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I have found my all-time favorite children’s picturebook

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward Pictures which appeal to children and adults and a text that will literally make you sob. Here’s the Little Red Lighthouse in real life.

Stand By, Boys!

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Stand By, Boys! by K. Norel published 1955 The true story of when the waves of the North Sea broke through the dikes and flooded much of Zeeland (a province of the Netherlands) on February 1, 1953, and how the boys and girls, as well as the men and women, struggled bravely to save their […]

Read-Alouds for a Four-Year-Old

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I’m looking for read-aloud suggestions for Daniel. Lucas thought you’d be a good resource. He loved the Winnie the Pooh books, but I’ve struggled to find something else that’s got periodic pictures, an innocent story line and is at a level he can understand. Junie B Jones doesn’t behave very well and the Magic Tree […]

Free Ebooks

Monday, June 17th, 2013

B&R Samizdat Express — Ebook editions of classics. Free books offered each week. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins this week.

Free Download from Downpour

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Free download this month from Downpour. Treasure Island read by Frederick Davidson — our favorite reader. Promo code is “freeisland.”

Allen French and The Colonials

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

I want to tell you about a book I read to my children many years ago. Allen French is the author, and I consider it one of my very favorites, as are most all of the works by French. It’s called The Colonials: Being a narrative of events chiefly connected with the siege and evacuation […]

Do you have any recommendations for Brian?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

My son and I would like to thank you for recommending The Matchlock Gun. I checked it out of the library and he would not let me put it down. He was fascinated with both the gun and the Indians. I reserved Cowboy Small and am looking forward to the day it arrives at the […]

Special Offer from Yesterday’s Classics and Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

From Jim Erskine at Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Our friends at Yesterday’s Classics have put together an amazing package of 225 classic living books for your kindle, nook, or other e-reader device at a stunning price for one week only. You can see it here. (BE SURE TO Scroll down the page to see […]

Editing While Reading Aloud

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I am just getting started homeschooling, and have found your book and website to be a tremendous help. My oldest is five and learning to read using TATRAS, and my husband and I are so pleased with her progress. We definitely appreciate your recommendation of that program. In fact, my husband is a first grade […]

You Should Try John Buchan

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

One big problem with reading this book. You will be driven to find all of John Buchan’s works, and most are out of print.

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