The McGuffey Readers were in American schools in the 1800s and early 1900s. They’re still popular today with many homeschoolers. If you’d like to get the McGuffey Readers free, I’ll help you! Though you won’t have a book to hold in your hand, you’ll have access to the content of the entire books.
Click on the links below, and you’ll go directly to the book in its digital format. You will not have to register to view the book. You may view it online, print it out, or download it. I like to send books to my Kindle through the email address that Amazon gave me for that purpose.
McGuffey’s Eclectic Reader, 1879, vol. 5
McGuffey’s Newly Revised Eclectic Reader, Volume 4, 1866
McGuffey’s Eclectic Primer, 1909
McGuffey’s New First Eclectic Reader: For Little Children, 1857
McGuffey’s New Second Eclectic Reader for Young Learners, 1939
McGuffey’s Third Eclectic Reader, Book 3, 1920
McGuffey’s New Fourth Eclectic Reader, Book 4, 1866
McGuffey’s New Fifth Eclectic Reader, Book 5, 1866
McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader, 1921
McGuffey’s New Eclectic Spelling-book, 1865
McGuffey’s High School Reader, 1889
McGuffey’s New Juvenile Speaker, 1860
I’ll update this list as I find more of the McGuffey Readers free — there were so many published, that I’m trying to find the ones you’d want. If you have a request, leave a comment and I’ll try to find that particular grade level or book title for you.
Stacey B says
I really enjoy these great books. Whenever I find free readers, it feels like I’ve found treasure! You may like these I’ve found:
Lori Seaborg says
Thank you so much for sharing these, Stacey! I’ll look into them for a future post!
I am looking for the first editions from 1836 and 37