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? What about a secular science that is mostly literature based in the elementary years? Well, you have come to the right place! Welcome to Build Your Library Curriculum!
Not unlike you, I am a homeschool mother. I spent years searching for a curriculum that fit my needs, and was sick of having to tweak each program to death to make it work for my family. Then one day, I came to the realization. It would be simpler to just write my own program! That is when Build Your Library was born. I couldn’t possibly be the only one looking for a literature based program that was also secular? So I set to work creating the perfect homeschool curriculum that would fill many needs.
Firstly, I wanted a curriculum that was rich in great literature, but not just old fashioned tomes. Exceptional modern children’s literature for instance, must be included as well. Secondly, I wanted a curriculum that was history based, but didn’t drown your child in historical fiction. In a way that was fun and easy, I wanted to make narration a priority. Plus I wanted a curriculum that used the actual passages from the books you and your children were reading. These should be used as copywork in the elementary years and dictation at the middle school level.
I also wanted to incorporate art study that was connected to history and included fun art projects. In addition, wanted to include science – literature based in the elementary years, and Elemental Science’s logic stage program in the middle school years. It was a tall order – but most importantly, our children deserve this approach.
So here it is, the Build Your Library homeschool curriculum. It took 8 long years. Level 12 will be finished this summer, and after that, our entire K-12 program will be complete. Check out our reviews to see what others have to say about our program.
I hope you will try out a program and join the Build Your Library family. Building young minds, one book at a time!
Current Full Grade Level Products Available for Purchase:
Level 0 – Level 1 – Level 2 – Level 3 – Level 4 – Level 5 – Level 6 – Level 7 – Level 8 – Level 9 – Level 10 – Level 11 – Level 12. (See Levels vs. Grades vs. Ages)
Current Unit Studies – Supplemental Educational Products Available for Purchase:
Harry Potter Literature Unit Studies:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Unit Study, Chamber of Secrets Unit Study, Prisoner of Azkaban Unit Study, Goblet of Fire Unit Study, Order of the Phoenix Unit Study, and Half-Blood Prince Unit Study.
History of Thanksgiving Unit Study
A Jan Brett Christmas Unit Study
Winter Holidays Around the World Unit Study
The Hobbit Unit Study
Darwin and Evolution Unit Study
Sharks! Unit Study
World War II Unit Study
Prehistory Unit Study
Emily Cook is the author and creator of the secular homeschool curriculum Build Your Library, a literature-based K-12 program infused with the teachings of Charlotte Mason. She writes full year lesson plans as well as shorter topical unit studies. Emily has been homeschooling her four children in Southern NH for 15 years. She is passionate about reading aloud to children of all ages and loves to share her love of literature with others. She and her family also makes incredibly dorky videos about homeschooling, books and more on Youtube at ARRRGH! Schooling. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also check out her author page on Amazon.