Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance

Posted in American History, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on January 9, 2014

In writing this story of Abraham Lincoln, the author depended primarily on Lincoln’s own statements and on the statements of his family and friends who had firsthand knowledge of his everyday life. How Abraham Lincoln became president Abraham Lincoln is a popular character for children because of his character and his significance in the history Read More »

Beatrix Potter Collection

Posted in Animals, Kindergarten, Literature, Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Reading on November 23, 2013

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were— Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Peter Rabbit and other tales Children love to hear the antics of Peter Rabbit and his forays into the garden of Mr. McGregor. Beatrix Potter wrote an entire collection of stories for children, and illustrated them in Read More »

Baby’s Own Aesop

Posted in Kindergarten, Mythology, Preschool, Public Domain, Reading on August 4, 2013

When I was little, I had large books filled with colorful illustrations and the tales of Mother Goose and Aesop. Now, when you look in bookstores it is hard to find any books for children about those tales. This picture book has beautiful illustrations, but the text might be hard to read since it has Read More »

Dream Blocks (Poetry Picture Book)

Posted in Kindergarten, Public Domain on July 23, 2013

This is an amazing full-color book, beautifully scanned into digital format, and full of short little poems to share with your children. The information on archive.org about the book says that it was printed in 1908, placing it in the public domain. You can use the images and the text in your projects! To download Read More »

Three Little Kittens

Posted in Kindergarten, Public Domain, Reading on June 12, 2013

The three little kittens, they lost their mittens, And they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear, That we have lost our mittens.” “What!   Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens! This classic nursery rhyme is turned into a fun storybook by Robert Ballantyne. All the illustrations are very nice color images. Download Three Little Read More »