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EES Book List

  Below is a list of the books included in the Eclectic Education Series. You can view sample pages of the highlighted books by clicking on them, which will open a new page. The sample pages are in pdf format and may take a few moments to load. 

If you get an error message or encounter difficulty viewing the books when clicking on them, you can download the sample pages by right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save target as" or "Save link as".

 The numbers which appear before the title of the book (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, etc) reflect the approximate difficulty and grade level of that book. For example, " 7-8 McGuffey's 4th Reader" means that McGuffey's 4th Reader is for grade levels 7 or 8.

The sample pages are usually the first 20 pages from the selected book.


Included on each CD is the appropriate introduction written by Sherry Hayes:

1. Guide to Ray's Arithmetics, 32 pages
2. Guide to McGuffey's Readers, 52 pages (only 20 in the sample)
3. Guide to Grammar, 28 pages
4. Guide to History, 40 pages
5. Guide to Science, 40 pages



Ray’s Arithmetic Collection 

1.       Ray’s Arithmetic Series 

1-2 Ray's New Primary Arithmetic 

3-4 Key to Ray's Intellectual Arithmetic 

3-4 Ray's New Intellectual Arithmetic 

3-4 Ray's Rudiments of Arithmetic 

5-6 Key to Elementary Arithmetic 

5-6 Key to Ray's Practical Arithmetic 

5-6 Ray's Elementary Arithmetic 

5-6 Ray's New Practical Arithmetic 

7-8 Key to Ray's New Elementary Algebra 

7-8 Key to Ray's New Higher Arithmetic 

7-8 Ray's New Elementary Algebra 

7-8 Ray's New Higher Arithmetic 

9-10 Key to Ray's New Higher Algebra 

9-10 Rays New Higher Algebra 


2.       Math books complimentary to the Ray's series 

1-2 White's First Book of Arithmetic 

3-4 White's Intermediate Arithmetic 

5-6 Dubbs' Supplemental Problems for Practical Arithmetic 

5-6 Key to Ray's Test Examples for Practical Arithmetic 

5-6 Ray's Test Examples for Practical Arithmetic 

5-6 White's New Complete Math 

5-6 White's Practical Problems in Arithmetic 

9-10 A Complete Algebra TE 

9-10 A Complete Algebra 

9-10 Test Problems in Algebra 


3.       Older versions of the Ray's series 

(1837) Ray's Eclectic Arithmetic (early Intellectual) 

(1837) The Childs Arithmetic (early Primary) 

(1845) Key to Ray's Intellectual and Practical 

(1848) Ray's Elementary Algebra 

(1849) Ray's Arithmetic Part Third (early Practical) 

(1856) Ray's Higher Arithmetic 

(1857) Ray's Intellectual Arithmetic 

(1857) Ray's Practical Arithmetic 

(1857-1885) Ray's Primary Arithmetic

(1862) 3000 Test Examples in Arithmetic

(1877-1905) Ray's Modern Primary Arithmetic 


2.       Higher and Applied Math 

9-10 Ray's Elements of Astronomy 

9-10 Ray's Geometry and Trigonometry 

11-12 Ray's Differential and Integral Calculus 

11-12 Ray's Surveying and Navigation 


3.       Teachers Editions (Answers included next to the problems) 

5-6 Ray's Elementary Arithmetic Teachers Edition 

5-6 Ray's New Practical Arithmetic Teachers Edition 

7-8 Ray's New Elementary Algebra Teachers Edition 

7-8 Ray's New Higher Arithmetic Teachers Edition 

9-10 Rays New Higher Algebra Teachers Edition





McGuffey Collection 

1.       McGuffey Readers 

1-2 McGuffey's 1st Reader 

3-4 McGuffey's 2nd Reader 

5-6 McGuffey's 3rd Reader 

7-8 McGuffey's 4th Reader 

9-10 McGuffey's 5th Reader 

11-12 McGuffey's 6th Reader 


2.       McGuffey’s Alternate Readers 

3-4 McGuffey's Alternate 2nd Reader 

5-6 McGuffey's Alternate 3rd Reader 

7-8 McGuffey's Alternate 4th Reader 

9-10 McGuffey's Alternate 5th Reader 


3.       Other McGuffey Books 

1-2 McGuffey's Primer 

3-4 McGuffey's Familiar Animals 

3-4 McGuffey's Living Creatures 

3-4 McGuffey's Spelling Book 

3-4 McGuffey's Word List 

5-6 McGuffey's Juvenile Speaker 

7-8 McGuffey's Eclectic Speaker 

9-10 McGuffey's New High School Reader 


4.       Rhetoric 

5-6 Kellogg's Rhetoric 

7-8 A Rhetorical Reader 

7-8 De Wolf's Instructive Speller 

7-8 Hemans Reader for Female Schools 

9-10 Hepburn's Manual of English Rhetoric 


5.       Progressive Course in Reading 

1-2 PCR book 1 

3-4 PCR book 2 

5-6 PCR book 3 

7-8 PCR book 4 part 1 

7-8 PCR book 4 part 2 

9-10 PCR book 5 part 1 

9-10 PCR book 5 part 2 



Grammar Collection   

1.         Pinneo’s Grammars   

5-6 Pinneo’s Primary Grammar   

7-8 Pinneo’s English Teacher   

7-8 Pinneo’s Guide to Composition 

9-10 Pinneo’s Analytic Grammar   

9-10 Pinneo’s Exercises in False Syntax   


2.         Harvey’s Grammars   

5-6 Harvey's Elementary Grammar   

5-6 Harvey's First Lessons in English 

7-8 Harvey's Graded School Speller   

9-10 Harvey's Practical Grammar 

9-10 Key to Harvey's Practical Grammar


3.         English   

3-4 Longs Language 1st and 2nd    

5-6 How Can I Increase My Vocabulary   

5-6 Longs Language 3rd and 4th

7-8 Business Speller and Vocabulary

9-10 A Concise English Grammar   

9-10 Grammar and Analysis made easy with diagrams   


4.         Latin   

9-10 Bartholomew's Grammar of the Latin Language   

9-10 First Latin Lessons Holbrook   

9-10 Handbook of Latin Writing   

11-12 Arthur Tappan Walker's Caesar 

11-12 Bartholomew's Caesar   


5.         French   

11-12 Extracts from French Literature   

11-12 Method of French   


6.         German   

11-12 Eclectic German Reader   

11-12 German 1st Reader   

11-12 German 2nd Reader 

11-12 German Primer   

11-12 Introductory German Lessons



History Collection   

1.         Thalheimer’s Histories   

 9-10 Thalheimer's Historical Atlas 

  9-10 Thalheimer's History of England

  9-10 Thalheimer's History of the United States

  11-12 Thalheimer's Ancient History

 11-12 Thalheimer's General History 

  11-12 Thalheimer's Medieval and Modern History


2.         Historical Books   

 5-6 American Poems

  5-6 Practical Music Reader

 9-10 Andrews Manual of the Constitution 

  9-10 History of Scotland

 9-10 Kings of Fortune 

 9-10 Naval History 

 11-12 Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches Vol 1

 11-12 Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches Vol 2


3.         Books for Young Children   

  1-2 The Kindergarten Home and School Culture

  1-2 Wonderful Stories of Old

 3-4 50 Famous People 

 3-4 50 Famous Stories Retold

  3-4 Story Book of Knowledge

 5-6 Barnes Elementary History of the United States 


4.         Big Books of Knowledge   

  7-8 Cyclopedia

  7 -8 Wonder Book of Knowledge 





Science Collection   

1.      General Science    

7-8 Elements of General Science  

7-8 First Year Science  

9-10 Elementary Mechanical Drawing  

9-10 Schuyler’s Logic  

11-12 Elementary Meteorology  


2.      Physics    

11-12 Norton's Elements of Natural Philosophy  

11-12 Norton's Elements of Physics  

11-12 Practical Physics  


3.      Chemistry    

9-10 Chemistry and its Uses

11-12 Norton's Chemistry


4.      Nature    

5-6 Nature Study  

7-8 How to Keep Bees for Profit  

7-8 The Practical Garden Book  

9-10 Elements of Agriculture  

9-10 How to Make a Fruit Garden  

11-12 Soils, Their Properties and Management


5.      Business   

9-10 Civics Texas and Federal  

9-10 Complete Book Keeping  

9-10 Political Economy  

11-12 Business Law


6.      Health    

3-4 The House I Live In  

5-6 Guide to Health  

7-8 Good Morals and Gentle Manners 





Teacher Manuals 

  • The Eclectic Question Book   
  • The Institute Reader (how to use the  McGuffey Readers) 
  • Hewett's Elements of Psychology   
  • White's Elements of Pedagogy   
  • White's Manual of Arithmetic   
  • White's School Management and Moral  Training  
  • White's the Art of Teaching  



"Thank you again for my order.... This is a treasure and I'm glad you are keeping it alive and sharing it."

“By the time a student finishes the Practical Arithmetic book, he/she would be ready to get a job and understand basic financial concepts (not that I expect my 12 year old to go to work, but they could help with the family business and family finances with ease)”
~ Mandi Aumann


Thanks for your help and support.  My children love to do Ray's Arithmetic.  I believe it makes math fun!  Of course, I love math so I am biased.



“Because of your work on the Ray’s CDs, we were able to make our decision to use Ray’s as our math curriculum. Thank you for your time that you have already put into these wonderful, rich programs. We also are using the Robinson Curriculum and are enjoying that as well. “
In Christ,
~Josh and Heather

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"As a former math teacher at a classical and Christian school, where we used another popular modern math curriculum, we have chosen to use Ray's for the homeschooling of our four children.  Our use during the last four years has proven that Ray's Arithmetic does what a good math program should do; build mastery of mathematical skills and help students to think mathematically (not just memorizing rules or recipes for solving problems).  It does this through focused incremental practice of skills and a variety of practical word problems.  I give it my highest recommendation."

Robert (& Elisabeth) Terry

I bought Sherry Hayes ebook recently and just loved all the practical advice on how to use these materials.  It has given me the confidence to use the entire curriculum.  What a wonderful resource!


"We love the Ray's Arithmetic series  because it provides such a great value!  With heavy use of word problems and "real world" math, and progressing logically from concrete to abstract, this series coversK-8th grades for less than what most programs cost for a single grade."
~Rachel Ramey, homeschooling mother of 3, and more to come!  
"Over the last 23 years of actual homeschooling experience I have tried just about every curriculum and method available, from textbooks to unit studies to Charlotte Mason to the unschooling methodology…. Today, not only the McGuffey Readers Series, but just about every primary subject in our homeschooling is based on or benefited by these dear old volumes and the time-honored practices they promote."
 ~ Sherry Hayes, homeschool mother of 15 children.
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