2024 - 2025

Book Shelf

Books on this list are weighed for age-appropriateness, literary quality, and accuracy; however, teachers and parents should preview books for their particular students. CMI does not endorse every opinion of the authors below. While we strive to choose the best books and to include a multiplicity of perspectives and voices on these lists, we know they are by no means exhaustive. Know a book we should add? Let us know here!

Master Book List

The lists are searchable or filterable by form, author, date, etc, as you wish. Click the title to see the entire entry for a particular book. You may also print the list by clicking on the ellipsis at the top. Know a book we should add? Let us know!


Biographies & Historical non-fiction 800-1650AD & Ancient Near East

Historical Fiction

Picture books

Books for everyone (great read-alouds)

Literature by grade


Form 1 - 3 (Grade 1 - 8)

Form 4 - 6 (Grade 9 - 12)