Heroines of the Past

HEROINES OF THE PAST
3 Week Daily Bible Study by Amy Puetz

Today we feature this neat new lesson series from our friend Amy Puetz. Here’s what Amy says about it:

“Need some inspiration? Meet some amazing historical ladies.This three week class is both a Bible study and a collection of stories about historical women and girls. Each day has a story about a righteous lady from the past, and then a virtue study that digs into God’s Word concerning the character quality demonstrated in the story.”

This study is delivered via email each weekday for 3 weeks, so you need to register to have each lesson delivered to your inbox. (You can unsubscribe after the lessons are completed if you wish.) The readings and lessons are short and sweet, and can be completed in 15-20 minutes at most. Very nice.

Click here to go to the registration page.

The Mary Frances First Aid Book


The Mary Frances First Aid Book by Jane Eayre Fryer (PDF ebook)

Today we have another classic volume in the Jane Eayre Fryer’s beloved Mary Frances series – one even many “Mary Frances fans” have never seen! In this book, Mary Frances learns about First Aid from the adventures of her doll family, who go through all sorts of accidents and illnesses… and along the way discovers some practical ways to render first aid to the sick and injured herself.

While some of this first aid advice is dated and not recommended today, it IS a quite fascinating glimpse into great great grandma’s medicine cabinet, how medicine was practiced 100 years ago, and a good lesson in how not to complain when bad things happen to you (ha). Plus the stories, as always are delightfully written and beautifully illustrated in this combination story/lesson book!

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 Mary Frances Story Book

THE MARY FRANCES STORY BOOK or Adventures Among the Story People by Jane Eayre Fryer (PDF ebook)

This time our heroine appears in a very different type of book, as we follow her “Adventures with the Story People”. Mary Frances sets sail to an island where the storytellers live, and dozens of delightful fairy tales and classic wonder stories follow. These are great read aloud stories for young listeners!

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 download to your mac.

 

The Mary Frances KNITTING Book


THE MARY FRANCES KNITTING BOOK or Adventures Among the Knitting People by Jane Eayre Fryer (PDF ebook)

Monday we brought you the beloved “Mary Frances Sewing Book” (which is still available – scroll through the posts a bit if you missed it!), and this week we have its companion volume, which blends another sweet fairy tale-like story of Mary Frances with great step-by-step instructions on knitting and crochet!

Heavily illustrated, delightfully written. Another perennial favorite book for Mary Frances fans & readers (and learners) of all ages!

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.

The Mary Frances Housekeeper

 

Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 2.51.12 PMEasy Steps in Housekeeping, or Mary Frances’ Adventures Among the Doll People by Jane Eayre Fryer (PDF ebook)

In this classic volume in the wonderful Mary Frances series, Mary Frances learns some very practical lessons about housekeeping while setting up a household for her own homeless family of dolls.

This volume includes paper dolls and furniture to cut out and put together as you go through the story. If you’ve never read any of the Mary Frances books, you are in for a treat – check out this delightfully written and beautifully illustrated story AND lesson book!

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.

The Mary Frances Sewing Book

THE MARY FRANCES SEWING BOOK – Adventures Among the Thimble People by Jane Eayre Fryer (PDF ebook)

She’s BACK! This week we’re bringing back one of the most beloved & popular children’s book characters from the early 1900s — Jane Eayre Fryer’s delightfully imaginative and educational heroine, Mary Frances!

In this part “fairy tale” and part “instruction book” various sewing implements come to life for Mary Frances, and they teach her how to sew – beginning with outfitting a sewing basket, then learning 10 or so basic stitches, then progressing to a sampler, and then on to doll clothes. The wonderful illustrations sprinkled throughout the book are very reminiscent of the L. Frank Baum Oz series.

This fun book can be enjoyed just as a delightful fairy story, or you can use it as the basis of a hand-sewing curriculum. Don’t miss it!

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.

The Nature Study Omnibus

THE CORNELL NATURE STUDY OMNIBUS (PDF ebook)

This is a massive 600+ page collection of wonderful nature study lessons developed by Cornell University in the early 1900s for use in rural schools in the US.¬† The first section of studies is for teachers, the second section is studies for children. This was the primary source from which Anna Botsford Comstock derived her famous “Big Book of Nature Study”. There’s a ton of great material in here, be sure to check out the children’s studies in particular.

To download this ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE¬† and “save” to your computer.

Mac users: Press the “control” key, then click the above link and “save” to your mac.

Citizen Bird (classic living book)

Citizen Bird (PDF) – This is a wonderful storybook from 1897 that tells the story of different types of birds in the United States, and how each species’ habits, character and behavior are unique. Their story is told in the setting of a farmhouse owned by an ornithologist (bird scientist) whose young niece and nephew come to visit him throughout the year. Their adventures and observations of the birds around them make this a fascinating and fun course in ornithology for old and young alike.

This ebook is heavily illustrated with 111 wonderful drawings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes (who did many of the illustrations for the Common Birds Coloring Book which we featured yesterday), detailing many species of birds, and illustrating the differences between them. Highly recommended for anyone who want to know more about our feathered friends. PDF ebook, 312 pages, illustrated

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.

Common Birds Coloring Book

Screen shot 2015-01-09 at 2.17.01 PMThe Common Birds Coloring Book from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology contains terrific line drawings of many common feeder birds. You can download the coloring book and print out pages as you need them, and let your students color the images using a field guide. There are also identification questions on each page to help your students learn to spot these birds in the field.

Most of the pictures in this coloring book were drawn by the noted bird artist and ornithologist, Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1872-1927). Fuertes, a native of Ithaca, New York and a Cornell University graduate, is known for his realistic bird art. Look for his signature initials: L. A. F. The other drawings are by William Montagna, signature initials: W. M. All are gorgeous!

Click here to go to the download page!

Five Famous Stories, Read by Kids (audio)

FIVE Famous Stories (mp3 audio) – The time-honored stories retold in James Baldwin’s classic book “50 Famous Stories Retold” are such an integral part of the literature and history of western culture that a knowledge of them is an indispensable part of one’s education. Here for your listening pleasure are five audio versions of some selected stories from Baldwin’s collection, which will long be remembered by listeners young and old alike. All of these readings and dramatizations were all done by homeschooled kids. Let us know if you like these, and if so we’ll bring you more in the future. Enjoy!

The Endless Story, read by Allie Cacy

Alexander and Bucephalus, read by Allie Cacy

George Washington And His Hatchet, read by Joshua Turner

Grace Darling, read by Rochelle Braun

Arnold Winkelreid, read and dramatized by Nathan Pilling

To listen to these stories online, just click the links above. To DOWNLOAD the stories, RIGHT click the link and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “CONTROL” key then click the link and save it to your mac!