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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.

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.”

My Aching Concern

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Hello dear friends, I fell upon your blog a couple of days ago and began reading. I am truly inspired. This is my first year to homeschool my girls (ages 8, 6, and 2). I had almost no plan going in. My husband is overseas this year so I’m navigating on my own. We have […]

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 […]


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