Great Big List of Living Books Links {Charlotte Mason Monday}

Hello and Happy Monday!  I actually really, really like Mondays – they feel so fresh and new and well, my planner isn’t all crossed out yet!  Hooray!  *wink*

Over the past while, I’ve been putting together a list of Living Book Links for you.  I’ve shared my heart concerning how I feel about curriculum and getting ‘stuck’ on certain timelines and book lists in a previous post, so I won’t repeat myself here.  

What I long to do is whisper some encouragement – living and whole book lists are only suggestions.  Think of them as springboards, idea starters, possibilities, and potential inspirations.  They are a great way to, in one place, find tons of wonderful living book suggestions for various topics, subjects, grade levels, you name it.  These lists are not, however, set in stone, required, perfect in any way, complete in any way, or going to fit every child, family or philosophy.  

My hope is that these lists work as a resource for Moms like me who are attempting to embrace a Living Books focused education with their children.

If you have a list that I have not included here, feel free to add it in the comments with a link and I’ll try to include it below!

Great Big List of Living Books Links:

A Book in Time  (Living Books Site by topic, it’s great!)

Absolutely Enormous List of Christian History Books

100 Best Boy Books

Living Books for Girls

Living Books for age 4-7

Living Books for Boys

Read-alouds for Boys and Girls

Canadian History through Living Books

30+ Books for Christian Tween and Teen Narnia Fans

Simply Charlotte Mason’s Preschool reading list

Free Classics List by Grade Level from Heart of Wisdom

Twaddle Free Literature by Grade

1000 Good Books for Classical Christian Education

Teachers of Good Things’ list for the Revolutionary War

12 Living Books for Ancient History

Living Math Book list

40+ Picture Books to Teach Grammar

Around the USA with Living Literature

Around the World 1 Living Book at a Time

Living Books to Encourage Bible Study

Character Building Books for High School

65 Favorite Read-Alouds for Boys

Favorite 2nd Grade Read-alouds

Favorite 3rd Grade Read-alouds

Elementary Reading List by grade level

Living Literature Top 10 Index

Early American Literature

Living Books for Nature Study

Living Books for Science

Middle Ages Book List

Ancient Civilizations Book List

Living Books for Studying Wild Flowers

Searchable Living Book List

Best Artists Living Books

Best Ancient and Middle Ages Historical Reads

Living Books History Series

Living Books Library

Simply Charlotte Mason forum – Canadian History 

Curriculum and Publishers with book lists/packages worth checking out for living book ideas:


Heart of Dakota

Tapestry of Grace’s Book Shelf Central

My Father’s World

Higher Up and Further In List

Greenleaf Press

Five in a Row

Ambleside Online

Simply Charlotte Mason

For more Living Book Links and Suggestions, visit my Living Books Pinterest Board:

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