An Irresistible Book Title on a Fascinating Subject

The Black Death or Bubonic Plague was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history.  At its peak, it is estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe’s population. The Bubonic Plague bacterium was spread by fleas which were carried by rats.  And one village in the north of England had a remarkably vicious attack of the plague but … Continue reading

A Fabulous History Tour (from home to Scotland)

This week I was working with Monica and I wanted to show her a book called “Skara Brae”. I had borrowed it from the library about five years ago, and it fitted perfectly with what she was studying. But when I checked the library catalogue the book was no longer there. I did a wider search but the book just … Continue reading

How to Read a Book

This week’s book is aimed at the upper-age-group-end of the homeschool community.  “How to Read a Book” is a classic which was written by Mortimer Adler and first published in 1940. It was updated with the help of Charles Van Doren in 1972. This book really is a course on how to approach and understand different kinds of books at … Continue reading

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Dogger  by Shirley Hughes tells the story of a little boy called Dave who is the owner of  a toy dog called Dogger.  One day, Dogger goes missing, and even though everyone in the family helps to look for him, Dogger is nowhere to be found. There, then follows a little adventure where Dogger is found but Dave can’t get him back.   Everything does turn out well … Continue reading