living books list

Living Books List

A list of living books for all ages and reading levels, organized and searchable.
Click the button to see the list. Use the controls at the top of the list to search, or filter by reading level, subject and more. Many links in the list are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


What are living books?
Living books are well-written, interesting books, offering the reader rich stories instead of silly or empty fluff. Living books teach about life, character and the human spirit.
How to use the Living Books List
It's best viewed on desktop. Click here or click the button below. Use the controls at the top of the list to search and filter by reading level, subject and more.
Who am I?
I'm Amy, a reluctant homeschooler. I didn't intend to homeschool my kids, but a less-than-ideal school situation prompted us to consider it. I was terrified at first, with visions of tiny desks in a dank basement and me standing at a blackboard all day. Then a friend said, “Oh no, all you have to do is read.” That statement changed everything.
We made trips to the library and checked out dozens of books at a time (multiple library cards made it possible). We spent our days together on the couch, reading, reading, reading. Living books saved me. I hold them entirely responsible for educating my 4 kids in their younger years.