Happy Leif Erikson Day (October 9th) | Here are some reading suggestions:

Happy Leif Erikson Day!

Yeah, yeah, I know that it’s also Columbus Day but poor Leif can’t help it that Columbus Day jumps around (so as to always be on a Monday) and sometimes overlaps his day which is always October 9th.

Anyway, we just finished up the Viking section of history in our Sonlight Core C so we’ve read a thing or two on Leif.

So here are some quick reads on Leif if you need to brush up (I’ve linked to several sources for purchase so you can order from your favorite place and/or get the best price):

Junior Biographies from Ancient Civilizations: Leif Erikson  ( Thriftbooks)

I found this at the library and I hope I can find more in this series.  It’s a great format/level for 3rd/4th grade and up – probably through 6th grade.

Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky     (Thriftbooks)

This book is part of our history reading in Sonlight Core C.  It was a good read.  I read it aloud but it could easily be read by a 3rd/4th grader and understood as a read aloud for 1st/2nd grade.  It was short – easy to read in a day but we split it over about three.

Viking Adventure  (Thriftbooks)

G read this one last year as part of his 3rd grade reading curriculum (Sonlight).  He enjoyed it.  It’s written from the perspective of a young boy on Eric the Red’s (Leif’s father) voyages.  But as we were reading more about Leif this year, G was recalling things he learned about Eric in this book last year.

Viking Ships at Sunrise: Magic Tree House Book #15  ( Better World Books | Thriftbooks)

Because who doesn’t love Magic Tree House?

Vikings: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)   Better World Books | Thriftbooks)

We love the fact trackers that go along with our favorite Magic Tree House books!

Voyage with the Vikings: Imagination Station Book 1     ( Better World Books | Thriftbooks)

If there are any historical fiction books we like more than Magic Tree House, it’s Imagination Station!  And Voyage with the Vikings is the first in the series, so it’s a good time to pick it up and give the series a try!


These books also have a short portion on Vikings/Leif you can look up if you happen to already have them on your shelves:

Explorer’s News   Better World Books | Thriftbooks)

Usborne Book of World History  Thriftbooks)

Usborne Time Traveler   Thriftbooks)


Happy Reading Adventures to you!

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Author: Tabitha

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