Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Retired Sonlight® Book List--Enjoy!

Here it is. The updated Sonlight® Retired Book list. This should be up to date as of April 2016. If you find errors or have additions to make, please email me. Also, I am still looking for the 91, 92, 93 and 96 catalogs. If you have any of these and would like to sell or give it to me, I would be grateful and could make this list more complete. Please email me at:

Preschool - Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fun for Little Learners (Previously called Core P3/4)
A Robert McCloskey Collection (3 Stories) (swapped for Make Way for McCloskey. 8 Stories)

Pre-Kindergarten-Exploring God’s World (Previously called PreK or Core B or Core P4/5)
25 Stories for Little People ~ cassette
101 Favorite Children's Songs ~ cassette
A Bear Called Paddington – Bond
A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books - (Buell)
A Treasury of Children’s Literature – Elsen
Children’s Choice Bible – Chancellor
Curious George ~ Rey (early edition used in 1994-1995)
Emperor's New Clothes ~ ?
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 edition
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 – Illustrated by Blanche Fisher 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 Little Golden Books
Ugly Duckling, The ~ ?
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You (same pub as 20th Century Children’s Treasury)

History/Bible/Lit A-Intro to the World: Cultures (Previously named Core A or Core K or Core C):
A Boy, A Dog, A Frog ~ Mercer Mayer
Alice's Adventure in Wonderland (Illustrated Condensed) ~ Carrol
Beezus and Ramona~ Beverly Cleary
Chimney Sweep's Ransom: John Wesley ~ Jackson
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ~ Judi Barrett
Complete Adventures of Curious George, The ~ H.A.Rey
Five True Dog Stories ~ Margaret Davidson
Granny Han’s Breakfast (Groves)
Hero Tales (Jackson)
I Heard Good News Today ~ Cornelia Lehn
Johnny Appleseed (different author) - Kellogg
Johnny Appleseed (different author) - Holland
Kidnapped by River Rats: William and Catherine Booth ~ Jackson
Little House in the Big Woods~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
My Book about Hudson: Hudson Taylor ~ Miller
Peter Pan (Condensed and Illustrated edition)~Barrie
Poems to Read to the Very Young ~ Frank
Stop that Ball – McClintock
Story About Ping, A ~Marjorie Flack
Winnie the Pooh - Milne
Wizard of Oz - Baum

History/Bible/Lit B- Intro to World History, Part 1
(Previously named Core B and Core 1)
Bandit of Ashley Downs: George Mueller – Jackson
Case of the Gasping Garbage ~ Michele Torrey
Chimney Sweep's Ransom:John Wesley~ Jackson
Fables – Lobel
Favorite Poems of Childhood ~ Edited by Phillip Smith (a Dover book)
Flight of the Fugitives - Jackson
Follow My Leader – Garfield
From Arapesh to Zuni ~ Lewis (Replaced with From Akebu to Zapotec)
From Akebu to Zapotec ~ June Hathersmith
Greek News ~ Anton 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 ~ Margot Zemach
Leah's Song ~ Clifford
Missionary Stories with the Millers ~ Mildred A. Martin
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle ~ Betty MacDonald
Now We are Six ~ Milne
Prince & the Pauper (abridged/illustrated ed.) – Twain
Roman Diary ~ Richard Platt
Queen's Smuggler, The: William Tyndale ~ Jackson
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest – McGovern
Shoeshine Girl - Bulla
Stop that Ball~McClintock (1st grade reader)
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

Core C-Intro to World History: Part 2 (Previously name Core 2):
A Child’s Garden of Verses (Stevenson)
A Little Princess - Burnett
A Poke in the I - Janeczko
Alexander the Great – Green
* Alexander the Great ~ Wepman ...SL lists the authors as Wepman & Ash. We were unable to find a book written by both of these authors. We found 2 separate titles:

·                     1: Alexander the Great : Empire Builder ~ Maureen Ash
·                     2 :Alexander the Great (World Leaders Past & Present) ~ Dennis Wepman, Arthur M .Schlesinger
Awesome Book of Bible Facts ~ Sandy Silverthorne
Ben & Me – Lawson
Castle Diary ~ Richard Platt
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Fleming
Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case ~ Donald Sobol
Explorer's News – Johnstone
Fine Print: A Story About Johann Gutenberg ~ Burch (also used in, then drop from, Core 6)
Flight of the Fugitive:Gladys Aylward~Jackson
Florence Nightingale ~ (author not detailed in catalog)
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 ~ Antonia Barber
How our Bible Came to Us ~ Daney
Indian in the Cupboard – Banks
Joan of Arc ~ Stanley
Kildee House – Montgomery
Little House in Rocky Ridge - MacBride
Magellan – Brewster
Maps and Globes ~ Jack Knowlton
Medicine News ~ Philip Gates
Old Ramon – Schaefer
Ordinary Princess, The – Kaye
Pippi Longstocking ~ Astrid Lindgren   
Philomena ~ Kate Seredy
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, same author)
2012 Switch:
Ginger Pye – (Estes) (moved to Grade 4-5 reader package)

Readers Removed from Core C--These are about a 3rd-4th grade reading level:
·                     Diving Bell, The~Strasser
·                     Every Living Thing~Rylant
·                     Five Little Peppers and How They Grew~ Sidney
·                     Three Dollar Mule~ Bulla
           McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm ~ Sid Fleishman
·                     To the Top~Kramer

History/Bible/Lit D-Intro to American History: Part 1 (Previously named Core 3 and Core D):
Adoniram Judson: Bound for Burma ~ Janet And Geoff Benge
American Adventures I – Greenberg
Betsy Ross~Childhood of Famous Americans
Bold Journey – Bohner
Boone, Wilderness Explorer ~ Retan
Calico Bush ~ Rachel Field
Candy Makers, The ~ Wendy Mass
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? – Fritz
Columbus ~ D'Aulaire
Crispus Attucks~Childhood of Famous Americans
Daniel Boone~ Daugherty
Drinking Gourd, A - Monjo
Erie Canal, The – Stein
Every Day With God – Nichols (?)
Fish do the Strangest Things ~ Hornblow
Flight of the Fugitive ~ Jackson
From Sea to Shining Sea (For Children) ~ Peter Marshall and David Manuel
George Washington: History’s All-Stars ~ Augusta Stevenson
Giant Treasury of Brer Rabbit ~ JC Harris
Hannah - Whelan
Hopeful Trout & Other Limericks - Ciardi
Imprisoned in the Golden City: Adoniram & Ann Judson – Jackson
In God We Trust – Crater & Hunsicker
Insects do the Strangest Things ~ Hornblow
Landmark History of the American People {replaced with From Plymouth to the West, updated version of Landmark Book ~ Boorstin}
Lawn Boy ~ Gary Paulsen
Light and the Glory (For Children) ~ Peter Marshall and David Manuel
Martha Washington (Childhood of Famous Americans) – Wagoner
Matchlock Gun ~ Walter Edmonds
Meet George Washington ~ Joan Heilbroner
Meet Thomas Jefferson ~ Marvin Barrett
Molly Pitcher~Childhood of Famous Americans
Mother West Winds Children – Burgess
Mr.Revere and I ~ Robert Lawson
One Year Bible for Kids~NLT
Paddle-to-the-Sea - Holling
Poem Stew - Cole
Silver ~ Whelan
Story of the Lone Star Republic, The - Stein
Story of the USA, Book 1 ~ Franklin Escher
Story of the USA, Book 2 ~ Franklin Escher
Tree in the Trail ~ Holling C Holling
Twister of Twists, A Tangle of Tongues ~ A 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

History/Bible/ Lit  E-Intro to American History: Part 2 (Previously named Core 4 or Core E):
A Bundle of Beasts ~ Hooper
All Sail Set – Sperry
American Adventures 1 – Greenberg
American Adventure 2 – Greenberg
American Tall Tales ~
American Wars: World War 1 – Stewart
An Arkful of Animals - Cole
Behind Rebel Lines - Reit
Bolivar – Guyatt
Bully for You Teddy Roosevelt - Fritz
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
Great Depression, The ~ Stein
Half Magic ~ Edward Eager
He Free Britain's Slaves: William Wilberforce ~ Ludwig
If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake – Levine
Kitchen Madonna, The ~ Rumer Godden
Landmark History of the American People {replaced with, From Ft Sumter to the Moon, updated version of Landmark Book ~ Boorstin}
Learning About God From A to Z - (Erickson)
Lincoln: A Photobiography~Russell Freedman
Light Princess, The ~ MacDonald
Moccasin Trail ~ Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Monitor and the Merrimac, The – Stein
Mr. Blue Jeans: The Story About Levi Strauss - Weidt
On the Banks of Plum Creek ~ Wilder
Perilous Road, The ~ William O. Steele
Prairie Boy's Winter ~ Kurelek
Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, The ~ Betty Birney
Simon Bolivar: The Liberator – de Varona
Shoes for Everyone – Mitchell
Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers ~ Peter Marshall and David Manuel
South America ~ Jo Ellen Moore
Story of the Golden Spike (SL pub) - Stein
Story of the USA Book 2 ~ Franklin Escher
Story of the USA Book 3 ~ Franklin Escher
Story of Thomas Alva Edison, The ~ Margaret Cousins
Terrible Wave, The ~  Marden Dahlstedt
Thee Hannah ~ Marguerite de Angeli
Unit about Canada, A ~ Jane M Coe
Where the Red Fern Grows ~ Rawls
World War I - (Kent)
Zooful of Animals, An – Cole
2012 Switch:
Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (Hist to Read-Aloud)
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (now a Read-Aloud)
The Great Turkey Walk (now a reader)
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (now a reader)

History/Bible/Lit  F-Eastern Hemisphere (Previously named Core 5 and Core F)
101 Differences Between Cats and Dogs! ~ Sjogren
A Glorious Age in Africa – Chu & Skinner
Aladdin &  Other Favorite Arabian Nights Stories – Smith
Ancient China – Cotterell
Arabs in the Golden Age ~ Mokhtar Moktefi
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions ~ Musgrove, illust Leo & Diane Dillion
Best Loved Folk Tales in the World ~ Joanna Cole
Captain Cook ~ Humphris
China: History to 1949 ~ Mc Lenigham
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun ~ Rhoda Blumberg
Coral Reefs ~ Johnson
David Livingstone: Africa’s Trailblazer ~ Janet and Geoff Benge
Disease Fighters, The: Nobel Prize for Medicine ~ Aaseng
East to the Shifting Sands ~ Poynor
Eastern Hemisphere Explorer – Densmer
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold – Benge
Eric Liddell: Men of Faith ~ Swift
Escape to the Jungle – (Sim International)
Explorers: from Columbus to Armstrong~Everett (Usborne)
Exploring Planet Earth - Tiner
Faces: Australia Through Time – Faces Magazine Vol.III
Gandhi: Peaceful Warrior – Bains
Genghis Khan & The Mongol Horde – Lamb
Gengis Khan (World Leaders Past & Present) - Judy Humphrey
Heritage Studies 6 Student Text: Eastern Hemisphere Nations~Creason
Hobbit, The ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Incredible Journey, The - Burnford
India: The Culture - Kalman
India: The People – Kalman
Island of the Blue Dolphins, The – O’Dell
John Newton: Angry Sailor ~ Strom
Louise 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 ~ Tracy Barrett
Ships, Sailors and the Sea – Usborne
Slave Ship, The ~ Sterne
Star of Light ~ Patricia St. John
Stories from Arabian Nights ~ Lang
Story of Islam, The ~ Kanm
Story of Africa & Her Flags to Colour, The ~ Faul
Tales of a Korean Grandmother - Carpenter
Throwing Shadows ~ Konigsburg
Torches of Joy - Dekker
Traditional Africa ~ Addison
Unreached People Groups DVD
Walkabout ~ Marshall
What They Believe: Islam - Berry
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 on DVD
Young Man in a Hurry ~ Clinton
Your Place in God's Plan ~ Holtzmann

History/Bible/Lit G-World History: Part 1 (Previously named Core 6 and Core G):
A Boy’s War - Michell
Adventures of The Greek Heroes – Mclean & Wiseman
Air Raid – Pearl Harbor! – Taylor
Ancient Egypt ~ Nickelson and Watts
Ancient Greece ~ Clare
Ancient Greeks in The Land of the Gods, The – Descamps-Lequime and Vemery
Anne of Green Gables - Montgomery
Archeology: The Young Scientist – Usborne
Archimedes and the Door of Science ~ Jeanne Bendick
Augustus Caesar's World - Foster
Between the Forest and The Hills – Lawrence
Big Red - Kjelgaard
Case of the Baker Street Irregulars ~ Newman (Listed as boys reader)
Children's Homer ~ Colum
Cleopatra - Stanley
Condor of the Andes, The ~ Wagner
Daddy Long Legs ~ Webster (Listed as girls reader)
David Livingstone: First to Cross Africa With the Gospel - Worcester
D'Aulaires' Book Book of Greek Myths ~ D"Aulaire
Eagle of the Ninth, The – Sutcliff
Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework – Zeman & Kelly
Fine Print: The Story of 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
Hitler - Wepman
Ink on His Fingers – Vernon
Isobel Kuhn ~ Dick
Johannes Kepler: Giant of Faith & Science ~ Tiner
King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table ~ Andrew Lang (Dover book)
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The ~ Editors at Kingfisher
Leonardo da Vinci ~ Diane Stanley
Marie Curie ~ Birch (different publication to book being used in Science C)
Martin Luther: Hero of the Faith ~ Nohl
Mary, Bloody Mary ~ Carolyn 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
Science Discoveries: Isaac Newton & Gravity - Parker
Story of D-Day, The ~ Bliven
Story of Mankind ~ Van Loon
Story of Music, The – Usborne

Treasure of the Snow, The - St. John
* Twenty and Ten ~ Bishop (moved to core A)
Vasco de Gama: Adventures in Discovery ~ Knight
Westing Game ~ Ellen 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
Young Scientists Book of Archeology~Cork and Reid

Bible/History/Lit H- World History: Part 2
(Previously Core 7 post 2005, Core H)
Abraham Lincoln's World ~ Foster
A Jar of Dreams – Uchida
Catherine The Great (Landmark) - Scherman
Captain Cook Explores the South Seas (Landmark) - Sperry
Dark Frigate, The - (Hawes)
Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster ~ Albert Marrin
Escape from Warsaw ~ Ian Serraillier
George Washington's World ~ Foster
Great Expectations ~ Dickens
Heart Strangely Warmed, A ~ Louise A Vernon
I Am David ~ Anne Holm
Kidnapped Prince, The ~ Cameron
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The ~ Editors at Kingfisher
Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories ~ Dorothy L Sayers
Madeline Takes Command ~ Ethel C Brill
Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo (Landmark) – Winwar
Out of Many Waters ~ Jacqueline Greene
Painless Poetry - (Elizabeth)
Stowaway ~ ???

History/Bible/Lit W-World History (Previously Core W)
Archimedes and the Door of Science ~ Jeanne 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
Kingfisher Atlas of World History, The ~ Editors at Kingfisher
King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table ~ Andrew Lang (Dover book)
Otto of the Silver Hand ~ Pyle
World of Columbus and Sons, The ~ Foster

History/Bible/Lit 100 American History in Depth, (Previously named Core 7, before 2005: Core 100)
A Gathering of Days - (Blos)
A Jar of Dreams - Uchida
Adventures of the Greek Heroes ~ McLean and Wiseman
After the Dancing Days - (Rostkowski)
* Black Like Me ~ Griffin (Moved to Core 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) (switched to Core E Reader)
Gentle Ben ~ Morey
Gold Bug and Other Tales, The ~ Poe
Greeks, The ~ Usborne
Green Book, The - (Walsh)
Guns for General Washington – Reit
Henry Hudson: Master Explorer ~ Weiner
Home Ranch, The - Moody
Joni - Eareckson
Julius Caesar: Roman Dictator, illustrated ~ ?
Light in the Forest, The ~ Richter
Loner, The - Wier
Martin Luther King Jnr: 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 - Laurgaard
Pony Express, Cobblestone (1981): - Nankin
Piercing the Darkness ~ Peretti
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~Robert Cwiklik
Sounder - (Armstrong)
Smokey the Cowhorse ~ James
Stout-Hearted Seven - Frazier
Streams to the River, River to the Sea - (O’Dell)
Time Enough for Drums ~ Rinaldi
Trails to Posey ~ Cook
Tut-ankh-amun and His Friends ~ Aldred
Two Tickets to Freedom ~ Freedman
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Stowe
Up a Road Slowly ~ Hunt
Young Scientist Book of Archaeology ~ Usborne
Wait for Me, Watch for Me, Eula Bee - Peck
We’ll Race Your Henry Ford - Mitchell
Youth Bible Study Notebook~Souter

History/Bible/Lit 200-History of God’s Kingdom (Previously named Core 8 and Core 200):
Adventuring Through the Bible~ Stedman and Denney
A Taste of Chaucer (SL pub) – Malcolmson
Americas’ Favorite Poems – Pinsky
Bartholomew Fair ~ Stolz
Black Beauty – Sewell
Beauty – McKinley (listed as girls lit)
Bridge to Terabithia – Paterson
Canterbury Tale, The - Chaucer, retold by McCaughrean
David Copperfield~Dickens
Don't Check Your Brains at the Door ~ Mc Dowell
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Weir of Hermiston - Stevenson
Emperors Winding Sheet, The - Walsh
Fire Upon the Earth - Langford
Flames of Rome, The - (Maier)
Flying to the Moon – Collins (Listed as boys lit)
Good Wives – Alcott (listed as girls lit)
Hang Tough, Paul Mather – Slote (listed as boys lit)
Hatchet – Paulsen
Hawk and the Dove, The – Wilcock
In His Steps - Sheldon
Jackaroo ~ Voight
Little Men – Alcott (listed as boys lit)
Little Women – Alcott (listed as girls lit)
Pride and Prejudice - (replaced with annotated version)
Quo Vadis – Sienkiewicz
Separate Peace, A ~ Knowles
Summer of the Swan, The - Byars
Taste of Chaucer: Selections From the Canterbury Tales ~ Malcomson, editor
Trumpeter of Krakow, The - (Kelly)

Optional Titles for Research Paper for the Core 200 Year
Thirty Days to Understand Church History ~ Anders-Lundsford
This was John Calvin ~ Van Halsema
Who Moved the Stone? ~ Morrison
William Booth ~ Bennett
Optional Resources for Research Projects
Becoming Orthodox ~ Gillquist
Catholic and Christian ~ Schreck
Catholicism and Fundamentalism ~ Keating
Church of Rome at the Bar of History, The ~ Webster
Common Ground ~ Bajis
Evangelical is Not Enough ~ Howard
Faith Alone ~ Sproul
For the Life of the World ~ Schmemann
Gospel According to Rome, The ~ MeCarthy
Not By Faith Alone ~ Sungenis
Not By Scripture Alone ~ Sungenis
Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Divides and Unites Us ~ Armstrong

History/Bible/ Lit 300-20th Century World History (Previously named Core 9 and Core 300)
Atlas Shrugged~Rand
Darkness at Noon - Koestler
DK 20th Century Day to Day – Schlesinger (CD-Rom)
DK Visual Timeline of the 20th Century, The ~ Adams
Exodus ~ Uris
Fallen Angels (note this book has raw language) ~ Walter Dean Myers
For Whom the Bell Tolls - (Hemingway)
I Had Seen Castles ~ Rylant
Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom – Jicai
Life During the Russian Revolution ~ Sherrow
Mammoth Book of Eye-witness History ~ Lewis
More to be Desired than Gold ~ Wilson
Mother Jones: Fierce Fighter for Workers’ Rights ~ Pinkerton Josephson
My Life in Advertising & Scientific Advertising – Hopkins
Our Century in Pictures for Young People ~ Stolley and Sklasky
Permanent Book of the 20th Century, The - Lewis
Robert Frost: Selected Poems
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
You Come Too~Frost
Youth Walk Vol.1 – Walk Through the Bible Ministries

History/Bible/Lit 400-Civics/American Government
(Previously named 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 ~ Gary Amos and Richard Gardiner
Our Right to Drugs ~ Szasz [Optional Title]
Outsiders, The ~ Hinton
Shadow of the Almighty ~ Elliot
The Discovery of Freedom ~ Lane [Optional Title]
Tools of Dominion ~ Gary North
Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A ~ Betty Smith
Walden and Civil Disobedience--Thoreau
When in the Course of Human Events ~ Adams
Where the Broken Heart Still Beats ~ Meyer

 530-British Literature
No changes 

Resources (2016)
Man of the Family ~ Moody
The Home Ranch ~ Moody
Mary Emma and Company ~ Moody
The Fields of Home ~ Moody
Shaking the nickel Bush ~ Moody
The Dry Divide ~ Moody
Horse of a Different Color ~ Moody
Ralph Moody Eight-Volume Set
Ralph Moody Six-Volume Set
One Minute Answers to Skeptics’ Top Forty Questions ~ Charlie H. Campbell
Understanding the Times~ Jeff Myers
Understanding the Times Student Workbook

Here’s how we've gone about compiling this list:
Prior to 2012, if a book had been moved to another Core, in general, we've not included it in this list, typing up only the titles that have remained dropped. Quite a few books were dropped out and then added back into SL Cores, at regular intervals, over the years – we've only included the titles that have remained dropped. Electives, or Science titles have not been noted, unless they were a science biography. We have not included a separate listing for Core 6A titles. {Updated in 2013 to show books dropped from Core W}

We have worked through the catalogues: 1994, 1995,1997-2014--- and a jumble of personal notes to come up with this non-exhaustive list of discontinued Sonlight titles. (All those tiles with this little squiggle ~ between the title and the author are my hours of work). Thanks to Tara of the SL forums for all her work; if you see the author's name in brackets, this is her generous contribution.

Request for Use:
** Please be considerate and do not copy and redistribute the details off this list as your own work. If you decide to recreate this list, or use portions of it, to place in amongst a list of your own design; in your own document, on a post, in a tweet, on pinterest, or ... Please give credit to the SL moms/mums who contributed to, or worked on the original: Chelle (NZ)---Tara (SL Forums)--Jill (US)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As a note, you may enjoy my Homeschool Resource Library which is full of great homeschool and parenting help and encouragement. 

~If you have any of the 
Sonlight® Catalogs from 1990-1993 or 1996, I would love to either have you see what books have been dropped from those years, or to get [or purchase] those catalogs from you so I could do it. It would be great to have a more complete list. Email me, you can find my email on the side of my blog. ~

(I am still looking for the 1990, 91, 92, 93 and 96 catalogs. If you have any of these and would like to sell or give it to me, I would be grateful and could make this list more complete. Please email me at


  1. Thanks Jill! Appreciating the work that goes in to keeping this list updated.
    Blessings and smiles,
    Chelle in NZ

  2. PS: Jill I noticed (I think??) that you've copied and pasted the list more than once here; or am I missing something at first glance and there is a reason to posting.
    My comment is intended as a help not as a criticism... hoping it comes across that way. ☺

    1. Thanks a lot Chelle. I have no idea how that happened. I deleted the repeat list. I am thankful for sharper eyes than mine. :)

  3. Beat the Story Drum is back in Core F for 2016.

  4. Thanks Christy. I will take that off the list now. I appreciate any help I can get. :)

  5. Thank you SO MUCH for this list! We don't use the Sonlight curriculum, but have a similar approach and like their reading lists. Your list is an invaluable resource!

  6. I'm just returning to Sonlight after several years and this list is a lifesaver! I don't feel so crazy when I look up books I know USED to be in Sonlight when our older kids were using it. Thank you! Some of the books they've taken out were our favorites and I will put them out in our "extra book basket" for the kiddos to pick up, read, skim thru, etc.

  7. Oh my goodness. Thank you for posting this! There is a nine year gap between my older kids and my youngest and I see several of our favorites on this list. I'm so glad to know that I will need to add these now so my youngest won't miss out!

  8. It says from Akebu to Zapotec has been dropped. Is there a new version or are they just not doing the Bibleless peoples anymore?