November 21, 2019

This is the fourth post in the Educational Gifts series – Over the past week I’ve shared ideas for  Language Arts, Science and History/Geography. Today I want to share some fun ideas for Math inspired gifts. One of my homeschooling goals is to show my children that learning isn’t about “school,” or checking assignments off … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Math Edition"


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November 20, 2019

This is the third article in the Educational Gift Ideas series – we’ve already talked about Language Arts and Science gift ideas. Today, I want to share some great History and Geography related gift ideas. Non-Book Related Typically, this is a rather bookish subject, but there are some great games and toys that can round … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – History/Geography Edition"


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November 19, 2019

Yesterday I shared some holiday gift ideas with a Language Arts theme. Today, I’ll give you some great science-themed gift ideas. Science can be so much fun, what kid doesn’t want to discover how the world works? Every child has a million and one questions about everything – give them the right tools and they … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Science Edition"


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November 18, 2019

The holidays are nearly upon us, Christmas is right around the corner! I’ve started my shopping, and as I was planning out what my children will be receiving, I thought it might be fun and helpful to share some ideas here with you. I like to try and find interesting, and sneakily educational gifts for … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Language Arts Edition"


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November 4, 2019

Not to alarm any of you, but there are only 50 days until Christmas! So that means there are only: – 24 days until Thanksgiving – 25 days until Black Friday – 58 days until New Years! We have been using these cool Countdown Clocks for Christmas for years. Every Christmas morning it goes off … Continue reading "Holiday Countdown!"


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November 1, 2019

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s November 2019 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 11/01/19 9:30 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "November 2019 Monthly Newsletter"


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October 31, 2019

We were sad to discontinue the Family Reading Crates this past May after 17 offerings. Since then, we have been trying to figure out the best way to rework this offering into a better product. We had many families perfectly happy with the existing crate setup. But then many others offered various suggestions such as … Continue reading "Family Reading Crate Replacement Coming Soon"


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October 22, 2019

September didn’t really feel like fall – at least where I live, it was still pretty hot and summery. But now that we are deep into October the weather is just as crisp and cold as I personally enjoy. There is nothing more calm and magical than watching the leaves change color and curling up … Continue reading "Fall 2019 Book Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"


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October 9, 2019

If you encounter a writer in the wild during the month of November, please approach with caution. They are probably participating in NaNoWriMo (at least they should be) and may attack if provoked.  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or nano for short) is a yearly write-a-thon that challenges aspiring writers from all over the world … Continue reading "Is it time for NaNoWriMo again?"


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October 8, 2019

** Purchase “Read Aloud Book Club” Pack here ** See also: Family Reading Crate Replacement Coming Soon (FAQ) What is the Read Aloud Book Club? I love the idea of literary subscription boxes. We tried offering Family Reading Crates for awhile, but they may have overwhelmed families with too many books. If you have followed … Continue reading "“Read Aloud Book Club” Pack"


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