August 14, 2020

SALE EXTENDED! Build Your Library turns 8 years old in one week! To celebrate, we decided we might as well continue our Back-to-School / Summer Sale until then. Take 20% off all digital, secular #homeschool products until August 22! Same code: summer2020 at checkout! Thanks for 8 great years at BYL! ********************************** I hope that … Continue reading "Summer Sale Has Begun!"


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August 2, 2020

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s August 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 08/03/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "August 2020 Monthly Newsletter"


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July 20, 2020

Whether you are teaching a classroom of 20 fourth graders or four children of different grade levels, teaching is hard work. You have to plan out lessons, teach the material, answer any questions, and test their knowledge. It’s almost like its a full-time job or something… If the curriculum is written for you, that is … Continue reading "Why the Student Should Become the Teacher"


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July 1, 2020

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s June 2020 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 07/01/20 8:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "July 2020 Monthly Newsletter"


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June 30, 2020

Need any help with using the Build Your Library curriculum? We got you covered! FAQs For general questions on any facet of our secular, literature based homeschool curriculum, we may have already answered them on our BYL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. For general questions about our Read Aloud Book Club packs, please refer to … Continue reading "Build Your Library Support"


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June 14, 2020

Are you looking for a way to add hands-on activities to your Build Your Library curriculum (BYL)? Then you may want to check out History Unboxed (HU). I was sent one of their kits to review and I’m excited to share some information with you! Hands-on activities have always been a struggle in our homeschool. That’s … Continue reading "Unboxing “History Unboxed”"


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June 10, 2020

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 91st 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 7, 2020

Have you ever received a snarky comment from an acquaintance along the lines of “Oh, you homeschool your children? I didn’t know you have a teaching degree”? I could go on for an entire separate article of how and why you as a parent are fully capable and qualified to homeschool your children. If you … Continue reading "Build Your Library University (for Parents)"


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June 4, 2020

  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. Because of COVID-19, summer vacations … Continue reading "10 Books to Read For a Summer Escape!"


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June 2, 2020

Up until about 3 or 4 months ago, the 2020 homeschool convention season was just about to kick off. But that also meant you needed to live within travel distance to whichever venue was hosting the event. Admission costs to conventions usually aren’t too steep, but the airfare, gas, lodging, restaurants, and any other incidentals … Continue reading "The End of Homeschool Conventions As We Know Them?"


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