I make it a goal to keep the curriculum up-to-date to the best of my ability. Most updates will be replacing out-of-print or difficult to find titles, but occasionally I write more extensive revisions, such as when I completely rewrote Levels 5 and 6 last year. This year, in 2021 and beyond, I plan on … Continue reading "Update Schedule and News"
For many years, Build Your Library had used the Story of the World series (SOTW) as history spines for BYL Level 1 – The Ancient World and BYL Level 2 – The Medieval World. At the time those levels were written, SOTW was one of the best comprehensive narrative history texts on the market for … Continue reading "Build Your Library’s “Quest” for a World History Spine"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s July 2021 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 7/1/21 8:30 AM EST] [ July 1, 2021 ] – “BYL July 2021 Video Newsletter“ – Welcome to our July … Continue reading "July 2021 Monthly Newsletter"
What makes a good summer read? Is it a book that takes place during the summer months? One that evokes the feeling of freedom and fun that summer captures? Maybe it’s a book that takes place at your favorite summer destination, a travel story or a fluffy beach read. Even if your summer vacation … Continue reading "10 Books to Read For a Summer Escape!"
Welcome to the 19th installment of the Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club! The July 2021 theme is “Science with a Dash of Magic.” This month’s selection is a beautiful story about a girl recovering from the loss of her twin by delving into the research project he left behind. It’s the perfect read-aloud … Continue reading "Purchase: Read Aloud Book Club Pack"
I hope that you are all having a wonderful and relaxing summer! I know you probably just finished, but the new homeschooling year is just around the corner. We kicked off the savings a bit early to give you plenty of time to get ready. Stock up on all your curriculum needs now! For the … Continue reading "Summer Sale Has Begun!"
Maurice Sendak is widely considered to be one of the most important children’s book authors and illustrators of the 20th century. And though he died in 2012 at the age of 83, today would be his 93rd birthday! Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 to Polish-Jewish immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn. He … Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s June 2021 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 6/1/21 8:30 AM EST] [ June 1, 2021 ] – “BYL June 2021 Video Newsletter“ – Welcome to our June … Continue reading "June 2021 Monthly Newsletter"
We would like to introduce one of our latest projects: History Book by Book (HBBB). HBBB is a standalone website that can be used in conjunction with your Build Your Library studies, or completely on its own. It is designed for both students and parents to find history-related book recommendations of all historical topics and … Continue reading "History Book by Book!"
I don’t know about you, but at some point all four of my children have gone through a dinosaur phase. For one, it was a passion that lasted for many years. Over the course of these obsessions, we have collected an obscene number of books about dinosaurs and prehistory. There are so many fantastic books … Continue reading "Unit Study: Prehistory"