Navajo Primer: Little Man’s Family

Posted in American History, Humanities, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on October 30, 2011

This simple book was written for the purpose of introducing Navajo children to the English language.  There is a guide for pronunciation of the Navajo words at the end of the text. I think the most interesting part, however, are the illustrations: The simple black and white pictures show scenes of Indian life.  They would Read More »

The Child’s First Picture Book

Posted in Art, Kindergarten, Preschool, Public Domain, Reading on October 24, 2011

There are picture books, and then there are superb picture books.  This little volume has gorgeous illustrations and accompanying text that allows parents to discuss with their children what they see. The pictures would be perfect clip-art for projects on paper or online.  The bold colors and simple lines make this picture book great for 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 »

Living Nature Books by Margaret Warner Morley

Posted in Animals, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on October 6, 2011

Margaret Warner Morley was an American biologist, educator, and writer of many children’s books about nature and biology. Her books are written in a conversational tone perfect forreading aloud and for Charlotte Mason-style narration. All of her works have now fallen into the public domain and are available at several sites online including Google books Read More »

Denslow’s Picture Books for Children

Posted in Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Preschool, Public Domain, Reading on September 28, 2011

W.W. Denslow may be most famous for his illustrations in the Wizard of Oz books, but these three picture books are just as high quality and fun to read with little ones. With vibrant colors and classic stories, you could use these books to make lapbooks, notebooking pages, and other fun printables.  Use the rhymes Read More »

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