The Boy Travellers

Posted in Culture, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Science, Upper Elementary on April 23, 2013

 A Civil War soldier turned journalist, turned world traveller, Thomas Knox was a man that knew adventure. Are you familiar with The King and I? Well – Knox actually knew the king of Siam intimately and taught him many things about American education. He is mentioned in the book Anna and the King of Siam Read More »

Sketches Of Japanese Manners And Customs

Posted in College Prep, Culture, Eastern Civilization, High School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on February 23, 2013

If you are studying Asia or have a child who loves all things Japan, this book is perfect for you! Full-color plates depict different events and daily life in Japan during the late 1800′s.This is truly a living history book that will delight readers of all ages. Each chapter includes text describing the customs, as Read More »

Long-ago People {British History}

Posted in Ancient History, Culture, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on January 27, 2013

From the author of Children of Ancient Rome comes a collection of stories about primitive man. These stories were originally told to children at camp, who were asking questions about how man used to live.  There are 18 tales about the people of Britain before recorded history. Download Long-ago People from

A Day With Richard Wagner

Posted in Culture, High School, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Music, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on November 29, 2012

Now let your children discover one of the most creative and hardworking composers – Richard Wagner. Richard Wagner’s musical legacy rests with only thirteen completed stage works. Of these, ten of them have remained in the repertory of all major opera houses around the world, and represent some of the most loved, most often performed, and Read More »

Hawk Eye

Posted in American History, Culture, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on November 5, 2012

Interested in Native American history? This is a beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of Hawk Eye, a young Indian boy. The text is probably geared towards elementary aged children as it reads like a small chapter book. This book is in the public domain! Download Hawk Eye from