August 13, 2021

Have you ever thought that you were learning more homeschooling your child than you did in school? What if you could expand on that? Enter Mother Culture.   What is Mother Culture? Charlotte Mason believed that for parents to be good teachers, we should ourselves be taking the time to learn and be educated.  If … Continue reading "On Mother Culture, or How to Homeschool Yourself"


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August 2, 2021

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s August 2021 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 8/2/21 8:15 AM EST] [August 2, 2021 ] – “BYL August 2021 Video Newsletter“ – Welcome to our August Video … Continue reading "August 2021 Monthly Newsletter"


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July 18, 2021

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"


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July 18, 2021

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"


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July 1, 2021

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"


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June 30, 2021

  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!"


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June 29, 2021

** The Read Aloud Book Club is on hiatus for the months of August, September, and October 2021, expected to return in November. Please see below of past editions still available. Thanks!  Welcome to the 19th installment of the Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club! The July 2021 theme is “Science with a  Dash … Continue reading "Purchase: Read Aloud Book Club Pack"


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June 27, 2021

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!"


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June 10, 2021

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!"


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June 1, 2021

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"


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