November 16, 2018

Release scheduled for November 19, 2018   Thanks!           Harry Potter Unit Study Frequently Asked Questions: Do we have to start with the Sorcerer’s Stone unit study, or can we jump in at any of the books? Yes and no. While these unit studies are semi-standalone if they had to be, they are … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"


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October 31, 2018

Welcome to the twelfth installment of the Build Your Library Family Reading Crate! The December 2018 theme is “Happy Holidays!”  I’m including four books in our holiday-fiction themed box – a picture book for younger children, a middle grade family read aloud, a book for older readers, and a book for you, the parent! These books … Continue reading "Purchase: Family Reading Crates"


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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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October 8, 2018

We ran a quick weekend flash sale on our popular Family Reading Crates, but decided to extend for the rest of the week until this Friday, October 12. Using the discount code BOXBLOWOUT, take an additional $5.00 off all of our previously released Family Reading Crates. Pre-orders for next month’s “The Gilded Age” FRC are … Continue reading "BOXBLOWOUT Sale: $5 off April through October Family Reading Crates"


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September 18, 2018

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s September 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 "September 2018 Monthly Newsletter"


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August 25, 2018

This past week I ran a series of articles helping you (and me!) get ready for the new school year. Personally, I love this time of year – like Anne Shirley, I excitedly look forward to a whole new year with no mistakes in it yet. We collect our materials, plan our schedules and get … Continue reading "Back to “Home” School Series (B2HS)"


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August 24, 2018

This is the 5th and final post in my Back to “Home” School blog series. So far this week, I’ve given advice to the new homeschooling mother, helped you to get your school materials organized, and given you tips to avoid burnout, and shown you a variety of ways to make your own timeline. Today … Continue reading "B2HS: Tips for a Great First Day"


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August 23, 2018

 This is the 4th post in my Back to “Home” School blog series. So far this week, I’ve given advice to the new homeschooling mother, helped you to get your school materials organized, and given you tips to avoid burnout. Today we’re going to talk about timelines! Timelines are essential when it comes to showing … Continue reading "B2HS: Build Your Own Timeline 101"


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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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