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2021 A Year in Review, Ancient Egypt and Greece

This past school year has been a challenging one. First off, we started late, not beginning until January 3rd. We still have a few weeks yet but I am proud of all we have accomplished under the circumstances, two pregnancies, two miscarriages and a real bad case of anemia.

There were some tweaks to my original plans along the way, one of the many benefits of homeschooling. This year we had a 5th, 3rd, and 1st grader. My youngest daughter, five, did participate this past year when she wanted to, listening to stories, writing her ABC'c, lots of coloring and dot markers. The rest of her time was spent playing with my youngest son, now three, while the big kids "did school."

Many of the books mentioned below are linked on my site, if interested, most items are still in print, however there may be a few worth searching for, especially the Landmark books.

I hope you find this information beneficial. Have a great upcoming school year!


ARTistic Pursuits Art for Children: Building a Visual Vocabulary Grades K-3 Volume 1. 2018 Brenda Ellis.


Catherine F. Vos. The Child's Story Bible. Eerdmans, 1935 (also available in audiobook)

Christian Studies

John Bunyan. Pilgrim's Progress (Bunyan): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations.. ANEKO Press, 2014 (also available in audiobook)

Composer Study




Foreign Language

Rocket Spanish.

Free Reading

Sydney Taylor. All-of-a-Kind Family. Delacorte Press, 1951, Sydney Taylor.

Mary Norton. The Borrowers. Harcourt, 1989

E. Nesbit. Five Children and It. Borgo Press, 2002

Margaret Sidney. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. HarperCollins, 2002

Frances Hodgson Burnett. A Little Princess. Grosset & Dunlap, 1996

Dorothy Canfield. Understood Betsy. Avyx, 1996

E. B. White. The Trumpet of the Swan. HarperCollins, 1970

Eleanor H. Porter. Pollyanna. Brand: Sterling Children's Books, Aug 06, 2013

Jules Verne. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Nelson Doubleday, 1956

Jules Verne. Journey to the Center of the Earth. Signet Classics, 2003

Johanna Spyri. Heidi. Children's Classics, 1998

L. M. Montgomery. Anne of Green Gables. Bantam, 1987


Visits to Africa. Simply Charlotte Mason, 2013


Classical Kids. Chicago Review Press, 1998


Handwriting Without Tears, Letters and Numbers for Me

Handwriting Without Tears, Cursive Handwriting

Handwriting Without Tears, Cursive Success


Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt. James Baikie. (Available in the public domain and also on Librivox)

Boy of the Pyramids: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt. Ruth Fosdick Jones.

(An Audible audiobook is also available for this title)

Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Greece. James Baikie

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark Books). Elizabeth Payne.

The Story of the Greeks, H. A. Guerber

The Adventure of Ulysses (Landmark), Random House, 1959, Gerald Gottlieb.

Alexander the Great (Landmark), Random House, 1953, John Gunther.

Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago, Julia Darrow Cowles.(Yesterday's Classics)

G. A. Henty. The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt. Dover Publications, 2002

Marian Broida. Ancient Egyptians and their neighbors. Chicago Review Press, 1999

Drive Thru History: Egypt, with Dave Stotts, DVD

Drive Thru History: Greece, with Dave Stotts, DVD

Pyramid, David Macaulay, DVD PBS Home Video

Language Arts

Core Skills Language Arts, Grade 3 and Grade 5

Aesop's Fables Copywork, Classical Charlotte Mason 2017

Written Narration


Laura Ingalls Wilder. By the Shores of Silver Lake. Harper & Row, 1939 (carried over from previous school year)

Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Long Winter. Harper & Row, 1940

Laura Ingalls Wilder. Little Town on the Prairie. Harper & Row, 1941

Laura Ingalls Wilder. These Happy Golden Years. Harper & Row, 1943

Laura Ingalls Wilder. The First Four Years. Harper & Row, 1971

(We love to read along with the Audible audiobook version of these stories by Cherry Jones. She really does make the stories come to life!)

D'aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1962

(Also available in Audible audiobook)

Loise Jarvis McGraw. Mara, Daughter of the Nile. Penguin Group, 1953

God King: A Story in the Days of Hezekiah. Bethlehem Books, 2002

Hittite Warrior. Bethlehem Books, 1960

Padraic Colum. The Children's Homer. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2004

Padraic Colum. The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles. Aladdin, 2004

David Weitzman. Pharaoh's Boat. Houghton Mifflin, 2009

Tom Dooley. The True Story of Noah's Ark. Master Books, 2003

Elizabeth Mann. The Great Pyramid. Mikaya Press, 2006

Clyde Robert Bulla. Joseph the Dreamer. Crowell, 1971

Norman Messenger. The Creation Story. Tyndale Kids, August 2001

Andrew Clements. Temple cat. Clarion Books, 1996

Tomie DePaola. Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile. Putnam Juvenile, 1987

Diane Stanley. Cleopatra. HarperCollins, 1994

Scott, Geoffrey. Egyptian boats. Carolrhoda Books, 1981

Roy Gerrard. Croco'nile. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994

Shirley Climo. The Egyptian Cinderella. HarperCollins, 1991

Clyde Robert Bulla. Jonah and the Great Fish.

Jill Paton Walsh. Pepi and the Secret Names: Help Pepi Crack the Hieroglyphic Code. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2009

Gail Gibbons. Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book About Ancient Egypt. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2004

Tirzah. Lucille Travis.

Curious George

Caps for Sale


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Blueberries for Sal

The Little Engine that Could


A Chair for My Mother

Harry the Dirty Dog

Billy and Blaze

Bread and Jam for Frances

Doctor DeSoto

Frog and Toad are Friends

Frog and Toad Together

Frog and Toad All Year


Nate the Great

Nate the Great and the Lost List

Miss Nelson in Missing

The Biggest Bear

A New Coat For Anna

The Emperor's New Clothes

Stone Soup

Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea

Henry and Mudge

Little Bear

Little Bear's Friend

Amelia Bedelia

Peter Rabbit

Danny and the Dinosaur

Mouse Soup

My Father's Dragon

Now We are Six

Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective

The Hundred Dresses

Owls in the Famliy

Sarah Plain and Tall


MathUSee Alpha

MathUSee Gamma

MathUSee Epsilon


Piano Adventures. Faber Piano Adventures, 1994

Nature Study

Nature Journal.

Picture Study





Emily Dickinson. Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson. Sterling, 2008

A Child's Book of Poems. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2007

Political Science

W. Cleon Skousen. The Five Thousand Year Leap. American Documents, 2009

Reading Instruction

All About Reading Level 1. All About Learning Press, Inc., 2012

(without the use of the workbook)

All About Reading Level 2. All About Learning Press, 2015

(without the use of the workbook)

Core Skills Phonics.


Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 5. Christian Liberty Press, 1992 Michael Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 3. Christian Liberty Press, 1988 Florence Bass. Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 1. Christian Liberty Press, 1996 Nicole Williams.

Sabbath Mood Living Science, Form 2: Geology. Sabbath Mood Homeschool

Sabbath Mood Living Science, Form 2: Chemistry. Sabbath Mood Homeschool

Sabbath Mood Living Science, Form 2: Machines. Sabbath Mood Homeschool

Archimedes and the Door of Science. Franklin Watts, Inc., 1962,Jeanne Bendick.

Herodotus and the Road to History. Bethlehem Books, 2009, Jeanne Bendick.

The Mystery of the Periodic Table. Bethlehem Books, 2003, Jeanne Bendick.

Living Science Books, Level 1: Animals, Human Body, Plants.

(Classical Charlotte Mason - Coming Soon)


Bruce Coville. Romeo and Juliet. Dial, 1999

Bruce Coville. William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Dial, 1997

Bruce Coville. William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Dial Books, 1996


Spelling Power. Castlemoyle Books, 1999, Beverly L. Adams-Gordon.

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