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Lois Lenski — Best Read-Alouds Ever

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Strawberry Girl The Little Fire Engine Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison Flood Friday Houseboat Girl Judy’s Journey Prairie School Now It’s Fall The Little Sailboat The Little Farm Papa Small High-Rise Secret Texas Tomboy Blue Ridge Billy Ocean-Born Mary […]

Pilgrim’s Progress for Children

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Best children’s version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress

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 […]

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