children’s books

11 Favorite Children’s Books About Seeds and Gardens

This year, as you prepare to order seeds for your spring garden, why not order a few of these children’s books about seeds and gardens, too?

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12 Family Christmas Read Alouds

12 Family Christmas Read Alouds

December is such a cozy time of year, perfect for a family Christmas read aloud.  Or two.  Or twelve!  And if your family has yet to discover the magical tradition of family read alouds, this holiday season is the perfect time to start.

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Favorite Books for Homestead Kids

Favorite Books for Homestead Kids

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a “best books list” here on the blog.  This year we’ve had homesteading on the brain in a major way, so I’m excited to present a collection of our favorite books for homestead kids.

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Shakespeare for Children

Shakespeare for Children: One Family’s Tale and 3 Recommended Resources

Much Ado About Shakespeare I have always loved Shakespeare.  Who doesn’t?  His words are witty, his characters familiarly flawed, his story lines delightfully convoluted. And so, when our homeschooling book list included selections of the famous poet’s tales for children, I was delighted.  That is, until my poor firstborn son showed signs of difficulty in…

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How to turn an unfinished crate into awesome book storage

How to Turn an Unfinished Wooden Crate into Awesome Book Storage

Wanted: Book Storage This project was exactly what I needed to add extra book storage to a few spots in our home: easy affordable simple appearance efficient use of space The best part is that it’s mounted to the wall and takes up absolutely zero floor space!  How “crate” is that??

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Seasonal Book Display

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {Bonus Tip-Read Up}

Before this Nature Walk series comes to an end, I can’t resist sharing one final bonus tip.  It’s super easy and fun to do, and will add much more meaning to your nature walks…

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Summertime Books for Kids

Favorite Summertime Books for Kids

Are you running out of summer activities at your house?  How about a trip to the library to check out some fantastic children’s books about summertime? Use the links below to check out our favorite summertime books for kids:

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Children's Books about Gardens

8 More Favorite Children’s Books about Gardens

In addition to these 11 Favorite Children’s Books about Seeds and Gardens and these 4 More Delightful Children’s Books about Gardening, we’ve got yet another list of Favorite Children’s Books about Gardens to share with you. And just in time for this year’s growing season!  

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Patriotic Book Display

This Land Is Your Land: Patriotic Book Display

Happy Memorial Day from the Yankee Homestead! As you know, we like to celebrate seasons and holidays with books.  Above is a peek at our current book display, in honor of Memorial Day. Many of our patriotic books for kids are nothing too special–just patriotic songs and the pledge of allegiance that I’ve picked up…

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Books about Rain

Favorite Children’s Books, Poems & Songs About Rain

We love to read here at the Yankee Homestead, as you may know by now.  In addition to just plain good stories, we especially love to read books that correspond to the seasons, holidays and events of our lives. At this time of year, it seems particularly appropriate to share with you our favorite titles about Rain.…

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