Learn + Live Letter Level 2+ Book List

Level 2+ homeschool plan unit studies

We’re so excited to have you join us for our Level 2+ unit studies! Below is the list of books we recommend for each unit in our program. We have linked each book below so you can order it on Amazon (we love their used books to cut costs!), but we encourage you to check your local libraries and secondhand book stores to save even more. We have also included links if the book is available to read online or if there is a quality read alouds on YouTube (we even have a few of our own here!).

Still can’t find the book we recommend? Don’t worry—and feel free to substitute with a similar book you already own or can find at your library about the same topic.

Happy reading!

Australia Unit

Optional additional reading:

  • Getting to Grips with Grammar by Martin Manser (we will reference this book throughout the year with different language arts lessons, and it is a wonderful resource to have to break down these concepts for young learners!)

Optional chapter book:

  • Bindi by Kirli Saunders
Desert Unit
Reptiles Unit
Things That Go Unit

Optional additional reading:

Optional chapter book:

Peru Unit
Cooking + Favorite Foods Unit

You may notice that this unit study has more book suggestions than you normally see in our units. That’s because, this week, we want you to take the opportunity to really let your child and their favorites sit in the driver’s seat. We’ll explore a number of popular foods (like peanut butter and jelly, fries and potato chips, pizza, and ice cream!), but we know that your child might have a different favorite food (like doughnuts…or dumplings!). As you collect your books for the week, and even as you prepare which activities you’ll do, look for opportunities to weave their personal interests in by selecting literature that will appeal to them or modifying activities to work those interests in. (We’ve included a few extra suggestions below to get you started!)

Books (find at your local library or order below on Amazon):

Optional additional books:

Optional chapter book:

Finance Unit

Optional additional books:

  • (-) Earn It! by Cinders McLeod – This book take the concept of earning money and puts it into very simple terms for little learns. If you’re learning with a younger sibling, it can be a great addition to your books for this unit!
  • (-) The Rainbow Fish by Marcs Pfister (or you can read it here on OpenLibrary) – Similar to above, this lovely classic story is wonderful for teaching the concept of generosity to a younger audience.
Entrepreneur Unit

Optional chapter book:

  • The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements – While this book isn’t exactly about an entrepreneur, it does cleverly illustrate the power of ideas, marketing, and branding! (Plus, it’s just one of our favorite chapter books for elementary students!)
England + Ireland Unit

Optional additional books:

All Aboard the London Bus by Patricia Toht

The Usborne Complete Shakespeare by Maria Surdurcan (or read Usborne Stories from Shakespeare here on OpenLibrary)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream adapted by Lesley Sims (or read it here on OpenLibrary)

Sing a Song of Seasons edited by Fiona Waters

Germs, Viruses + Fungi Unit

Optional additional books:

Inventions Unit

Optional additional reading:

Optional chapter book:

Fashion Unit

Note: This week, we have a lot of book options and alternatives for you! Where we have denoted upgrades or modified choices, choose by your child’s interest and attention span. Otherwise, either option will work if it is easier to find! If fashion is a strong interest of your child’s, you may wish to find several of these books and the additional options we recommend.

Additional options:

Optional activity book:

Russia Unit

Optional additional reading:

Outer Space Unit

Optional additional books:

Espionage Unit

Additional options:

Optional chapter books:

Bears Unit

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The Learn + Live Letter is a play- and project-based homeschool curriculum for children ages 3-12.

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