Booklist & 12-Week "Summer" Schedule

My daughter did this 12-week schedule the summer before she started Year 7.

Print the 12-week schedule.
Open Office file
PDF file

  • A * denotes resources that we didn't utilize in this 12-week term.
  • We do own What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century but I didn't schedule it here because I felt for an AO first-timer, the term was loaded enough.
  • I chose to forgo Trial and Triumph and use Saints and Heroes (Vol 1 & 2) by George Hodges in Yrs 7-9.
  • I found Augustus Caesar's World at our local library.  Our library has two copies, so I just had one on hold, ready to check out, when I had to return the copy we were using.  I did this repeatedly until we were finished with the book.
  • My daughter has seen some of the movies of The Chronicles of Narnia and was not interested in reading the books.  We do own the whole set, though.  My mom bought them and read them to me and my sister when we were kids.
  • My daughter started reading The Princess and the Goblin and hated it.  I think she felt it was too childish.  So we dropped it.
  • I chose not to use Pilgrim's Progress because of the religious nature of the book.
  • We used The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm as our fairy tale resource.
  • I used a few of Lindafay's suggestions for HEO prep: Stories of Beowulf told to the Children and Tanglewood Tales.
  • I did not use her suggestion of The Heroes.
  • I used Tales of Troy (listed in the free reads) in the schedule.
  • My daughter is not a voracious reader, so we don't utilize the free reads unless it's to look at other book options as a possible substitute for what's suggested.  I've listed the free reads here anyway with links to the various free online sources.
  • Visit the Ambleside Online Pre-7 booklist for further information.



Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
  • No free resources, check your library.
*The Story of the World Vol 4: The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer OR *What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century by Alan Axelrod and Charles Phillips [note]
  • No free resources, check your library.
*Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula (optional)
The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
The Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber


Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch
*Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan
*The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • No free resources, check your library.
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkein
Aesop's Fables
A good book of Fairy Tales
*The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Stories of Beowulf told to the Children by H.E. Marshall
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
*The Heroes by Charles Kingsley

Free Reads

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling
House of Arden by Edith Nesbit
Anne books by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott
Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • read
  • Kindle book
  • Google book
  • Project Gutenberg
  • Many Books
  • listen to
The Iliad {read and/or listen to}
  • - perhaps a version such as
Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
Tales of Troy by Andrew Lang

Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
Penrod by Booth Tarkington