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

Books for You for Advent

The month of December can be a few weeks of stress and chaos as we try to fit in all the extra activities and preparations for Christmas, or it can be a rich time of thoughtful and prayerful preparation for this wonderful celebration of the Incarnation. More than likely though, it will be a bit of both. Having a personal Advent devotional book is … Continue reading

Unplug The Christmas Machine

Unplug the Christmas Machine  by Jo Robinson and Jean Staeheli is a comprehensive guide to managing Christmas stress and combating commercialism. It is full of ideas for making Christmas a simpler, more meaningful celebration. It’s the most useful book on Christmas on my book shelf, and it’s probably the most useful Christmas book I’ve ever read.  It really is fabulous! The book … Continue reading

Book Review – The Princess and More

Book review written by Angie Fraser.  I have just read my eleven-year-old homeschooled girls “The Princess, The Crone and the Dung-Cart Knight” by Gerald Morris. He writes books set in medieval England using characters from Camelot with a spot of fantasy and originality thrown in. He is a Methodist minister from Wisconsin and wrote me a very friendly and fun … Continue reading