Basic Package



The Basic Package provides engaging read-alouds connected with the history themes in Missions to Modern Marvels. As students delve into this set of memorable books, they will experience stirring historical fiction, thought-provoking biographies, inspiring nonfiction, and classic literature. 7th-8th grade students may read these books independently if desired.

Note: One item in the Basic Package – Candy Bomber – is also included in the Drawn into the Heart of Reading Level 7/8 Boy Pack. To take advantage of package savings without duplicating that item, refer to our “Substitution Policy” at the bottom of this page.

Included Items

Under the Hawthorn Tree


God’s Adventurer: A Story of Daring, Danger, and Dependence on God


Factory Girl


Mama’s Bank Account


Angel on the Square


War Horse


Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime


Shadow of His Hand: A Story Based on the Life of Holocaust Survivor Anita Dittman


Candy Bomber



I am David


Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott


Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon


Children of the Storm: The Autobiography of Natasha Vins


Teresa of Calcutta: Serving the Poorest of the Poor



Already own some of these titles? You can still get package savings by making substitutions! You may make a “one for one” substitution with any book that we offer of equal or lesser value to the book(s) you already own, and still receive the package discount. In this package, you can make up to 2 substitutions.

Here is how: Simply add the package that contains the book(s) you already own to your shopping cart, then enter the title you wish to substitute in the “Order Notes” box at checkout. It’s that easy!