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Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

For kids young and old comes this collection of shark books. In lieu of the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week this year I am sharing a collection of both fiction and non-fiction books for kids from prepreaders through high school! A fascination with sharks started early in our house when my son fell in love(…)

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List of Summer Reading for Moms

List of Summer Reading for Moms

I am an avid reader. Not only do I love to read, but I have worked to instill a love of reading in my children. I have participated in many books clubs over the years, both for myself and with my daughters. Even when I was in high school, summer was the time to read.(…)

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Middle School Summer Activities Inspired by Great YA Books

Middle School Summer Activities Inspired by Great YA Books

We are so close to the end of our homeschool year we can taste it! The sun shines more, the grass is getting greener, the temperature rises each day, and the buds are turning into blossoms! Visions of bike rides, camping, swimming, and s’mores dance in our heads! Even though our formal learning comes to(…)

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Voices from History: Bring History Alive with Narrative and Poetry

Voices from History: Bring History Alive with Narrative and Poetry

This certainly isn’t the first, and most definitely will not be the last time you hear me talk about historical fiction. In my mind, there is no better way to make history intriguing and emotional. Without interest and emotion we do not engage, and thus plain history books with facts and excerpts fall short in(…)

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40+ Colorful Tween Fiction Books

40+ Colorful Tween Fiction Books

When children start to enter their tween years it can be hard to find engaging books for them. They are growing and feeling as though they are too old for the beautiful picture books, and basic chapter books of their younger years. On the other hand you aren’t ready to have them tackling some of(…)

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Teaching History through the Women in History

Teaching History through the Women in History

I have two daughters. I want them to know they can do or be anything they set their minds to. We have tried many ways in which to teach history in our homeschool. I suddenly realized it might be cool (and relevant) to teach history via Women in History. This offers me the chance to(…)

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6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Visit (& LOVE) the Library

6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Visit (& LOVE) the Library

You’ll never be too old to learn new and exciting things, and while there is a plethora of ways to do that on the Internet, reading books are still the best among the rest! Apart from being a good source of useful information, reading also provides for a pleasurable pastime. One way to help encourage(…)

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Our Favorite Dr Seuss Books

Our Favorite Dr Seuss Books

On March 2nd we celebrate the birth of Dr. Seuss. While he isn’t a great American hero, he is a great American author. Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel and is best known for authoring popular children’s books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Dr Seuss books run from board books for little ones, rhyming,(…)

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Growing Peace & Learning About African Culture ~ A Unit Study

Growing Peace & Learning About African Culture ~ A Unit Study

While we are limited in our travel resources, we have found ways to journey to different places from inside our home. Through books, videos, websites, and projects we are able to peek into, and experience a little bit of various cultures from all over the world. We are currently Learning About African Culture in our(…)

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Children’s Books About Africa

Children’s Books About Africa

One way to introduce kids to other cultures is through high quality children’s literature. Try some beautiful picture books, or engaging native stories, books that teach about language and culture and so many more. While your kids may not be able to physically travel to a place, engaging books can be a transportation of their(…)

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Tangle of Knots Activities: Discussion Questions, Baking, Knot Tying & More!

Tangle of Knots Activities: Discussion Questions, Baking, Knot Tying & More!

Book Two in our Mighty Girl Book Club was Tangle of Knots.  This book opened up a world of mystery, baking, knot tying and discussions about having Talent or being Fair. Whether you are participating in a book club, co-op class, or just reading this at home with your children, I have compiled a collection(…)

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Books That Feature Homeschoolers

Books That Feature Homeschoolers

You can always find books about riding the bus to school, books about Kindergarten, books about your first day of school, and just plain books set in public school. But what about books that feature homeschoolers? Finding books that have homeschooled characters is a much more difficult task. Throughout the past year I have made(…)

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