See the Stars

Looking for a good gift for a fledgling astronomer?  This brief but interesting book may be just what you are searching for. See the Stars: Your First Guide to the Night Sky by Ken Croswell focuses on one constellation each month: Orion. Big Dipper. Leo. Boötes. Lyra. Cygnus. Scorpius. Sagittarius. Cassiopeia. Perseus. Auriga. Taurus. Observers…… Continue reading See the Stars

The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses

Children love drawing horses! Here’s a book that can guide them through the process in a fun way. The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses by Barry Stebbing starts with the basics: Shading.Mixing colors.Using shapes to make drawing easier. Then on to a number of discussions on drawing different breeds, markings, gaits, and poses. Interesting activities liven…… Continue reading The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses

5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies

If your children are interested in farm-related topics, you may be looking for ways to feed those hungry minds. DIYHomeschooler.com offers free—but high-quality—units on a wide range of subjects. Each unit is packed with information, activities, notebooking pages, and books to read. Below we have picked out five units and activities of particular interest to…… Continue reading 5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies

Kids Knitting

If your children are looking for a useful but simple skill to pick up, consider handing them a ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and this book. Colorful and friendly, Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick covers a variety of handy tricks and stitches: Casting on.Binding off.Basic knitting and purling.Taking a gauge.Making tassels.Ribbing.Knitting in the…… Continue reading Kids Knitting

Album of Horses

Who doesn’t love books by Marguerite Henry?  If your family has enjoyed her horse stories, you will love this title, gorgeously illustrated by Wesley Dennis. Although not exhaustive, the Album of Horses covers popular horse breeds in story form, making it a great choice for children. The Album of Horses includes 24 of America’s favorite breeds:…… Continue reading Album of Horses

Laura Ingalls Wilder Country

If you love the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder—and who doesn’t?—you will probably enjoy this beautiful book. Laura Ingalls Wilder Country by William Anderson contains countless photos of the people and places Laura loved, from Lake Pepin in the Big Woods of Wisconsin to the Little House in the Ozarks and everywhere in between. …… Continue reading Laura Ingalls Wilder Country