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The Scottish Chiefs and a Battle Against Nation-Building

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here we have a thirteenth-century Scotland overrun by tyrants — English soldiers doing the bidding of their King Edward who was bent on nation-building and greed. Here we have a freedom-minded people who acknowledge none but the laws of God and […]

Even a cricket can be a friend

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill (illustrated by Evaline Ness) is my new favorite children’s read-aloud. On his way home with the cows one evening, six-year-old Jay catches a cricket and makes it his friend. A Pocketful of Cricket was […]

Ten books you’ll love to read aloud to your children this summer

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here are some read-alouds which will liven up those long, lazy days of summer. Tell us what you think. Have you read them yet? The Matchlock Gun — Walter Edmonds Will Edward be brave and follow his mother’s instructions in protecting […]

Free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers from around the world

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

LibriVox — Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain LibriVox volunteers make audio recordings of books which are in the public domain. You are free to copy these recordings onto a CD or your electronic device. Here are some my favorites recordings. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald Read by […]

James Mayhew — introducing art and culture to children

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. James Mayhew writes and illustrates books introducing art and culture to children. Follow the adventures of Katie as she steps across the frames of beautiful classic paintings. Katie Meets The Impressionists Katie and the Starry Night Katie and the Waterlily Pond […]

More books teaching economics to children

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. In a previous post I recommended these four important books in which your child will learn about the principles of liberty alongside the Tuttle Twins. The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island […]

Expose your kids to liberty, the free market, and the Constitution

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Would you like your young children exposed to the ideas of liberty, the free market, and the Constitution? Connor Boyack has written four books designed to bring home these concepts to 5-11 year olds, although I think older kids could benefit […]

Grandpa Reads Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “…’The captain don’t like passengers snooping’ around his ship!’ someone yelled behind us. We spun around and saw a sailor who wore an off-white long-sleeved shirt, a dingy orange vest, and a dark blue knit cap. He had a black scraggly […]

My 10 Most Fav Children’s Picture Books

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 1. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward This is one of the great children’s books, but one I didn’t find until recently. My grands love me to read it — especially […]

Reading list for ages 7-12

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I’ve labeled this list for ages 7-12, but, reality is, all ages will enjoy reading these books or hearing them read aloud. Plus, there are many more important books I could list here, but, we’ll save the rest for another time. […]

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