(free) Books of the month from Audible Stories

(free) Books of the month from Audible Stories

As you probably know, during the pandemic Amazon has made a number of their audiobooks for kids available to stream for free as Audible Stories.
My 11 year old, who is an avid reader and audio book fan, tells you about the books he’s been enjoying…

Shakespeare Day 2020 – a study guide

Shakespeare Day 2020 – a study guide

April 23rd is Shakespeare Day. Take the opportunity to pepper your week with the Bard – quotes, books, plays, movies and more ideas in this post.

Books we are loving – April 2020

Books we are loving – April 2020

Katie didn’t read any good books this month, but Kate read a great pair of mysteries to keep you busy!

Using ‘Good Ideas’ by Michael Rosen as a Curriculum

Using ‘Good Ideas’ by Michael Rosen as a Curriculum

Do you want an easy to find, British book that will inspire your home education and give you tons of ideas of things to explore alongside your children?
Good Ideas by Michael Rosen might just be the book for you.

Books we are loving – March 2020

Books we are loving – March 2020

Books we are loving March 2020

The Girl who Stole an Elephant, Look Up, and The First Rule of Punk

Happy International Women’s Day 2020

Happy International Women’s Day 2020

I never gave much thought to things like International Women’s Day when I was a young woman ‘doing it all’…then we had a little girl. It’s International Women’s Day this Sunday, March 8, 2020. Celebrate Women’s History with these great resources.

British Nature Study Resources

British Nature Study Resources

As we shift from winter and into spring, here are some great resources to help you learn more about nature in the Britain.

Books We Are Loving – February 2020

Books We Are Loving – February 2020

Books we are loving, February 2020.
Jane Austen’s Persuasion, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, Air is Not Oxygen, A Little, Aloud for Children, and You’re Strong with Me.

Book Review – Astrid the Unstoppable, and Heidi

Book Review – Astrid the Unstoppable, and Heidi

Both Heidi and Astrid the Unstoppable are thoroughly enjoyable books, who’s stories and themes intertwine in really interesting ways. They are the prefect pair read during the last of the winter and while awaiting the coming of spring.

Books for Big Conversations

Books for Big Conversations

All books have the potential for great discussion, or as Julie Bogart calls it, big juicy conversation. This month I’ve reviewed our recent reads that led to the juiciest conversations. We didn’t necessarily love them all, but we’re grateful for the opportunity they provided us to talk about some heavy but necessary truths.