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About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

On mysteries of history and friendship

On mysteries of history and friendship

Growing up on the coast of North Carolina as a young girl, you can bet I spent a lot of school time studying the details of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. I remember being eerily fascinated by the story–I even imagined myself heading to the Outer Banks and being the one to ultimately solve the mystery!

Little did I know back then that one day this story would reappear in my life–through one of my closest friends, author Caroline Starr Rose.

Her newly released novel-in-verse, Blue Birds (for ages 10 and up), takes a story of forbidden friendship and places it right in the middle of one of the greatest mysteries in history:
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Weekend homeschool links

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Giveaway: $100 book package from Dover Publications

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Welcome to this week’s giveaway, brought to you by Dover Publications:

“Since 1941, Dover Publications has been providing low-priced books for homeschoolers.

From fact-filled coloring books to works of classic literature, over 10,000 titles cover the entire educational spectrum and can serve as core curriculum material or supplemental aids.

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Not only are these books perfect for home use, they are packed with fun!”
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10 new “must-read” nonfiction picture books

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10 new must-read nonfiction picture books ~ SimpleHomeschool.net
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

The love of good books flows steadily through my bloodstream–always has. I have to admit, though, that I tend to stick to the tried-and-true classics, titles that have staying power and have inspired readers for generations.

But I also love stumbling across a new-to-me book on a library’s shelf and flipping through to discover that it has the makings of a classic after all–it inspires, it teaches, it tells a deeper story. And in the past year there have been many such books released.

Here are ten nonfiction titles, along with excerpts from the reviews they’ve been given, that you and yours might enjoy checking out:
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Weekend homeschool links

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Weekend homeschool links
Happy 1st day of spring! This is what it more-or-less looks like in our neck of the woods!

Enjoy this week’s homeschool links:

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