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Thinkers 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



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



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

The Bible
-Any version

Favorite Poems Old and New

The BBC Manual: Bedroom into Bible College


A Single Shard

A Wrinkle in Time

Adam of the Road

Arash the Archer

Black Horses for the King




Fellowship of the Ring

Flame Over Tara


God King

I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade

Island of the Blue Dolphin

Kingdom's Dawn

Out of the Silent Planet


Pilgrim's Progress

Seven Daughters and Seven Sons

Shadow Spinner

Tales from Shakespeare

The Book of Three

The Eagle of the Ninth

The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn

The Golden Goblet

The Ides of April

The Outlaws of Sherwood

The Second Mrs. Gioconda

The Shakespeare Stealer

Read Aloud Books

David and Goliath

Mission to Cathay

Story of the World: Ancient Times

Story of the World: The Middle Ages

The Art of War

The Case for a Creator

The Trojan War



-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.


Apologia: Health and Nutrition

-Textbook Only

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