Tag: lit bites

May 7, 2023

In Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Callie Vee, Travis, and Dr. Pritzker help animals big and small. When soft-hearted Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can’t help but bring him home and take care of him. Stinky, as Travis names him, settles in pretty well. But when Travis discovers Stinky’s litter-mate, Winky, who is in … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet: Skunked!"

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March 19, 2023

“Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about?” I first met Anne Shirley as a young girl and I’ve considered her to be a kindred spirit ever since. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve read the Anne books, but they always feel like home to … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Anne of Green Gables"

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March 6, 2023

“And these trees have deep roots, so grounded that even though they bend, they don’t break. So many of us bearing fruit, so many of us just planted.” In this story, we see the childhood of Betty Shabazz and the people and events that shaped her in her formative years. She is born to a … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Betty Before X"

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November 18, 2022

Daniel has just moved to a new house in a new town far from his friends. But something is weird about this new place – there’s a strange leak in his bedroom ceiling and sometimes it makes weird sounds. Could it be haunted? When he discovers it isn’t a ghost, but a talking bat in … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Megabat"

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October 28, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 34 – How to Integrate Lite Bites in Your Homeschool. In this weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: How to Integrate Lit Bites into Your Homeschool"

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October 24, 2022

“When we’ve lost the strength to save ourselves, we somehow find the strength to save each other.”  How long can you survive without water? When the drought becomes bad enough for the taps to run dry across Southern California, everyone scrambles to find water however they can.  Alyssa and her family hope that the government … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Dry"

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October 23, 2022

I’m excited to bring you a brand new product: Lit Bites! Lit Bites are small literature unit studies, based 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 based on the story. I am frequently asked what I … Continue reading "Purchase: Lit Bites"

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September 10, 2022

“I don’t know how yet – but the towers falling is my history, too.” When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja can’t help but feel confused. She sets off on a … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Towers Falling"

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August 12, 2022

Everything is connected, and everyone has something important to bring to the table.  That’s the message of Willodeen by Katherine Applegate. This story is written almost like a fable, set in a fantasy world very similar to ours, in which humans have thrown nature out of balance through ignorance and monetary gain. Willodeen is a young … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Willodeen"

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June 14, 2022

“Every hero has a story…” Yonder is such a beautiful story! Ali Stanish has written a beautifully layered story about friendship, what it means to be a hero, coming-of-age and realizing the world isn’t as rosy as you’d once believed. Danny Timmons has looked up to Jack Bailey as a hero for years. But in … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Yonder"

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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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