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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 […]

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 […]

Talking to Babies

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show. Reading bedtime stories to babies and talking to them from birth boosts their brain power and sets them up for success at school, researchers say.

My Top 10 Favorite Read-Alouds and You’ll Have Difficulty Finding Them

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Penrod by Booth Tarkington 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 flannel long-johns […]

Reading Aloud

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

I’d been a constant reader since childhood, led into it by my mother reading aloud to the family. And strangely, I found that I’d learned to write from reading. –Ralph Moody, author of Little Britches, Father and I Were Ranchers

Favorite Reader?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Who’s your favorite reader of books-on-tape? Here’s mine. This is one of his best.

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.

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