Favorite Series

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.

Series TitleDescription / # Volumes
Told to the Children
by Louey Chisholm
Legends and classical literature retold for children
21 of 30
Children's Heroes
by John Lang
Live stories of men-of-action written for children
14 of 17
Famous Men of the Ages
by Haaren & Poland
Collective biographies of notable men from various ages
4 of 4
Colonial Children
by James Otis
Historical fiction featuring Americans of colonial times.
12 of 12
Guerber Historical Readers
by Helene Guerber
Intro to Western Civilization for middle school students
8 of 8
Stories from Gorilla Country
by Paul du Chaillu
Adventure stories from an early explorer of Central Africa
5 of 5
Marshall British Histories
by H. E. Marshall
Storybook histories of Britain and Western Europe
7 of 8
Macgregor Ancient Histories
by Mary Macgregor
Introduction to ancient history for intermediate students.
4 of 4
Van Bergen Asian Histories
by Robert van Bergen
Excellent short histories of Japan, China, and Russia
4 of 4
Historical Tales
by Charles Morris
Exceptionally interesting historical tales from many nations
12 of 12
Makers of History
by Jacob & J.C. Abbott
Historical biographies of prominent men and women
18 of 20
Heroes of Exploration
by Frederick A. Ober
Outstanding biographies of early Spanish explorers
10 of 10

*NOTE: Volume indicates the number of books in the Heritage Library out of the total volumes in the series.