Whether your child ends up needing a college education to pursue his profession or not, you’ll appreciate this free college prep recommended reading list from Dr. James Stobaugh at For Such a Time as This. Like all reading lists, you’ll want to preview and pick, choose, and add those titles that fit your family. Not […]
A. Neely Hall was a skilled craftsman who wrote a syndicated newspaper column in the early 1900s and whose ideas eventually became the basis for a family-run business selling woodworking plans and craft patterns. He also authored several books, encouraging boys to use their leisure time working with their hands to positive and practical ends, […]
Looking for fun winter stories for your younger children? Here are 8 favorites from our winter reading list: 1. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs One of those stories without words that has become a favorite in our home. 2. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats What little boy doesn’t love to play in […]
It’s time to cuddle up on the couch with a warm blanket, a cup of hot cocoa, and a few select books for winter reading!
Summer is a great time to curl up with a book. If you are looking for summer reading ideas for your young lady, here are 6 free summer reading titles to check out: 1. Little Friend Lydia by Ethel Calvert Phillips A young orphaned Quaker girl finds a new home — and lots of adventures. […]
Choosing literature for our children is a daunting task. There are many book lists and books about books available seeking to help us choose the good part. However, literature selection is a very personal venture. Each family has to determine for itself how it will answer the question: what literature is good for my family? […]
Digging into the literature available and mining out the gems for our children is a never-ending and daunting task for the DIY Homeschooler. That is why we treasure those “Books About Books” that make our job easier. Who Should We Then Read? by Jan Bloom is one of these useful guides. The purpose of this […]
By utilizing these online resources we can drastically cut the cost of homeschooling.
Update: We have updated this list. Take a look: 8 Places to Find Children’s Books in the Public Domain By taking advantage of the many quality books in the public domain, you can save not only dollars, but also the trouble of reinventing the wheel. But where do you go to find these treasures? Of […]
The Book Tree: A Christian Reference for Children’s Literature Elizabeth McCallum & Jane Scott A mother/daughter team recommending “classic books, as well as books by Christian authors, some little-known books by great writers and poets, and a sizable collection of inspiring biographies.” In recommending books that the authors “have especially enjoyed,” your favorites might be […]
Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children’s Literature by Elizabeth Wilson was written within a Charlotte Mason, living-book philosophy — children need to be provided with “excellently written, interest-holding books on as wide a range of topics as possible” as part of the most “effective form of education.” And variety is what you’ll […]
For those of us who pull together our own history studies, there is no better resource for finding books to tie in with the time period we are studying than All Through the Ages: History Through Literature Guide by Christine Miller. All Through the Ages provides a complete chronologically arranged array of books to complement […]