Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Living Book Matchups

One of my favorite aspects of Classical Conversations is that families can tailor the spine of the Foundations memory work to suit their style! 

History and literature matchup lists are abundant, but science matchups are a bit more difficult to find, so we thought we would do the work for you! 

(Speaking of work done for you, our hands-on science bundles are designed to match up with the weekly memory work. Check out the School Year Pack 3 for our Cycle 3 matchup. (We also offer a School Year Pack 1 Cycle 1 matchup, and School Year Pack 2 for our Cycle 2 matchup).

Here’s our massive list of Cycle 3 read aloud and living books divided by CC weeks. 

Want to try out one of our hands-on projects for free? We have tons of free samples on our website!

Here’s our Anatomy Favorites List for general resources that you may want to keep on your shelves for consistent reference.

Anatomy Books By Week:

Week 1, Anatomy, Types of Tissue

Cells by Shirley Duke

Cells to Organ Systems by Joseph Midthun

“Looking Inside Cells,” by Kimberly Lee

Week 2, Anatomy, Axial Skeleton

The Search for Missing Bones, Magic School Bus, chapter book #2

The Skeleton Book Get to Know Your Bones Inside Out by Robert Winston  

“The Bones You Own,” by Becky Baines

You Can’t See Your Bones with Binoculars! A Book About Your 206 Bones,” by Harriet Zeifert

“Bones in the Human Body,” by Baby Professor

Week 3, Anatomy, Kinds of Muscle

Your Muscular System by Searchlight Books 

Muscles by Seymour Simon

“Your Skeleton and Muscles,” by Time

Week 4, Anatomy, Nervous System

The Brain All About our Nervous System by Seymour Simon

The Human Brain Book by Rita Carter

Goodnight to your Fantastic Elastic Brain,” by Joann Deak

“My First Book about the Brain,” by Patricia Wynn

“Neurology for Kids,” by BooksGeek

Week 5, Anatomy, Five Senses

I Wonder Why Lemons Taste Sour by Deborah Chancellor

More Than Meets the Eye Seeing Art with All Five Senses by Bob Raczka, a beautiful book that prompts readers to experience the great works in new ways.

The Adventures of Your Brain by Dan Green and Sean Sims

“My First Book About the Five Senses,” by Patricia Wynn

Week 6, Anatomy, Digestive System

“Guts: Our Digestive System” by Seymour Simon

“The Digestive System” by Christine Taylor-Butler

“The Digestive System,” by Jennifer Prior

“Are You What You Eat?” by DK

Week 7, Anatomy, Excretory system

“My Amazing Body Machine,” by Robert Winston

“It Takes Guts: How Your Body Turns Food into Fuel (and Poop),” by Jennifer Gardy

“The Army Inside You: A Children’s Guide to the Microbiome,” by Lindsey Garvin

Week 8, Anatomy, Circulatory system

The Heart: All About our Circulatory System,” by Seymour Simon

“Cardiology for Kids,” by April Chloe Tarrazas 

“The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body,” by Joanna Cole

Week 9, Anatomy, Lymph system

“Feel Better with a Frog in my Throat: History’s Strangest Cures,” by Carlyn Beccia. A fun picture book for ages 6-9 about the wild and wacky medical treatments used throughout history. 

“Germ Hunter: A Story about Louis Pasteur,” Creative Minds Biographies 

A Kid’s Herb Book: For Children of all Ages,” by Lesley Tierra

Week 10, Anatomy, Respiratory system

“Breathe In, Breathe Out: Learning about your Lungs,” by Pamela Nettleton

“The Respiratory System,” by Christine Taylor-Butler

The Breathtaking Respiratory System: God’s Wondrous Machine Series,” by Lainna Callentine 

Week 11, Anatomy, Endocrine system

“The Talk” series by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson

“The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls,” by American Girl Library

The Ultimate Girl’s Body Book,” by Walt Larimore and Amaryllis Sanchez Wohlever, ZonderKidz. These authors have also published “The Ultimate Boy’s Body Book.” 

Week 12, Anatomy, Blood

“Why is Blood Red?” by DK

Giant Microbes Cells Coloring Book,” by David Cutting. The full-page illustrations are accompanied by fun facts about different cells. 

“Cell Wars: In the Beginning,” by A. Miles

Week 13, Chemistry, Atomic Number

Usborne’s “See Inside Atoms and Molecules” 

“Periodic Table” by Sean Callery. Briefly describes origins theory using Big Bang explanation. 

“Isaac the Alchemist,” by Mary Losure. Biography focusing on Isaac Newton’s chemical exploration for older readers. 

Week 14, Chemistry, Elements

“Who Was Marie Curie?”

“Marie Curie” by Demi

“The Disappearing Spoon: True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements,” by Sam Kean, a middle grade book. 

“Illustrated Encyclopedia of Elements: The Powers, Uses, and Histories of every Atom in the Universe,” by Lisa Congdon

Week 15, Chemistry, Atoms

“My First Book of Quantum Physics,” by Kaid-Sala Ferrón Sheddad

“What’s Smaller than a Pygmy Shrew,” by Robert Wells

“Chemistry for Curious Kids,” by Lynn Huggins Cooper

Week 16, Chemistry, First Four Elements

Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics,” by Carla Mooney

“It’s Elementary: Big Questions about Chemistry,” by Robert Winston

A Beginner’s Guide to the Periodic Table,” by Gill Arbuthnott 

“Amber’s Atoms: The First Ten Elements of the Periodic Table,” by E. M. Robinson 

Week 17, Chemistry, Second Four Elements

“Molecule Mayhem: Pop-Up Chemistry Chaos,” by Tom Adams

“The Element in the Room,” by Mike Barfield 

Week 18, Chemistry, Elements 9-12

“The Story of Salt,” by Mark Kurlansky. A well-reviewed beautiful picture book explores every aspect of salt.  

“Rocks, Crystals, and Gems: Visual Explorers,” by Toby Reynolds 

“My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure,” by Devin Dennis

Week 19, Chemistry, Acids and Bases

“My First Book About Chemistry,” by Patricia Wynn

“Acids and Bases,” by Lynette Brent

Week 20, Origins, Heavens declare glory of God

“Destination Moon: The Spiritual and Scientific Voyage of the Eighth Man to Walk on the Moon,” by James Irwin

“The Work of His Hands: A View of God’s Creation from Space,” by Jeffery Williams, and there is also a children’s version of this story.

Week 21, Origins, Theory of Evolution

“It Couldn’t Just Happen: Knowing the Truth about God’s Awesome Creation,” by Lawrence Richards

“Defeating Darwinism,” by Philip E. Johnson

“Evolution Exposed,” by Roger Patterson

“God’s Crime Scene for Kids,” by J Warner Wallace

Week 22, Origins, Intelligent Design

“Indescribable: 100 devotions for kids about God and Science,” by Louis Giglo points out the specific wonders of creation in a vivid and digestible manner. Giglo also has a second volume titled, “How Great is Our God.” 

“The Answers Books for Kids,” by Ken Ham

Week 23, Origins, Fossils

“Dinosaurs Unleashed,” by Kyle Butt and Eric Lyons, an Apologetics Press publication that teaches a Young Earth theology that the dinosaurs and man lived at the same time. 

“I Dig Dinosaurs: Buddy Davis’ Amazing Adventures,” Answers in Genesis DVD series. 

“Dinosaurs by Design,” a MasterBooks publication

“Guide to Dinosaurs,” an Institute for Creation Research publication

“Dinosaurs for Little Kids: Where Did They Go?” by Ken Ham

“Explore the John Day Fossil Beds with Noah Justice,” DVD series published by MasterBooks

Week 24, Origins, Natural Selection

“More than Meets the Eye: Fascinating Glimpses of God’s Power and Design,” by Richard Swenson

“Acts and Facts,” this free monthly magazine subscription is published by the Institute for Creation Research. 

Jonathan Park’s audio Adventure series,

“Evidence for Creation,” by Tom DeRosa

“God Made Dinosaurs,” by Heno Head Jr. 

*Note: Not all of the books listed have been thoroughly reviewed personally. Parent teachers should use the resources at their own discretion. Some of the links included are affiliate links. We will receive a small commission from your purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting us in this way!

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