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The finest historical fiction

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 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. It’s called The Colonials: Being a narrative of events chiefly connected […]

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 […]

Selling my beloved set of John Buchan

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

I’m selling my beloved set of John Buchan on Ebay. Hunting tower (pb) The House of the Four Winds (pb) The Island of Sheep (pb) The Blanket of the Dark (pb) John Macnab (pb) Castle Gay (pb) The Three Hostages (pb) Greenmantle (pb) Mr. Standfast (pb) The 39 Steps (hardback) Prester John (hardback and illustrated)

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. […]

The Best Part of Homeschooling

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Here is an excerpt from a seminar Harvey and I did many years ago. The best part of homeschooling — reading aloud to your children.

Read these 100-year-old books

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Books by John Buchan (1875-1940) are the kind that if you read one, you WILL read them all. We started with The 39 Steps which is the first book in the Richard Hannay series. Next comes Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast, The Three […]

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 […]

Read to your child

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

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 […]

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