11 April 2013

Discontinued Sonlight Titles up to 2013 (with a 2016 link) - Our Blogged List

Beneath is an online, blogged, list of
Discontinued Sonlight Titles,
Retired Sonlight Books,
Dropped Sonlight Books,
or whatever you'd like to call them .... up to and including the changes for 2013.

To see how we - Jill, Tara, two other SL book loving mums, and I - worked out this list see this post and the link there for the original 2012 pdf.

Here is the link for the 2013 updated list in pdf  link update, now goes to dropbox

UPDATE: 2014 updated book list is detailed over on Jill's blog  
UPDATE: 2016 updated book list; again, over on Jill's blog   (thanks Jill!!)

Request for Use:
Please be considerate and do not copy and redistribute the details off this list as your own work. If you decide to recreate this list, or use portions of it, to place in amongst a list of your own design; in your own document, on a post, in a tweet, on pinterest, or as a whatever ?    ☺
Please give credit to the SL moms/mums who contributed to, or worked on the original:
Jill (Kentucky – US),
Tara (SL Forums),
Chelle (NZ)
Thank you

Other discontinued Sonlight titles may be found on Nicola's post - which arranges titles Sonlight use into  TWTM 4 year History Cycle

The list below does not contain the titles of books that have been switched within a Core, you can find those on the 2013 pdf, linked above , or if you are interested soley in the 2013 titles that have been dropped or switches they are listed in our blog post   here.


Discontinued Sonlight Titles -  2013

Core P3/4
Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fun for Little Learners
A Robert McCloskey Collection (3 Stories) swapped for Make Way for McCloskey. 8 Stories

Core P4/5
Exploring God’s Word (Level Pre.K or Core B)
25 Stories for Little People - cassette
101 Favorite Children's Songs - cassette
101 Favorite Stories from the Bible (2013 -switched over from Core P3/4)
A Bear Called Paddington – Bond
A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books - Buell
A Treasury of Children’s Literature – Elsen
Children’s Choice Bible – Chancellor
Curious George - Rey (early edition used in 1994-1995)
Emperor's New Clothes - ?
Ken Taylor's Favorite Bible Stories - Taylor (earlier edition of Family Time Bible in Pictures)
Let's Talk about Animals - published by Ladybird
Mother Goose Classic - Volland edition
My First Encyclopedia - Watson
Noah's Ark - Spier
Opposites - Tyler and Gee
Peter and the Wolf / R Maltby Presents the Orchestra's Instruments - 2 cassettes
Real Mother Goose – illust by Blanche Fisher Wright
Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World - Scarry
Right Choices – Taylor
Shapes - Usborne
Tall Book of Fairy Tales, The - Vance
Tall Book of Nursery Tales, The - Rojankovsky
Treasury of Little Golden Books
Ugly Duckling, The - ?
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You (same pub as 20th Century Children’s Treasury)

Core A
Intro to the World: Cultures (Core K or C)
A Boy, A Dog, A Frog - Mercer Mayer
Alice's Adventure in Wonderland (Illustrated Condensed) - Carrol
Apple and the Arrow, The - Buff
Capyboppy – Peet
Chimney Sweep's Ransom: John Wesley - Jackson
Family Under the Bridge, The – Carlson
Granny Han’s Breakfast - Groves
Hero Tales - Jackson
Johnny Appleseed - Steven Kellogg
Johnny Appleseed: First Biographies - Gini Holland
Kidnapped by River Rats: William and Catherine Booth - Jackson
My Book about Hudson: Hudson Taylor - Miller
Poems to Read to the Very Young - Frank
Stop that Ball – McClintock
Winnie the Pooh - Milne
Wizard of Oz - Baum

Core B
Intro to World History: Part 1 (Core 1)
Bandit of Ashley Downs: George Mueller – Jackson
Fables – Lobel
Flight of the Fugitives - Jackson
Follow My Leader – Garfield
From Arapesh to Zuni - Lewis (Replaced with From Akebu to Zapotec)
Half Magic - Eager
Heidi (condensed version) – Spyri
Hero Tales. Vol. III - Jackson
Hidden Jewel, The: Amy Carmichael - Jackson
Leah's Song - Clifford
Now We are Six - Milne
Prince & the Pauper (abridged ed.) - Twain
Queen's Smuggler, The: William Tyndale - Jackson
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest – McGovern
Shoeshine Girl - Bulla
Thieves of Tyburn Square: Elizabeth Fry – Jackson
To the Top - Kramer
Velveteen Rabbit – Williams

Core C
Intro to World History: Part 2 (Core 2)
A Child’s Garden of Verses (Stevenson)
A Little Princess - Burnett
A Poke in the I - Janeczko
Alexander the Great – Robert Green
Alexander the Great : Empire Builder - Maureen Ash
Alexander the Great (World Leaders Past & Present) - Dennis Wepman, Arthur M .Schlesinger
Ben & Me - Lawson
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Fleming
Explorer's News – Johnstone
Fine Print: A Story About Johann Gutenberg - Burch (also used in, then drop from, Core 6)
Florence Nightingale - (author not detailed in catalog)
Gladys Aylward - Swift
Hans Brinker, Condensed - Dodge
How our Bible Came to Us - Daney
Indian in the Cupboard – Banks
Joan of Arc - Stanley
Kildee House – Montgomery
Little House in Rocky Ridge - MacBride
Magellan – Brewster
Old Ramon – Schaefer
Ordinary Princess, The – Kaye
Shadrach – DeJong
Swiss Family Robinson, Condensed - Wyss
Treasure in an Oatmeal Box - Gire
Trial by Poison: Mary Slessor - Jackson
Trojan Horse, The – Little
You Can Change the World - Johnstone (updated to the new book called Window on the World, same author)

Core D
Intro to American History: Part 1 (Core 3)
A Twister of Twists, A Tangle of Tongues - A Schwartz
American Adventures I – Greenberg
A Drinking Gourd - Monjo
Bold Journey – Bohner
Boone, Wilderness Explorer - Retan
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George ? – Fritz
Columbus - D'Aulaire
Erie Canal, The – Stein
Every Day With God – Nichols ?
Fish do the Strangest Things - Hornblow
Flight of the Fugitive - Jackson
Giant Treas'ry of Brer Rabbit - JC Harris
Hannah - Whelan
Hopeful Trout & Other Limericks - Ciardi
Imprisoned in the Golden City: Adoniram & Ann Judson – Jackson
In God We Trust – Crater & Hunsicker
Insects do the Strangest Things - Hornblow
Landmark History of the American People (revised and split into two separate volumes)
Martha Washington (Childhood of Famous Americans) – Wagoner
Mother West Winds Children - Burgess
Paddle-to-the-Sea - Holling
Poem Stew - Cole
Secret of the Andes – Clark
Silver - Whelan
Story of the Lone Star Republic, The - Stein
Story of the USA Volumes 1 and 2
War of 1812, The - Morris

Core E
Intro to American History: Part 2 (Core 4)
A Bundle of Beasts - Hooper
All Sail Set – Sperry
American Adventures 1 – Greenberg
American Adventure 2 - Greenberg
American Wars: World War 1 – Stewart
An Arkful of Animals - Cole
Behind Rebel Lines - Reit
Bolivar – Guyatt
Bully for You Teddy Roosevelt - Fritz
California Gold Rush (Landmark) - McNeer
Canada - Sabin
Canada the Land - Kalman
Cheaper By the Dozen – Gilbreth
Churcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa – Kalnay
Day it Rained Forever, The - Gross
Dog Jack - Biros
Every Living Thing - Rylant
Flame Across the Susquehanna – Banner
Great Depression, The - Stein
He Free Britain's Slaves: William Wilberforce - Ludwig
If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake – Levine
Light Princess, The - MacDonald
Learning About God From A to Z - Erickson
Monitor and the Merrimac, The – Stein
Mr. Blue Jeans: The Story About Levi Strauss - Weidt
On the Banks of Plum Creek - Wilder
Prairie Boy's Winter - Kurelek
Simon Bolivar: The Liberator – de Varona
Shoes for Everyone – Mitchell
Story of the Golden Spike (SL pub) - Stein
Where the Red Fern Grows ~ Rawls
World War I - Kent
Zooful of Animals, An – Cole

Core F
Eastern Hemisphere (Core 5)
101 Differences Between Cats and Dogs! - Bob Sjogren
A Glorious Age in Africa – Chu and Skinner
Aladdin & Other Favorite Arabian Nights Stories – Smith
Ancient China - Cotterell
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions - Musgrove, illust Leo and Diane Dillion
Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum – Bryan
Captain Cook - Humphris
China: History to 1949 - Mc Lenigham
Coral Reefs - Johnson
Disease Fighters, The: Nobel Prize for Medicine - Aaseng
East to the Shifting Sands - Poynor
Eastern Hemisphere Explorer – Densmer
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold – Benge
Eric Liddell: Men of Faith - Swift
Escape to the Jungle – (Sim International)
Exploring Planet Earth - Tiner
Faces: Australia Through Time – Faces Magazine Vol.III
Gandhi: Peaceful Warrior – Bains
Genghis Khan and The Mongol Horde – Lamb
Gengis Khan (World Leaders Past and Present) - Judy Humphrey
Incredible Journey, The - Burnford
India: The Culture - Kalman
India: The People – Kalman
Island of the Blue Dolphins, The – O’Dell
John Newton: Angry Sailor - Strom
Louise Braille - Davidson
Mongols, The – Nicholson
Rascal – North
Rat Catcher's Son, The - London
Remembering God's Awesome Acts - Mortimer
Seabird – Holling
Ships, Sailors and the Sea – Usborne
Slave Ship, The - Sterne
Stories from Arabian Nights - Lang
Story of Islam, The - Kanm
Story of Africa & Her Flags to Colour, The - Faul
Tales of a Korean Grandmother - Carpenter
Throwing Shadows - Konigsburg
Torches of Joy - Dekker
Traditional Africa - Addison
Unreached People Groups DVD
Walkabout ~ Marshall
What They Believe: Islam - Berry
White Queen: The Story of Mary Slessor - McFarlan
With Daring Faith: A Biography of Amy Carmichael - Davis
Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The – Aiken
Young Man in a Hurry - Clinton
Your Place in God's Plan - Holtzmann

Core G
World History: Part 1 (Core 6)
A Boy’s War - Michell
Adventures of The Greek Heroes – Mclean & Wiseman
Air Raid – Pearl Harbor! – Taylor
Ancient Egypt - Nickelson and Watts
Ancient Greece - Clare
Ancient Greeks in The Land of the Gods, The – Descamps-Lequime
Anne of Green Gables - Montgomery
Archeology: The Young Scientist - Usborne
Augustus Caesar's World - Foster
Between the Forest and The Hills – Lawrence
Big Red - Kjelgaard
Case of the Baker Street Irregulars - Newman  (Listed as boys reader)
Children's Homer - Colum
Cleopatra - Stanley
Condor of the Andes, The - Wagner
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Daddy Long Legs - Webster  (Listed as girls reader)
David Livingstone: First to Cross Africa With the Gospel - Worcester
Eagle of the Ninth, The – Sutcliff
Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework – Zeman and Kelly
Fine Print: The Story of Johann Gutenberg – Burch
Freckles - Stratton-Porter
Girl of the Limberlost, A - Stratton-Porter
Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day, The – O’Dell
Hitler - Wepman
Ink on His Fingers – Vernon
Isobel Kuhn - Dick
Johannes Kepler: Giant of Faith and Science - Tiner
Marie Curie - Birch   (different publication to book being used in Science C)
Martin Luther: Hero of the Faith - Nohl
Middle Ages, The - Caselli
Monk Who Shook the Word, The - Davey
Morning Star of the Reformation – Thomson
Napoleon - Carol
North To Freedom - Holm  (this book is still included, now called I am David )
Nothing Daunted - Repp
Otto of the Silver Hand – Pyle
Scarlet Pimpernel - Orczy
Science Discoveries: Isaac Newton and Gravity - Parker
Story of D-Day, The - Bliven
Story of Mankind - Van Loon
Story of Music, The – Usborne
Treasure of the Snow, The - St. John
Twenty and Ten - Bishop (moved to core A)
Vasco de Gama: Adventures in Discovery - Knight
White Queen: The story of Mary Slessor - McFarlan
White Stag, The - Seredy
World of Columbus and Sons, The – Foster

Core H
World History: Part 2
(Core 7 post 2005, which is different from Core 7, now titled 100 below)
A Jar of Dreams – Uchida
Abraham Lincoln's World - Genevieve Foster
Catherine The Great (Landmark) - Scherman
Captain Cook Explores the South Seas (Landmark) - Sperry
Dark Frigate, The - Hawes
George Washington's World - Genevieve Foster
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Kidnapped Prince, The - Olaudah Equiano. Adapted by Ann Cameron
Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo (Landmark) - Winwar
Painless Poetry - Elizabeth

Core W in 2013 ( previously Alt 6)
Anna and the King - Margaret Landon
Augustus Caesar's World - Genevieve Foster
The BBC Manual: Turning Your Bedroom into a Bible College - Gregg Johnson
Betty Greene: Wings to Serve - Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
But Don't All Religions Lead to God? - Michael Green
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Daring to Live on the Edge - Loren Cunningham
The Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliffe
The Endless Step - Esther Hautzig
Escape from Warsaw - Ian Serraillier
George Washington's World - Genevieve Foster
How to Stay Christian in High School - Steve Gerali
The Ides of April - Mary Ray
It's a Jungle Out There! - Ron Snell
Leonardo da Vinci (Landmark Book) - Emily Hahn
Live Like a Jesus Freak: Spend Today as if it Were Your Last - DC Talk
Mary, Bloody Mary - Carolyn Meyer
The Monk Who Shook the World: The Story of Martin Luther - Cyril Davey
Otto of the Silver Hand - Howard Pyle
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
The Second Mrs. Giaconda - E.L. Konigsburg
Shadow of a Bull - Maia Wojciechowska
Usborne History of the 20th Century
Usborne Book of World History
The World of Columbus and Sons - Genevieve Foster
The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin

Core 100
American History in Depth (Core 7 pre-2005)
A Gathering of Days - Blos
A Jar of Dreams - Uchida
Adventures of the Greek Heroes - McLean and Wiseman
After the Dancing Days - Rostkowski
Black Like Me - Griffin (Moved to Core 400)
Blue Willow - Gates
Called to Die: The Story of American Linguist Chet Bitterman - Estes
Christy - Marshall
Constance - Clapp
Custer and Crazy Horse - Razzi
Down Ryton Water - Gaggin
Dragonwings - Yep
Early Thunder – Fritz
Earthquake at Dawn - Gregory
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Four Million and Other Stories - O'Henry
Frank Delano Roosevelt - Freedman
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - Konigsburg (switched to Core E Reader)
Gentle Ben - Morey
Gold Bug and Other Tales, The - Poe
Greeks, The - Usborne
Green Book, The - Walsh
Guns for General Washington – Reit
Henry Hudson: Master Explorer - Weiner
Home Ranch, The - Moody
Joni - Eareckson
Julius Caesar: Roman Dictator, illustrated -  ?
Light in the Forest, The ~ Richter
Loner, The - Wier
Martin Luther King Jnr: A Man to Remember - Darby
Mrs Mike - Freedman
My Side of the Mountain - George
Nothing to Fear - Koller
On to Oregon – Morrow
Patty Reed’s Doll - Laurgaard
Pony Express, Cobblestone (1981) : - Nankin
Piercing the Darkness - Peretti
Red Badge of Courage, The - Crane
Rifles for Watie - Keith
Robert E. Lee - Roddy
Samuel F.B. Morse: Artist With A Message - Tiner
Smokey the Cowhorse - James
Sounder - Armstrong
Stout-Hearted Seven - Frazier
Streams to the River, River to the Sea - O’Dell
Time Enough for Drums - Rinaldi
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
Trails to Posey - Cook
Tut-ankh-amun and His Friends - Aldred
Two Tickets to Freedom - Freedman
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Stowe
Up a Road Slowly - Hunt
Young Scientist Book of Archaeology - Usborne
Wait for Me, Watch for Me, Eula Bee - Peck
We’ll Race You Henry Ford - Mitchell

Core 200
History of God’s Kingdom (Core 8)
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
A Taste of Chaucer (SL pub) – Malcolmson
Americas’ Favorite Poems – Pinsky
Bartholomew Fair ~ Stolz
Black Beauty – Sewell
Beauty – McKinley (listed as girls lit)
Bridge to Terabithia – Paterson
Canterbury Tale, The - Chaucer, retold by McCaughrean
Don't Check Your Brains at the Door - Mc Dowell
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Weir of Hermiston - Stevenson
Emperors Winding Sheet, The - Walsh
Fire Upon the Earth - Langford
Flames of Rome, The - Maier
Flying to the Moon – Collins
Good Wives – Alcott   (listed as girls lit)
Hang Tough, Paul Mather – Slote   (listed as boys lit)
Hatchet – Paulsen
Hawk and the Dove, The – Wilcock
In His Steps - Sheldon
Jackaroo - Voight
Little Men – Alcott   (listed as boys lit)
Little Women – Alcott    (listed as girls lit)
Pride and Prejudice    (replaced with annotated version)
Quo Vadis – Sienkiewicz
Summer of the Swan, The - Byars
Taste of Chaucer: Selections From the Canterbury Tales - Malcomson, editor
Trumpeter of Krakow, The - Kelly

Optional Titles for Research Paper for the Year
Thirty Days to Understand Church History - Anders-Lundsford
This was John Calvin - Van Halsema
Who Moved the Stone? - Morrison
William Booth - Bennett

Optional Resources for Research Projects
Becoming Orthodox - Gillquist
Catholic and Christian - Schreck
Catholicism and Fundamentalism - Keating
Church of Rome at the Bar of History, The - Webster
Common Ground - Bajis
Evangelical is Not Enough - Howard
Faith Alone - Sproul
For the Life of the World - Schmemann
Gospel According to Rome, The - McCarthy
Not By Faith Alone - Sungenis
Not By Scripture Alone - Sungenis
Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Divides and Unites Us - Armstrong

Core 300
20th Century World History (Core 9) :
Darkness at Noon - Koestler
DK 20th Century Day to Day – Schlesinger (CD-Rom)
DK Visual Timeline of the 20th Century, The - Adams
Exodus - Uris
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Hemingway
I Had Seen Castles - Rylant
Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom – Jicai
Life During the Russian Revolution - Sherrow
Mammoth Book of Eye-witness History - Lewis
More to be Desired than Gold - Wilson
Mother Jones: Fierce Fighter for Workers’ Rights - Pinkerton Josephson
My Life in Advertising & Scientific Advertising – Hopkins
Permanent Book of the 20th Century, The - Lewis
Robert Frost: Selected Poems
Run Baby Run - Cruz
Spy Who Came in From the Cold – Le Carre
War of the Worldviews – DeMar
What Everyone Should Know About the 20th Century ~ Axelrod and Philips
Youth Walk Vol.1 – Walk Thru the Bible Ministries

Core 400
Civics/American Government :
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
America's Caesar - Durand
Belle Prater's Boy - Ruth White
Crazy Lady! - Jane Leslie Conly
The Crucible - Arthur Miller
Dating With Integrity - John Holzmann
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book - Nat Hentoff
The Dry Divide, Vol. 7 - Ralph Moody
Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men - Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
The Giver - Lois Lowry
Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness, The – Kramnick and Moore
The Institutes of Biblical Law - Rousas John Rushdoony
Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W. Loewen
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Never Before in History - Gary Amos
The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
Shadow of the Almighty - Elisabeth Elliot
Tools of Dominion - Gary North
Walden and Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau
Where the Broken Heart Still Beats - Carolyn Meyer

Optional Titles
Our Right to Drugs - Szasz
The Discovery of Freedom - Lane
When in the Course of Human Events - Adams

  Core 530
British Literature (Core BL)


Anonymous said...

Jeepers chelle
I wish you'd detail how you actually did the lions share of the work.
Don't delete this comment K?
An elusive kiwi mum

Laura H. said...

Just wanted to say thank you. I was able to find which "Martha Washington" book we needed for our '08 Core D (since it's not even listed on the cumulative book list page!).

Chelle said...

You're welcome Laura.
Glad you could find your elusive book title!!

reader19 said...

Thank you for these listings! So helpful! You are a dear!