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Growers 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 book list 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

Egermeier's Bible Story Book

Wisdom and the Millers


A Question of Yams

Arabian Nights

Archimedes and the Door of Science


Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

Call it Courage

Castle Diary

Catherine, Called Birdy

King of the Wind

The Beduins' Gazelle

The Corn Grows Ripe

The Door in the Wall
-de Angeli

The Great and Terrible Quest

The Mystery of the Roman Ransom

The Samurai's Tale

The Sword in the Tree

The Viking Adventure

Theras and His Town

Time Cat

White Stallion of Lipizza

Read Aloud Books

Children's Homer


Hittite Warrior

King Arthur

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Otto of the Silver Hand


Persia's Brightest Star

Robin Hood

Story of the World: Ancient Times

Story of the World: The Middle Ages

The Bronze Bow

The Land I Lost
Nhuong Huynh

The Princess and the Goblin



-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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