Sonlight Core B

Sonlight Core B leads kids aged 6-8 deeper in their study of history, literature, and world culture.A Child’s History of the WorldandThe Usborne Book of World Historyform the central texts for the course, and cover the Egyptians, Romans, ancient Europeans, Greeks, and Chinese. Supplementary volumes are colorful and engaging, and include both fiction and nonfiction.

Fiction titles range from classics like Charlotte's Web to more recent hits like Detectives in Togas. While we don't have any problem with the titles for this level, we do find their juxtaposition a bit odd: kids are expected to listen to a fairly advanced biography of George Muller at the same stage they're reading The Cat in the Hat.

We do understand that there are both titles to be read aloud to children and books for them to read on their own included on this list, but there also seems to be a bit of a sense of disproportion. Still, this is a quality reading list that is likely to instill a love of learning in young minds from the earliest ages.

Please Note: Sonlight Curriculum does not sell their materials to Exodus Books. We carry many of the same titles, and are often able to obtain used copies of books they publish. The following is culled from their 2013website and includes much of their selection, though it is not comprehensive, nor is it in any sort of curricular order. For a complete listing, visit the Sonlight Curriculum website.

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Amelia Bedelia
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Peggy Parish
from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Archaeologists Dig For Clues
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2
by Kate Duke
from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Archaeology (Location: B02-01E)
Around the World with Kate and Mack
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
in Introductory Geography (Location: B05-00A)
Babe the Gallant Pig
by Dick King-Smith
1st edition from Yearling
Animal Stories: Fantasy for 2nd-5th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Beginner's Bible
by Karyn Henley, Kelly Pulley (illustrator)
from Zonderkidz
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Bible Stories for Kids (Location: C08-10A)
Best Trick
by Rebecca Lewis
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$2.45 (1 in stock)
Best Trick
by Rebecca Lewis
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$2.45 (2 in stock)
Big Ball of String
by Marion Holland
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: APO-06A)
Big Balloon Race
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Eleanor Coerr
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 1st-3rd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Bravest Dog Ever
Step Into Reading Level 3
by Natalie Standiford
from Random House
Animal Stories for 1st-3rd grade
in Step into Reading (Location: CPB-05D)
Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss
from Random House
for 1st-2nd grade
in Beginner Books (Location: CPB-05C)
$7.50 $3.50 (1 in stock)
Catching their Talk in a Box
by Betty M. Hockett
from George Fox Press
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Evangelism & Missions (Location: C04-01A)
Chalk Box Kid
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Random House
for 1st-3rd grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White
from HarperCollins
for 2nd-6th grade
1953 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Child's History of the World
by Virgil M. Hillyer
from Calvert School
World History Reference for 2nd-6th grade
in History Spines & Surveys (Location: B02-01D)
Clara and the Bookwagon
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Nancy Smiler Levinson
from HarperCollins
for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Daniel's Duck
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Clyde Robert Bulla & Joan Sandin
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Detectives in Togas
by Henry Winterfeld
from Harcourt
Humorous Historical Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Fire Cat
An I Can Read Book Level 1
by Esther Averill
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-1st grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Fly Went By
by Mike McClintock
from Random House
Rhyming Books for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Beginner Books (Location: CPB-05C)
$6.29
Frog and Toad All Year
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Frog and Toad Are Friends
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1971 Caldecott Honor Book
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Frog and Toad Together
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1973 Newbery Honor Book
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
George Muller
Christian Heroes: Then & Now
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from YWAM Publishing
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Christian Heroes: Then and Now (Location: A12-06E)
Gooney Bird Greene
by Lois Lowry
Reprint from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 1st-4th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Great Wall of China
by Leonard Everett Fisher
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-5th grade
in China (Location: B02-05D)
Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss
from Random House
Fantasy for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Beginner Books (Location: CPB-05C)
Greg's Microscope
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Millicent Selsam & Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Non-Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
$2.79
Happy Times in Noisy Village
by Astrid Lindgren
from Bethlehem Books
Family Stories for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Henry Huggins
by Beverly Cleary
from HarperTrophy
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Hill of Fire
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Thomas Lewis & Joan Sandin
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Homer Price
by Robert McCloskey
from Puffin Books
Humor for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
House on Walenska Street
by Charlotte Herman
from Avyx, Inc.
for 2nd-4th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
I Can Read It! - 4 Volumes
by John Holzmann
from Avyx, Inc.
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Miscellaneous Phonics (Location: B09-01A)
Jake Drake, Bully Buster
by Andrew Clements
Reissue from Atheneum
for 3rd-4th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
by Peter & Connie Roop
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
Historical Fiction for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.56 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Last Little Cat
by Meindert DeJong
from Whole Spirit Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
Little Bear
An I Can Read Book Level 1
by Else Minarik & Maurice Sendak
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Preschool-1st grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Little Pear
by Eleanor F. Lattimore
from Harcourt
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Littles
by John Peterson
from Scholastic Inc.
Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Long Way to a New Land
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Joan Sandin
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Long Way Westward
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Joan Sandin
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Mountain Born
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
Realistic Fiction for 4th-6th grade
1944 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Mouse Tales
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Preschool-3rd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
$2.99
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard & Florence Atwater
from Little, Brown & Company
Humorous Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
1939 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Nate the Great
Nate the Great #1
by Marjorie Sharmat
from Yearling
Mystery for 1st-3rd grade
in Nate the Great (Location: A10-01F)
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
by Dr. Seuss
from Random House
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Beginner Books (Location: CPB-05C)
Owl At Home
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Arnold Lobel
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Owls in the Family
by Farley Mowat
from Yearling
Realistic Animal Stories for 2nd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
Paint Brush Kid
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Random House
for 3rd-5th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
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