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Founders Book List 2024-25

The book list provided on this page corresponds with the content provided in your daily lesson plans. You are welcome to add or skip any of the books based on your preference and your students needs and interests. Depending on the time and financial resources that you have available, we have provided suggestions on how to find and purchase the reading materials that you will need for the 2024-25 school year.  A book list complete with ISBN numbers and discount codes for publisher resources is available immediately upon your subscription to Portals Hub Support.

Cost of Reading Materials

Purchase New Print Materials



If you would like to save time, you can purchase the full set of reading materials  for any level on the Portals book order page. Book orders are fulfilled and shipped to you within 7-10 business days.  Each set of reading materials will cost $650 for the 2024-25 school year.

Use Print and Digital Resources



Many books in the Portals curriculum can be found in digital libraries such as Kindle Unlimited, Audible, etc... If you already have a subscription to these resources, we recommend that you use them to reduce the cost of your materials. You can save up to $100 per year by using a combination of digital and print resources.

Buy Used




Many books can be purchased second hand either online or at thrift stores. Joining online homeschool groups can be another great way to find used curriculum resources such as Math and Science textbooks. Buying used books can save you around 50% of the cost of all your materials for each student. Click here to access the booklist on Amazon.

Use Free Available Resources



Many books in the Portals curriculum are classics that can be found in your church or public library. There are a few open source texts that can be found for free on websites such as Project Gutenberg. These resources will significantly reduce the cost of materials needed to educate your children, but they will require more time and effort to find.

Time & Energy

Bible & Reference

The Beginners Bible

Poems for Memorization
-Pathway Readers


Pathway Readers

-Includes texts, workbooks, teacher's manual, readers and supplements)

-Materials vary based on individual student reading placement​

-Click here to access the reading placement test

Read Aloud Books

A Child's History of the World

A Grain of Rice

Aesop's Fables

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

Detectives in Togas

Game on in Ancient Greece

Hot on the Trail in Ancient Egypt

Illustrated Tales of King Arthur

Li Lun: Lad of Courage

Little Pear

Magic Treehouse: The Knight at Dawn

Saint George and the Dragon

Stowing Away with the Vikings

Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

Teddy's Button

The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book

The Usborne Book of World History

The Usborne Time Traveler
-Hindley / Wingage



-Universal Set of Materials (Includes Instruction Manual, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Integer Block Kit, Digital Pack, and Test Booklet)

-Math-U-See placement resources can help ensure students start at the level best suited for them.


Materials depend on the science course selected for each student or classroom. Portals provides different options so that you can select what course is best fit for you and your students(s). Please refer to the Portals Scope and Sequence for guidance on selecting courses for a comprehensive education.

Apologia: Zoology 1

-Textbook Only

Apologia: Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
-Textbook Only

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