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December 9, 2018

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s December 2018 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 12/10/18 6:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the beginning, … Continue reading "December 2018 Monthly Newsletter"


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December 7, 2018

Every year I set various reading goals for myself. One of those goals is to try to complete a categorical reading challenge list. Read a book that has been adapted into a movie Read a story based in mythology Read a book released this year etc. I’ve done several of the popular ones over the … Continue reading "2019 Build Your Library Reading Challenge"


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December 5, 2018

Have you ever noticed the wide-spread use of “light” in December’s winter holiday celebrations? As we approach the Winter Solstice, colorful lights and candles often have symbolic meanings as well as their welcome bit of cheer – whether it is a public Tree Lighting Ceremony or candles within your own dwelling. Are you celebrating any … Continue reading "Lighting Up Your Long Winter Nights"


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December 3, 2018

Welcome to the 13th installment of the Build Your Library Family Reading Crate! The January 2019 theme is “We Need a Shero!” – Not just for girls, I’m including at least four books in our strong female characters themed box – a picture book for younger children, a middle grade family read aloud, a book for older … Continue reading "Purchase: Family Reading Crates"


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November 19, 2018

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s November 2018 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 11/19/18 6:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the beginning, … Continue reading "November 2018 Monthly Newsletter"


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November 18, 2018

It’s my favorite time of year! The air is crisp, we’re bundled up in fuzzy socks and cozy sweaters, and my children and I are baking up a storm! There’s just something so homey and warm about a Christmas tree and holiday lights. It makes me want to snuggle on the couch with a good … Continue reading "Shop Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!"


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November 16, 2018

I am so thrilled to announce that our sixth installment of the Harry Potter unit studies is finished and ready to purchase! Half-Blood Prince happens to be one of my favorites in the series, mainly because I love getting backstory and this novel is chock-full of it! Harry is back at Hogwarts for his sixth … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"


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October 22, 2018

Thanksgiving is a bit of a controversial holiday. There are many, many books and resources on the market to help you teach it to your children, but by and large, those books and resources focus on a mythology rather than the actuality of the English coming to America. How much should we teach our young … Continue reading "My Favorite Thanksgiving Books for Younger Children"


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October 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love the fall colors, the cooler temperatures, and of course, all that delicious food! We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth Rock. After a rough start, they were saved by the Natives who then celebrated with … Continue reading "Unit Study: The History of Thanksgiving"


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October 15, 2018

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s October 2018 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the beginning, here are the main topics in this … Continue reading "October 2018 Monthly Newsletter"


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Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history?

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