Last Chance Coming Up

August 22, 2022

We are in the final stretch of our 10th Anniversary Celebration throughout August 2022! We have been running strong all month long and are nearing the end of the festivities. However, you still have some time to participate!


Our Summer / Back-to-School / Anniversary SALE continues to run until August 31st. You can take 20% off your entire purchase using the code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. This discount is only good for all of our secular, literature based homeschool products listed on our website.


Also, don’t forget to participate in our Anniversary Giveaways running all this month! You still have time to place your entries for our final week and grand prize drawings.

Congratulations to our winners:

    • Week One – Kat C. from CT
    • Week Two – Michelle H. from AL
    • Week Three – Kristina S. from KY

Coming up next:The Week 4 “$45 BYL Gift Card, $50 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of A Literary Education” runs from August 22-27.

The Grand Prize “$100 BYL Gift Card and a $100 Amazon Gift Card” continues through August 31st!

Odds of winning depend on total number of entries.

New Product Alert

Our latest Lit Bite: Willodeen by Katherine Applegate has just been released!

This book feels like a modern fable, teaching us that we are all connected in ways we don’t even realize. Your child will learn about ecosystems, wildfires, and the scientific method as they read a story about a girl who is determined to save an unloved creature. The Willodeen Lit Bite is perfect for ages 7-10.

Have you tried a Lit Bite yet? Lit Bites are literature units focused on just one book. These bites contain everything you need to study a piece of literature with your child. They include vocabulary, discussion questions, and activities to help you get more out of the story.

These short units are perfect when you just want to study a specific title, or when you need to swap a book out of a level. Now you will have a ready-made literature unit to use instead of having to come up with something on your own!

Our first 5 Lit Bites are available in our store and I plan to add more soon! These are becoming the next evolution of our Read Aloud Book Clubs, as instead of buying the whole package, you can just order the “unit study” portion and source the book yourselves. This opens it up for you to either purchase the book online, locally, or borrow it from your local library. Or even download the audiobook version. Sadly, you will have to make your own bookmarks, although that sounds like a fun activity!

This also makes them available to our overseas customers who were unable to get the book club packs sent internationally. Now you can order the PDF lesson plans, and find the book on Amazon.UK or whichever vendor is local to you, without exorbitant shipping costs! We expect to be able to offer new Lit Bites approximately as frequently as the RABCs were offered in the past. So stay tuned for upcoming releases!



Emily Cook is the author and creator of the secular homeschool curriculum Build Your Library, a literature-based K-12 program infused with the teachings of Charlotte Mason. She writes full year lesson plans as well as shorter topical unit studies. Emily has been homeschooling her four children in Southern NH for 21 years. She is passionate about reading aloud to children of all ages and loves to share her love of literature with others. She and her family also makes incredibly dorky videos about homeschooling, books and more on Youtube at ARRRGH! Schooling. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also check out her author page on Amazon.

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Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history?

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