Nature Stories for Young Readers

Posted in Animals, Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 13, 2011

A great example of how public domain texts can be used for commercial projects is the series of nature readers Christian Liberty Press offers.  Each of these books (except volume 4) is a reprint of an older book that has fallen into the public domain. The volumes have been edited and beautifully reprinted.  I highly Read More »

Trees Worth Knowing

Posted in High School, Middle School, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Scouting And Survival, Upper Elementary on October 13, 2011

This book was just recently cataloged by and I couldn’t wait to share it! It is perfect for older elementary kids up to high school age. Julia E. Rogers knows trees.  She provides in this book a way to both discover new trees and become familiar with the ones you think you know.  An Read More »

Nature-study readers

Posted in Animals, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Plants, Preschool, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 12, 2011

If there were ever a better set of nature books suitable for notebooking projects than these simple beauties they would certainly be on my bookshelves!  We have been printing chapters from this series for years now to read aloud together and to use for copywork and notebook projects. The text is fairly simple and straightforward Read More »

Stories of Christopher Columbus

Posted in American History, College Prep, High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary, Western Civilization on October 10, 2011

The story of Christopher Columbus is one of the most repeated tales in American history books.  However, many times the details are wrong, or assumptions are made about the man and his motives. To fully understand Columbus and his voyages, we must understand the culture in which he lived.  Christianity was the dominating philosophy throughout Read More »

When Mother Lets Us Act

Posted in Art, Hobbies and Crafts, Humanities, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 9, 2011

Children that love to play pretend will enjoy dressing up and acting out the plays in this theatrical book that combines gentle acting instruction with examples of different plays. Everything from shadow puppets to morality plays is covered, including acting out poems and songs. An excerpt from the book: You see, “playing acting” is only Read More »