Rhoda Hendrix, Latin Made Simple (New York: Broadway Books, 2001).This was my starting point. Helpful exercises and readings, with easy-to-understand explanations of grammatical principles. Unfortunately the text has lots of typos and some material is ambiguous. It would have been extremely frustrating if I had relied on it as my sole text...
Frederic M. Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin (New York:HarperResource, 2000).This classic is a bit overwhelming to use as a beginner, but a great reference and intermediate text.
John C. Traupman, Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency: Phrase Book and Dictionary (Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2003)This text really brings Latin to life -- a must have for anyone interested in Latin as a living language.
C. Meissner, Latin Phrasebook (New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., 2001).
The editorial philosophy governing Latin dictionaries appears uniformly prudish. The standard is to include "naughty" words only in the "Latin-English" section, sometimes with the meanings in Latin! Come on! God knows these words wouldn't have offended the Romans! If anyone knows of a Latin dictionary that applies the uncensored approach of Adrienne's modern language series, please let me know!
James Morwood, ed., The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).The only dictionary to allow a few choice words slip through unexpurgated.
Cassell's Latin Dictionary (New York: Wiley Publishing, Inc., 1968).Does anybody not know what "membrum virilum" means?
D.P. Simpson, Harper Collins Latin Concise Dictionary (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003).
Richard E. Prior and Joseph Wohlberg, 501 Latin Verbs (New York: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1995)These Barrons verb references are great. I must have them for about four different languages.
Doctor Seuss, trans. by Guenevera Tunberg and Terentio Tunberg, Cattus Petasatus (Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2000)
Goscinny & Uderzo, Falx Aurea (Stuttgart: Delta Verglag GMBH, 1995)
Victor Barocas, Fabulae Mirabiles (New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., 2000)
J.K. Rowling, trans. by Peter Needham, Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (New York: Bloomsbury, 1997)
Frederic M. Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin Reader: Selections from Latin Literature (New York: HarperResource, 2001)
Biblia Sacra Vulgata (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1983)