A Hundred Things A Girl Could Make

Posted in Art, College Prep, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Home Economics, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on December 13, 2011

For the girls who loves to craft and sew, this book has 100 fun projects.  Each ‘thing’ to make has directions, pattern, and/or illustrations. Sew a bib for baby sister or make a pincushion tree.  Some of the projects would make practical gifts and some are just plain fun! This would make a great 1-year book for Read More »

A Power Primer- The Internal Combustion Engine

Posted in High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Life Skills, Middle School, Public Domain, Science on December 2, 2011

I miss the great books that were put out in ages past that packed so much information and illustration into fun books for kids.  This book, Power Primer, was produced by General Motors Corporation as an introduction to the internal combustion engine. Not only is this book a course in automobile engines, it also details Read More »

Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking

Posted in American History, College Prep, High School, Home Economics, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on November 6, 2011

Any history or cooking enthusiast will enjoy this fun cookbook highlighting traditional Pennsylvania Dutch foods.  From the preface of the book: In 1683 the Plain Sects began to arrive in William Penn’s Colony seeking a land of peace and plenty. They were a mixed people; Moravians from Bohemia and Moravia, Mennonites from Switzerland and Holland, Read More »

Betty Crocker’s Cookbook for Boys and Girls

Posted in Home Economics, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Science, Upper Elementary on October 26, 2011

What better sign of independence and responsibility is there in life than knowing how to cook your own food?  Children that help in the kitchen from an early age learn important lessons.  Not only do they learn applied science and mathematics, but also where their food comes from and the best way to serve it. Read More »

The Art of Keeping Chickens

Posted in Animals, High School, Home Economics, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 24, 2011

If you are looking for a great 4-H project or a way to supplement your income, keeping chickens and selling their eggs and meat would be feasible with just a small section of property. Chickens that are free-range are all the hype nowadays, and you can make money from selling farm-fresh eggs. These books will Read More »