Secret Garden

This is a charming story that was published in 1911. It is a bucolic tale of the redemption of two little tyrants as they learn to love, care for and cherish things and people other then themselves. The story also shows a beautiful example of unschooling.


The Curious Garden Bitty Box

This picture book can certainly stand on its own, but we think it makes perfect companion to The Secret Garden.  Both have themes of forgotten things and the care that is need to restore them.  While The Secret Garden is about emotional healing for two children, The Curious Garden shows how care and the beauty of nature... Continue Reading →

Ben and Me

This is such a delightful and fast read!  This year my we are studying US History (though we've long since past the Revolution) and Physics.  I love that this has reignited my kids interest in the American Revolution and pre-engaged them for our upcoming unit on electro-magnetism.  Add to that that Brave Writer has an... Continue Reading →

Blueberries for Sal (My Side of the Mountain) Bitty Box

Blueberries for Sal is a fantastic picture book that illustrates the similarities between bears and humans.  It's filled with subtle personification and onomatopoeia.  If you have older children reading  wilderness and survival stories like My Side of the Mountain, this book will tie in with them very well. Books: We like hardcover for children's classics.  They... Continue Reading →

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