Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale

He was born on a night when a stormy wind blew; Five minutes old, already six feet two. Thus begins the story of Kansas’s own legendary hero and Paul Bunyan figure, Johnny Kaw. Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale by Devin Scillian presents the story in a format that children will love—playful verse accompanied by hilarious…

Last-Minute Gift Idea: The Worst Jokes I Know

Searching for an inexpensive last-minute gift idea perfect for children? Take a look at The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!): 101 Funny Bone Ticklers for Jokesters of All Ages by B. Patrick Lincoln. This illustrated book is sure to delight jokers (cards, you might say) of all ages with puns new…

The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!)

Looking for clean jokes for the whole family? Look no further! Homestead on the Range is pleased to announce the release of The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!): 101 Funny Bone Ticklers for Jokesters of All Ages by B. Patrick Lincoln in both paperback and eBook formats. Young jokers (cards, you…

10 Gifts for Gardeners

Christmas is just around the corner! If you are looking for a few ideas to bring a smile to the face of that gardener in the family this year, allow us to make a few recommendations. The Family Garden Journal. Our garden journal is a great way for a gardener to celebrate a year of…

Exploring the Night Sky With Binoculars

It’s getting to be that time of year again—time to admire the beauty of the stars and planets. For a simple, inexpensive introduction consider Exploring the Night Sky With Binoculars by David Chandler. Binoculars are a great way to get started stargazing, as they are easy to find and extremely portable, and this little booklet…

Brave the Wild Trail

There is nothing Josh Bramlett wants more than a dog. And his father Eben has just the plan to make this dream come true! Scrub cattle run wild across Florida, just waiting to be rounded up and driven to market—a market hungry for beef in the days just after the Civil War. If you love…

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Any website that deals with Kansas on a regular basis would be woefully deficient if it did not mention The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, that classic children’s book by L. Frank Baum. Is Oz an Allegory? The notion that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz might be allegorical is common. Most experts vary widely, however, in…

Top 10 Marguerite Henry Books

What horse-loving child hasn’t devoured one of Marguerite Henry’s books? Henry wrote with enthusiasm and feeling, making her stories timeless masterpieces that are sure to touch the heart. While she has written many books that we could heartily recommend for readers of all ages, we have whittled down the list to ten of our absolute…

Get Ready for December 2016

Christmas will be here before you know it! Prepare tasty treats and heartfelt gifts from your own homegrown offerings, and snuggle up on the couch for a little storytelling. Retell the story of Sod Corn Jones. Read Scripture passages about the meaning of Christmas. Make a sweet potato beetle. Encourage your child to start an…