August 15, 2018

I’ll be the first to admit, while I have been successfully running the Build Your Library business for six years, I still wouldn’t consider myself a “business-woman.” When Build Your Library started with its first 2 full level program offerings, the pricing structure was not necessarily forward thinking. I was at an awkward place. We … Continue reading "New Pricing Restructure"

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August 5, 2018

I hope that you are all having a wonderful and relaxing summer! For the last 9 months or so, I’ve been hard at work on Build Your Library’s third high school program – Level 11 – World History, Part 2, and it’s almost finished and ready to purchase! So we do not further delay our summer … Continue reading "Summer Sale Has Begun!"

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August 1, 2018

Welcome to the tenth installment of the Build Your Library Family Reading Crate! The November 2018 theme is “The Gilded Age”  I’m including four books in our turn of the century, historical-fiction themed box – a picture book for younger children, a middle grade family read aloud, a book for older readers, and a book for … Continue reading "Purchase: Family Reading Crate"

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July 23, 2018

Don’t judge a book by its cover. When I was in the 7th grade, my English teacher assigned us Watership Down by Richard Adams. I remember rolling my eyes as she placed the book on my desk. At this point in my life, I was obsessed with Stephen King, John Saul and other “adult” novels. … Continue reading "Underrated Books – Watership Down"

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May 4, 2018

Request for pictures of your decorated BYL Family Reading Crate! Inspired by one of our customers (Michele M.), we are looking for some pictures of decorated family reading crate boxes for our use with future marketing efforts (webpage, Facebook, etc.). Color in your family, add missing family members, or create another work of art based on … Continue reading "#bylcrateart Contest!"

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May 2, 2018

Come join us at the 2nd Annual Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers Convention at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, July 12-15, 2018! This family-friendly convention will feature over 30 amazing speakers and presenters including NY Times best selling author, Barbara Oakley, scientist, author, and SEA Homeschoolers founder, Blair Lee, Julie Bogart of Bravewriter, and Emily Cook of Build Your Library. There will be a full weekend of workshops and … Continue reading "Secular ...

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April 19, 2018

April 22nd is Earth Day, the annual celebration to inspire awareness about pollution and appreciation for protecting the health of the environment. This is a great reason to get outside, especially if you’ve had a long winter. I know you can probably all enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine today. Hopefully your weather is cooperating. This day marks the anniversary of … Continue reading "Free Earth Day Mini Unit Study"

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February 28, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to again recommend some favorite books that deal with civil rights and famous African Americans. Each Wednesday throughout the month of February I shared a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page. Here is the recap: 2/7/2018: My first book recommendation … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2018"

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February 12, 2018

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 – April 19, 1882) was an English biologist, naturalist and geologist. He was best known for … Continue reading "Happy Darwin Day!"

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January 26, 2018

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 the “art of coziness”. They call it hygge. Hygge is a word technically unable to … Continue reading "Happy, Hygge Homeschooling?"

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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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