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A Beka Book Report books

Please Note: A Beka does not sell their materials to Exodus Books. The following overview is meant to help you evaluate A Beka as a curriculum, and give you some other options to consider as well.

Designed as supplements to A Beka’s reading and literature programs, these are simply reprints of older books for students to read and report on. There are no teacher editions, no review questions, and only some of them have any kind of introduction or forward; a few are lightly illustrated.

To be used for middle and high school students, these books are either explicitly Christian or illustrate important virtues like perseverance and courage. Many are biographies of key figures from Elizabeth I to David Livingstone to Booker T. Washington. Others are historical fiction like The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott or On His Own by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Texts vary in length, but all of them are unabridged book length. A Beka calls them Book Report Books since students are to read them and write a précis of plot and characters as well as analysis of the book’s themes. There is nothing specifically directing this sort of assignment in any of the texts, however, so you could just as well use other books of your own choosing for the same purpose.

If you’re concerned about the content of your kids’ reading material these are safe choices, chosen as much for their literary quality as for their moral nature. There is also plenty of history—in the biographies it is straightforward, in the historical fiction it is present but less blatant. For educational and character-building literature that you won’t have to screen beforehand, these are good choices.

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Adoniram Judson
Heroes of the Faith Series
by J. Mervin Hull
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
Alexander Mackay
Heroes of the Faith Series
by Sophia L. Fahs
from A Beka Books
Biography for 7th-10th grade
Alfred the Great
by Jacob Abbott
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
Autobiography by Booker T. Washington
Sons of Liberty Series
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Billy Sunday
by Elaine Cunningham
from A Beka Books
for 6th grade
Billy Sunday (old)
by Elaine Cunningham
from A Beka Books
for 6th grade
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Biography of Abraham Lincoln
Sons of Liberty Series
by William M. Thayer
from A Beka Books
for 5th-9th grade
Biography of Benjamin Franklin
Sons of Liberty Series
by William M. Thayer
from A Beka Books
for 5th-9th grade
Biography of George Washington
Sons of Liberty Series
by William M. Thayer
from A Beka Books
for 5th-9th grade
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Biography of James A. Garfield
Sons of Liberty Series
by William Thayer
from A Beka Books
for 5th-9th grade
Black Arrow
Adventures in History Series
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from A Beka Books
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
British Josiah
by N. A. Woychuk
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Christopher Columbus
by John Abbott
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Cloister and the Hearth
Adventures in History Series
by Charles Reade
from A Beka Books
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
David Livingstone
Heroes of the Faith Series
by Basil Mathews
from A Beka Books
for 5th-9th grade
Elizabeth I
by Jacob Abbott
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Madame Roland
by John Abbott
from A Beka Books
Biography for 7th-10th grade
Martha of California
by James Otis
from A Beka Books
for 4th-6th grade
Mary of Plymouth
by James Otis
from A Beka Books
for 4th-6th grade
Message of the Mountain
from A Beka Books
for 6th grade
Message of the Mountain (old)
from A Beka Books
for 6th grade
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Morgan the Jersey Spy
Adventures in History Series
by James Otis
from A Beka Books
for 4th-8th grade
Noah Webster
from A Beka Books
for 5th grade
$7.00 (3 in stock)
On His Own
from A Beka Books
for 4th-6th grade
Remember the Alamo!
Adventures in History Series
by Amelia E. Barr
from A Beka Books
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
$7.00 (20 in stock)
Rosa
from A Beka Books
for 5th grade
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Rosa
from A Beka Books
for 4th-6th grade
$7.00 (2 in stock)
Saved at Sea
from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
Saved At Sea
by O. F. Walton
from School of Tomorrow
for 1st-4th grade
$3.00 (2 in stock)
Saved at Sea (old)
from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
$4.00 (3 in stock)
Song of the Brook
by Matilda Nordtvedt
from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
$7.00 (2 in stock)
Song of the Brook (old)
by Matilda Nordtvedt
from A Beka Books
for 4th grade
$4.00 (4 in stock)
Stephen of Philadelphia
by James Otis
from A Beka Books
for 4th-6th grade
Swiss Family Robinson
from A Beka Books
for 4th-6th grade
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Talisman
Adventures in History Series
by Sir Walter Scott
from A Beka Books
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Through Flood and Flame
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Titus: Comrade of the Cross
Adventures in History Series
by Florence M. Kingsley
from A Beka Books
Historical Fiction for 5th-9th grade
William the Conqueror
by Jacob Abbott
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
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