Home School Book List 9-12 Grades 2017-18

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Non-Battle of the Books titles may also be ordered at the same time if you so desire.

Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille Cover Image
By Russell Freedman, Kate Kiesler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395968888
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Published: Clarion Books - September 20th, 1999

A biography of the modest Frenchman who, after being blinded at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.

The Shadow Riders: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553231328
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Published: Bantam - September 1st, 1982

Dal and Mac Traven left Texas young and idealistic. They came back from opposite sides of a living hell, a war that had torn the nation in two. They wanted only to reclaim their old lives…but one man held their future hostage.

The Time Machine Cover Image
By H. G. Wells, Greg Baer (Introduction by), Simon James (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780451470706
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Published: Signet - November 4th, 2014

The revolutionary novel that catapulted readers into the future, from the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells. 

“I’ve had a most amazing time....”

The Pearl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140177374
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 1993

“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.”

Wuthering Heights Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, Pauline Nestor (Introduction by), Lucasta Miller (Preface by), Pauline Nestor (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141439556
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

One of English literature's classic masterpieces—a gripping novel of love, propriety, and tragedy. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Cover Image
By Jules Verne, Anthony Bonner (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780553212525
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bantam Classics - January 1st, 1985

An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention -- a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.  Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy

Old Man and the Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684801223
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 1995

Told in language of great simplicity and power, this story of courage and personal triumph remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works.

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works.

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250012166
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 1st, 2015

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly

The Big Sky Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618154630
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Published: Mariner Books - January 9th, 2002

A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fiction.


Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s epic adventure novels set in the American West. Here he introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St.

The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142001745
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings