Literature List

A Reading List for Classical, Christian Students and Parents

At Providence Christian Academy, our desire is not only for students to learn how to read, but also to acquire a passion for reading. The literature lists were developed to encourage reading while also allowing for individual choice and preference. Our hope at PCA is that parents and children will come to know and love some of the best authors and literature that exist, and develop a lifelong love of reading!


The literature lists were designed with specific objectives in mind.

  • Give students guidance and direction as they choose books for independent reading and as they choose books for book reports. One book report is required each quarter by PCA in various grades.
  • Help students, teachers, and parents make intelligent, wise decisions regarding what books students read, enabling them to learn to select books at the right reading level and of appropriate topic and content.
  • Ensure that parents read more good literature themselves and with their children (e.g., reading aloud to children, discussing books that both parent and child read).
  • Provide parents and teachers with a list of the books in order to help parents and teachers guide reading, suggest new books and avenues of study, cultivate interests and build new areas of interest.

How to Use the Literature List

When using the literature list for your student’s grade level, keep the following features in mind.

  • The books are listed in alphabetical order for convenience in finding specific titles.
  • The number of books for each grade level list has been increased to provide more selection in topics and reading levels. Because of the expansive selection, choose books from the literature list at your student’s grade level unless otherwise specified by the classroom teacher.
  • Reading levels are provided (when available) to help assist parents, students, and teachers in selecting books. Keep in mind that the reading levels are approximate. Books at lower reading levels help students to develop speed in reading. A student should not neglect good literature just because the reading level is not advanced. In the same regard, advanced reading levels are not meant to be used by students or parents as a “bragging” point.

Reading levels are recorded as a decimal. To interpret the reading level, the number to the left of the decimal indicates a grade level. The number to the right of the decimal indicates the number of months into the school year. For instance, a reading level of 2.1 means second grade, first month. A reading level of 2.8 means second grade, the eighth month. Both reading levels are at a second grade level; however, one is at an early second grade reading level whereas the other is at a late second grade reading level.

We hope you have a blast reading! We imagine and pray for many wonderful hours in which students are transported by great words from great minds – words so well chosen that they “awaken sensibility, great emotions, and understanding of the truth.” (Hunt, Gladys, Honey for a Child’s Heart, Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan, 1989, p.14)

Literature Lists by Grade

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“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:33

PCA’s SPRING SOIREE is coming up on Friday, April 19 from 6:00- 9:00pm at The View at Fountains at Gateway! Wonder what to wear to the event? Here are a few ideas!

TICKETS: Be sure to reserve your tickets by THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 12. Tickets will not be available to purchase at the event.... To purchase tickets, follow this link:

SPRING SOIREE DETAILS: PCA’s Spring Soiree is an adult-only, spring social event that features heavy hors d'oeuvres, specialty beverages, mingling with friends, as well as silent and live auctions. Event sponsorships are available at several levels and all sponsor levels include tickets to the event. You may support the event by submitting a sponsorship, purchasing individual tickets, donating auction items, and/ or purchasing auction items. The Spring Soiree is PCA’s largest and most successful Annual Fund event of the year! All PCA families and community supporters are encouraged to make plans to join us for a fabulous evening!

AUCTION: An online link to view silent auction items and place bids will be shared on April 16. You do not have to attend the Spring Soiree to bid on silent auction items. Bidding on live auction items will be reserved for those in attendance at the Spring Soiree.

SPONSORS: Thank you to the many families and businesses who have already committed to sponsor the event! To view a list of sponsors, click here:


PCA Rhetoric School Theater’s production of "Little Women" opens this week! Shows will be April 11- 14 in the James W. Frazee Gymnasium. Based on Louisa May Alcott's American classic, this timeless, captivating story of love and family is brought to life in this glorious musical ...filled with personal discovery, heartache, and hope. "Little Women" embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter and a lifting of the spirit. It will be a wonderful show your entire family will enjoy!
Showtimes are:
April 11 at 7:00pm
April 12 at 7:00pm
April 13 at 7:00pm
April 14 at 2:00pm.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance through this link: