Home School Hero

E-book list

My family owns the Robinson Curriculum. Which I cannot stress enough is hands-down the best home school program you could ever purchase and use.

With six children, printing and binding paper copies of the books was never an option. We needed a way to get the material onto our kid's E-readers.  I used the RC CDs to "print-to-pdf" and load up the material that way.  The gigantic problem was the sheer size of the "books".  Your standard Kindle or Nook E-reader only has 2GB of storage space, which meant you could only ever have less than 25% of all the materials loaded up at any one time, and that did not include the Henty novels.

I am a "set it and forget it" kinda guy. I wanted all the material loaded up on everyone's E-reader all at the same time.  Fast forward 3 weeks and approx. 40 hours of my time and I am proud to present to you the following optimized for E-reader books that use less than 10% of your E-reader's storage space!

Couple of important notes:

  1. The Course of Study from the Robinson Curriculum is NOT included. This is not meant to circumvent the purchase of the Robinson Curriculum.  This is meant to be a supplement to those who have purchased the Curriculum and want the books in an easier format to manage for E-Readers.
  2. The RC CDs were not used in creating any of these books.  
  3. There are 11 books on the CDs that did not make it into my list (copyright issue or just doesn't exist outside of the RC CDs), that list is at the bottom of page.
  4. ALL of these books are public domain, which means they are freely available elsewhere. Let me stress that again, all of these books are FREE elsewhere! All you need to do is track them down, and convert them into whichever format you prefer.
  5. I am not selling you the books. You are paying me for my time in gathering them all in one place and optimizing them for E-readers. You are not allowed to distribute my files outside of your immediate family.
  6. Do not use these files to print out hard copy.  They do not translate well onto paper, and the RC CDs do a much much better job. If you are going to print, use your CDs!
  7. If you haven't looked into the Robinson Curriculum for home-schooling, you really should.
  8. But wait! There aren't that many books on the CDs.  I know, we added a bunch!  We expanded on the Tom Swift series, added The Wonder Island Boys series for the boys (male heroes).  We also added 11 Ruth Fielding books (female hero). We also added more Dotty Dimple and other female hero books.  We have three girls, they weren't too happy with all "boy" books.


So what is included? Over 295 books to include 85 G.A. Henty novels.  This is a very long list:

A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States

A Tale of Two Cities

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Aesop's Fables

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

America, Picturesque and Descriptive

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Vol. 2

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Vol. 1

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of Wealth

Andy Gordon or The Fortunes of a Young Janitor

Andy Grant's Pluck

Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Ben Pepper 

Bob, Son of Battle

Bound to Rise; or, Up the Ladder

Brave and Bold

Captain's Courageous

Common Sense of the Exact Sciences

Complete Works of Winston Churchill

David Crockett, Scout

David Crockett's Autobiography

De Bello Gallico

Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days; or, The Handicap of a Millionaire's Son

Dick Hamilton's Fortune; or, The Stirring Doings of a Millionaire's Son

Do and Dare- A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune

Don Quixote 

Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's 

Dotty Dimple at Home

Dotty Dimple at Play

Dotty Dimple Out West 

Dotty Dimple's Flyaway

Elsie Dinsmore

Elsie's Children

Elsie's Girlhood

Essays on Political Economy

Facing the World

Fiat Money Inflation

Fifty Famous Stories

Fifty Years in the Royal Navy 

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

Five Little Peppers Midway

Four American Naval Heroes

Frank's Campaign; or, The Farm and the Camp 

Gulliver's Travels

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates

Harry Watson's High School Days; or, The Rivals of Rivertown

Heather and Snow

Hector's Inheritance; or, The Boys of Smith Institute


Henry V


Jack's Ward

Joe's Luck

Julius Caesar

Just So Stories

Life and Campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson. (Stonewall Jackson)

Life on the Mississippi

Little Men

Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple

Little Prudy's Sister Susy

Little Women

Luke Walton

Making His Way

McGuffey's Eclectic Primer, Revised Edition

McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader

McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader 

McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader

McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader

McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader

McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader

Memiors of General William T. Sherman

Mildred and Elsie

My African Journey

Not Yours to Give 

Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John

Oliver Twist

Only an Irish Boy

Our Hero General Grant

Paradise Lost 

Paradise Regained

Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea 

Paul the Peddler; or, The Fortunes of a Young Street Merchant

Personal Memiors of  U.S. Grant

Phil, the Fiddler

Picturesque America (Vol. 1&2)

Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Risen from the Ranks

Robinson Crusoe

Rudyard Kipling's Verse Inclusive Edition (Poems of Kipling)

Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies

Ruth Fieldong at Briarwood Hall

Ruth Fielding at College

Ruth Fielding at SilverRanch

Ruth Fielding at Snow Camp; or, Lost in the Backwoods

Ruth Fielding at Sunrise Farm

Ruth Fielding at the Warfront

Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound

Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures

Ruth Fielding in the Red Cross

Ruth Fielding of the Redmill; or, Jasper Parloe's Secret

Sam's Chance

Slow and Sure

Sophisms of the Protectionists

South! The Story of Shackleston's Last Expedition

Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War

Swiss Family Robinson

The Adventures of Joel Pepper 

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Bobbsey Twins at Home

The Bobbsey Twins at Meadow Brook

The Bobbsey Twins at School

The Bobbsey Twins at Snow Lodge

The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore

The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City

The Bobbsey Twins in the Country

The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West

The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat

The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island 

The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea 

The Border Boys Across the Frontier

The Boy Knight 

The Boy Pilot of the Lakes; Or, Nat Morton's Perils

The Cash Boy

The complete poetical works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Erie Train Boy 

The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

The Federalist Papers

The Haunted Mine

The Holy War

The Hound of Baskervilles

The Jungle Book

The Law

The Letters of Cicero Vol. 1

The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln

The Life of George Washington

The Life of George Washington Vol. 1

The Life of George Washington Vol. 2

The Life of George Washington Vol. 3

The Life of George Washington Vol. 4

The Life of George Washington Vol. 5

The Mysterious Island

The Papers And Writings of Abraham Lincoln

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pony Rider Boys in Montana; Or, The Mystery of the Old Custer Trail 

The Pony Rider Boys in New Mexico; Or, The End of the Silver Trail

The Pony Rider Boys in the Alkali; Or, Finding a Key to the Desert Maze

The Prince and the Pauper 

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 2

The Rover Boys at College 

The Rover Boys Down East 

The Rover Boys in Camp 

The Rover Boys in Southern Waters 

The Rover Boys in the Air 

The Rover Boys on a Hunt 

The Rover Boys on a Tour 

The Rover Boys on Land and Sea 

The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island 

The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes; Or, The Secret of the Island Cave

The Rover Boys on the Ocean; Or, A chase for a fortune 

The Rover Boys on the River 

The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle 

The Seaboard Parish, Complete

The Second Jungle Book

The soldier in our Civil War (Vol 1)

The soldier in our Civil War (Vol 2)

The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Roland

The Spy

The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

The Tale of Chirpy Cricket

The Tale of Jolly Robin

The Tale of Old Dog Spot

The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker

The Tale of Solomon Owl

The True Story of Christopher Columbus, Called the Great Admiral

The Vicar of Wakefield

The White Company

The Wonder Island Boys - Adventures on Strange Islands

The Wonder Island Boys - Conquest of the Savages

The Wonder Island Boys - Exploring the Island

The Wonder Island Boys - The Mysteries of the Caverns

The Wonder Island Boys - The Tribesmen

The Wonder Island Boys - Treasures of the Islands

The world crisis

The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science by Hammerton and Mee

The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus

Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography

Told by Uncle Remus - new stories of the old plantation

Tom Sawyer Abroad 

Tom Sawyer, Detective 

Tom Swift and His Air Scout, or, Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky

Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout; Or, The Speediest Car on the Road

Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat, or, the Rivals of Lake Carlopa

Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle; Or, Fun and Adventures on the Road

Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, or, under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure

Tom Swift and His Wireless Message; Or, The Castaways of Earthquake Island

Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera; Or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving

Treasure Island

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Two Years Before the Mast

Uncle Remus and his friends; old plantation stories, songs, and ballads

Up from Slavery - An Autobiography

Walter Sherwood's Probation

William Harvey and the Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood

Young Folks' Bible in Words of Easy Reading (no images)

Young Folks' Bible in Words of Easy Reading

Το Ταξείδι μου by Ioannis Psycharis



--- G.A. Henty Books ---

A Chapter of Adventures

A Final Reckoning 

A Girl of the Commune

A Jacobite Exile

A Knight of the White Cross - A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes

A March on London - Being a Story of Wat Tyler's Insurrection

A Roving Commission

A Search For A Secret, a Novel, Vol. 1

A Search For A Secret, a Novel, Vol. 2

A Search For A Secret, a Novel, Vol. 3

At Aboukir and Acre

At Agincourt 

At the Point of the Bayonet 

Beric the Briton - a Story of the Roman Invasion 

Bonnie Prince Charlie - a Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden

Both Sides the Border 

By Conduct and Courage 

By England's Aid; or, the Freeing of the Netherlands (1585-1604)

By Pike and Dyke - a Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic

By Right of Conquest 

By Sheer Pluck; A Tale of the Ashanti War

Captain Bayley's Heir

Colonel Thorndyke's Secret

Condemned as a Nihilist

Dorothy's Double

Facing Death; Or, The Hero of the Vaughan Pit. A Tale of the Coal Mines by Henty

For Name and Fame

For the Temple 

Friends, though divided

Held Fast For England - A Tale of the Siege of Gibraltar (1779-83)

In Greek Waters 

In the Hands of the Cave-Dwellers 

In the Hands of the Malays, and Other Stories

In the Heart of the Rockies - A Story of Adventure in Colorado

In the Irish Brigade 

In the Reign of Terror - The Adventures of a Westminster Boy

Jack Archer

Maori and Settler 

March to Magdala 

No Surrender!

On the Irrawaddy

On the Pampas; Or, The Young Settlers

One of the 28th

Orange and Green

Out on the Pampas

Rujub, the Juggler

Saint Bartholomew's Eve

St. George for England - A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers

St. George for England 

Sturdy and Strong

Tales of Daring and Danger 

The Bravest of the Brave — or, with Peterborough in Spain

The Cat of Bubastes 

The Cornet of Horse

The Curse of Carne's Hold

The Dash for Khartoum- A Tale of the Nile Expedition

The Dragon and the Raven; Or, The Days of King Alfred

The Golden Canyon

The Lion of Saint Mark 

The Lion of the North- A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus

The Lost Heir

The Queen's Cup

The Tiger of Mysore 

The Young Buglers

The Young Carthaginian - A Story of The Times of Hannibal 

The Young Colonists

The Young Franc Tireurs

Through Russian Snows

Through the Fray - A Tale of the Luddite Riots

Through Three Campaigns

Under Drake's Flag - A Tale of the Spanish Main

Under Wellington's Command

When London Burned - a Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire

Winning His Spurs

With Buller in Natal, Or, a Born Leader

With Clive in India 

With Cochrane the Dauntless

With Frederick the Great

With Kitchener in the Soudan

With Lee in Virginia - A Story of the American Civil War

With Lee in Virginia

With Moore at Corunna 

With Wolfe in Canada

Won By the Sword - a tale of the Thirty Years' War

Wulf the Saxon - A Story of the Norman Conquest

Yule Logs

Are these books perfect? Nope. There are typos, and/or scan errors from the source, etc. Digital doesn't always mean perfect.  We have invested into software to "dig" into the files and clean up any errors that may appear.  If you find one please let us know, we will get it into the system to be cleaned up.  Future updates of the books and/or list are free and will be emailed to you.

So what is NOT included? The following are not included for copyright reasons, or they just do not exist in any electronic format outside of the RC CDs (which were not used in the creation of my list):

  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Childhood's Happy Hours
  • Christopher Columbus & The Discovery of the New World (another Christopher Columbus book was substituted)
  • The Friendly Artic
  • On that Day began lies
  • Environmental Overkill
  • The Heart of the Antartic (vol 1&2)
  • The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear
  • The World Crisis
  • The Ultimate Resource II
  • Access to Energy


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