Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin is a fun read-aloud by favorite author Marguerite Henry.
Album of Horses by Marguerite Henry is a wonderful introduction to different horse breeds, written by the beloved author of Misty of Chincoteague.
Kansas has its own tall tale to rival Paul Bunyan: warm-hearted Johnny Kaw! We love the story of Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale, about a fictional Kansas settler recommended in our Kansas Unit Study. This illustrated version by Devin Scillian is currently free to read through Kindle Unlimited. If you have never tried Kindle Unlimited […]
DK books are used by countless home educators as a spine for children studying science and nature.
Reading aloud develops skills and creates a storehouse of knowledge — among other things. So the question remains: What to read aloud? Where do you start? Creating a personalized reading list can be challenging but also fun! They key is to start with someone else’s list and then add and subtract books that appeal to […]
Sing-song: A Nursery Rhyme Book by Christina Rossetti (1915) | Christina G. Rossetti (1830–1894)
We posted our favorites in 2012. But an update is long overdue! There are many quality children’s books in the public domain. These books have survived the test of time! The challenge is to find them. Yes, you can search Project Gutenberg or Google Books. But if you are looking for an easier path, here […]
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert is a beautiful picture book filled with fruits and veggies from A to Z. (See Additional Resources below.) We recommend this title in our Fruits & Veggies unit study. Now for a limited time you can read this title for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. If you have […]
Each year we would pull a big wicker basket near the couch and fill it with every Christmas-themed book we had in the house. Here are 12 favs
This is a cute and wonderfully illustrated book about “fishes” for young children. Written by Rosalie G. Mendel and illustrated by Hazel Frazee, My Book of Ten Fishes is an introductory picture book for young readers covering: Star fish. Salmon. Lobster. Shark. Crab. Whale. Oyster. Sardine. Now, you’ll notice two things: first, if you add […]
The Worst Jokes I Know is a collection of “101 Funny Bone Ticklers for Jokesters of All Ages” that answers the lighthearted questions in life
The collection of fables we attribute to the Greek slave Aesop number over 700. These simple tales with a moral have entertained humanity for centuries. Though originally aimed at adults, it is thought that sometime after the Renaissance they became a form of entertainment for children while at the same time teaching simple morals. The […]