Giveaway: $100 US history book package from Dover Publications

$111 US history book package

Note: This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by Dover Publications:

Celebrating 75 Years of Great Books at Extraordinary Value

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

Dover is excited to partner with Simple Homeschool to offer kids ages eight and up a chance to explore and learn about the days of the Old West and Frontier life with a giveaway valued at $101.00! 

One lucky winner will receive all of the following:

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Photo by the lovely Heather Bruggeman on Instagram

Beyond thrilled that you can still snap Give Your Child the World up for $2.99 on Kindle right now – tell the book lovers you know while this deal still lasts!

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It’s easy to get so concerned with WHAT to teach that we neglect HOW & WHY!

If you’ve found yourself frustrated with replicating “school” at “home,” take a peek at the freedom of Thomas Jefferson Education. Right now sign up for one of their most popular courses (a $160 value) completely FREE! Such a gamechanger in our own homeschool.


Elijah used ReadingEggs a few years ago, and it was another great step toward his reading fluency – plus it was fun!

We checked it out first by signing up for their free trial, and you can, too! 4 weeks FREE with no credit card required. 

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FREE BOOKS! Today’s best Kindle freebies for your family

FREE BOOKS! Today's best KindleAmazon freebies for your family

In today’s post: A Child’s Introduction to Art, How to Homeschool High School, Holiday Recipes, Raising Your Spirited Child, and several more titles–click through to download!

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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8 elements that come together in a healthy homeschool

8 elements that come together in a healthy homeschool
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

In case you haven’t heard yet, Give Your Child the World is ONLY $2.99 right now on Kindle!

Over the summer I read Little Men by Louisa May Alcott, as part of the Mentoring in the Classics e-course led by Oliver DeMille of Thomas Jefferson Education.

It wasn’t my first time reading Alcott, or even my first time writing about her work. But it was my first time reading this book from a homeschooling mama’s perspective.

And all I can say is WOW. In vibrant story form, this book absolutely nails the elements that create a thriving educational atmosphere.

If you haven’t read it, you absolutely must. (FYI: You can get all of Alcott’s work in Kindle format here for a steal of a deal!

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the story, let me quickly recap: At the end of Little Women, Jo March marries Professor Bhaer. Her stern Aunt Josephine passes away, leaving her luxurious, large home (AKA Plumfield) to Jo.

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Jo and the Professor decide to turn the home into a school for boys. Eventually two girls end up living among the dozen boys as well, and Little Men is the account of their “home/school.”

The Bhaers’ thoughts on education and parenting don’t follow the norm. They concern themselves not only with their boys’ minds, but their hearts and souls as well. 

In this post I’ve outlined eight elements Professor Bhaer and Mrs. Jo blended together in their home/school to create a place where children could live, learn, and heal.

For a modern-day snapshot, I’ve also included how my own family attempts (very imperfectly, mind you) to incorporate these same elements into our homeschool life.
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This just in: The Kindle version of Give Your Child the World is only $2.99 today!

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The downloadable science mini-courses from Be Naturally Curious are super-inexpensive, created by professional scientists/passionate nature lovers, and ideal for K-5th graders!

Each course (a dozen to choose from) teaches concepts through stories, crafts, games, movement-based activities, and experiments.


I would have loved this preschool program if it had been available back in the day–with its focus on the liberal arts & its gentle simplicity!

For those itching to get started homeschooling ‪this is a lovely way to spend intentional time with littles. Peek at a sample week here, and remember that until the end of September you can buy one semester & get one FREE

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