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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.

Penrod — One of My Favorite Books

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Penrod by Booth Tarkington (published 1914) Penrod Schofield is twelve and has been volunteered by his mother for “The Pageant of the Table Round” in which he is to play the Child Sir Lancelot du Lake. He gets himself into a mountain of trouble when he exchanges his gaudy costume of castoff silk stockings and […]

Nobody’s Boy and Nobody’s Girl

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Two of my favorite read-alouds — you can get them from the Gundersons at Grace and Truth Books. Nobody’s Boy by Hector Malot Nobody’s Girl by Hector Malot

Expect to Cry When You Read This Book

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant Hoo aboot sich a yarn that’ll bring the tares to the eyes o’ e’en the sternest mon. Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant (copyright 1898) is about: Bob, a bonnie tyke and last of the Gray Dogs of Kenmuir; Davie, a puir mitherless lad; and his fether, […]

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