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Book List 2019

BOOK LIST

CYCLE 2 REQUIRED TEXT BOOKS AND AUDIO:

These are the main sources for books/materials for the Aquinas Learning Program (see specifics in the lists below based on your level):
- AL Store (Curriculum Packets, Workbooks, Timeline Pages, Time Trek Notebook, and CDs)
- Lulu.com (Catechism Text, Geography Workbooks, Grammar Text, Latin Texts, Weekly Planners, Penmanship Notebook, Florilegium Journal, Short Story Read-aloud Booklet)
- Open Market – Amazon.com – Family Read-Alouds, Supplementary Resources
- Specific Curriculum Providers – IEW, CiRCE Institute, Classical Academic Press, Schola Alta Textbook providers

Don’t forget to click on this first!
AL Discount Codes
for 2019-2020

CLICK BELOW - to go directly to your level or class:
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CLICK on the links below:

PARVA

Parva Parent Guide – free download
Parva Curriculum Packet (one per family)
Parva Student Workbook
AL Timeline Pages (one per family)
AL Audio CDs (optional CDs) (one per family)
Catechism Text:
Loving God: Through Jesus, God’s Son – Parva*
(optional if you have older children – buy for the oldest in the family)
Latin Text:
Song School Latin (required for mentors, optional for parents)

Literature FRA (Family Read Aloud) – Parva
If your eldest is in Parva, you can choose to pick from the classic selection below instead of following the Prima Family Read-Aloud list:
(If Parva is your eldest child! If they’re the youngest, you can separately read some of these to them, but they are certainly encouraged to sit in on the Prima read-alouds – thereby making it a “family read-aloud.”)

*Note in the Prima levels, it is not necessary to buy the specific ISBN we linked here. We chose editions that were readily available, but you can use any edition.

Leading The Little Ones to Mary
Catholic Children's Treasure Box
My Book House - Story Time
The Complete Tales of Winne-The-Pooh
Sleepytime Tales-A Little Golden Book Collection
A Treasury of Mother Goose Rhymes
Poetry for Young Children
The Book of Virtues, A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Catholic Stories for Boys and Girls


CLICK on the links below:

PRIMA I (Grade 1-3)

 

Prima Parent Guide (free download)
Prima I & II Curriculum Packet (only need 1 for both levels and 1 per family)
Prima I Student Workbook
AL Timeline Pages
AL Geography Workbook
AL Audio CDs (optional CDs)
Catechism Text:
Loving God: Through Jesus, God’s Son – Prima I
(optional if you have older children – buy for the oldest in the family)

Composition: Primary Arts of Language – Writing
(parent and mentors - just purchase teacher edition book, please!)
(IEW codes: Free shipping: SHIP-AL19, Free Portable Walls: PW-AL19)

Literature FRA (Family Read Aloud) - Prima I & II Level

Summer Reading: “The Little Mermaid” (Andersen), Trilogy by Rosemary Sutcliff: (The Light Beyond the Forest, The Sword and the Circle, The Road to Camlann), King Arthur: Knights of the Round Table (Andrew Lang), Francis & Clare: Saints of Assisi (Helen Walker Homan-Vision Books), King’s Shadow (Elizabeth Alder), St. Louis (Margaret Ann Hubbard - Vision Books), Marco Polo (Demi) 

Beorn the Proud (Madeleine Polland)
Robin Hood (Pyle)
Cinderella (Grimm)
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Walsh)
Otto of the Silver Hand (Pyle)
Cathedral (Macaulay)
Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)

Would you like a set of bookmarks with the list of FRA books? Place your order on our Zazzle store. A portion of every sale comes back to Aquinas Learning to help us serve you better! Pro Tip: Keep an eye out for Zazzle's discount codes throughout the year.


CLICK on the links below:

PRIMA II (Grade 4-6)

Prima Parent Guide (free download)
Prima I & II Curriculum Packet (only need 1 for both levels and 1 per family)
Prima II Student Workbook
AL Timeline Pages
AL Geography Workbook
AL English Grammar Lessons
(same book for every cycle, exercises are in the workbook and those are different each cycle, so this book is a one-time purchase)
AL Audio CDs (optional CDs)
Catechism Text:
Loving God: Through Jesus, God’s Son – Prima II
Composition – IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons - Student Edition
Composition – IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons – Teacher Edition
STUDENT/TEACHER COMBO (recommended so you can help your child at home)
(IEW codes: Free shipping: SHIP-AL19, Free Portable Walls: PW-AL19)

 Literature FRA (Family Read Aloud) - Prima I & II Level

Summer Reading: “The Little Mermaid” (Andersen), Trilogy by Rosemary Sutcliff: (The Light Beyond the Forest, The Sword and the Circle, The Road to Camlann), King Arthur: Knights of the Round Table (Andrew Lang), Francis & Clare: Saints of Assisi (Helen Walker Homan-Vision Books), King’s Shadow (Elizabeth Alder), St. Louis (Margaret Ann Hubbard - Vision Books), Marco Polo (Demi)

*(Bolded books will be required reading for 6th graders this year – books they will read on their own apart from the Family Read-Alouds, so get a head start by reading one or two in the summer.)

Family Read-Alouds

Beorn the Proud (Madeleine Polland)
Robin Hood (Pyle)
Cinderella (Grimm)
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Walsh)
Otto of the Silver Hand (Pyle)
Cathedral (Macaulay)
Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)

Would you like a set of bookmarks with the list of FRA books? Place your order on our Zazzle store. A portion of every sale comes back to Aquinas Learning to help us serve you better! Pro Tip: Keep an eye out for Zazzle's discount codes throughout the year.

 6th Grade Reading List

King Arthur: Knights of the Round Table (Andrew Lang)
Francis & Clare: Saints of Assisi (Helen Walker Homan-Vision Books)
King’s Shadow (Elizabeth Alder)
St. Louis (Margaret Ann Hubbard - Vision Books)
Marco Polo (Demi)


CLICK on the links below:

SCHOLA ALTA I (Grade 7-9)


We’re going to be adding links and ISBN codes in a day or two, so you won’t have to hunt for the books!

SCHOLA ALTA II (Grade 10-12)


Catechism
Colette Lienhard. Loving God: through Jesus, God’s Son – Schola Alta 2-3 (Warrenton, VA: Evangelium Press, 2016)

Composition
Andrew Kern, et al., Lost Tools of Writing 2 – new edition (The CiRCE Institute)

Medieval History
Robert Lassater, Christopher Zehnder. Light to the Nations, Part I (Catholic Textbook Project, Ignatius Press, 2010).
Plus Primary Sources
Merriam Webster’s Notebook Atlas
Time Trek Notebook
(Aquinas Learning)

Philosophy: The Great Arguments (prerequisite is Introduction to Formal Logic)
D.Q. McInerny, An Introduction to Foundational Logic (Elmhurst Twp., Pa.: The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, 2012).

Latin Options (for 7-12th graders)

Introduction to Latin
Elisabeth Harvey, Latina Ponti
Elisabeth Harvey, Latina Ponti Key 

Latin 1
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year (Part 1)
Fr. Henle, Henle Grammar 
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year Answer Key

Latin 2
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year (Part 2)
Fr. Henle, Henle Grammar 
Fr. Henle, Henle First Year Answer Key

Literature

Summer Reading Options:
A Door in the Wall (de Angeli), Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien), Trianon (Elena Maria Vidal), Madame Royale (Elena Maria Vidal), Myths of the Norsemen (Green), Perelandra (C.S. Lewis)

Literature:

"If " (Kipling)
"Ballad of the White Horse" (GK Chesterton)
Myths of the Norsemen (Green)
Mort D’Arthur (Malory)
El Cid: God's Own Champion (Fitzhenry) or Song of Roland (translated by Robert Harrison)
Murder in the Cathedral (Eliot)
Dante’s Divine Comedy: Paradise (Dante, translated by Esolen) or Inferno, or Purgatory
Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Don Quixote, Book 1(Cervantes with Starkie translation) or Joan of Arc (Mark Twain)


TUESDAY STEM CLASSES (MANASSAS)

MATH
Pre-AlgebraStudent: Prealgebra (3rd Edition) by Margaret Lial  (ISBN: 0321266625
Recommended but not required: -DVD Lecture for each chapter (ISBN: 0321599306) or Youtube: free access to video lessons: https://youtu.be/k6RGGAgVfBg?list=PLlF4742K8uRKI83GGqVxGVbqEMymZEMAv
Geometry(1) Geometry Instructional Pack by Math-U-See (teacher’s manual, answer key, DVD lesson-by-lesson instruction) and (2) Geometry Student Pack (student workbook with honors pages and test booklet) https://store.demmelearning.com/math-u-see/secondary-math/geometry/
Algebra 1-
Algebra 2 -

SCIENCE
Astronomy -
Earth
Science - Holt Science & Technology Textbook, copyright 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0030462276   
Biology - Prentice Hall - ISBN: 10:0131662554
ChemistryChemistry, Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman(Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN: 0-13-251210-6

SPANISH
Spanish I - Spanish for Children, Primer A by Julia Kraut, Classical Academic Press ISBN 978600510472
Spanish II - Spanish for Children, Primer B by Julia Kraut, Classical Academic Press ISBN 978600510472


CURRICULUM THEMES:
(If you would like to purchase supplementary materials to compliment the curriculum, see themes below)

Catechism: New Testament
Catholic Bible
Catechism of the Catholic Church

History: Medieval Times
Story of Civilization - Phillip Campbell
Christ the King, Lord of History – Anne Carroll
Little Story of the World – E.H. Gombrich

Science: Astronomy / Physics
Real Science 4 Kids
Apologia Astronomy 

Civics: Government & America’s Founding Documents
Primary Sources

Geography:  Europe and South America
Aquinas Learning Geography Workbook
Usborne World Geography Encyclopedia
Rand McNally Atlas

Additional Resources:
http://www.mainlesson.com
ARX Publishing - historical novels from a Catholic publisher

Great resource for lectures on Religion & History:
Institute of Catholic Culture
 

We’re waiting on final word and codes from suppliers. This will be updated as they come. Watch for special codes and deals!

AL DISCOUNT CODES FOR 2019

 

ARX Publishing: The Young Catholic's Bookshelf
Our books are already discounted 5-10% off, but get an additional 10% off any of our books on the "Young Catholic's Bookshelf"or our main site: ARX Publishing by using the promo code: AQUINAS2020

CiRCE Institute
We’ll do 15% off anything in our store!
Promo Code: aquinas2019
Lost Tools of Writing

Classical Academic Press 
Get 20% off on their website (excluding online courses and Singapore Math) 
valid through Dec. 31, 2019
Promo Code: 
Song School Latin
Art of Argument

IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) –
Free shipping: SHIP-AL19
Free Portable Walls: PW-AL19
Expires 1/1/2020
Primary Arts of Language – Writing
Ancient History Theme-Based Writing
TWSS Student Workbook

Stone Tablet Press
AQLEARN2019 will give you a 10% discount for the Little Angel Reader Catholic Phonics Series