Monday, September 17, 2018

2018-2019 - Morning Time Curricula Preview....


We are three weeks into the 2018-2019 school year and have worked out a few kinks so I'm fairly confident in sharing our curricula choices at this point. This year, I'm teaching Year 9, Year 8 and Year 1. Since I have a great span in ages, I have chosen a variety of resources for our collective Morning Time. Some geared for each particular child, as well as some that are great for everyone, age 1 to 101.

I currently schedule school four days per week and have for the past several years. This does not mean learning is not happening on the other three days. It's just that I formally schedule our "bookish studies" in those four days. Sometimes it takes 6-7 days to complete what is scheduled, which is fine, as long as we start fresh on Monday morning with the new week's work. I don't schedule my kid's every day because over the years, I have found some of the best learning happens when they have free time to pursue their hobbies and interests. Our Morning Time follows this same four day schedule.

This year, I chose to read aloud The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos in our Morning Time. This is a re-read for my older kids, but the first time around for my Year 1 student. It's such a beautiful children's bible. I think it's appropriate for all ages. I will read the Old Testament section this year and New Testament next year. My Year 9 student is also doing a separate bible study independently, but reviewing the timeless narratives in the Vos children's bible is good.

Along with our bible readings, I have chosen two devotional type readings. First we will finish In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, which we started last year. Then we will move into Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. These books were chosen with my older students in mind. Although, I have never read Lewis and am personally looking very forward to it.

Other resources we will use this year in our Morning Time, along with sources, are as follows:

Citizenship: Ourselves by Charlotte Mason - We started this book last year and will continue this year.
Economics/Government: Whatever Happened to Justice? by Richard Maybury - AO Year 8
Music Study: Classics for Children - audio CD, Meet the Orchestra by Ann Hayes, The Carnival of Animals, Peter and the Wolf, The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Nancy Willard, and The Nutcracker - A Mind in the Light Year 1
Folksong: She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, America the Beautiful, Frere Jacques/Brother John - Term 1 - We will spend four weeks on each song. I will pick Terms 2 & 3 at a later time.
Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness and Come, Thou Fount - Term 1 - We will spend six weeks on each hymn. I will pick Terms 2 & 3 at a later time.
Art: The Story of Painting by H. W. Janson - AO - will continue from last year
Artist Study: Degas, Cassatt, Cezanne - A Mind in the Light Year 1
Recitations: Misc. passages for each student and review The Pledge of Allegiance

We don't do all of these subjects every day, but rather, 1-3 times per week, depending on the subject. So our daily schedule looks like this....

Day 1 – Bible, Poetry, Recitations, Citizenship, Natural History
Day 2 – Bible, Folk Song & Hymn, Artist/Music Study, Economics/Government
Day 3 – Bible, Recitations, Geography/Art, Literature
Day 4 – Devotional, Folk Song & Hymn, Tales 

As you can see, I tried to have a bible/devotional reading daily. From there, I attempted to stagger subjects according to difficulty. I wanted some form of daily student interaction, whether through singing or reciting, as well as me reading aloud. I also tried to break up subjects geared for Years 8 and 9 vs. Year 1, altering between light and heavy readings. In addition, I do ask for narration once per day from each child in Morning Time. My Year 1 student narrates the Vos story bible or the tales as these are resources I primarily chose for him. The older kids take turns narrating from the citizenship, natural history, econ/gov, literature, and devotional readings. So far, this has been working well. Our total Morning Time typically takes somewhere around 45 minutes, give or take. 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Back to School and Other Musings....


I've been neglecting this blog while trying to remain present in real life. I feel like I should apologize and yet I won't. My kids are blossoming before my eyes and I don't want to miss a thing. My mom passed away at age 59. Life can be short! This is us celebrating her mom's 99th birthday in August. Why Grandma Della was given 40 more years than her daughter is something I'll never know. I also have no idea how much time I have here in this life. No matter, I do know that whatever my time here in this life, I want it said that I am present and not a slave to social media. I have made that mistake in the past and reaped the consequences. So there is my explanation on absence without apology....smile!

There will be future posts. I can't wait to share a follow-up on my Summer Mother Culture and Schole, as well as thoughts on our new CM Study book. Next week will be our first High School Community gathering, which I've been busy prepping for. I will let you know how it goes. We started back to school two weeks ago. There have been bumps along the way, but for the most part things are settling in. The second week was better than the first, which is a good sign. I am also working through blog posts on our curricula and book choices so stay tuned to future posts.

For now, I am relishing in my children and the final fading days of summer. RileyAnn turns 15 tomorrow!! I cannot believe it. She is a dear friend and such a gift to me. Ruben is growing steadily and has passed me in height. His journey to manhood has begun. Levi brings joy. His sweet spirit is balm on those less than stellar days. Overall, I am blessed and looking forward to all that the future holds.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Five in a Row, Poetry, Fairy Tales, and Literature (picture and chapter books)


Below you will find our latest list of poetry and prose for sale, including Five in a Row titles, as well as lovely picture and chapter books. Some of the books are ex-library and some are from a private collection. There are many classic and living books. Some are out of print. Most are duplicate copies from our personal library. Let me know if you need recommendations or have any questions. I've tried to include an abbreviated code on books I know are used in a particular program.

We are a smoke and pet free home. The prices do not reflect shipping. I accept PayPal and ship media mail within the U.S. Please use the contact form on the right side bar to send inquires and desired list.

Thanks so much for your consideration,
Melissa


BFIAR - Before Five in a Row
FIAR - Five in a Row
AO - Ambleside Online
BF - Beautiful Feet
HoD - Heart of Dakota
MFW - My Father's World
SL - Sonlight
TQ - TruthQuest
VP - Veritas Press


Collier – The World’s Greatest Events (10 Vol. Set) & Greatest Short Stories (6 Vol. Set) $40 for all



Little Golden Books $15 set
The Poky Little Puppy
The Animals Christmas Eve
Little Cottontail
The Shy Little Kitten
Baby Animals
Peter Pan and Wendy
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Little Red Caboose


Five in a Row

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown BFIAR BF $3 each (x2)

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats BFIAR $3

Jessie Bear, What Will You Wear? By Nancy White Carlstrom BFIAR $3

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack (hardcover) Vol. 1 SL BF $5

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack Vol. 1 SL BF $4 each (x2)

Lentil by Robert McCloskey Vol. 1$4

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say (hardcover w/jacket) Vol. 1 BF $5

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans Vol. 1 $4 each (x2)

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton (board book, ex-library) Vol. 1 $4

A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert Vol. 2 $4

When I Was Young and in the Mountain by Cynthia Rylant Vol. 2 AO BF $4 each (x2)

When I Was Young and in the Mountain by Cynthia Rylant (hardcover, ex-library) Vol. 2 AO BF $5

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter Vol. 2 $4 each (x3)

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton Vol. 2 $4 each (x2)

Truman’s Aunt Farm by Jama Kim Rattigan Vol. 3 $4 each (x3)


Misc. Chapter & Picture Books – Classics & Living Books

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (hardcover w/jacket) $3

Once When I was Scared by Helena Clare Pittman $2

Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman $2

Raggedy Ann adapted from the stories by Johnny Gruelle (hardcover) $2

Red Light, Green Light by Margaret Wise Brown FIAR author $3

The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown (hardcover) FIAR author $4

The Boats on the River by Marjorie Flack FIAR author $4

Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelman FIAR author $2

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton FIAR author $4 each (x2)

Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco $3

John Philip Duck by Patricia Polacco (hardcover) $3

Babushka’s Mother Goose by Patricia Polacco $3

Mrs. Mack by Patricia Polacco $3

Journey Cake, Ho! By Ruth Sawyer (1953 hardcover) $4 (x2)

The Ant and the Elephant by Bill Peet $3

The Wump World by by Bill Peet $3 each (x2)

Mooncake by Frank Asch $2

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni $2

Father Bear Comes Home by Else Holmelund Minarik $2

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik $2 each (x2)

The Fire Cat by Esther Averill (hardcover) SL $3

My Friend Mac by Lynd Ward $4

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward $3

Moses the Kitten by James Herriot $4

April’s Kitten by Clare Turlay Newberry $3

The Little Goat by Judy Dunn $2

The Little Kitten by Judy Dunn $2

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag $3 each (x3)

The Real Mother Goose SL $3 each (x2)

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle $3

Eric Carle’s Treasury of Classic Stories for Children (hardcover, ex-library) $3

The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) VP FIAR author $4

Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) $4

Peter Rabbit and Other Stories by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $4

The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $2

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter $4 each (x2)

The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter $3

Ginger & Pickles by Beatrix Potter (hardcover – ex-library library; binding is intact, but loose front board) $2

Many Moons by James Thurber $2

Curious George by H. A. Rey (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Dr. Moggle’s Alphabet Challenge, A Quest for All Ages (hardcover) $3

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Peter Spier $3 each (x2)

A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman MFW $3

Angel Child, Dragon Child by Michele Marie Surat $2

The Big Snow by Bera and Elmer Hader $3

The Pooh Story Book by A. A. Milne (hardcover) $4

Pedro, The Angel of Olivera Street by Leo Politi (hardcover, ex-library w/Mylar jacket) $6

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Dick Whittington and His Cat by Marcia Brown (hardcover, ex-library) $4

The Empty Pot by Demi (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Otis by Loren Long $4

Otis and the Puppy by Loren Long $4

The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder $4

Blaze and the Forest Fire by C.W. Anderson $4 each (x4)

A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) $5

Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen (hardcover, ex-library) $10

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Bunny My Honey by Anita Jeram $1

Nine Days to Christmas, A Story of Mexico by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida BF $4

The Story of Holly & Ivy by Rumer Godden $4

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak $3

Fables by Arnold Lobel $3 SL each (x4)

The Tinderbox – Hans Christian Andersen adapted & Illustrated by Barry Moser (hardcover) $2

The Bremen Town Musicians by Brothers Grimm (hardcover) $2

Rumpelstiltskin by the Brothers Grimm and Jacqueline Ayer (hardcover) $3

Grimm’s Fairy Tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham (hardcover) $4

Grimm’s Fairy Tales illustrated by Leonard Weisgard (hardcover w/jacket) $4

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in France by Virginia Haviland (hardcover, ex-library) $6 each (x2)

The Nutcracker adapted and illustrated by Warren Chappell (hardcover) $5 (x2)

The King With Six Friends by Jay Williams (hardcover) $6

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll retold by Joan Collins $2

The Adventures of Robin Hood retold by John Grant $2

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson retold by Joyce Faraday $2

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn by Nancy Willard AO $4 each (x3)

A Treasury of Playtime Poems by Robin G. J. Crouch (hardcover) $4

The Rooster Crows, A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles by Maud and Miska Petersham $4

The Rooster Crows, A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles by Maud and Miska Petersham (hardcover, ex-library) $8

Poetry for Young People Carl Sandburg AO SL $4

Poetry for Young People Emily Dickinson AO SL $4

Poetry for Young People Emily Dickinson (hardcover w/Mylar jacket, ex-library) AO SL $7

Poetry for Young People Robert Frost (hardcover w/Mylar jacket, ex-library) AO SL $7

Poems and Prayers for the Very Young by Martha Alexander SL $3 each (x2)

Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson SL AO VP $4 each (x2)

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith (hardcover w/jacket) SL AO VP $5

100 Best-Loved Poems edited by Philip Smith SL $1

Oxford School Shakespeare – The Winter’s Tale $4

Macbeth by William Shakespeare VP $3

Our Town by Thornton Wilder SL Core 400 $3 each (x2)

Bulfinch’s Mythology (hardcover) AO $10 each (x2)

Heroes & Monsters of Greek Myth by Evslin, Evslin, & Hoopes $2

Aesop’s Fables retold by Ann McGovern VP $3

Aesop’s Fables (Magnum complete and unabridged) $3

The Wreck of the Ethie by Hilary Hyland $2

Barry, The Bravest Saint Bernard by Lynn Hall $3

The Big Balloon Race by Eleanor Coerr SL $3 each (x2)

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams SL $3 each (x2)

Hill of Fire by Thomas Lewis SL $3 each (x2)

Clara and the Bookwagon by Nancy Smiler Levinson $3

Owls at Home by Arnold Lobel SL $3

Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel SL $3

Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel (hardcover) SL $3

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel (hardcover) SL $3

Arthur’s Honey Bear by Lillian Hoban $3

The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla SL 2/C $3 each (x2)

Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Robert Bulla SL 2/C $3

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner SL 3/D HoD $3 each (x2)

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban $3

A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban $3

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett $3 each (x2)

Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett $3

The Blind Colt by Glen Rounds $3

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis AO 4 $3 each (x2)

Miracles by C. S. Lewis $4

The Hobbit by by J. R. R. Tolkien AO SL $4 (x2)

The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien AO 7 $4

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R. Tolkien (hardcover, ex-library) AO $30

Taran Wanderer (The Prydain Chronicles book 4) by Lloyd Alexander AO $3 each (x2)

The Book of Three (The Prydain Chronicles book 1) by Lloyd Alexander AO $3

Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey $2

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck $2 each (x2)

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck $2

The Pearl by John Steinbeck $2 each (x2)

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck SL $4 each (x3)

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer $3

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (hardcover, ex-library) $6

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George SL Core 100 $3

The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting SL K/A $3

The Most Wonderful Doll in the World by Phyllis McGinley $3

The Seventeenth Swap by Eloise McGraw SL $3

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher SL AO $4 each (x2)

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth $3

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark SL 3/D $3

The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell $3

The Family under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson SL K/A BF $3

The Adventure of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (hardcover) SL Core 100 VP AO $3 each (1+2 soft)

Tom Sawyer Detective by Mark Twain $3

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain SL VP AO $3

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain AO $3

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens SL 7/H AO10 VP $5

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens SL 7/H AO10 VP $3 each (X2)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – Puffin Classics Edition SL 7/H AO10 VP $3

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens AO 5 SL $3 each (x4)

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens AO SL $3 each (x2)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson SL Core 200 AO 5 VP $3 each (x3)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson SL VP $3

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson illustrated by N.C. Wyeth (hardcover, ex-library) TQ BF $8

Native Son by Richard Wright $2

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson SL 7/H/W $3 each (x2)

The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit AO $3

The Sea-Wolf by Jack London $3

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell & The Call of the Wild by Jack London (hardcover Companion Library) SL BF $3

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg SL 5/E VP $3 each (x3)

The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg SL Core 400 $3 each (x2)

Trouble River by Betsy Byars $3

Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil SL B/C/2 $3

Star of Light by Patricia St. John (original 1953) MFW SL 5/F $5 each (x3)

Irish Red by Jim Kjelgaard $2

The Republic by Plato $3

Hans Brinker – or- The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge AO 5 $3 each (x2)

Hans Brinker – or- The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge (ex-library, hardcover w/Mylar) AO 5 $4

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll SL 530 $3

Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Allan W. Eckert $2

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett AO SL $3 each (x3)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (hardcover w/jacket) AO SL $4

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (hardcover w/jacket) AO SL $3 (x2)

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan SL $3 each (x2)

When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne $3 each (x2)

The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne SL $3

Death Be Not Proud, A Memoir by John Gunther $3

1984 by George Orwell VP $3

Animal Farm by George Orwell (hardcover, ex-library) VP $6

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley VP AO12 SL $3

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis AO $3

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (hardcover) $4

Dear Papa by Thyra Ferre Bjorn (1963 hardcover w/dust jacket) $5

The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi $3

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater SL $3 each (x2)

Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield SL $3 each (x2)

A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle $3 each (x2)

Hornblower, Commodore Hornblower by C. S. Forester $4

Kim by Rudyard Kipling AO $4 each (x2)

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling SL AO $3 each (x3)

All of the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library, loose binding) $4

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (hardcover) $3

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen SL 400 $4

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald SL VP $3

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift SL VP $3

A Bear Called Padington by Michael Bond $3

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte $3

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan SL AO VP $3

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (hardcover & softcover) SL $4 each (x2)

Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest by Ann McGovern SL $3

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard AO (hardcover) $4

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger $4

Strider by Beverly Cleary $2

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli SL $3

Five Little Peppers Midway by Margaret Sidney (1918 hardcover) $15

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald (hardcover) SL $5

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen SL AO $4

Teacher Man by Frank McCourt (hardcover w/jacket) $3

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (hardcover, ex-library) $3

The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (hardcover) $5

The Island Stallion by Walter Farley $3

The Blood Bay Colt by Walter Farley (hardcover, ex-library) $3

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois SL $3

The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill SL $3

The Secret School by Avi $3

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AVI SL $3

The Boxcar Children #1 by Gertrude Chandler Warner SL $3 each (x2)

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (hardcover) SL $4

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster SL $4

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (contains pen marks) SL AO12, MFW $2

Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton AO $3

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle SL $1

Favorite Father Brown Stories by G. K. Chesterton $1

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith SL $3

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie SL $5

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald AO $3

The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald $3

My Name is Aram by William Saroyan (1937 hardcover) $3

Stuart Little by E. B. White $3

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (hardcover, ex-library) $3 each (x3 1soft+2)

The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer retold by Alfred J. Church (hardcover, ex-library) $6

The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Samuel Butler (hardcover w/jacket) $3

The Odyssey by Homer, translated by George Herbert Palmer $2

Prairie School by Lois Lenski (1951 hardcover, ex-library) $10

Judy’s Journey by Lois Lenski $8

Confessions by Saint Augustine AO $3

Far Out the Long Canal by Meindert DeJong (hardcover, ex-library) $4

The Little Lame Prince and The Adventures of a Brownie by Dinah Mulock (hardcover) AO $4

Anpao, An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater $3

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (hardcover w/jacket) SL $3

The Giver by Lois Lowry (hardcover, ex-library) SL $3 each (x2)

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer $3

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munro Ryan $3

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munro Ryan $3

The Hundred Dress by Eleanor Estes SL $3

Emma by Jane Austen $3

Eddie’s Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood (hardcover, ex-library) $8

Runaway Pony, Runaway Dog By Ruth and Lathrobe Carroll (Hardcover) $3

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers $3

Mary Poppins and Mary Poppins Comes Back by P. L. Travers (hardcover) $15

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzei w/Christina Lamb (hardcover) $5

Kristin Lavransdater by Sigrid Undset (books 1, 2, and 3) $10 set

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy AO $5

Paddington at Work by Michael Bond $3

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh SL $4

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss AO $4

Monday, August 13, 2018

Preparing for the Upcoming School Year: Are You a Mary or a Martha?....

Luke 10:38-42 King James Version (KJV)
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Many of us are familiar with the story of Mary and Martha found in the Book of Luke. I believe it's a great story to bear in mind as we prepare for back to school. Are you a Mary or a Martha in your preparations? Are you feeling anxious about the upcoming year? Maybe you are new to home education or you have a first time high school student. Are you feeling pressured about choosing the perfect curricula or creating just the right plan? Maybe you have frightful thoughts of ruining your child. Or, you have family members and friends doubting your methods. Are you comparing to other home educators either locally or online and feeling like you're not measuring up? Any one of these can cause stress, but fortunately, God calls us for something more.
Philippians 4:6-7 King James Version (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
He calls us to Him when we are anxious, fretting, jealous, competitive, discouraged, and unworthy. He is there in our darkest hour. He calls us to repent and rest in Him.
Matthew 11:28-30 King James Version (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
If you are feeling more like Martha these days, it's time to Repent, Recommit, and Restart.

Repent

Andrew Kern from the CiRCE Institute speaks often about repentance. He says in doing so, you will come to understand what it means to be a free person. If we make an idol of books, curricula, lesson plans, and what our neighbor is doing, we will be a slave to those things and thoughts. When we repent, we cast off those idols, which opens our hearts and minds to the grace of our Lord. When you make yourself a living sacrifice to Jesus Christ, you become free. That inner discourse becomes peace.

There is no such thing as a perfect homeschool. Repent of perfection, which often stems from comparison. God's final commandment says,
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. (KJV)
This applies to your homeschool. Do not compare and desire what your neighbor appears to have, whether that be locally or online. It is sinful. Notice I said what your neighbor appears to have. Comparing my outside (online images) to your inside (reality) is comparing apples to oranges. What appears outside is often not reality. It is my experience that we are really not that different on the inside. Learn to be content with what you have. After all, it can always be worse.

Your identity should not be wrapped up in your homeschool. Therefore, you do not need to justify it. Genesis 1:26-27 tells us we were made in the image of Christ. Psalm 139:13-16 tells us we were knit together...fearfully and wonderfully made. Our self worth is often based on what others tell us about ourselves. However, the one, true authority on our self-worth is Jesus Christ. Having gave His own life for us by dying on a cross, shows how valuable we really are.You are enough in Christ, exactly what you need to be with or without your homeschool. Don't let your homeschool define you. If you do, when your kids are grown and gone, you will be left with nothing.

Recommit

Once you have repented, it's time to recommit. This is where you go back to your original intentions and goals to figure out why you homeschool in the first place and what is it you're trying to achieve. If you haven't created a vision statement for your homeschool, now is the time. A vision statement is your road map, showing what you want to become. It communicates your values and purpose, allowing you to focus on future plans.

Slow down! Often times overwhelm comes from busyness. Take time to contemplate your family's social commitments. Look at how many days a week you are away from home vs. at home. Social outings can be a source of refreshment. However, too many can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. It's OK to say no. Stay home. Recommit, reconnect and recharge with your kiddos in the solitude of your home.

Look at each subject you are teaching and determine what you can cut. It is not possible to cover everything. Your child will have gaps. Every student does regardless of their schooling. Choose to keep only that which is best. If your goal is a love of learning, your children will desire to continue to learn throughout life. Any books unfinished or not able to fit the schedule now, may result in future endeavors as an adult. Learning is not fixed. It should be constant and continual.

Reassess the nature of yourself. Be sure you're getting enough rest and proper nourishment. Not only in the physical form of food, but pabulum for your mind. Take time to fill your cup with things that encourage and allow you to grow both spiritually and mentally, as well as physically. Recommit to yourself so that you are better able to give freely to your children with a servant's heart.

Restart

After repenting and recommitting, it's time be begin anew. Kick off the year with a fresh attitude and a heart of service. Enjoy your children and this limited time with them. Flea from worry and anxiety, which are sinful. Instead, trust God and teach restfully. Sit at His feet and hear His word like Mary, rather than being cumbered by serving like Martha. Find gratitude and give thanks. In turn, you will find peace and joy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

History, Geography, Economics, and Government Books for Sale - August

Below you will find our latest list of living history books for sale. The books are arranged chronologically and coded when related to a particular history program that I'm aware of. Some of the books are ex-library and some are from a private collection. Most are duplicate copies from our own personal library. Several are out of print and getting harder to find. Let me know if you need recommendations or have any questions.

We are a smoke and pet free home. The prices do not reflect shipping. I accept PayPal and ship media mail within the U.S. Please use the contact form on the right side bar to send inquires and desired list. There is also a list of misc. history resources toward the bottom as well as books used for geography, government, economics, and social studies.

Thanks so much for your consideration,
Melissa

My Father’s World

Adventures in U.S. History $135 set includes:
-       1st edition Teacher’s Manual w/clean student sheets and book basket list
-       NIrV Discoverer’s Bible for Young Readers w/dust jacket
-       Exploring American History
-       American Pioneers & Patriots
-       North American Indians
-       Red, White & Blue
-       The Thanksgiving Story
-       The Fourth of July Story
-       First Encyclopedia of Science
-       Birds, Nests, and Eggs
-       Celebrate America CD
-       Map of the U.S.


History – Arranged Chronologically

SL – Sonlight
TQ – TruthQuest
AO – Ambleside Online
SCM – Simply Charlotte Mason
BF – Beautiful Feet
WP – Winter Promise
VP – Veritas Press
MFW – My Father’s World
CoF – Cornerstones of Freedom
VT – A Visual American History Timeline of Books
HOD – Heart of Dakota

Ancient Civilizations/Cultures (blue tote #1)

Streams of Civilization Vol. 1 by Mary Stanton & Albert Hyma (hardcover) BF TQ $5

Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick TQ SCM $4

David and Goliath by Leonard Everett Fisher (hardcover w/Mylar jacket, ex-library) TQ $5

Evan – Moor History Pockets Ancient Civilizations $5

Ancient Civilizations Unit Study $10 set includes:
-       Discovering Ancient Mysteries by Michael Gibson (hardcover)
-       Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt
-       The Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of Rome
-       Scholastic 25 Mini-Plays World History by Erin Fry (grades 4-8)
-       Classical Kids, An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie Carlson
-       Selections from National Geographic Death on the Nile
-       National Geographic January 3003 (Inside Egypt’s Secret Vaults)
-       Kids Discover Mummies
-       Kids Discover Ancient Egypt
-       Life in Ancient Egypt Study Prints
-       Life in Ancient Greece Study Prints
-       Life in Ancient Rome Study Prints
-       Other Misc. Articles and Arts Newsletter

The Great Pyramid by Elizabeth Mann TQ SCM $4

The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt by Cyndy Shearer $5

See Inside An Ancient Egyptian Town by R. J. Unstead (hardcover, ex-library) $5 each (x3)

Mummies A Very Peculiar History by Nathaniel Harris $3

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (hardcover ex-library) $5

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (like new) $4

Make it Work! Ancient Egypt by Haslam & Parsons MFW $4 each (x2)

Landmark The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne TQ BF SCM $5 each (x2)

Look Inside A Greek Theater by Peter Chrisp (hardcover) $4

Usborne Tales of the Trojan War by Kamini Khanduri $3

The Trojan War by Bernard Evslin TQ $3

Tales from the Odyssey Book 4 The Gray-Eyed Goddess by Mary Pope Osborne (hardcover, ex-library) $3

The Secrets of Vesuvius by Sara C. Bisel TQ $3 each (x2)

The Master by John Pollock $4

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (hardcover, ex-library) SL BF TQ SCM HOD $5

See Inside An Ancient Chinese Town by R. J. Unstead (hardcover ex-library) $5

Adventures from History: The Travels of Marco Polo by Marion Koenig (hardcover, ex-library) $6

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth SL 5/F $2

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (hardcover, ex-library) SL 5/F $3

Work and Play in the Philippines – New World Neighbors Series (1944 hardcover) $3

The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads SL 3/C $3

Middle Ages/Renaissance/Reformation

Days of Knights and Damsels, An Activity Guide by Laurie Carlson $3

Viking Adventure by Clyde Robert Bulla (original hardcover) $25

The Vikings by Robert Nicholson & Claire Watts $3

History Explorers Viking Raiders by Fiona Macdonald $3

The Vikings by Hazel Martell (hardcover, ex-library) $5

The Vikings by Robin Place (hardcover, ex-library) $5

Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky by Barbara Schiller SL 1/B TQ $4 each (x2)

See Inside a Castle by R. J. Unstead (hardcover, ex-library) $5

Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman SL Core 6/G $3 each (x3)

Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer SL $3

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman SL 2/C TQ BF $3 each (x5)

Dove and Sword, A Novel of Joan of Arc by Nancy Garden $3

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli TQ SL VP $4

The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla $3

Milliken History of Civilization The Middle Ages Grades 7-12 $3

Wings of an Eagle, The Story of Michelangelo by Anne Merriman Peck TQ $4

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray BF TQ SL $4 each (x2)

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (hardcover, ex-library w/Mylar jacket BF $5

The Apple and the Arrow, The Legend of William Tell by Mary and Conrad Buff SL $4

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey AO $4

Exploration/Native Americans

More Than Moccasins A Kid’s Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life by Laurie Carlson $3

Pathki Nana, Kootenai Girl Solves a Mystery by Kenneth Thomasma $2

Om-kas-toe, Blackfeet Twin Captures an Elkdog by Kenneth Thomasma SL $2

North American Indians by Marie and Douglas Gorsline SL $3

Growing Up Indian by Evelyn Wolfson (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) $5

Landmark The Voyages of Christopher Columbus by Armstrong Sperry (hardcover) $5

Follow the Dream, The Story of Christopher Columbus by Peter Sis (hardcover ex-library) $4

Christopher Columbus by Ann McGovern $3

Columbus by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (small paperback black & white reprint) TQ BF $2

I Sailed with Columbus by Miriam Schlein $2

Around the World in a Hundred Years from Henry the Navigator to Magellan by Jean Fritz SCM $4

Magellan, Voyager with a Dream by William Jay Jacobs (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Ferdinand Magellan by Ruth Harley $3

Cartier Sails the St. Lawrence by Esther Averill (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $10

The Spanish Conquistadores by Walter Buehr (hardcover, ex-library $6

Champlain, Father of New France by Cecile Pepin Edwards (hardcover, ex-library) $20

Life in Tudor England by Penry Williams (hardcover ex-library) $4 (gray tote #2)

Sower Robert Boyle by John Hudson Tiner TQ HOD $4

The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes SL $4

Sword of the Wilderness by Elizabeth Coatsworth (hardcover) TQ $4

Colonization/American Revolution

Our Country’s Story by Frances Cavanah (hardcover, ex-library) $6 each (x2)

The Landmark History of the American People from Plymouth to the Moon by Daniel J. Boorstin (boxed set) SL $12

America in the Time of Pocahontas, The Story of Our Nation from Coast to Coast, from 1590 to 1754 by Sally Senzell Isaacs (hardcover) $3

Rewriting of America’s History by Catherine Millard VT $4

Life in America Series – unit study - $10 set
            Life Establishing a Nation 1790-1849
            Life in a New World 1000-1763

Blue Feather’s Vision, The Dawn of Colonial America by James E. Knight TQ $3 each (x3)

The Paradox of Jamestown 1585 – 1700 by Collier & Collier (hardcover, ex-library) VT $4

Blood on the River – James Town 1607 by Elisa Carbone HOD $4

Pocahontas and the Strangers by Clyde Robert Bulla SL TQ VT $4

The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz TQ VT $3

The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz (hardcover, ex-library) TQ VT $4

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick (hardcover) $5 each (x2)

If you Sailed on the Mayflower by Ann McGovern TQ VT WP $3 each (x2)

Landmark The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty (hardcover) $5

The Pilgrims by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover, ex-library) TQ CoF $4

Down Ryton Water by E. R. Gaggin SL 7/H $4

The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall BF TQ VT $4

N. C. Wyeth’s Pilgrims text by Robert San Souci TQ VT $3

Sarah Morton’s Day by Kate Waters VP TQ VT $4 each (x6)

Samuel Eaton’s Day by Kate Waters VP TQ VT $4 each (x7)

Eating the Plates, A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners by Lucille Recht Penner VT TQ $5 each (x2)

Pilgrim Voices edited by Connie and Peter Roop (hardcover w/Mylar dust jacket ex-library) TQ VT $5 each (x2)

Thanksgiving Feast and Festival by Mildred Corell Luckhardt (hardcover ex-library) $5

Thanksgiving Unit Study by Amanda Bennett $3

The Story of Thanksgiving by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese $3

The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George $3

Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn, The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols by Edna Barth (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Margaret Pumphrey’s Pilgrim Stories by Elvajean Hall TQ VT $3 each (x2)

The Courtship of Miles Standish: Elizabeth by Henry W. Longfellow TQ VT $4

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper TQ $3

Dear America Standing in the Light, The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, 1763 (hardcover) $2

The Rhode Island Colony by Dennis B. Fradin (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Colonial Living by Edwin Tunis (hardcover ex-library) TQ $10

Colonial Craftsman, The Hatters by Leonard Everett Fisher (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $6

Boys and Girls of Colonial Days by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey BF $3

Emma’s Journal, The Story of a Colonial Girl by Marissa Moss (hardcover, ex-library) TQ WP $3

American Girl Felicity’s Craft Book $4 (blue tote #3)

Shaw’s Fortune, The Picture Story of a Colonial Plantation by Edwin Tunis (hardcover, ex-library) $6

The Silver Mace, A Story of Williamsburg by Maud & Miska Petersham (hardcover, ex-library) $12

African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies by Deborah Kent (hardcover, ex-library) CoF TQ $4

The Farm, Life in Colonial Pennsylvania by James E. Knight $4

Salem Days, Life in a Colonial Seaport by James E. Knight $4

Seventh and Walnut, Life in Colonial Philadelphia by James E. Knight $4

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare TQ BF SL VT $4

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare SL $3

Our Great Heritage….from the Beginning – The Revolutionary Years 1763-1783 (hardcover) $4

Stowaway by Karen Hesse SL TQ $3

American Heritage Junior Library The Many Worlds of Benjamin Franklin (hardcover) $5

Benjamin Franklin, A Man with Many Jobs by Carol Greene (hardcover Rookie Biography) TQ $3

Benjamin Franklin, Man of Ideas by Charles Graves (hardcover Discovery Book, ex-library) TQ $5

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson SL TQ $4 each (x2)

A Voice of Her Own, The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet by Kathryn Lasky (hardcover) $4

The Boston Tea Party by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover, ex-library) CoF TQ $4

Boston Tea Party by James E. Knight TQ $3 each (x2)

Midnight Alarm, the Story of Paul Revere’s Ride by Mary Kay Phelan (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz (hardcover) TQ SL $3 each (x3)

Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $7

A Picture Book of Paul Revere by David A. Adler (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? by Jean Fritz (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3 each (x2)

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes SL 3/4/D/E TQ BF VP AO VT $4 (x2)

My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier & Collier TQ $3 each (x2)

George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz (hardcover) TQ BF $8

The Crossing, How George Washington Saved the American Revolution by Jim Murphy $5

Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit TQ VT $3 each (x3)

A Picture Book of George Washington by David A. Adler TQ $3

Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman TQ $5

The Story of Martha Washington by Jeanette Nolan (hardcover Signature Biography) TQ $5

The Battle of Lexington and Concord by Neil Johnson (hardcover ex-library) TQ VT $4

Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin SL 3/4/D/E TQ $3 each (x4)

Childhood of Famous Americans Molly Pitcher by Augusta Stevenson (ex-library) TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Tom Jefferson by Helen Albee Monsell (ex-library) TQ $3

Thomas Jefferson, Champion of the People by Clara Ingram Judson (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $8

Journey to Monticello, Traveling in Colonial Times by James E. Knight $3 each (x5)

Give me Liberty! – The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman TQ VT $5

The First Book of the Constitution by Richard B. Morris (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz SL TQ $3

The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Norman Richards (hardcover, ex-library) CoF TQ $4

Will You Sign Here John Hancock? by Jean Fritz (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3

The Signers by Dennis Brindell Fradin (hardcover, ex-library w/Mylar jacket) HOD $5

1776 by David McCullough TQ $5

Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner TQ $3

The Story of the Liberty Bell by Natalie Miller CoF TQ $4

Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill TQ $3 each (x2)

And Long Remember Some Great Americans who have Helped Me by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (hardcover, ex-library) $6

The Fourth of July by Mary Kay Phelan (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Landmark Our Independence and the Constitution by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (hardcover) $5

1800’s/Westward Expansion

The Broken Blade by William Durbin SL 7/H $3

A Picture Book of Sacagawea by David A. Adler TQ $3

Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark by Della Rowland BF $4 each (x2)

The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover ex-library) CoF TQ $4

The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark by Rhoda Blumberg TQ $4

How We Crossed the West the Adventures of Lewis & Clark by Rosalyn Schanzer (hardcover, ex-library) VT TQ $4

Abigail’s Drum by John A. Minahan TQ VT $3 each (x3)

Sower - Artist with a Message, Samuel F. B. Morse by John Hudson Tiner TQ VT $4

Johnny Appleseed – A Poem by Reeve Lindbergh (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $4

Johnny Appleseed by Carol Beach York (hardcover) $2

The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Aliki (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi SL $3

The Defenders by Ann McGovern $2 each (x2)

The Cherokee by Emilie U. Lepthien – A New True Book TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Davy Crockett, Young Rifleman by Aileen Wells Parks TQ $3

American Heritage Junior Library The Erie Canal (hardcover) TQ $5 (pink tote #4)

American Heritage Junior Library Texas and the War with Mexico (hardcover) TQ $5

Make Way for Sam Houston by Jean Fritz (hardcover, ex-library) $6

American Girl Secrets in the Hills – A Josefina Mystery (ex-library) $2

The Little Indian Weaver by Madeline Brandeis (1928 hardcover) $5

Landmark The Santa Fe Trail by Samuel Hopkins Adams (hardcover) $5 (x2)

The Wild West by Mike Stotter $3

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine TQ $3

The Oregon Trail by R. Conrad Stein CoF TQ VT $4

Wagons West: Off to Oregon by Catherine E. Chambers VT $2 each (x2)

Wagon Train by Sydelle Kramer TQ $2

Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner SL 2/C TQ $3 each (x4)

Next Spring an Oriole by Gloria Whelan (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3 each (x2)

Pioneer Cat by William H. Hooks (hardcover, ex-library) HOD $3

Trails to the West, Beyond the Mississippi by Kathy Pelta (hardcover ex-library) $3

Meet the Wards on the Oregon Trail by John J. Loeper TQ VT $3 each (x3)

Rachel’s Journal, The Story of a Pioneer Girl by Marissa Moss TQ VT $3

A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos TQ SL $3

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall TQ VT $4 each (x2)

The Story of the Women Who Shaped the West by Mary Virginia Fox CoF TQ $3

The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr TQ VT $3 each (x6)

The Pioneers by Marie and Douglas Gorsline $3 each (x2)

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (3 hardcover, ex-library) SL 5/F BF TQ $3 each (x6)

Zia by Scott O’Dell BF TQ $3

Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi BF TQ $4

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Young Composer by Louis Sabin $3

Commodore Perry in the Land of Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (hardcover ex-library) SL Core 5/F TQ $5

Snowshoe Thompson by Nancy Smiler Levinson TQ VT $3 each (x3)

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (hardcover ex-library) TQ $4

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field TQ $3

Landmark The California Gold Rush by May McNeer (hardcover) $5

The Great American Gold Rush by Rhoda Blumberg TQ $4

By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman (hardcover) SL TQ BF $6

American Heritage Junior Library The California Gold Rush (hardcover) $5

American Heritage Junior Library Great Days of the Circus (hardcover) $5

The Ringling Brothers by Molly Cone (hardcover, ex-library) $3

American Heritage Junior Library Cowboys and Cattle Country (hardcover) $5

American Heritage Junior Library Steamboats on the Mississippi (hardcover) $5

Landmark The Pony Express by Samuel Hopkins Adams (hardcover) $5

Pony Express by Steven Kroll (hardcover ex-library) TQ VT $4 each (x3)

Louis Braille, The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind by Margaret Davidson SL 5/F TQ $3

Underground RailRoad/Slavery/Civil War 1865

A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War by Ina Chang $2 each (x2)

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates SL BF TQ HOD $4 each (x3)

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David Adler TQ $3 each (x2)

Runaway Slave: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Ann McGovern TQ VT $4 each (x6)

Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling SL TQ $3

The Drinking Gourd by F.N. Monjo TQ VT $6

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson (hardcover) TQ VT $7

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe VP BF TQ AO $5

A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth by David Adler TQ $3

Daily Life on a Southern Plantation by Paul Erickson VT TQ $4

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt SL 4/E TQ BF VT $4 each (x5)

True Stories about Abraham Lincoln by Ruth Belov Gross $2

The Death of Lincoln by Leroy Hayman TQ BF $3

Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah TQ $3 each (x2)

Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

Childhood of Famous Americans Abraham Lincoln by Augusta Stevenson (ex-library) TQ $3

Me and Willie and Pa: The Story of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad by F.N. Monjo (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5 (blue tote #5)

Abe Lincoln’s Birthday by Wilma Pitchford Hays (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

The Story of the Lincoln Memorial by Natalie Miller (hardcover) CoF $4 each (x2)

Abraham Lincoln, The Prairie Years and The War Years by Carl Sandburg (hardcover) $10

The Story of Harriet Beecher Stowe by Maureen Ash CoF $3

Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom by Margaret Davidson TQ $3

Frederick Douglass: Portrait of a Freedom Fighter by Sheila Keenan $2

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco TQ $5

If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War by Kay Moore TQ $3

American Girl Meet Addy TQ $3

Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty TQ $3

Bull Run by Paul Fleischman (1 hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3 each (x3)

Paper Soldiers of the Civil War by Alan Archambault $3

American Heritage Junior Library The Battle of Gettysburg (hardcover) $5

Robert E. Lee, Brave Leader by Rae Bains $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Robert E. Lee, Young Confederate by Helen Albee Monsell (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3

The Day Fort Sumter was Fired On by Jim Haskins TQ $4

The Boys’ War by Jim Murphy VT TQ $5

Behind the Blue and Gray by Della Ray TQ $4

Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder SL TQ $3

A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale by David A. Adler (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Old Abe: The Eagle Hero by Patrick Young (hardcover, ex-library) VT $6

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara AO VP $4

1865 to 20th Century

Life in Victorian England by W. J. Reader (hardcover) $4

Plain Girl by Virginia Sorensen SL $3

Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen TQ $3

Turn Homeward Hannalee by Patricia Beatty TQ $3

Be Ever Hopeful Hannalee by Patricia Beatty TQ $3

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder TQ AO VT $3

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder TQ AO VT $3 each (x2)

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder TQ AO $3

On The Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder $3

Little House on Rocky Ridge by Roger Lea MacBride VT $3

On the Other Side of the Hill by Roger Lea MacBride $3

Bachelor Girl by Roger Lea MacBride (ex-library) $3

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder TQ AO VT $3 each (x2)

Little Town at the Crossroads by Maria D. Wilkes $3

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Growing Up in the Little House by Patricia Reilly Giff (hardcover, ex-library) $2

West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder Edited by Roger Lea MacBride $3

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink TQ SL AO $4 each (x2)

Sixteen and Away from Home by Arleta Richardson $3

Betsy’s Up-and-Down Year by Anne Pellowski $10

Willow Wind Farm: Betsy’s Story by Anne Pellowski (hardcover ex-library) $10

Prairie Visions by Pam Conrad TQ $3

A Pioneer Farm Girl, The Diary of Sarah Gillespie, 1877-1878 (hardcover ex-library) $3 each (x2)

A One-Room School by Bobbie Kalman (Historic Communities – (hardcover ex-library) $2

Writer of the Plains, A Story about Willa Cather by Tom Streissguth (hardcover ex-library) $3

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan TQ SL $3 each (x4)

Daniel’s Duck by John Sandin FIAR TQ $3

If you Lived with the Sioux Indians by Ann McGovern TQ $3 each (x2)

Cowboys by Marie and Douglas Gorsline TQ $3

The Life of Buffalo Bill by William F. Cody (hardcover w/jacket) $4

Buffalo Bill by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (small black & white reprint) TQ BF $2

Custer and Crazy Horse by Jim Razzi $3 each (x2)

Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman (hardcover ex-library) $4

Mike Fink by Steven Kellogg $3

Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg $3

The Story of Paul Bunyan by Barbara Emberley (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Paul Bunyan by Esther Shephard (hardcover, ex-library) $3

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg SL AO $4

My Antonia by Willa Cather SL Core 400 AO 10 $2

Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault TQ $2 each (x2)

Cowboys of the Wild West by Russell Freedman TQ VT $5 each (x2) (pink tote #6)

Children of the Wild West by Russell Freedman TQ VT $5 each (x4)

Indian Chiefs by Russell Freedman (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

Buffalo Hunt by Russell Freedman (hardcover w/jacket) TQ VT $5

An Indian Winter by Russell Freedman TQ $5 each (x3)

The Story of Susan B. Anthony by Susan Clinton CoF $4

Childhood of Famous Americans by Susan B. Anthony by Helen Albee Monsell (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3

A History of US, An Age of Extremes by Joy Hakim (hardcover ex-library) SL $5

The Path Between the Seas – The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 by David McCullough $5

The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (hardcover) TQ VT $5

The Chicago Fire, 1871 by Corinne J. Naden (hardcover) $5 each (x3)

The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt SL $4

Addie’s Dakota Winter by Laurie Lawlor TQ VT $3

Dakota Dugout by Ann Turner VT TQ $3

Blizzard by Jim Murphy (hardcover) TQ VT $5

American Girl Kirsten’s Cook Book $4

Kate Shelley Bound for Legend by Robert D San Souci TQ $2 each (x2)

The First Teddy Bear by Helen Kay (hardcover, ex-library) VT $5

Edith Cavell Nurse, Spy, Heroine by Adele De Leeuw (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) VT TQ $6

Landmark America’s First World War by Henry Castor (hardcover, ex-library, taped binding) TQ $4

Landmark Lawrence of Arabia by Alistair MacLean (hardcover) $8

American Girl Meet Samantha TQ $3

If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine SL 4/E TQ $3 each (x6)

The Mayo Brothers by Helen Clapesattle (hardcover) TQ $5 each (x2)

Childhood of Famous Americans Will and Charlie Mayo, Doctor’s Boys by Marie Hammontree (1954 hardcover, ex-library, loose binding) TQ $5

We’ll Race You, Henry, A Story About Henry Ford by Barbara Mitchell TQ VT $3

Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart by Corinne Szabo $4

Amelia and Eleanor go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan VT TQ $4

Eleanor Roosevelt, A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman $4

Franklin Delano Roosevelt by William Wise (hardcover, ex-library) $5

The Spirit of the St. Louis by R. Conrad Stein CoF TQ $4 each (x2)

The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk by Donald J. Sobol TQ $3

First Flight, The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers by George Shea TQ VT $3

Sky Pioneers by Jeanne LeMommier Gardner(hardcover) $3

Up in the Air: Bessie Coleman by Philip S. Hart TQ $4

Sower Billy Sunday, Home Run to Heaven by Robert Allen $4

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret Davidson SL TQ $3

Thomas Alva Edison, Young Inventor by Louis Sabin TQ $3

Profiles in Science for Young People Thomas Edison, The Great American Inventor by Louise Egan TQ $4

Finding the Titanic by Robert D. Ballard $3

The Statue of Liberty by Lucille Recht Penner $2

The Story of the Statue of Liberty by Natalie Miller (hardcover) CoF TQ $4

The Long Way to a New Land by Joan Sandin TQ VT $3 each (x6)

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest TQ $4

Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman TQ $5

Ellis Island Doorway to Freedom by Steven Kroll (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Immigrants, A Library of Congress Book by Martin W. Sandler (hardcover, ex-library) $5

Jane Addams Pioneer of the Hull House (hardcover, Discovery Book, ex-library) TQ $5

Landmark Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel by Katherine Shippen (hardcover w/Mylar) TQ VT $8

Milliken History of Civilization The Industrial Revolution Grades 7-12 $3

The Great Depression by R. Conrad Stein CoF TQ $4

Dust for Dinner by Ann Turner TQ VT $3 each (x2)

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse SL Core 100 TQ $3 each (x2)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor SL 4/E BF TQ VT $3 each (x6)

Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor $3

Blue Willow by Doris Gates SL Core 100 AO BF TQ $4

Orphan Train Rider, One Boy’s True Story by Andrea Warren TQ $4 each (x2)

Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy (hardcover, ex-library w/Mylar jacket) $5

Winston Churchill, Soldier, Statesman, Artist by John B. Severance (hardcover w/jacket) SL $8

In Grandma’s day by Paul Humphrey VT $2 each (x3)

American Girl Meet Kit TQ $2

Holocaust/ WWII

Truman by David McCullough $5 (blue tote #7)

Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank TQ BF VP $4

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan (ex-library) SL AO TQ $3

American Girl Molly’s Craft Book (hardcover, ex-library) $4

I Am A Star, Child of the Holocaust by Inge Auerbacher $3 each (x2)

Landmark Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo by Captain Ted W. Lawson (hardcover) $5

D-Day by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover, ex-library) CoF $4

The Battle for Iwo Jima by Tom McGowen (hardcover, ex-library) CoF $4

Landmark The French Foreign Legion by Wyatt Johnson (hardcover) $15

Modern Times

Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry SL 5/F BF $2

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls TQ VP AO 6 $3

Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Myul Choi SL 5/F BF $3

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White SL 1/B VP $3 each (x2)

Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs SL 3/D TQ $3

Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (hardcover, ex-library w/Mylar jacket) SL $4

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson SL Core 400 $2 each (x2)

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord SL 3/4 D/E BF $3

A Pictorial Life Story of Misty by Marguerite Henry (hardcover, ex-library) $20

Album of Horses by Marguerite Henry SL TQ BF $5

White Stallion of Lipizza by Marguerite Henry SL TQ BF $5

Our First Pony by Marguerite Henry $1

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry SL 2/C TQ BF VP $3 each (x5)

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (hardcover) SL 2/C TQ BF VP $5

Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry $5 (x2)

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry BF AO 3 TQ SL 5/F $3 (x2)

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry BF AO 3 TQ SL 5/F $5

Justin Morgan had a Horse by Marguerite Henry BF TQ SL $3

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry BF TQ SL $3(x2)

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry BF TQ SL $5 each (x2)

Born to Trot by Marguerite Henry (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5 (x2)

Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5 (x2)

Stormy by Marguerite Henry (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

Five O’Clock Charlie by Marguerite Henry (hardcover)$4

Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery AO TQ VP $4

Anne of Windy Poplars by L M Montgomery AO TQ $3

Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery TQ AO $3 each (x3)

Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery (hardcover, ex-library) TQ AO $3

Kilmeny of the Orchard by by L. M. Montgomery $3

Sounder by William H. Armstrong SL Core 100 TQ $3 each (x3)

Rascal by Sterling North TQ SL BF $3 each (x3)

Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Miegs (hardcover ex-library) TQ $3 (x2)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott AO VP VT $4 each (x2)

Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott AO $3

 Alexander Graham Bell by Elizabeth MacLeod $3

A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler TQ $3

Helen Keller – The Story of My Life by Helen Keller - Illustrated Classics comic format $4

Helen Keller’s Teacher by Mickie Davidson TQ VT $3

The Helen Keller Story by Catherine Owens Peare (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library, loose binding) VT $4

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska SL 6/G $3 each (x3)

Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson by Barry Denenberg BF $3 each (x2)

20th Century – The Fifties – Teacher Created Materials $2 (wooden crate)

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy (hardcover ex-library) $3

Childhood of Famous Americans John F. Kennedy (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3

The Story of the Vietnam Memorial by David K. Wright (hardcover ex-library) CoF $4

If you Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King by Ellen Levine TQ VT $3

Young Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Heroine by Anne Benjamin (Troll First Start Biography) TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Thurgood Marshall by Montrew Dunham (ex-library) $3

The Day We Walked on the Moon, A Photo History of Space Exploration by George Sullivan VT $4 each (x3)

The Story of the White House by Kate Waters $4

The Story of White House by Natalie Miller (hardcover) CoF TQ $4

Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents - Gerald R. Ford by Mike Venezia TQ $3

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis SL $3 each (x3)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini BF $4

Basher Five-Two by Captain Scott O’Grady Notgrass $4 each (x2)

Misc. History Resources

A Child’s Story of America by McHugh and Morris VP $4 (x2)

The Handy History Answer Book by Rebecca Nelson $4

Digging and Discovery – Wisconsin Archaeology – The New Badger History Series $3 each (x3)

The Buck Stops Here, The Presidents of the United States by Alice Provensen $4

Geography, Government, Economics, & Social Studies  

Homeschool Ponies Volume 1: Patriotic Patches by Brenda Krames new w/iron on patches $10

Anno’s U.S.A. by Mitsumasa Anno (hardcover, ex-library) $5

Anno’s Journey by Mitsumasa Anno (hardcover, ex-library) $5

Count Your Way Through Africa by Jim Haskins $2

Steck-Vaughn Portraits of America series (new) $10 set of 13 includes:

- Wisconsin
- Pacific Islands
- Alabama
- Delaware
- Idaho
- Indiana
- New York
- North Dakota
- Utah
- Massachusetts
- Virginia
- West Virginia
- California

Basic American Government by Clarence Carson (hardcover) SL Core 300 $15

What Does A Congressman Do? by John Lindsay and Henry B. Gonzalez (hardcover, ex-library w/Mylar jacket) $5

Mitz and Fritz of Germany by Madeline Brandeis (1933 hardcover with jacket) $8

The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide by Maggie Hogan & Cindy Wiggers grades K-12 $8