Book Lists

The 2019-2020 Book list is ready!

One of HCCA’s goals is not only to see students leave school with hearts and minds shaped by the gospel of Jesus, we also want our students to leave with the makings of a life-long library of good books. While Heritage purchases textbooks for most classes, we require students to come to class with their own texts in our literature classes and some history classes. These are texts we believe your students will want to keep for years to come.

These books are required for class. Some of them need to be a specific edition or translation. If you plan on buying your books through, click on the title of each book. The embedded link will take you to the correct edition of the text. If you plan on buying your books elsewhere, the ISBN numbers provided can help you search for the correct edition.

Middle School English (Mrs. Hockenbury)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, Create Space, ISBN-10: 1530176514

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson, WaterBrook, ISBN-10: 1400073847

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Create Space, ISBN-10: 1508475318

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Penguin Classics, ISBN-10: 0141439602

Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, Penguin Classics, ISBN-10: 0140430407

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, HarperOne, ISBN-10: 0060652934

Greenmantle by John Buchan, Create Space, ISBN-10: 1535002522 

Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt, Clarion Books, ISBN-10: 9780545178136


(none of these books need a special edition) 


Middle School History (Dr. Schulten)

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 3 Well-Trained Mind Press, ISBN: 0971412995 

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 4 Well-Trained Mind Press, ISBN: 0972860339

Two student packets from Peace Hill Press:

Packet for Vol. 3

Packet for Vol. 4


9th Grade Literature (Mrs. Hockenbury)

The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles, Penguin Classics, Translated by Robert Fagles, ISBN-10: 0140444254   (edition specific)

The Iliad by Homer, Penguin Classics, Translated by Robert Fagles, ISBN-10: 0140275363  (edition specific)

Medea by Euripides, Hackett Classics, Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien, ISBN-10: 0872209237  (edition specific)

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold  by C.S. Lewis, HarperOne, ISBN-10: 0062565419

The Aeneid by Virgil, Penguin Classics, Translated by Robert Fagles, ISBN-10: 0143105132  (edition specific)

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Translated by George Long,  (edition specific) ISBN-10:1545565678


(Every book except Till We Have Faces is edition specific, due to translator differences!)


9th Grade Bible (Dr. Schulten)

Paul: A Biography by NT Wright, Harper One, ISBN-10: 0061730599

The Living Paul: An Introduction to the Apostle’s Life and Thought by Anthony C. Thiselton, IVP Academic, ISBN: 0830838813

10th/11th Grade Literature (Mrs. Hockenbury)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare, No Fear Shakespeare, ISBN-10: 1586638440

The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and other Plays by Moliere, translated by Maya Slater, Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 0199540187   (edition specific!)

A Modest Proposal and other Satirical Works by Jonathan Swift, Dover Thrift Edition, ISBN-10: 0486287599

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Penguin Classics, ISBN-10: 0141439513

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Benediction Classics, ISBN-10: 0141439475  (any unabridged edition is acceptable for class use)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Create Space, ISBN-10: 1512044555

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Penguin Classics, ISBN-10: 0141439564

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Dover Thrift, ISBN-10: 0486278077

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Create Space, ISBN-10: 1503331865


(other than Tartuffe, no specific editions are necessary) 


10th/11th Grade History (Dr. Heckel)

Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory, HarperOne, ISBN-10: 0062471171

Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation Edited by E. Gordon Rupp and Philip S. Watson, The Library of Christian Classics, ISBN-10: 0664241581


12th Grade Literature (Mrs. Hockenbury)

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Dover Thrift Edition, ISBN-10: 0486264645

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka, Dover Thrift Edition,  ISBN-10: 0486290301

The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot, Signet Classics, ISBN-10: 0451526848

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Simon & Schuster, ISBN-10: 1451673310

Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Penguin Books, ISBN-10: 0399501487

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (not the HG Wells novel!), Vintage Books, ISBN-10: 9780679732761

Animal Farm by George Orwell, Signet Books, ISBN-10: 9780451526342

Night by Elie Wiesel, Hill & Wang, ISBN-10: 9780374500016

The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, ISBN-10: 0425232204

The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor, FSG Classics, ISBN-10: 0374515360

(any edition of all of these books is fine, no specific editions necessary)


12th Grade History (Dr. Heckel)

A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living by Luc Ferry, Harper Perennial, ISBN-10: 0062074245

Christianity for Modern Pagans: PASCAL’s Pensees Edited, Outlined, and Explained by Peter Kreeft, Ignatius Press, ISBN-10: 0898704529

Issues in Law & Government (Dr. Schulten)

God’s Name in Vain by Stephen Carter, Basic Books, ISBN-13: 978-0465008872

A Christian Manifesto by Francis Schaeffer, Crossway Books, ISBN-13: 978-1581346923


11th/12th Grade Apologetics and Worldview (Dr. Heckel)

Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources by Khaldoun A. Sweis, Zondervan, ISBN-13: 978-0310325338

The Reason for God Tim Keller, Penguin Books, ISBN-10: 1594483493

The Universe Next Door James Sire, IVP Academic, ISBN-10: 0830838503 

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