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Archer & Zowie — a small, but feisty, story about two kids on an adventure

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Archer & Zowie by Hans Bluedorn Chapter 1: The Teleportee Somewhere on this Earth, there is a pile of hills. They are covered in grass and sprinkled with trees. Ambling through them is a road. At the end of the road is a subdivision. At the end of the subdivision is a house. And, in […]

Howard Pyle — Author and Illustrator

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Over the years we have read numerous books by Howard Pyle, and I would like to share with you some of our thoughts on these most exciting and interesting volumes. We were first introduced to Pyle by reading Men of Iron […]

Bringing the Lessons of History to Life

Friday, May 15th, 2015

G.A. Henty’s In Freedom’s Cause: A Story of William and Bruce dramatized on 2-CDs. “Can one man’s faith and vision inspire a group of farmers, shepherds, and merchants to defeat the mightiest military force on the planet? William Wallace, by his undaunted courage and strength of character, forever changed the history of Scotland. His stand […]

Review of Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. You know when you sometimes look at a homeschooling mom and want to be a fly on the wall and take a peek at ‘how she does it’? Seriously, what laundry system does she use? Does she combine all the kids […]

Review of Bless the Lord — The 103rd Psalm

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We love reading the Bible to our children, which is one reason why we love the book, Bless the Lord: The 103rd Psalm by Johannah Bluedorn. It is a marvelously illustrated version of Psalm 103 with gorgeous full-color drawings on every page. In Bless the Lord, the 103rd Psalm is divided into short sentences or […]

The Scottish Chiefs — A Battle Against Nation-Building

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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 their own country, and will never submit to a tyrant’s law. “I am Sir […]

Hitty — Her First Hundred Years

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

First published in 1929, Hitty: Her First Hundred Years is a nearly perfect book. Hitty is a doll carved by an old Irish peddler in 1827 from a piece of well-seasoned mountain ash wood. She tells the story of her first hundred years and how she is owned by many little girls, is lost several […]

Free McGuffey Readers

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Our Favorite Books On Tape

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, read by Cherry Jones Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, read by Edward Herrmann Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne, read by Peter Dennis The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White, read by E. B. White Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, read by George Guidall Rascal by […]


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