Top 10 Favorite Books

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favoritesWere you able to get in on our Inspire 25 event last week? It was such an encouraging evening, with lots of great tips from Sarita Holzmann, Heidi St. John, and Crystal Paine. I loved listening to the ladies share their wisdom and expertise. If you missed it, don't worry. We recorded it. It's available at

Those who logged in during the event had the opportunity to share via Facebook and Twitter. One question we asked was, "What is your children's favorite Sonlight book?" Oh, my! I can relate to those who said, "It's impossible to choose just one!" There are so many great books throughout the curriculum. It was interesting to see the wide range of answers to that question.

Just for fun, I tallied up the books that got repeat "votes" to see what the top favorite books would be. Here is my non-scientific, unofficial list of the Top 10 Favorite Sonlight Books:

  1. Red Sails to Capri
  2. Uncle Wiggly's Storybook
  3. The Boxcar Children
  4. The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature
  5. Johnny Tremain
  6. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  7. Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime
  8. My Father's Dragon
  9. Sign of the Beaver
  10. Understood Betsy

I don't know about your family, but I'm pretty sure my family's Top 10 list would be different than the "general" list. How about yours? What are your (or your kids') favorite Sonlight books?

Enjoying the adventure,
~Karla Cook
Lifelong Learner

P.S. If you haven't yet linked up with our January Blog Party, it's not too late! The link-up will be open until February 1... and you could win a fabulous package of encouraging books especially selected for homeschool moms!


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  1. Yes, I see some family favorites on that list and a few that we have not read yet. Looking forward to making memories with Sonlight in the future.

  2. Oh we can't pick a favorite! Too many great ones. A recent one, however, that we really enjoyed was "Where The Mountain Meets The Moon". ;-)

    • Karla Karla

      That's one I haven't read, Dawne, as it wasn't in the curriculum when my family did that level. I'll have to add it to my TBR (to be read) pile!

  3. I really enjoyed I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade. That might be because I live in Mongolia, but I thought it was really great writing, notwithstanding. We're past all the books on the top ten list. Does that mean we have nothing to which to look forward?

    • You've still got lots of great books to look forward to, Christopher! My "non-scientific" list was probably voted on by quite a few families who have only been through one or two Cores, so they were naming their favorites *so far*! Some of my favorites are in the upper levels.