisoned in the Golden City
by Dave Jackson
Category: Removed in 2012

CanCore D:
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
by Jean Fritz
Category: Removed in 2012

The Story of the Erie Canal Core D:
The Story of the Erie Canal
R. Conrad Stein
Category: Removed in 2012

American Adventures Part One, 1770 to 1870: True Stories from AmericaCore D:
American Adventures Part One, 1770 to 1870: True Stories from America's Past
Morrie Greenberg
Category: Removed in 2012

Martha Washington: AmericaCore D (Advanced Reader):
Martha Washington: America's First Lady (Childhood of Famous Americans)
by Jean Brown Wagoner
Category: Removed in 2012

George Washington: Young Leader (Childhood of Famous Americans)Core D (Advanced Reader):
George Washington: Young Leader (Childhood of Famous Americans)
by Augusta Stevenson
Category: Removed in 2012

Story of the U.S.A.: Book 1 Student Explorers And SettlersCore D:
Story of the U.S.A.: Book 1 Student Explorers And Settlers
by Franklin Escher, Jr.
Category: Removed in 2013

The Story of the U.S.A. - Book 2: A Young Nation Solves Its ProblemsCore D:
The Story of the U.S.A. - Book 2: A Young Nation Solves Its Problems
by Franklin Escher, Jr.
Category: Removed in 2013

Winter at Valley ForgeCore D:
Winter at Valley Forge
by James Knight
Category: Removed in 2016

The Light and the Glory for Young ReadersCore D:
The Light and the Glory for Young Readers
by Peter Marshall
Category: Removed in 2016

The Very First AmericansCore D:
The Very First Americans
by Cara Ashrose
Category: Removed in 2016

From Sea to Shining Sea for Young ReadersCore D:
From Sea to Shining Sea for Young Readers
by Peter Marshall
Category: Removed in 2016

Calico BushCore D:
Calico Bush
by Rachel Field
Category: Removed in 2016

Lawn BoyCore D:
Lawn Boy
by Gary Paulsen
Category: Removed in 2016

Tree in the TrailCore D:
Tree in the Trail
by Holling C. Holling
Category: Removed in 2016

The CandymakersCore D:
The Candymakers
by Wendy Mass
Category: Removed in 2016

WhatCore D:
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
by Jean Fritz
Category: Removed in 2016

The Matchlock GunCore D:
The Matchlock Gun
by Walter Edmonds
Recommended Age: 8
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 4-6
Also: Newbery Medal Winners
Also: Reading Roadmaps 2nd Grade

Meet Thomas JeffersonCore D:
Meet Thomas Jefferson
by Marvin Barrett
Category: Removed in 2016

Meet George WashingtonCore D:
Meet George Washington
by Joan Heilbroner
Category: Removed in 2016

George Washington: HistoryCore D:
George Washington: History's All Stars
by Augusta Stevenson
Category: Removed in 2016

Mr. Revere and ICore D:
Mr. Revere and I
by Robert Lawson
Category: Removed in 2016

South America Geography UnitCore E:
South America Geography Unit
by Jo Ellen Moore
Category: Removed in 2016

A Unit About CanadaCore E:
A Unit About Canada
by Jane M. Coe
Category: Removed in 2016

American Adventures, True Stories From AmericaCore E:
American Adventures, True Stories From America's Past, Part 2, 1870 to Present
by Morrie Greenberg
Category: Removed in 2001

If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco EarthquakeCore E:
If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake
by Ellen Levine
Category: Removed in 2001

The Great DepressionCore E:
The Great Depression
by R. Conrad Stein
Category: Removed in 2001

Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story about Levi StraussCore E:
Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story about Levi Strauss
by Maryann N. Weidt
Category: Removed in 2002

Where the Red Fern GrowsCore E:
Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
Category: Removed in 2002
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8

The Story of the Golden SpikeCore E:
The Story of the Golden Spike
by R. Conrad Stein
Category: Removed in 2002

AmericaCore E:
America's Wars: World War I
by Gail Stewart
Category: Removed in 2002

Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!Core E:
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!
by Jean Fritz
Category: Removed in 2002

Dog JackCore E:
Dog Jack
by Florence Biros
Category: Removed in 2002

An Arkful of AnimalsCore E:
An Arkful of Animals
by William R. Cole
Category: Removed in 2004

A Zooful of AnimalsCore E:
A Zooful of Animals
by William R. Cole
Category: Removed in 2004

Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War SpyCore E:
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy
by Seymour Reit
Category: Removed in 2008

Chucaro: Wild Pony of the PampaCore E:
Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa
by Francis Kalnay
Category: Removed in 2008

World War ICore E:
World War I
by Zachary Kent
Category: Removed in 2008

Learning About God from A to ZCore E:
Learning About God from A to Z
by Mary Erickson
Category: Removed in 2010

Cheaper by the DozenCore E:
Cheaper by the Dozen
by Frank Gilbreth
Category: Removed in 2012
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 4-6

All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying CloudCore E:
All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud
by Armstrong Sperry
Category: Removed in 2012

The Monitor and MerrimacCore E:
The Monitor and Merrimac
by R. Conrad Stein
Category: Removed in 2012

Simon BolivarCore E:
Simon Bolivar
by Frank De Varona
Category: Removed in 2012

Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan MatzeligerCore E:
Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger
by Barbara Mitchell
Category: Removed in 2012

Lincoln: A PhotobiographyCore E:
Lincoln: A Photobiography
by Russell Freedman
Category: Removed in 2014

Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young ReadersCore E:
Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers
by Peter Marshall
Category: Removed in 2016

Moccasin TrailCore E:
Moccasin Trail
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Category: Removed in 2016

Thee, Hannah!Core E:
Thee, Hannah!
by Marguerite de Angeli
Category: Removed in 2016

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras SpringsCore E:
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
by Betty G. Birney
Category: Removed in 2016

The Kitchen MadonnaCore E:
The Kitchen Madonna
by Rumer Godden
Category: Removed in 2016

Half MagicCore E:
Half Magic
by Edward Eager
Category: Removed in 2016

American Tall TalesCore E:
American Tall Tales
by Adrien Stoutenberg
Category: Removed in 2016

The Perilous RoadCore E:
The Perilous Road
by William O. Steele
Category: Removed in 2016

The Terrible WaveCore E:
The Terrible Wave
by Marden Dahlstedt
Category: Removed in 2016

The Story of Thomas Alva EdisonCore E:
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison
by Margaret Cousins
Category: Removed in 2016

Eric LiddellCore F:
Eric Liddell
by Catherine Swift
Category: Removed in 2002

Escape to the Jungle: Stories of Missionary ExperiencesCore F:
Escape to the Jungle: Stories of Missionary Experiences
by SIM International
Category: Removed in 2008

SeabirdCore F:
Seabird
by Holling C. Holling
Category: Removed in 2012

Island of the Blue DolphinsCore F:
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O’Dell
Recommended Age: 9
Category: Removed in 2012
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

The Wolves of Willoughby ChaseCore F:
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
by Joan Aiken
Category: Removed in 2012

Tales of a Korean GrandmotherCore F:
Tales of a Korean Grandmother
by Frances Carpenter
Category: Removed in 2012

Ships, Sailors and the SeaCore F:
Ships, Sailors and the Sea
by J. Miles
Category: Removed in 2012

Eric LiddellCore F:
Eric Liddell
by Janet Benge
Category: Removed in 2012

Torches of Joy: A Stone Age TribeCore F:
Torches of Joy: A Stone Age Tribe's Encounter With the Gospel
by John Dekker
Category: Removed in 2012

Gandhi: Peaceful WarriorCore F:
Gandhi: Peaceful Warrior
by Rae Bains
Category: Removed in 2012

A Glorious Age in AfricaCore F:
A Glorious Age in Africa
by Daniel Chu
Category: Removed in 2012

The MongolsCore F:
The Mongols
by Robert Nicholson
Category: Removed in 2012

India: The CultureCore F:
India: The Culture
by Bobbie Kalman
Category: Removed in 2012

India: The PeopleCore F:
India: The People
by Bobbie Kalman
Category: Removed in 2012

Faces: Australia Through TimeCore F:
Faces: Australia Through Time
by Yoder
Category: Removed in 2012

Exploring Planet Earth: The Journey of Discovery from Early Civilization to Future ExplorationCore F:
Exploring Planet Earth: The Journey of Discovery from Early Civilization to Future Exploration
by John Hudson Tiner
Category: Removed in 2012

Genghis Khan & the Mongol HordeCore F:
Genghis Khan & the Mongol Horde
by Harold Lamb
Category: Removed in 2012

The Incredible JourneyCore F:
The Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
Category: Removed in 2012

RascalCore F:
Rascal
by Sterling North
Category: Removed in 2012

Aladdin and Other Favorite Arabian Nights StoriesCore F:
Aladdin and Other Favorite Arabian Nights Stories
by Philip Smith
Category: Removed in 2012

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the BlindCore F:
Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind
by Margaret Davidson
Category: Removed in 2012

The Rat CatcherCore F:
The Rat Catcher's Son
by Carolyn London
Category: Removed in 2012

Remembering GodCore F:
Remembering God's Awesome Acts
by Susan Mortimer
Category: Removed in 2012

101 Differences Between Cats and DogsCore F:
101 Differences Between Cats and Dogs
by Bob Sjogren
Category: Removed in 2013

Commodore Perry in the Land of the ShogunCore F:
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun
by Rhoda Blumberg
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature

The HobbitCore F:
The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8
Also: Sonlight Level F for Ages 10-13

Arabs in the Golden AgeCore F:
Arabs in the Golden Age
by Mokhtar Moktefi
Category: Removed in 2016

David Livingstone: AfricaCore F:
David Livingstone: Africa's Trailblazer
by Janet Benge
Category: Removed in 2016

Best-Loved Folktales of the WorldCore F:
Best-Loved Folktales of the World
by Joanna Cole
Category: Removed in 2016

Henry Reed, Inc.Core F:
Henry Reed, Inc.
by Keith Robertson
Category: Removed in 2016

HomesickCore F:
Homesick
by Jean Fritz
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: National Book Award Children's Book Winners

The Sherlock Files 1: The 100-Year-Old SecretCore F:
The Sherlock Files 1: The 100-Year-Old Secret
by Tracy Barrett
Category: Removed in 2016

SilkwormsCore F:
Silkworms
by Sylvia A. Johnson
Category: Removed in 2016

Star of LightCore F:
Star of Light
by Patricia M. St. John
Category: Removed in 2016

The Story of MankindCore G:
The Story of Mankind
by Hendrik Willem van Loon
Recommended Age: 10
Category: Removed in 2001
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

Archaeology: The Usborne Young ScientistCore G:
Archaeology: The Usborne Young Scientist
by Barbara Cork
Category: Removed in 2001

Ancient Egypt: Facts, Stories, ActivitiesCore G:
Ancient Egypt: Facts, Stories, Activities
by Robert Nicholson and Claire Watts
Category: Removed in 2001

Everything You Need to Know About World History HomeworkCore G:
Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework
by Anne Zeman
Category: Removed in 2001

CleopatraCore G:
Cleopatra
by Diane Stanley
Category: Removed in 2001

Adolf HitlerCore G:
Adolf Hitler
by Dennis Wepman
Category: Removed in 2001

Isaac Newton and GravityCore G:
Isaac Newton and Gravity
by Steve Parker
Category: Removed in 2001

Anne of Green GablesCore G:
Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
Category: Removed in 2002
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 4-6

The Usborne Story of MusicCore G:
The Usborne Story of Music
by Eileen O'Brien
Category: Removed in 2002

The ChildrenCore G:
The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
by Padraic Colum
Category: Removed in 2002

Between the Forest and the HillsCore G:
Between the Forest and the Hills
by Ann Lawrence
Category: Removed in 2002

The Scarlet PimpernelCore G:
The Scarlet Pimpernel
by Baroness Orczy
Category: Removed in 2002

The Case of the Baker Street IrregularCore G:
The Case of the Baker Street Irregular
by Robert Newman
Category: Removed in 2002

Big RedCore G:
Big Red
by Jim Kjelgaard
Category: Removed in 2002

Daddy Long LegsCore G:
Daddy Long Legs
by Jean Webster
Category: Removed in 2002

Fine Print: A Story About Johann GutenbergCore G:
Fine Print: A Story About Johann Gutenberg
by Joann Johansen Burch
Category: Removed in 2002

The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt by DayCore G:
The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt by Day
by Scott O'Dell
Category: Removed in 2002

Nothing DauntedCore G:
Nothing Daunted
by Gloria Repp
Category: Removed in 2002

Martin Luther: Hero of FaithCore G:
Martin Luther: Hero of Faith
by Frederick Nohl
Category: Removed in 2004

North to FreedomCore G:
North to Freedom
by Anne Holm
Category: Removed in 2004

The Usborne History of the Twentieth CenturyCore G:
The Usborne History of the Twentieth Century
by C. Hopkinson
Category: Removed in 2004

Otto of the Silver HandCore G:
Otto of the Silver Hand
by Howard Pyle
Category: Removed in 2012
Also: Angelicum Academy 4th Grade Good Books

Eagle of the NinthCore G:
Eagle of the Ninth
by Rosemary Sutcliff
Category: Removed in 2012

Augustus CaesarCore G:
Augustus Caesar's World
by Genevieve Foster
Category: Removed in 2012

The World of Columbus and SonsCore G:
The World of Columbus and Sons
by Genevieve Foster
Category: Removed in 2012

Luther: Biography of a ReformerCore G:
Luther: Biography of a Reformer
by Frederick Nohl
Category: Removed in 2012

DCore G:
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
by Ingri d'Aulaire
Category: Removed in 2013
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 4-6

The Westing GameCore G:
The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin
Recommended Age: 12
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

The Phantom TollboothCore G:
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
Category: Removed in 2016
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

The Kingfisher History EncyclopediaCore G:
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
by Editors of Kingfisher
Category: Removed in 2016

King Arthur: Tales from the Round TableCore G:
King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table
by Andrew Lang
Category: Removed in 2016

Archimedes and the Door of ScienceCore G:
Archimedes and the Door of Science
by Jeanne Bendick
Category: Removed in 2016

Leonardo da VinciCore G:
Leonardo da Vinci
by Emily Hahn
Category: Removed in 2016

Mary, Bloody MaryCore G:
Mary, Bloody Mary
by Carolyn Meyer
Category: Removed in 2016

The Dark FrigateCore H:
The Dark Frigate
by Charles Boardman Hawes
Category: Removed in 2010

Painless PoetryCore H:
Painless Poetry
by Mary Elizabeth
Category: Removed in 2010

Great ExpectationsCore H:
Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
Category: Removed in 2012
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 9-12

The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah EquianoCore H:
The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano
by Ann Cameron
Category: Removed in 2013

Abraham LincolnCore H:
Abraham Lincoln's World
by Genevieve Foster
Category: Removed in 2013

George WashingtonCore H:
George Washington's World
by Genevieve Foster
Category: Removed in 2013

I Am DavidCore H:
I Am David
by Anne Holm
Category: Removed in 2016

Escape from WarsawCore H:
Escape from Warsaw
by Ian Serraillier
Category: Removed in 2016

Anna and the King of SiamCore H:
Anna and the King of Siam
by Margaret Landon
Category: Removed in 2016

A Heart Strangely WarmedCore H:
A Heart Strangely Warmed
by Louise A. Vernon
Category: Removed in 2016

Out of Many WatersCore H:
Out of Many Waters
by Jacqueline Greene
Category: Removed in 2016

Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Discovery of the Smallpox VaccineCore H:
Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine
by Albert Marrin
Category: Removed in 2016

Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey StoriesCore H:
Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories
by Dorothy L. Sayers
Category: Removed in 2016

Madeleine Takes CommandCore H:
Madeleine Takes Command
by Ethel C. Brill
Category: Removed in 2016

StowawayCore H:
Stowaway
by Karen Hesse
Category: Removed in 2016

The LonerCore 100:
The Loner
by Ester Wier
Category: Removed in 2001

Trails to PooseyCore 100:
Trails to Poosey
by Olive Rambo Cook
Category: Removed in 2002

Two Tickets to FreedomCore 100:
Two Tickets to Freedom
by Florence B. Freedman
Category: Removed in 2002

Smoky the CowhorseCore 100:
Smoky the Cowhorse
by Will James
Category: Removed in 2004
Also: Angelicum Academy 2nd Grade Good Books

DragonwingsCore 100:
Dragonwings
by Laurence Yep
Category: Removed in 2004
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8

Down Ryton WaterCore 100:
Down Ryton Water
by E. R. Gaggin
Category: Removed in 2004

Piercing the DarknessCore 100:
Piercing the Darkness
by Frank E. Peretti
Category: Removed in 2004

Gold Bug & Other TalesCore 100:
Gold Bug & Other Tales
by Edgar Allan Poe
Category: Removed in 2004

Calico CaptiveCore 100:
Calico Captive
by Elizabeth George Speare
Category: Removed in 2004

A Jar of DreamsCore 100:
A Jar of Dreams
by Yoshiko Uchida
Category: Removed in 2004

Robert E. LeeCore 100:
Robert E. Lee
by Lee Roddy
Category: Removed in 2004

Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American RevolutionCore 100:
Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution
by Seymour Reit
Category: Removed in 2006

Samuel F.B. Morse: Artist With a MessageCore 100:
Samuel F.B. Morse: Artist With a Message
by John Hudson Tiner
Category: Removed in 2006

WeCore 100:
We'll Race You, Henry Ford
by Barbara Mitchell
Category: Removed in 2006

Rifles for WatieCore 100:
Rifles for Watie
by Harold Keith
Recommended Age: 12
Category: Removed in 2006
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

The Home RanchCore 100:
The Home Ranch
by Ralph Moody
Category: Removed in 2006

Patty ReedCore 100:
Patty Reed's Doll: The Story of the Donner Party
by Ms. Rachel K. Laurgaard
Category: Removed in 2006

The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail Core 100:
The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail
by Neta Lohnes Frazier
Category: Removed in 2006

Wait for Me, Watch for Me, Eula BeeCore 100:
Wait for Me, Watch for Me, Eula Bee
by Patricia Beatty
Category: Removed in 2006

Streams to the River, River to the SeaCore 100:
Streams to the River, River to the Sea
by Scott O'Dell
Category: Removed in 2011

After the Dancing DaysCore 100:
After the Dancing Days
by Margaret Rostkowski
Category: Removed in 2011

Blue WillowCore 100:
Blue Willow
by Doris Gates
Category: Removed in 2011

My Side of the MountainCore 100:
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George
Category: Removed in 2011
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 4-6

The Red Badge of CourageCore 100:
The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane
Category: Removed in 2011
Also: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 9-12

SounderCore 100:
Sounder
by William H. Armstrong
Recommended Age: 11
Category: Removed in 2011
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832Core 100:
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-1832
by Joan W. Blos
Recommended Age: 15
Category: Removed in 2011
Also: National Book Award Children's Book Winners
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

The Green BookCore 100:
The Green Book
by Jill Paton Walsh
Category: Removed in 2011

Nothing to FearCore 100:
Nothing to Fear
by Jackie French Koller
Category: Removed in 2011

Sequoyah and the Cherokee AlphabetCore 100:
Sequoyah and the Cherokee Alphabet
by Robert Cwiklik
Category: Removed in 2014

Earthquake at DawnCore 100:
Earthquake at Dawn
by Kristiana Gregory
Category: Removed in 2006

ChristyCore 100:
Christy
by Catherine Marshall
Category: Removed in 2011

GuestsCore 100:
Guests
by Michael Dorris
Category: Removed in 2016

30 Days to Understanding Church HistoryCore 200:
30 Days to Understanding Church History
by Max E. Anders
Category: Removed in 2002

DonCore 200:
Don't Check Your Brains at the Door
by Josh McDowell
Category: Removed in 2004
Also: Christian Book Award Winners

How to Read Church History Volume 2Core 200:
How to Read Church History Volume 2
by Jean Comby
Category: Removed in 2004

How to Read Church History Volume 1Core 200:
How to Read Church History Volume 1
by Jean Comby
Category: Removed in 2004

The Trumpeter of KrakowCore 200:
The Trumpeter of Krakow
by Eric P. Kelly
Category: Removed in 2006

AmericaCore 200:
America's Favorite Poems
Edited by Robert Pinsky
Category: Removed in 2007

The Flames of RomeCore 200:
The Flames of Rome
by Paul L. Maier
Category: Removed in 2012

Adventuring Through the BibleCore 200:
Adventuring Through the Bible
by Ray C. Stedman
Category: Removed in 2014

My Life in Advertising and Scientific AdvertisingCore 300:
My Life in Advertising and Scientific Advertising
by Claude Hopkins
Category: Removed in 2006

YouthwalkCore 300:
Youthwalk
by Walk Thru the Bible
Category: Removed in 2006

20th Century Day by DayCore 300:
20th Century Day by Day
by DK
Category: Removed in 2008

Run Baby Run: The Explosive True Story of a Savage Street FighterCore 300:
Run Baby Run: The Explosive True Story of a Savage Street Fighter
by Nicky Cruz
Category: Removed in 2009

For Whom the Bell TollsCore 300:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Ernest Hemingway
Category: Removed in 2009
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 9-12

Darkness at NoonCore 300:
Darkness at Noon
by Arthur Koestler
Category: Removed in 2009
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 9-12

To Destroy You is No Loss: The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family  Core 300:
To Destroy You is No Loss: The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family
by JoAn D. Criddle
Category: Removed in 2015

Our Century in Pictures for Young PeopleCore 300:
Our Century in Pictures for Young People
by Richard B. Stolley
Category: Removed in 2015

A Tree Grows in BrooklynCore 400:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
Category: Removed in 2013
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8

The OutsidersCore 400:
The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton
Category: Removed in 2013
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8

Moby DickCore 400:
Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
Category: Removed in 2013
Also: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers

Julie of the WolvesCore 400:
Julie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George
Recommended Age: 14
Category: Removed in 2013
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

The GiverCore 400:
The Giver
by Lois Lowry
Recommended Age: 12
Category: Removed in 2013
Also: Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8
Also: Newbery Medal Winners

The CrucibleCore 400:
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
Category: Removed in 2013
Also: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 9-12

The JungleCore 400:
The Jungle
by Upton Sinclair
Category: Removed in 2013
Also: Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Grades 9-12

Walden and Civil DisobedienceCore 400:
Walden and Civil Disobedience
by Henry David Thoreau
Category: Removed in 2013

The Day They Came to Arrest the BookCore 400:
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book
by Nat Hentoff
Category: Removed in 2013

Crazy Lady!Core 400:
Crazy Lady!
by Jane Leslie Conly
Category: Removed in 2013

Belle PraterCore 400:
Belle Prater's Boy
by Ruth White
Category: Removed in 2013

Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann ParkerCore 400:
Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker
by Carolyn Meyer
Category: Removed in 2013

Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim ElliotCore 400:
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot
by Elisabeth Elliot
Category: Removed in 2013

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got WrongCore 400:
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by James W. Loewen
Category: Removed in 2013

The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious CorrectnessCore 400:
The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness
by Isaac Kramnick
Category: Removed in 2013

Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil WarCore 400:
Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War
by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
Category: Removed in 2013

The Dry DivideCore 400:
The Dry Divide
by Ralph Moody
Category: Removed in 2013

Never Before in History: AmericaCore 400:
Never Before in History: America's Inspired Birth
by Gary Amos
Category: Removed in 2013

Tools of Dominion: The Case Laws of ExodusCore 400:
Tools of Dominion: The Case Laws of Exodus
by Gary North
Category: Removed in 2013

The Institutes of Biblical LawCore 400:
The Institutes of Biblical Law
by R. J. Rushdoony
Category: Removed in 2013

3 comments on “Former Sonlight Books

  1. I would really love a list that I can easily print out with no graphics. Is this possible?

    • Hi Gwen – Thanks for stopping by! I modified the formatting for print so it should be better. I’ll see if I can improve it further so the list isn’t so long to print.

  2. Hi, do you happen to have a list of the summer readers that were previously suggested as many of those have been withdrawn as the years have passed too?
    Thanks so much!

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