May 28, 2020

If you follow a traditional school schedule, then you are at the conclusion of another homeschool year! You did it! Give yourself a moment to celebrate! While the past 9 or 10 months are still fresh in your mind, now is the perfect time to reflect on this school year. Was this your first year, … Continue reading "12 Step End of the Year Homeschool Wrap Up"


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May 25, 2020

If you are new to Build Your Library, you might find it overwhelming when deciding where to start. Should you go with your child’s grade level? Or just begin at the beginning so you won’t miss out on any of the fantastic literature selections? If you are homeschooling multiple ages should you combine them in … Continue reading "What Level Should I Choose?"


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May 18, 2020

The core of Build Your Library’s literature-based homeschool curriculum is a  stack of great quality books. Building young minds, one book at a time! But how do you acquire all of these books? Some of the larger curriculum companies provide a one-box solution where they ship you the entire year’s worth of books all at … Continue reading "How to Source Books for Build Your Library"


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May 16, 2020

Homeschooling has always been an option, it just hasn’t always been a viable choice for all families to consider. But now, at least temporarily, nearly every family in America is effectively a “homeschooling family.” We just saw a RealClear Opinion Research poll released their finding that suggests 40% of families may be more likely to … Continue reading "Turning Temporary “School at Home” to Permanent “Homeschooling”"


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May 13, 2020

This is it! The final book in the series! I’m so excited to share this final Harry Potter unit with all of you! It has all been leading to this…Harry Potter vs. Voldemort. “Neither can live while the other survives...” Harry, Ron, and Hermione are off on an epic quest to find and destroy Voldemort’s … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"


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May 2, 2020

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s May 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 05/04/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "May 2020 Monthly Newsletter"


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April 22, 2020

The 23rd day of April was William Shakespeare’s day of birth (1564), which consequentially is the day that gent hath kicked thy bucket 52 years anon in 1616. It hath eke been dubbed “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.” In the present day’s blog posteth, I has’t ev’rything thee needeth to knoweth in ‘rd’r to bray out! … Continue reading "Talk Like Shakespeare Day"


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April 19, 2020

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. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary … Continue reading "Earth Day Mini Unit Study"


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April 6, 2020

Recently, we wrote a blog post about Homeschool Tips for Traditionally Non-Homeschooling Families. In that article, I discussed how to school your children at home during the COVID-19 quarantine while normal technological advances still exist. You can still order books from Amazon or your favorite independent bookstore. You can still research topics on Google and … Continue reading "Apocalypse Schooling"


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April 2, 2020

Homeschooling while social distancing? I won’t lie – we are a family of homebodies. Besides a few classes and activities being done online, not much has changed for us. We have literally been training for this our whole homeschooling careers! With the exceptions of our occasional co-ops or field trip outings that have been interrupted, … Continue reading "Homeschooling While Social Distancing"


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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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