Student Reading Recommendations

Grace Baptist Academy does not necessarily endorse all the contents of these items. It is understood that to meet certain academic standards and to provide items of various fields of research and contents, Grace Baptist Academy must, of necessity, have many items of different types. The position of Grace Baptist Academy is well understood to be in strict adherence to the doctrines and principles taught in the Holy Scriptures; furthermore, the school strongly recommends parental oversight of each resource.

Ages 6-12

Tuttle Twins Series by Connor Boyack
A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
Red Rock Mysteries by Jerry Jenkins
Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
Capital Mysteries by Ron Roy
Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Bobbsey Twins by Laura Lee Hope
Jigsaw Jones by James Preller
Cam Jansen by David A. Adler
Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
Childhood of Famous Americans by Assorted Authors
Great Illustrated Classics by Assorted Authors
“Who’s Is…” Series
“I Survived…” Series
Way of the Warrior Kid by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Matt Christopher Sports Series by Matt Christopher
Baker Street Sports Club by Jerry Jenkins
The Moral Compass by William J. Bennett
The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett
Valuetales
Usborne True Stories
Author Beverly Clearly
Author Dan Guzman

Ages 12-16

Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees
Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
In Harm’s Way by Doug Stanton
War’s End by Charles Sweeney
Every Town Is A Sports Town by George Bodenheimer
Me and My Dad by Paul O’Neill
Playing With The Enemy by Gary Moore
Return With Honor by Scott O’Grady
Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
I Beat The Odds by Michael Oher
No Easy Day by Mark Owen
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Playing For Knight by Steve Alford
Miracles and Massacres by Glenn Beck
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyasoki
Grinding It Out by Ray Kroc
Mover of Men and Mountains by R.G. LeTourneau
America: The Last Best Hope by William J. Bennett
True Stories of Great Escapes by The Reader’s Digest Association
The Case Against Socialism by Rand Paul
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
Author David McCullough
Author Brian Kilmeade
Author Walter Isaacson
Author John Maxwell
Author Joel C Rosenberg
Author Glenn Beck
Author John Lewis Gaddis

Ages 16+

Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Series
1984 by George Orwell
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Tortured For Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
Tortured For His Faith by Haralan Popov
Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sink
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich by William Shirer
The Emperors of Chocolate by Joel Brenner
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Mataxas
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
My Grandfather’s Son by Clarence Thomas
Go Giver by John David Mann
Author Malcolm Gladwell

Books With A Significant Personal Impact

Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Challenge Culture by Nigel Travis
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1984 by George Orwell

Speeches To Read

The Man In The Arena by Teddy Roosevelt
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Washington’s Farewell Address by George Washington