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Leaders 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

$650

(Avg)

In order 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 approximately $650 for the 2024-25 school year.

Use Print and Digital Resources

$550

(Approx.)

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

Books

$350

(Approx.)

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

$0-$150

(Approx.)

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 Bible
-Any version

The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History
-Curtis

Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave
-Breese

Readers

Byzantium
-Lawhead

Confessions of Augustine
-
Augustine

Cory's Ancient Fragments

-Cory

Desire of the Everlasting Hills

-Cahill

God's Battalions

-Stark

Heretics and Heroes
-Cahill

How the Irish Saved Civilization
-
Cahill

Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman
-Watt

Mysteries of the Middle Ages
-Cahill

New Foxe's Book of Martyrs

-Foxe

Noah: Man of Destiny

-Chaffey / Adams

Odyssey of Homer
-
Picard

Peony

-Buck

Pillars of the Earth

-Follett

Sailing the Wine Dark Sea

-Cahill

St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries
-Doyle

The Ballad of the White Horse

-Chesterton

The Bible Jesus Read

-Yancey

The Priest

-Rivers

Travels of Marco Polo

-Polo

World Without End

-Follett

Math

Math-U-See

-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.

Science

Materials depend on the science course selected for each student or classroom. Please refer to the Portals Scope and Sequence, as well as your state's high school graduation requirements when determining which science materials you will need.

General Home Science

-Online Text Provided in Lesson Plans

Berean Builders: Discovering Design with Biology

-Textbook, Tests, and Lab Kits

Berean Builders: Discovering Design with Chemistry

-Textbook, Tests, and Lab Kits

Berean Builders: Discovering Design with Physics

-Textbook and Tests

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