Extension Package



The Extension Package provides intriguing books to extend the areas of history and science for students in grades 4-5. The books in this package are at a mid-fourth to upper sixth grade reading level. A schedule of daily independent readings for the Extension Package is provided in the Appendix of Bigger Hearts for His Glory.

Note: Two items in this package are also included in other Bigger Hearts for His Glory packages. Ben and Me is included in the Deluxe Package: Classic Set, and By the Great Horn Spoon is included in the Deluxe Package: Boy Set. To take advantage of package savings without duplicating items, refer to our “Substitution Policy” at the bottom of this page.

Note: One item included in this package – Toliver’s Secret – is also included in the Drawn into the Heart of Reading Level 3 Book Pack. To take advantage of package savings without duplicating that item, refer to our “Substitution Policy” at the bottom of this page.

Included Items

A Child’s Story of America


Pedro’s Journal


Pocahontas: Young Peacemaker


Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower’s Mary Chilton


The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689


Guns for General Washington


The Buffalo Knife


Once on this Island


Freedom Train


Bud & Me: The True Adventures of the Abernathy Boys


Esperanza Rising


Exploring Planet Earth


The Story of Thomas Alva Edison


Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin By His Good Mouse Amos



By the Great Horn Spoon



Toliver’s Secret




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!