Many of the most fascinating books in the Heritage Collection are part of a series. A good number of the best authors of juvenile history, such as H. E. Marshall, Alfred J. Church, Jacob Abbott, and others were prolific writers and produced not just one but an entire collection of first rate books. Most of their books, therefore, are recommended as part of a series rather than as stand-alone books.
Overall at least two thirds of the books in the Heritage Collection are part of a series. Some are written by a single author, but others are written by a group of authors under the direction of a publisher. Some collections are confined to a relatively narrow theme, such as American Frontier History, or Exploration, while others are broad and wide-ranging. Our complete list of series can be found here, and several of our favorite series, selected from all three reading levels, are listed below.
|Told to the Children||Legends and classical literature retold for children||21 of 30||Louey Chisholm|
|Children's Heroes||Live stories of men-of-action written for children||14 of 17||John Lang|
|Famous Men of the Ages||Collective biographies of notable men from various ages||4 of 4||Haaren & Poland|
|Colonial Children||Historical fiction featuring Americans of colonial times.||12 of 12||James Otis|
|Guerber Historical Readers||Intro to Western Civilization for middle school students||8 of 8||Helene Guerber|
|Adventure stories from an early explorer of Central Africa||5 of 5||Paul du Chaillu|
|Marshall British Histories||Storybook histories of Britain and Western Europe||7 of 8||H. E. Marshall|
|Macgregor Ancient Histories||Introduction to ancient history for intermediate students.||4 of 4||Mary Macgregor|
|Van Bergen Asian Histories||Excellent short histories of Japan, China, and Russia||4 of 4|
|Historical Tales||Exceptionally interesting historical tales from many nations, intended for young adults||12 of 12||Charles Morris|
|Makers of History||Historical biographies of prominent men and women||18 of 20|
|Heroes of Exploration||Outstanding biographies of early Spanish explorers||10 of 10||Frederick A. Ober|