April 1, 2022

Art Spiegleman’s masterpiece, the Maus duology, is one of the most compelling and important graphic novels your teen will read. With the recent controversy surrounding it, I thought it was important to write a Lit Bite around it. I first read Maus several years ago and it has stuck with me ever since. Part memoir … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Maus I and II"


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April 1, 2022

“It was a dark and stormy night…” And so begins A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, a classic children’s science fiction novel. We follow Meg and her gifted brother Charles Wallace as they travel through space and time to rescue their father from the growing darkness spreading across the universe. A Wrinkle in Time … Continue reading "Lit Bite: A Wrinkle in Time"


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April 1, 2022

Ophie’s Ghosts might be the best middle-grade novel I read in 2022, so far!  Beautifully written, this is a story about grief, ghosts, and racism in 1920s America. Ophie and her mother have just moved to Pittsburgh after her father’s death, and they struggle to make a life for themselves. But Ophie has a secret … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Ophie’s Ghosts"


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April 1, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 12 – Morning Baskets Part II: Recommended Resources!  In this weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated! Last week … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: Morning Baskets Part II – Recommended Resources"


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April 1, 2022

The following post will be a blog archive copy of Build Your Library’s April 2022 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 4/1/22 8:15 AM EST] [April 1, 2022 ] – Welcome to our April Video Newsletter! We actually started running the video … Continue reading "April 2022 Monthly Newsletter"


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March 25, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 11 – Morning Baskets – Or the Best Way to Start Your Homeschool Day!  In this weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: Morning Baskets, or the Best Way to Start Your Homeschool Day!"


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March 18, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s “Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 10 – Teaching Vocabulary Painlessly”.  In this new weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated! Today we’re deviating a … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: Teaching Vocabulary Painlessly"


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March 14, 2022

It’s Time for the Annual Spring Sale! It’s my favorite time of year, not only for the weather but because it’s also time to start thinking ahead to the new school year! This is also the perfect time to buy Build Your Library curriculum during our 2022 Spring Sale! For the next three weeks (March … Continue reading "2022 Spring Sale!"


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March 11, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s “Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 9 – Picture Study, or How to Look at Art with Children.  In this new weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: Picture Study – How to Look at Art With Children"


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March 4, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s “Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 8 – Dictation – The Language Arts Powerhouse”. In this new weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated! Today … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: Dictation – The Language Arts Powerhouse"


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