Discover resources for teaching literature at home.

Homeschool Literature Curriculum

Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual. Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.

The 3Rs Series (Grades K-3)

Includes: A Home Start in Reading A Strong Start in Language An Easy Start in Arithmetic by Dr. Ruth Beechick

Blackstone Audiobooks

Unabridged recordings of great books.

Books Children Love

by Elizabeth Wilson A guide to the best children’s literature for varying age groups.

By Jove / The Play’s the Thing

Aristoplay games to teach Greek mythology and Shakespeare.

Children’s Literature Web Guide

Christian Novel Studies

Literature study guides.

The Classics at Home

by Ann Ward

Leads you through the works of Beatrix Potter, Charlotte’s Web, Winnie-the-Pooh, and The House at Pooh Corner.

Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children

by William Russell

Critical Conditioning

by Kathryn Stout

Teaches literary criticism.

For the Love of Reading

by Valerie Bendt

Share the love of reading with your children. Now published as part of Unit Studies Made Easy.

Honey for a Child’s Heart and Read for Your Life

by Gladys Hunt Utilizing books for building up the whole child.

Invitation to the Classics

by Louise Cowan and Os Guinness An attractive, readable introduction to the major books and authors of western civilization.

Laurel Hill Video Library

Rental videos by mail with an emphasis on literature-based titles.

Lost Classics Book Company

Reprints great old books.

Mantle Ministries

Reprints old books.

Movies as Literature

by Kathryn Stout

A one-year course for high school English or a supplement for grades 7-12.

The New Read-Aloud Handbook

by Jim Trelease How and why to make your child a lover of books.

Progeny Press

Study guides that examine classic and children’s literature.

Total Language Plus

Uses literature as the basis for teaching thinking and communication skills.

Triangle Press

Reprints 19th-century books in updated language for today’s children.