Monday, November 30, 2015

BF Modern American & World History Term One Review....

After finishing our first term of the 2015-2016 school year, I thought I'd give an update on the Beautiful Feet Modern American and World History study we're using.   Part way through the term, I gave an introduction/overview of the program.  Since, we finished up the term on lesson twenty-seven.  I originally scheduled history three days per week, hoping to finish the term with lesson thirty-six.  However, the assigned readings are very long so I had to split some of the lessons over two days.  At this point, it looks as though the study may take more than one school year to complete unless we add history a fourth day per week.

So far, the books have been wonderful!  We've read five books in their entirety, including: Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt, The Perilous Road by William O. Steele, a Frederick Douglass substitution, Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson, and Theodore Roosevelt by Genevieve Foster.  We've also read assigned chapters of A Child's First Book of American History by Earl Schenck Miers.

As noted, I did substitute one book.  The BF study uses Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass.  However, after reading aloud the Preface and a Letter, I could see the kids were not ready for it.  After a bit of research, I opted to substitute Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom by Margaret Davidson.  I think Douglass' original Narrative... is fabulous, but I felt it was more suited for upper middle school or high school.  The kids will definitely be reading it at some point down the road.  For now, Davidson's book was a good fit!

Here is a narration Riley wrote after we read Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom...
Frederick Bailey was born in February 1818, no one knows the exact date, he was a slave.  Frederick wanted to be free.  He decided to run away to the north.  Frederick disguised himself as a sailor and got aboard a train.  He rode the train to New York.  He found a safe house there.  While in New York, Frederick got married.  He and his new wife moved to Massachusetts.  Frederick changed his last name to Douglass to be safe from slave catchers.  He was an abolitionist.  He fought for freedom for the millions of slaves that were not free yet.  He and his wife Anna, and their five children, ran a safe house on the Underground Railroad.  Frederick gave many speeches against slave owners and even talked to President Lincoln.  He died February 20, 1895.  He was seventy-seven years old.  
The kids are not loving A Child's First Book of American History.  However, I think it does a great job of filling in the gaps.  It's sort of a spine book and Daugherty's illustration are a treat.  Across Five Aprils is still my favorite with Foster's Theodore Roosevelt falling second.  We learned a great deal about Roosevelt from this Initial Biography.  I highly recommend it and am thrilled to see Beautiful Feet bring it back in print!

Overall, the study is going well.  History is still the kids favorite subject.  Below are a few more samples of their notebook pages....

Today, we are back from break, starting term two with The Wright Brothers, Pioneers of American Aviation by Quentin Reynolds.  I haven't done much reading on the Wright brothers and am looking forward to learning more about them :)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Book Sale....

It's official!!  We're offering a four day book sale starting today, Black Friday, Nov 27 and ending Monday, Nov 30th.  Purchase any book priced $2 or greater and take $1 off that book.  Purchase five books, that's a $5 savings....ten books, $10!!  You get the point, the greater the purchase, the greater the savings!   Here are the lists....

Please send questions, comments, or requests via the contact form on the right.  Prices do not include shipping.  I accept PayPal and ship anywhere in the U.S. via media mail.  

By the way, if you need suggestions for a chronological living book history study, check out A Visual American History Timeline of Books.  

Thanks for your consideration,

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

George Washington Carver, A Life in Poems....

Last month, we read Carver, a life in poems by Marilyn Nelson as part of the Beautiful Feet Modern American and World History study.  It's a biography of George Washington Carver written as a collection of poems.

From the jacket flap...
Carver was born a slave in Missouri about 1864 and was raised by the childless white couple who had owned his mother.  In 1877 he left home in search of an education, eventually earning a master's degree... 
Carver was quite an amazing man!   In 1877, he was invited by Booker T. Washington to start the agriculture department at Tuskegee Institute.  It was here, that he spent his life seeking solutions to the poverty among landless black farmers.  He was a humble, yet determined botanist and inventor with a bent for art and music.  He was also a gifted teacher that touched the lives of many.

At first glance, one might think Nelson's book is simplistic or for younger students.  On the contrary, there is much depth here and the content in a couple of the poem's includes advanced topics, as in a scene from Goliath regarding a lynching that was particularly graphic.  The Sweet-Hearts also references a suicide.

I had never read a collection of biographical poetry before.  It was interesting.  Now, having read through it once and getting the hang of it, I think it would behoove me to go back and reread it at a later date for more understanding.

All in all, Carver, a life in poems, seems a fitting choice to learn about the life of George Washington Carver.  There are black and white photos throughout the book and dated historic notes at the bottom of several poems.  Carver grew up in a time of great racial injustice.  Throughout which, he made significant contributions to society.   Nelson's collection of poems shows the complexity of Carver's life and times.

Monday, November 23, 2015

'The Story' Bible Study...

Have you seen the Journal and Doodle Bible Studies created by Kari Denker at Stone Soup for Five?  They look amazing!!  I was first introduced to Kari's site and doodle drawings, I believe, through a post by Mystie Winckler at Simplified Organization.  Then I watched their Bullet Journal Workshop and really wanted to try it.  I've been doing a bit of research and am considering a bullet journal for the new year.

In my research, I watched several videos at Kari's YouTube Channel.  I was especially inspired by the Journal and Doodle Through the Bible Q&A.  I am so intrigued by the bible doodles and wanted to start now.  So when I recently began a new bible study with a wonderful group of ladies from church, I set out to doodle my way through it.

We're reading The Story by Randy Frazee.  Each week we have assigned reading and then come together for a time of fellowship and discussion after watching a short video segment.  As I'm reading throughout the week, I journal/doodle through The Story.  I must confess, I was very nervous about beginning.  I'm a little OCD and was worried about "screwing it up".  I didn't have any special supplies and don't really have the funding to go buy any.  In the end, I figured if it didn't meet my expectations, I could just throw it away so I decided to start with things we had around the house.  I chose a simple composition notebook, adding a label to cover "College Ruled" and all that jazz.

Like in a bullet journal, I started my bible journal with an index.  I intend to go back when the journal is full and fill in the page numbers with a brief description of what's on each page.  This could make for an easy reference in future studies.

I left approx. three blank pages for the index, before starting in with my first bible journal doodles...

I'm actually really excited about the way it's turning out.  Sometimes, I read and get distracted, forgetting what I read.  Bible journaling has helped me to slow down and ponder God's Word.  I use the journal to not only doodle, but to copy Scripture passages, and bullet points about each story.

By the way, today, Kari is releasing a new Advent study called, The Promises, Old Testament Prophecies and Their Fulfillment in Christ.  I can't wait to take a closer look!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

2015-2016 Term 1 Review...

We finished up term one of our 2015-2016 school year this week.  I'm really looking forward to having next week off! Overall it went well, but there are a few things I'm changing, namely our Bible study.  We also finished up a couple subjects so I'm working to fill in gaps. Here's the lowdown...

Circle Time (Family Study)

Beautiful Feet Modern American & World History (3 days/week)
TruthQuest History for Young Americans II & III (supplement)

I was hoping to get through 3 lessons per week in the BF Modern American guide.  However, the assigned readings are quite long, especially in addition to our other readings so two lessons per week became the reality.  I will write more about this in a separate post. And, truth be told, I rarely cracked the TQ History guide. Since we were having trouble finishing our BF history reading, there was no need to add more. We will continue with the BF study with a goal of 2-3 lessons per week, using the TQ guide for reference.   

Bible Study
TruthQuest History - Beginnings (4 days/week)
Herein is Love, Genesis, A Commentary for Children by Nancy Ganz (3/4 days/week)

This study completely fell by the wayside around week four of the term.  A combination of the Bible, Beginnings, and commentary was overkill.  The kids would rather read straight from the Bible and forgo all the commentary...surprise, surprise (ahem).  

Church History
Peril & Peace, Volume 1: Chronicles of the Ancient Church by Mindy and Brandon Withrow (supplement)
Trial & Triumph by Richard M. Hannula (2 days/week)

Once again, reading from both proved to be too much.  We will continue to read from Trial and Triumph two days per week, scrapping the Withrow series.  

Missionary Study
Hero Tales & YWAM missionary books by Benge (1 day/week)

We started by reading about Dietrich Bonhoeffer from Hero Tales.  After completion, we started listening to a YWAM audio on George Muller.  We are enjoying it!  We listen to a chapter a week while traveling to choir.  When this book is finished, we'll listen to another biography.  

I shared my notebook regarding Charlotte Mason's method on teaching Knowledge of God a couple of weeks ago.  From now on, we will stick to Charlotte's plan for Bible Study including reading directly from the Bible, continuing Trial and Triumph for church history as well as some sort of missionary story.

Composer Study - Johannes Brahms (1st term - 1 day/week)
The Young Brahms by Sybil Deucher

We finished this excellent book!  I hope to rotate to an artist study for Term Two.

Beautiful Feet History of Science (2 days/week)

It's going well!  You can read more here.  

Natural History
Wild Animals I Have Known by Seton (1st term - 1 day/week)

So far, we read half the book which included four animals.  We will continue this into Term Two, finishing up the final four animals.  

Beautiful Feet Geography (finish from last year - 1st term - Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling - 1 day/week)

We finished Minn, which concluded our Beautiful Feet Geography study.  I will be writing a separate post on this wonderful program.  I'm looking into a CM type geography study to finish out the school year.  This will include map work for North America and possibly a state study of Wisconsin.  I'm still working out the details, but will let you know what I come up with.

Timoleon (finish from last year - 1st term - 1 day/week)

We have one lesson left of Timoleon and then will continue the second term with the comparison of Aemilius Paulus.

Picture Study
Nature Study

The kids (mostly Riley) completed a weekly nature study on their own.  We did not do anything for picture study or health.  As mentioned above, I plan to replace our composer study with a picture/artist study for Term Two.  I've also decided to hold off on health until next year when we study the human body for science. 

RileyAnn Year 6 

Alexander Graham Bell Invents the Telephone by Katherine Shippen
Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt by George Grant 
Captains Courageous by Kipling

Riley finished the above three titles this term.  I have chosen three new titles for Term Two.  She will also continue to read from the following three titles throughout the school year until they are completed:

The Story of Mankind by Van Loon
Story of the World 4 by Susan Wise Bauer
Apologia Land Animals of the Sixth Day

She finished her study of Robert Frost using a book from the Poetry for Young People series and will start a new poet in Term Two. 

When I backed out of  Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts for Riley, I decided to plug in Simply Charlotte Mason's new Using Language Well.  It's an English and grammar program with writing points to aid in written narration/composition.  It accompanies their Spelling Wisdom program.   Riley is also still working through All About Spelling.

She is absolutely loving Simply Charlotte Mason Business Math - Pet Store!  As a matter of fact, she's nearly done so I'm looking at what to do next.  She's also working through the Life of Fred series and Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales by Theoni Pappas.  

Ruben Year 5

Ruben is working his way through Story of the World 4 by Susan Wise Bauer on audio.  He listens to the assigned chapters on the way to tutoring.  I am looking into books I can assign him to read on his own for the second and third term.

He is also studying Using Language Well & Spelling Wisdom by Simply Charlotte Mason.  It's been a very gentle introduction to English so far.  I have not started a formal spelling program with him yet because I don't want to interfere or cause confusion with his tutoring at the Children's Dyslexia Center.

Ruben also finished Poetry for Young People - Walt Whitman so we'll start a new poet for second term.

For math, he was using ST Math and Life of Fred.  However, ST is not working out for him.  He loves Fred, but I'm not confident that it's enough.  Once again, I'm researching math for both our kiddos.  

In summary, the books we read together this term include:

The Young Brahms by Sybil Deucher
Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling
**Trial & Triumph by Richard Hannula
**Hero Tales, Volume II
**A Child's First Book of American History by Earl Schenck Miers
Buffalo Bill by D'Aulaire
**Wild Animals I Have Known by Seton
**George Muller by Janet & Geoff Benge
DaVinci by Mike Venezia
Frederick Douglas Fights for Freedom by Margaret Davidson
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Theodore Roosevelt by Genevieve Foster

** Denotes books we didn't read in their entirety. 

In addition, we saw the play Alice and Wonderland, went on a church hayride, participated in the 5th/6th Grade Socratic Book Club I'm leading, and visited Sea Life Aquarium.  The kids take part in a homeschool choir and we attended a few field trips including a Civil War presentation and a hydro plant tour. Now that I'm looking back, I conclude it was great term!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Findings: Attitude and Organization, Explaining the CM Method, Free Gift for Reading, Stories of Gratitude....

I listened to this podcast last weekend, Cultivating the Lovely Podcast 002: Attitude and Organization with Mystie Winckler   Pam and Mystie brought up many good points.

Sonya Shafer posted a great and timely article on Explaining the Charlotte Mason Method to Your Relatives.   It looks like she'll be following up with another post on how to handle the naysayers.  You know these conversations often come up at the holidays.

A friend sent me this link on how Kids can earn free T-shirts and certificates from MENSA for reading.  The book lists actually look good with many classics and living books.  They would make an excellent reference for free reading or library lists.

Have you met Nick Vujicic at Attitude is Altitude?  He was born with no limbs and suffered from depression early on until giving his life to God.  His story is remarkable!  I found him at this Stories of Gratitude website.

Speaking of gratitude, look at this kissable face....

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Along Came Galileo...

As part of our Beautiful Feet History of Science study, I read aloud Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick.  It was an excellent follow-up to Bendick's Archimedes and the Door of Science.  Bendick's books give a historical as well as science based understanding of her subjects.

In Along Came Galileo, Bendick gives a biographical account of Galileo Galilei's life from the time of his birth to the time of his death.  At the end of each chapter is a quote from Galileo.  One difference between Along Came Galileo and Archimedes and the Door of Science is the experiments.  Archimedes had experiments built in.  Galileo did not.

Overall, I thought Bendick's book was an enjoyable read.  Galileo asked questions and found answers to many scientific issues.  He was not only a scientist, but an inventor, astronomer, and author that was ahead of his time.

Below are some notebooking pages the kids completed throughout our reading...

Monday, November 16, 2015

November Living Book Sale List: Literature, Poetry, Fairy Tales, & Five in a Row...

Today, I bring you the most updated list of literature, poetry, and Five in a Row books I have for sale.  Some are picture books and some are chapter books.  Many are classics.  I've tried to denote hardcovers.  I also used codes to show books used by particular homeschool publishers/curricula where applicable, but don't get hung up on divisions: 
SL – Sonlight
AO – Ambleside Online
SCM – Simply Charlotte Mason
BF – Beautiful Feet
WP – Winter Promise
VP – Veritas Press
MFW – My Father’s World

Feel free to take a look at the Language Arts list for supplemental pieces to accompany your literature study.  Also, here's the updated History list from last week.  Charlotte Mason said, "...the study of Literature goes pari passu with that of History."  Pari passu meaning with equal pace or progress; side by side. 

Prices do not reflect shipping. I accept PayPal and ship media mail anywhere in the U.S.  Please send questions, comments, and requests through the contact form on the right.  We own duplicate copies of most of these books and have read several.  I'm happy to make recommendations if you need them.  Once I have your list, I will package and weigh books and send you a total price for payment.

Thanks so much for your consideration,

Five in a Row

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown BFIAR BF $3

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown BFIAR $3

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (hardcover) Vol. 2 AO BF $4

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf Vol. 2 AO BF $4 each

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

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully Vol. 2 AO BF $4

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran Vol. 4 AO BF $4

Misc. Chapter & Picture Books – Classics & Living Books

Raggedy Ann, A Thank You, Please, and I Love You Book by Norah Smaridge (hardcover) $1

Raggedy Ann and Rags (hardcover) $2

Sailing with the Wind by Thomas Locker (hardcover- fabulous illustrations) $3

Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (hardcover) FIAR Author BF $5

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham (FIAR author – hardcover) $3 each

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

A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman FIAR author $3

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats FIAR author $3

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

Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelman FIAR author $2

The Little Fire Engine by Lois Lenski (1946 hardcover) $6

Bored - Nothing to Do! by Peter Spier $3

Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier (hardcover) $3

London Bridge is Falling Down by Peter Spier (hardcover) $3

McBroom Tells the Truth by Sid Fleischman (hardcover) $2

McBroom and the Great Race by Sid Fleischman (hardcover) $2

Febold Feboldson, The Fix-it Farmer by Carol Beach York $1

The Girl Who Helped Thunder – Folktales of the World retold by Bruchac (hardcover) $3

Treasure Island by Robert L. Stevenson – Educator Classic Library (1968 hardcover) SL Core 200 VP $3

Caleb’s Story by Patricia MacLachlan $2

More Perfect than the Moon by Patricia MacLachlan $2

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan (hardcover – gorgeous illustrations) $2

Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb by James Herriot (hardcover w/jacket) $4

Blossom Comes Home by James Herriot (hardcover w/jacket) $4

The Market Square Dog by James Herriot (hardcover) $4

The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola (hardcover) $3

Journey Cake, Ho! By Ruth Sawyer (1953 hardcover) $6

Cranberry Birthday by Wende & Harry Devlin (hardcover) $6

Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman $2

The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous $2

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema $2

How a Book is Made by Aliki (hardcover) $3

Manners by Aliki (hardcover) $4

Snow Day by Betsy Maestro $1

Bedtime for Francis by Russell Hoban $1 each

A Bargain for Francis by Russell Hoban (hardcover) $1

The Ant and the Elephant by Bill Peet $3

The Wump World by Bill Peet (hardcover) $3

Mooncake by Frank Asch $2

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni $3

Father Bear Comes Home by Else Holmelund Minarik $2

Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna by Nancy White Carlstrom $1

Big Anthony and the Magic Ring by Tomie dePaola (hardcover) $3

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward (1952 hardcover) $3

My Friend Mac by Lynd Ward $4

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco (hardcover) $4

April’s Kitten by Clare Turlay Newberry $3

The Little Goat by Judy Dunn $2

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag $3

Hans Brinker – or- The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge Troll Illustrated Classics $2

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and Other Farmyard Tales by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $5

The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) VP FIAR author $5 each

Peter Rabbit and Other Stories by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $5

The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse and Other Mouse Stories by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $5

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $2 each

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

The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $2

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $2

The Tale of Mr. Tod by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $2

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter FIAR author $2

The Iliad retold by Nick McCarty, illustrated by Victor Ambrus $4 each

The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer retold by Alfred Church (hardcover) $6

The Real Mother Goose SL $3

The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle (hardcover) $4

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle $3

Many Moons by James Thurber $2

A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman MFW $2

Blaze and the Forest Fire by C. W. Anderson $3 each

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak $3

Once When I Was Scared by Helen Clare Pittman $2

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (hardcover) $3

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving retold and illustrated by Will Moses (hardcover) $4

The Golden Book of Poems for the Very Young selected by Louis Untermeyer (hardcover) $2

The Hopeful Trout and Other Limericks by John Ciardi SL 3/D $2

An Arkful of Animals selected by William Cole SL 3/D $2

Poetry for Young People Animal Poems $4

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

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

All the Small Poems and Fourteen More by Valerie Worth SL $3

Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field (illustrated) $4

The Complete Poetical Works of James Whitcomb Riley (hardcover w/Mylar dust jacket) $3

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost & Untermeyer (hardcover) $4

Lorna Doone by R D Blackmore (hardcover) AO8 $3

William Holmes McGuffey, Schoolmaster to the Nation by Dolores P. Sullivan (hardcover) $1

McGuffey and His Readers by John H. Westerhoff III $1

Native Son by Richard Wright (hardcover) $3

Native Son by Richard Wright $2

The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis AO 4 $2 each

The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis (hardcover) AO $2

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis AO 7/9 SL 300 $4

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis AO 9/10/11 SL 200 $4

Miracles, A Preliminary Study by C. S. Lewis $4

Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey $2 each

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck $2 each

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck $2

The Pearl by John Steinbeck $2

East of Eden by John Steinbeck $2

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (hardcover) $3

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer $2

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson SL AO 4 $2 each

The Boxcar Children Snowbound Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner – Book 13 $2

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

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George SL Core 400 $3 each

Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep SL Core 100 $3

Dragonwings by Laurence Yep $3

The Star Fisher by Laurence Yep $2

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (hardcover) SL 1/2/B/C TQ $5

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski SL 1/2/B/C TQ $4

Blue Ridge Billy by Lois Lenski $8

Cotton in my Sack by Lois Lenski $8

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggins TQ AO5 $3

Heidi by Johanna Spyri AO2 VP $3

M. C. Higgins the Great by Virginia Hamilton $2

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays by Henry David Thoreau VP AO 12 $1

26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie DePaola Old SL $2

All Alone by Claire Huchet Bishop $2

Abigail Takes the Wheel by Avi $2

The Wreck of Ethie by Hilary Hyland $2

Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger SL5/F $3

The Tough Winter by Robert Lawson $2

Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson AO 4 $2

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

Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter AO 8 $3

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin SL 6/G $2 each

The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall SL Core 200 $3

Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (hardcover) SL 3/D $3 each

The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell (hardcover) $3

Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell SL $3

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain SL Core 400 VP AO $3

The Adventure of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain SL Core 100 VP AO $3 each

The Prince and the Pauper by by Mark Twain AO 5/6 $3 each

Mandie and the Secret tunnel #1 by Lois Gladys Leppard $2

Mandie and the Cherokee Legend #2 by Lois Gladys Leppard $2

Onion John by Joseph Krumgold $2

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

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens SL 7/H AO10 VP $3

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens SL VP AO $3 each

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (hardcover) AO7 $2

Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens AO 8 $3

Hard Times by Charles Dickens $2

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

Selected Tales and Poems by Edgar Allen Poe (hardcover) $3

Tales of Suspense by Edgar Allen Poe (hardcover) $3

Whose Promised Land? The Continuing Crisis Over Israel and Palestine by Colin Chapman $3

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois (hardcover) SL 2/C VP $3

Eddie’s Menagerie by Carolyn Haywood $2

Betsy’s Little Star by Carolyn Haywood $3

Back to School with Betsy by Carolyn Haywood (hardcover) $4

“B” is for Betsy by Carolyn Haywood (hardcover) $4

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit AO 2 $3

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson AO 4 VP $3

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

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson SL Core 200 AO 10 VP $3

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson SL AO 10 VP $4 each

The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik AO 3.5 $3

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

Lord of the Flies by William Golding SL 530 AO 11/12 $3

A Voice in the Wind by Kathryn Lasky (Starbuck Family Adventure) $2

Barron’s Shakespeare Made Easy – Romeo & Juliet SL 200 VP $3

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare AO VP $3

Macbeth by William Shakespeare VP $3

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Folger Library) AO VP $3

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (hardcover) SL 4/E AO 4 $5 each

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright SL 4/E AO 4 $3

Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright AO 3 $3

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (hardcover) AO 2 $4 each

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte SL Core 200 AO VP $3 each

Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte SL AO 10 $3

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

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney AO 3.5 $3 each

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 (hardcover) SL 5/E VP $3 each

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

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

Aesop’s Fables retold by Ann McGovern VP $3

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken SL 5/E $3

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie SL Core 530 VP AO 1 $3

Silas Marner by George Eliot AO 10 MFW $2

Brian’s Hunt by Gary Paulsen $3

Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen (hardcover w/Mylar dust jacket) $3

A Christmas Sonata by Gary Paulsen $2

Schoolhouse in the Woods by Rebecca Caudill (1949 hardcover) $5

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I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris MFW $3

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Star of Light by Patricia St. John (original 1953) $8

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The Sea Wolf by Jack London (hardcover) $3

White Fang by Jack London (hardcover) $3

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The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer by Alfred Church (hardcover) $6

The Republic by Plato $3

A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer $1

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown $1

Stanley’s Christmas Adventure by Jeff Brown $1

Hoofbeats: Book 1, Katie and the Mustang by Kathleen Duey $1

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan $2

Ride a Northbound Horse by Richard Wormser $1

Earthquake by Matt Christopher $1

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

1984 by George Orwell VP $3

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley AO SL Core 300 VP $3

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde $2

The Secret of Crossbone Hill by Wilson Gage (hardcover) $1

Mystery in Little Tokyo by Frank Bonham (hardcover) $1

A Look of Eagles by Barbara Berry (hardcover) $1

Emergency! 10-33 on channel 11! By Hilary Milton (hardcover) $1

Pursuit in the French Alps by Paul-Jacques Bonzon (hardcover) $1

The Secrets of Saturday Cover by Barbee Oliver Carleton (hardcover) $1

Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine by Williams & Abrashkin (hardcover) $1

Blitz by Hetty Burlingame Beatty (hardcover) $1

Mr. Coverlet’s Magicians by Mary Nash (hardcover) $1

The Big Tusker by Arthur Catherall (hardcover) $1

The Search for Belle Prater by Ruth White (hardcover) $1

Mrs. Wappinger’s Secret by Florence Hightower (hardcover) $1

Windsong by Lynn Hall (hardcover) $1

Four of a Kind by Patti Sherlock (hardcover) $1

A Dash of Pepper by Thelma Harrington Bell (hardcover) $1

The Happy Hollisters, On a River Trip by Jerry West (hardcover) $2

The Classic Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales retold by Sheila Black (hardcover) $2

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Twenty Stories illustrated by Arthur Rackham (hardcover) $3 each

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges (hardcover) $8

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley AO 10 SL $3

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells $2

In His Steps by Charles Sheldon MFW $3

More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell AO 7 SL $3

Hinds’ Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard $5

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (hardcover) $4

How Should We Then Live? By Francis A. Schaeffer AO10 $6

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

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The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth $3

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-       Bambi
-       King Arthur and his Knights
-       Lassie – Come Home
-       Oliver Twist
-       The Little Lame Prince
-       Daniel Boone – Wilderness Scout
-       Big Red
-       Under the Lilacs

Remembered by Tamera Alexander $2

Too Long a Stranger by Janette Oke $2

Fatal Harvest by Catherine Palmer $2

The Perfect Life by Robin Lee Hatcher $2

Sister of Holmes County by Wanda Brunstetter – 3 in 1 hardcover $5

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-       The Storekeeper’s Daughter
-       The Quilter’s Daughter
-       The Bishop’s Daughter

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-       The Preacher’s Daughter
-       The Englisher
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