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Happy Darwin Day!

Today is Darwin Day (February 12), a day to celebrate scientific ingenuity and bravery. Charles Darwin was just one of many scientists who strove to change the way people think about the world. Charles Robert Darwin, (February 12, 1809 – … Continue reading

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Purchase: Family Reading Crate

Welcome to the third installment of the Build Your Library Family Reading Crate! The March 2018 theme is Goblins, Magic and Fantasy, Oh My! I’m including four books in this box – a picture book for younger children, a family read aloud, … Continue reading

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Happy, Hygge Homeschooling?

Have you ever wondered why Denmark is considered one of the happiest countries in the world? Especially during the winter months, you wouldn’t expect such a cold, dreary place to be so cheerful. And yet, the Danish people have mastered … Continue reading

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#bylcrateselfie Contest!

Request for pictures of you with your BYL Family Reading Crate! We are looking for some pictures of you with your reading crate box for our use with future marketing efforts (webpage, Facebook, etc.). If you would like to participate, … Continue reading

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Skip this book.

Every book that has been scheduled into Build Your Library products has been specially curated for a specific purpose. It has been pre-read, evaluated and assigned to be read aloud by the parent or read independently by your child in … Continue reading

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Read everyday. I love books.

We use several reoccurring phases at Build Your Library. If you have purchased one of our new Family Reading crates, you will find them printed on the sides of the box. “Read everyday.” “I love books.” Our catch phrase “Building … Continue reading

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Build Your Library on Tour 2018

Its that time of year again when we can start to announce our 2018 travel plans so you can try to attend a secular homeschool convention and catch Build Your Library in person. So far, we have 2 conference appearances scheduled. We will update this … Continue reading

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2018 Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader’s Choice award

For the fourth year in a row, Build Your Library has been nominated for the Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader’s Choice awards! While I am not particularly one for receiving accolades, I really do appreciate being able to describe Build Your … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I am very excited to announce the next installment in our Harry Potter unit study series! It’s time to head back to Hogwarts for Harry’s fifth year in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This year Harry has … Continue reading

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Levels vs. Grades vs. Ages

When we started Build Your Library, we adopted the “standard” public school style naming conventions, such as Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, etc. Of course, there is no “standard” in homeschooling, but those grade levels seemed appropriate at the time. … Continue reading

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