Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy

Posted in Animals, Literature, Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on January 2, 2012

A wild, adventurous “living book” with plenty of illustrations!  Most of the stories deal with how things work or curiosities of nature but some of them are pure fiction. From the preface: Come along, boys and girls! We are off on our rambles. But please do not ask me where we are going. It would Read More »

The Study of Literature for High School and College Prep

Posted in College Prep, High School, Literature, Public Domain, Reading on December 30, 2011

The study of literature is a satisfying and complex discipline that can be immensely useful to the student who wishes to go on to higher education. Here are three books geared toward the high school student that expertly describe a course of study that could be taken for credit in English Literature. Click on each Read More »

A Treasury of Plays for Children

Posted in Art, Hobbies and Crafts, Literature, Middle School, Mythology, Public Domain, Upper Elementary, Western Civilization on December 16, 2011

There not a whole lot to this book.  The book digitized by Google books has no fancy cover or illustrations for me to share with you. What the book does have, however, are 14 plays adapted for children in upper elementary-middle school.  They include such gems as Alice in Wonderland, Punch & Judy, and The Read More »

Dot and Tot of Merryland

Posted in Kindergarten, Literature, Lower Elementary, Preschool, Public Domain, Reading on November 11, 2011

Freshly uploaded onto for your reading pleasure, Dot and Tot of Merryland is another fantastical story by L. Frank Baum. Illustrating for this public domain book in a similar fashion as the Wizard of Oz books, W. W. Denslow brings little Dot and Tot to life in oranges and yellows. The story is about Read More »

East Indian Fairy Tales

Posted in Kindergarten, Literature, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Reading on October 13, 2011

Intro to the book: “India is undoubtedly the home of the fairy-tale. Of those now in existence, probably one-third of them came from India. Gypsies, missionaries, travelers, and traders carried them to other countries where they were told and retold until much of their original form was obliterated, and many of their titles lost. The Read More »

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