More Peter Wheat Adventures!

MORE Adventures of PETER WHEAT! (Two PDF comic books)

PETER WHEAT and the folk of the wheat field return today with two more rollicking comic book adventures, written & illustrated by the great Walt Kelly (creator of “Pogo”). These little known 16 page comic books were originally published in 1950 as giveaways for local “Peter Wheat” bakeries. Though long “lost” and out of print, these contain some wonderfully exciting and fun adventures, and Kelly’s marvelous artwork make them especially attractive to young readers.

Today we have two of them for you: In “The Chicken Hawk”, the little ones in the barnyard are menaced by a predatory chicken hawk, who just won’t give up… especially when a little chick named Chick falls into the river. And in “Danger in the Wheatfield”, the evil Wizard & his hornets plot to get rid of the folk of the wheatfield… by burning them out! Lots of exciting adventure and laughs in these… give them a read with your kids!

To download “Peter Wheat – The Chicken Hawk” (PDF comic book), RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save as” to your computer!

To download “Peter Wheat – Danger in the Wheatfield” (PDF comic book), RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save as” to your computer!

“The Dutch Twins” + wonderful offer on Yesterday’s Classics Treasuries!

This week we are joining with our friends at Yesterday’s Classics to bring you a wonderful deal on their treasury collections of HUNDREDS of all-time classic living books for your kindle, nook, or other e-reader devices – and we have a delightful storybook from this collection for you as today’s freebie!

Why these Yesterday’s Classics treasuries are so amazingly good:

These are the best of the best classic “living books” for young readers. These are the opposite of stuffy, boring, hard-to-read, bleh textbooks. These “living books” are as much a delight to modern readers as they have been to young readers for generations – with great stories, high moral standards, and heroes (and heroines) who are worthy of emulation. They are perfect for sparking an interest in history, nature, folk tales, science, and the out-of-doors. Many of the titles have the highest recommendations by Classical and ‘Charlotte Mason’ style homeschool curriculums too.

Superbly designed, easy to navigate, a pleasure to read. You can find all sorts of cheap, ugly, poorly formatted kindle/nook ebooks online — but frankly most are a headache to read and can turn your child off of reading classic stories for a long time. But not these. The Yesterday’s Classics editions are beautifully formatted & easy to navigate, and include all the original illustrations from the printed editions whenever they are available. They are easily the best looking, highest quality ebook editions of these beloved classics we’ve ever seen – a true pleasure to read. Take a look at the freebie below and see if you don’t agree.

This week only: 50% off PLUS Exclusive Bonus Goodies! For one week only (until next Monday), we’re able to offer both of the Yesterday’s Classics Treasury collections for HALF their normal prices AND add some great bonuses too. Such a deal.

You can see Treasury #1 (225 classic titles) here:

And Treasury #2 (106 more classic books) here:

(BE SURE to scroll all the way down both those pages to take a look at the multitude of wonderful titles included in each of these treasuries — It will take your breath away.)


The Dutch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins

Through the eyes of Kit and Kat, 5 year-old twins, we catch a glimpse of life in Holland a century ago. We follow them as they go fishing with grandfather, join their father on market day, help their mother around the house, drive the milk cart, and get new skates. The story draws to a close on St. Nicholas Day when St. Nicholas himself pays them a visit. Ages 6-8

You can download either the kindle or nook (epub) edition of this classic storybook on this page:

Tip: The download link is about 1/3 of the way down this long page… you’ll see two dark blue buttons that say “Download FREE Kindle file” or “Download FREE epub file”. Click the one you want to download.


We just love these great collections, and jumped at the chance to offer them again to our readers, but decided to go one step further and make it even BETTER for folks ordering this week during this sale. So we added our own pile of extras to make this an even better value for you:

CLICK HERE TO SEE what we added as a free bonus!

(Note: You must order from our link(s) here to receive these bonuses. We want you to know that we do get a commission from the sale, so your order will also help support our work at Homeschool Freebie of the Day during the coming year.)

If you have a kindle, nook or other e-reader and have been wanting to introduce your kids to the world of “living books” and classic stories that have been treasured by generations of educators and young readers, do not miss this.


Paper Doll Land!

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Want some old-fashioned fun papercraft projects for your kids? Then check out the hundreds of printable vintage paper dolls and storybooks in this amazing site. The above image shows just a few of the many collections available here. All the images are available as high resolution files and can be downloaded and printed to create your own paperdoll collection.

Click here to go to the site!

Home School Digest – Get a Free Print Issue!

Screen shot 2015-02-19 at 2.31.49 PMHere’s an awesome “freebie in your mailbox” for you! The publishers of Home School Digest would like to send our readers (that’s YOU!) a totally free copy of their hard copy magazine.

HSD has been a mainstay in the homeschooling community for many years.  In each issue, you’ll find practical tips, simple suggestions and bold Biblical challenges that make up an open forum for wrestling through the complex issues that affect homeschooling families. You can click here to read more about it.


Simply email with the mailing address to which you’d like your free issue sent, and also mention HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay when making your request. Easy peasy! Do it today!

American Exceptionalism


Is there a special quality that makes America great? Find out in this video presentation.

Felice Gerwitz (of wanted to teach her children American history without textbooks so, with the help of her brother-in-law Woody Wilson, she did. In this one hour long video presentation (which is the first in the American Government and Elections Class) Professor Wilson, a true patriot, shares the truth about American Exceptionalism.

Click here to go to the presentation!

Super & Simple Primary Grades Writing

Dianne Hurst at Gentle Shepherd is offering our readers this exclusive freebie ebook (regularly $3.95).  This 20-page ebook is full of how-tos and ideas, for teaching writing in the primary grades (grades 1 to 3).

Topics covered are copywork, making books, a writing journal, writing topical stories, writing to go with pictures, and a writing exercise called “Word of the Day.”

There are some printable pages included, for completing some writing assignments, but unlike most of Gentle Shepherd’s other writing ebooks, this is an idea book, not a workbook.

Click here to go to the download page!

TIP: Dianne has a second awesome freebie available for our readers on this page too. Check it out!

Amazing Weather Infographics & Posters

Weather Underground’s wonderful infographics library is a great resource to help your kids discover the science behind weather and geography in a simple and fun way. You’ll also find valuable safety and preparedness information that can be easily shared with your friends and family.

Click here to go to the Infographics site

WU is also releasing a weekly series of eye-popping weather posters, the first three of which are now available at their site for download. These are outstanding!

Click here to go to the Poster site!

Stories of Great Musicians

Screen shot 2015-02-11 at 8.54.26 AMSTORIES OF GREAT MUSICIANS (multiformat ebook)

Today we have this well done book by Olive Brown Horne and Kathrine Lois Scobey, featuring biographies of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert & Wagner.  Written for grades 4-5, this would also make a good read-aloud and an excellent introduction to these musicians’ lives and work. Lots of illustrations too!

To read this book online in HTML format, click here.

To download this book in Kindle format, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save” to your computer.

To download this book in EPUB format, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save” to your computer.

(No PDF version currently available.)

Nature Study Made Easy


A lovely, vintage literature-based collection of plant and nature study lessons and activities prepared for 10-12 yr olds, but easily adaptable for younger or older students. Includes Lessons on: how plants grow, seeds, roots, herbs, trees, moss, flowering plants, ferns, mushrooms and more… with lovely poems and readings interspersed throughout. Very much a Charlotte Mason style text!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.


The First Book of Plants

THE FIRST BOOK OF PLANTS by Alice Dickinson (PDF ebook)

Today’s resource is this wonderful illustrated chapter book primer on plants – how they work, how they grow, how they reproduce, different types of plants, experiments you can do, and much much more. Lots of great illustrations too. Highly recommended!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and save link to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.