February 1, 2021

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s February 2021 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 2/1/21 8:15 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "February 2021 Monthly Newsletter"


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January 31, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to again recommend some favorite books that deal with civil rights and famous African Americans. Each Wednesday throughout the month of February I will share a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page from one on this list. Picture Books   Schomburg: … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2021"


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January 29, 2021

For the seventh year in a row, Build Your Library has been nominated for the Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader’s Choice awards! Although we cover K-12, we have been nominated in the “Elementary Curriculum” category. Perhaps someday we’ll be nominated for the middle school and high school categories as well, but we will take it! While … Continue reading "2021 Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader’s Choice Award"


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January 28, 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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January 27, 2021

Heads up! Next Wednesday – February 3, 2021, is World Read Aloud Day! Sponsored by Scholastic and LitWorld, this worldwide event is celebrated in at least 173 countries. Started in 2010, it is a wonderful reminder of the importance of reading to your children. Something we at Build Your Library have been championing for the … Continue reading "World Read Aloud Day"


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January 26, 2021

The sun has set on 2020, and a new year has begun. Though there is no way of predicting what new things 2021 will bring, and dwelling on the “what ifs” never helped anyone, we can at least find a little joy in exciting new book releases!  Divided between picture books, middle grade, and young … Continue reading "Winter 2021 Book Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"


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January 18, 2021

Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr.  It has been more than 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always been as it is now, but only a short time ago, there were … Continue reading "Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day"


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January 1, 2021

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s January 2021 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 1/1/21 8:15 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "January 2021 Monthly Newsletter"


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December 29, 2020

Originally posted December 15, 2019, with new 2020 updates. Actually, no. Not really. I would much prefer staying inside when it is freezing out. I know going outside and getting fresh air is good for you. But I’d rather curl up hygge style with a book under a blanket. I do like snowmen. Well, indoor … Continue reading "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?"


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December 1, 2020

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s December 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 11/30/20 8:15 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "December 2020 Monthly Newsletter"


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