With a library of over 500 volumes representing the work of over 100 authors, the Heritage History editors have many favorites. We have several different types of favorite books, in fact, depending on our active interests: some are serious histories, others are particularly engrossing biographies, and others are just delightful diversions. Each of the pages listed below provides details and helpful information about especially notable books, series, and authors.
Favorite Series—Many of our favorite books are part of a series. Some series focus on a single civilization, but others cover a broad range of cultures. One of the benefits of history series is that a student who enjoys one book will very likely enjoy the whole series, so introducing new topics using a well loved series is an effective way to encourage students to explore unfamiliar civilizations.
Notable Authors—This is a list of some of the most prolific and engaging authors on the Heritage History website. Many of them are associate with a favorite series but others wrote on a variety of topics. Some are already well known, but all are worthy of study, we hope that all of the authors listed here are rediscovered by a new generation of history lovers.
Book Reviews—We have written book reviews for many of the most popular books and series on the Heritage Website. This page provides links to dozens of short reviews that were written to introduce students and history lovers to both general histories and topics of special interest.
Action and Adventure—This list of books is of particular interest to adventure-loving boys. They are excellent selections for young people who enjoy fast-paced, action-filled stories, and are the best candidates available for trying to lure adrenaline-addled young men away from their video games.
Best Loved Verses—This selection of poems includes many of our children's favorites. All are enjoyable to learn and memorize. Some of these poems have a historical angle to them; others are just for fun. Girls, as well as boys will love most of these poems, but they are all likely to appeal to the masculine love of humor, irony and epic valor.
Young Reader Favorites—Most of the books we recommend for elementary readers are included in our Young Readers Classical Library. The collection contains legends, Bible stories, short biographies, hero stories, and historical fiction. There are no comprehensive histories. Instead the focus is on easy-to-read stories from history that can be read in any order.