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Antiquity for Grammar Bookstore | ProvPrep

Antiquity for Grammar 2018-19

PLEASE NOTE: Our bookstore pages are as complete as we can make them at this time. As teachers plan classes for the year, additions or deletions may be made. Booklists will be finalized by the beginning of August, and registered families will be notified when that occurs. Most of these books are worth having on your shelves, so we do not recommend that you turn down any great deals if you see them! But if you want to be absolutely sure, you may prefer to wait until our August deadline before you purchase.

Books for Classroom Use

We advise parents to purchase the books that students will be reading in class each year, in case of sick days or snow days. Each book we choose is very much worth having on your shelves. Of course, we do ask that parents at home do not read “ahead” of the class!

History Books:

BOOK OF CENTURIES – A blank timeline book for students to record the major events and people they encounter in their study of history, literature, science, art, and music. We will place a discounted group order from Cottage Press later in the summer. (Your student should use their copy from previous years, if they have one, as this is a cumulative endeavor.)​ REQUIRED PURCHASE for 2nd grade and up.

Literature and Poetry Books:

COTTAGE PRESS POETRY READER Volume III – Group order will be placed in August. PURCHASE AT LEAST ONE PER FAMILY (older students should have their own copy to follow along as poems are read aloud at home). ​

Composer Study:

There are a good number of the lovely old Opal Wheeler hardbacks on Amazon; these are definitely worth having on your shelf for your children and grandchildren! If you  cannot find a suitable copy on Amazon, Zeezok Publishing has the entire series.

Books for Use At Home

This is a suggested reading list for the year. These are books are not required, but we will provide a sample schedule if you wish to enjoy them at home with your students.

A Picturesque Tale of Progress, Vol I-IV republished (although we love the OOP hardbacks!)
A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tanglewood Tales, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Theras and His Town, Caroline Dale Snedeker
The Aeneid for Boys and Girls, Alfred J. Church

Antiquity Supplementary Reading List

Famous Men of Greece (Yesterday’s Classics)
Famous Men of Rome (Yesterday’s Classics)
Our Young Folk’s Plutarch, Rosalie Kaufman
Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus, John S. White
Peril and Peace  (Vol. 1 Chronicles of the Ancient Church)
The Golden Goblet, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Stories from the Greek Tragedians, Alfred Church
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Kathryn Lasky
The Spartan, Caroline Dale Snedeker
Vinegar Boy, Hauwse
Twice Freed, Patricia St. John
A Triumph for Flavius, Caroline Dale Snedeker
Richard Newton’s Heroes of the Early Church
Plutarch’s Lives for Boys and Girls, W.H. Weston
Pyramid, David Macaulay
City, David Macaulay
Landmark Books *Make sure they are the originals; some were edited when they were reprinted.*

  • Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt, Elizabeth Payne
  • Exploits of Xenophon, Geoffrey Household
  • Alexander the Great, John Gunther
  • Julius Caesar, John Gunther
  • Cleopatra of Egypt, Leonora Hornblow