Peeps Into China

Posted in Culture, Eastern Civilization, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on February 1, 2014

This book is chock-full of black and white illustrations you can use for your projects about China. A minister of a small parish in England is called to mission work in China, and brings along his family. As they travel to their final destination, the father gives his daughter “peeps” into Chinese culture, religion, and Read More »

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 »

Sarah Dillard’s Ride: A Story of the Carolinas in 1780

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

In the year 1780 there was in North Carolina, west of Broad River, and near the site of what is now known as Rutherfordton, a settlement called Gilbert Town. A great way to read about history is to focus on a specific geographic area or by looking at the stories of the people who lived Read More »

Old Christmas by Washington Irving

Posted in Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on December 16, 2013

There is something in the very season of the year that gives a charm to the festivity of Christmas. . .We feel more sensibly the charm of each other’s society, and are brought more closely together by dependence on each other for enjoyment. Heart calleth unto heart; and we draw our pleasures from the deep Read More »

Classic Fiction for Children: Sci-Fi and Fantasy!

Posted in High School, Literature, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on November 25, 2013

Have you ever gone down a rabbit hole to meet a mad hatter? Or perhaps you would like to see a scarecrow that can talk? Here is a list of classic fantasy and science fiction titles for children – available free to download from Some of the books in the previous list could be Read More »