You know the old adage not to judge a book by its cover? Never was it more true than in the case of Freddy the Detective. I happen to own this book is several different covers. Not one of them properly recommends the story inside. In fact, prior to getting a really excellent recommendation on … Continue reading Freddy the Detective
Some of my earliest memories are of my mom reading to my sisters and me. Raggedy Ann and Andy books are prominent in those memories. I believe Mom chose the Raggedy books because she remembered them from her childhood. I wonder what she would think of the stories if she read them now. I have … Continue reading Why Won’t They Read
“Material facts are good enough for him. Until it comes to religion. And then, suddenly, the child who has been forbidden to believe in Jack the Giant Killer must believe in Goliath and David. There are no fairies, but you must believe that there are angels. The magic sword and the magic buckler are nonsense, … Continue reading Magic in Fairyland
When people ask me what kind of homeschooler I am, I usually reply that I am trying to cultivate something like Louisa May Alcott’s Plumfield from Little Men. In Alcott’s sequel to Little Women, Jo and her professor husband run a school that draws on a vibrant classical model, but is also infused with a … Continue reading History Road Map
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Like many living books homeschoolers, I am falling in love with Landmark books. While we have some other articles coming on this subject, we did discover something sort of special that was worth sharing right away. Some Landmark books are available via Audible! Sterling Point Books is small press dedicated to offering books for boys … Continue reading Landmark Books on Audio
Many years ago I read Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren and disliked it. There was something about Pippi’s tone that most people found to be hilarious, but which I found to be troubling. After buying and reading aloud several Pippi books, I finally gave myself permission to acknowledge my concerns about Pippi’s disrespectful attitude towards … Continue reading Ronia The Robber’s Daughter
It’s my job to teach reading. It is my pleasure to help children learn to love books. That is truly the more difficult task. I want to interest my students in good books, so when I hear about a book that is popular with them, I try to find out why it is appealing. The … Continue reading The Last Thirteen
“My God! I love you!” - Last words of St. Therese of Lisieux On September 30, 1897, Therese Martin, Sr. Therese of the Child Jesus, quitted her 24-year-old body and entered into eternity. The “Little Flower,” (a name she called herself which became emblematic of her relationship with the great gardener, God) was the ninth … Continue reading The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux