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 »

Classic Fiction for Children – All About Family

Posted in High School, Literature, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on November 14, 2013

I haven’t focused much on literature fiction here on Homeschool Commons because there are other sites dedicated to free fiction ebooks, and I wanted to share some of the other great resources you can find in the public domain. However, as a lover of great books, I feel compelled to share the great classics that Read More »

Bedtime Stories by Thornton Burgess {Adventures Of}

Posted in Animals, Literature, Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 22, 2013

If you have never heard of Thornton Burgess or his classic children’s books – then you are in for a treat! Burgess loved nature and writing for children – so much so that he wrote for 50 years in books and newspapers. His stories are fun and engaging, while providing insight into the behavior and Read More »

Two More First Books: Plants and Bugs

Posted in Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 17, 2013

Fun picture books that would make perfect nature study texts! Fun color illustrations invade the pages of these “first book of” series. They can be loaded onto your e-reader or printed out for a notebook. Download First Book of Plants and First Book of Bugs from These books were printed in the 1950′s but Read More »

Comic Insects

Posted in Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Public Domain on October 15, 2013

How queer a procession is passing this way, Of insects all talking; come, hear what they say! The sight is as strange as their words they are true, And you’ll laugh as they offer their lessons to you. This fun little book contains lessons about common bugs and insects, written in fun rhyme, with beautiful Read More »

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