Around the World in 80 Days is a perennial misadventure tale with caricatured characters that I couldn't help but fall in love with. The unlikely protagonist of Phileas Fogg doesn't seem to HAVE a character. He is precise and unvarying, seemingly incapable of experiencing passion, yet he undertakes an incredible endeavor and gets the girl,... Continue Reading →
Apples and apple pie are usually thought of in the fall, however you don't get apples in the fall if you didn't have apple blossoms in the spring! This bitty box goes well with Secret Garden or on its own. This book is a lovely book showing an apple tree as it grows through the... Continue Reading →
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.
My Side of the Mountain is a tale of a boy who decides to runaway (with his parents knowledge and permission) to live off the land in the Catskill Mountains. ***If you have younger children that participate in the read alouds and need their own age-appropriate selections, click over to our corresponding Bitty Box for Blueberries... Continue Reading →
First published in 1881, Heidi has become a classic. It's a story of friendship and love, and appreciation of simple things. It does, like most books from this time period, have strong religious undertones. Much of this box is already geared toward younger children, so we are categorizing it as both a Class and a Bitty Box.... Continue Reading →
Keeping with the classics, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was another of Marguerite's Christmas boxes. Instead of an exploration of the earth's center, this tale dives deep into the depths of the ocean. ***If you have younger children that participate in the read alouds and need their own age-appropriate selections, check out our corresponding Bitty Box!... Continue Reading →
This classic by Jules Verne is a story of exploration and science fiction. Jules Verne wrote some of the first of an entirely new genre. Customize your Book Box from all the options below. DON'T feel like you have to do it all. Tailor it your children's interests and hobbies. And if you have... Continue Reading →
You don't have to do everything in this box, and you can definitely customize it for yourself! Make it your own! This box was part of Marguerite's fantastic Christmas gift of SEVEN boxes! Alice is a wonderful flight of fantasy and a worthy book for a box. Let's look at the box's contents (affiliate links).... Continue Reading →