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

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

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.

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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Cook your way through Little House (with a free printable plan)

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Give Your Child Ancient WorldWritten by Jamie of Simple Homeschool

Have you downloaded Give Your Child the ANCIENT World yet–the FREE personalized ancient world reading list I made for you and yours?

It’s been so special to finally share this preorder bonus with you. Just remember, it’s only available for a little while!

Ya’ll, I can’t seem to escape Little House. Is this some kind of disorder or syndrome?!

After our year of Little House in 2013/2014, I honestly thought we were done with it.

We’d read the series twice start to finish (once when the kids were 6-8; once when they were 8-10), and even voyaged in crazy road trip fashion to see with our own eyes where the Ingalls lived and worked.

But then Christmas happened–and I read this book aloud. One of the kids, who tends to be my more reluctant reader, got all into it: giggling at the funny parts, engaging with thoughtful questions. This same child? Loves to cook.

So in my “inspire, not require” brain, a plan began to brew:

There’s a lot of good food in Little House. A lot of good life lessons, too. Why not cook our way through Little House in the Big Woods?

So we did. I’m here to invite you to do the same, and make it really easy for you, too!
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Weekend homeschool links

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It doesn’t get any better than coloring a classic side by side with my girl!

Thanks so, so much–truly–for such a warm response to my announcement on Monday!

Give Your Child Ancient World

I worked hard to create this personalized ancient world reading list as a huge THANK YOU to all who pre-order my upcoming book, but it’s only available for a short time!

Give Your Child the Ancient World is a FREE resource with 75 book recommendations (for ages 6-12) to aid in your family’s homeschool studies. In case you missed it, find out how to download your bonus here!

Weekend homeschool links:

What we’re reading this week:

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Giveaway: $150 toy package from Little Citizens Boutique

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

Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by Little Citizens Boutique!

About Little Citizens:

Little Citizens Boutique is an online idea and toy store that celebrates imagination in children. We’re on a mission to bring more creativity into the world.

Luckily the world is full of genius designers making inspiring creative toys and gifts. They are completely underrepresented in the mainstream, so we shout from the rooftops about them, publishing exclusive interviews and photoshoots of their workshops and families.

We want to connect the makers with families who also put art and creativity at the centre of their lives. Carefully curated, our selection is based on research.

According to studies, unstructured play is essential for developing Executive Function which is a better indicator of a child’s success than even IQ.
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A gift to you, from Jamie

A gift to you, from Jamie
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

Hi, friends!

give_your_childToday I’m super-excited–because I get to spill the beans about a project I’ve been busily working on, one I know you’re going to love.

Remember that book I have coming out June 7th?! Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time.

This global reading treasury with over 600 children’s book recommendations is designed to take you around the world, right from home. The personalized reading lists I’ve created are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12).

It’s a resource you can use for geography, literature, and history–and it’s turned out better than I ever dreamed it could be! (And I dream big, so that’s saying something.)

On top of the practical book recommendations and tips, Give Your Child the World also shares the in-depth story behind my own cross-cultural family. How does a southern gal from North Carolina end up with a British husband, a biological son, and two internationally adopted children anyhow?

If you’ve ever wondered, you can read all the details–including the real-life miracles that led us to each other–right in Chapter One.
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