How to Choose an Alphabet Book

My favourite two-year-old was scrambling onto my knee with a library book for me to read to him. It was an alphabet book with beautiful pictures. As we turned the pages and chatted together about the pictures I noticed that some pages were better than others. This is often the case with alphabet books. And it’s not the beautiful pictures … Continue reading

Look at My New Store

I have been updating my online store. My techie person (AKA Philip) listened to my pleas for a simpler system which didn’t require people to have to register and sign in to buy a simple PDF booklet. He searched for a simpler checkout system, and then spent some time moving everything across for me. I am really pleased. I’ve put … Continue reading

Free Easter Book

I’ve made a little book about Easter for you.  It has some passages for you to contemplate on, and some ideas for you to use when working with your children.  There are recommendations for pictures, hymns, books and activities, and some recipes. You can download the book here: Click here I will be removing the link in a week or two, … Continue reading

Little Pear by Eleanor Frances Lattimore

Suitable for new readers age six and over. 104 pages, nine chapters, illustrated with cute black and white drawings on every page. Reviewed by Stephanie Walmsley Little Pear is written by an American woman who was born and brought up in Shanghai in the early part of the twentieth century.  The story is about a five-year-old boy who lives in … Continue reading

The Magnificent World of Books

I have been reading Eugene Peterson’s memoir, The Pastor, and one particular chapter really warmed my heart and reminded me of the wonderful experience of home education that we can give our children.  It’s the chapter about his education, entitled, The Carnegie.  Let me quote from this superb book: The Carnegie was the public library in our town … From an … Continue reading

The Well-Behaved Child – Book Review

The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline That REALLY Works! By John Rosemond  Why I Read This Book This book is different to any other parenting book I’ve read.  I was hooked on page one.  And I was turned off on page two.  But someone I trusted had recommended it to me, so I persisted in reading through to the end and I’m … Continue reading

Two Best Science Books

I have chosen two top science book titles for you – books recommended by homeschoolers.  (Thanks so much to these kind homeschoolers who shared the titles and told me why they liked the books.) Science Rocks! by Ian Graham. Published by Dorling Kindersley. Each experiment only takes up one page to describe, making them not too complicated and the equipment … Continue reading

Book Reviews From Young Men 3

Books are great for Christmas presents and for Christmas stockings, but often we struggle to find titles that will suit older boys. So I am delighted to have some book reviews from young men. This review is from Timothy Little. (Thank you Tim.) Enjoy! Baden-Powell: The Man Who Lived Twice  by Mary Drewery. Reviewed by Timothy Little  age 16 This … Continue reading

Book Reviews From Young Men 2

Books are great for Christmas presents and for Christmas stockings, but often we struggle to find titles that will suit older boys. So I am delighted to have some book reviews from young men. These reviews are from Nathan Campbell. (Thank you Nathan.) Enjoy!       The Valley Between by Lily A. Bear Reviewed by Nathan Campbell. Age 14. … Continue reading

Book Reviews From Young Men 1

Books are great for Christmas presents and for Christmas stockings, but often we struggle to find titles that will suit older boys.  So I am delighted to have some book reviews from young men. These reviews are from Seth Campbell.  (Thank you Seth.)  Enjoy!     “King’s Arrow”  by Douglas Bond Reviewed by Seth Campbell. Age 13 Time period: 1679 Summary: Angus M’Kethe … Continue reading