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Burgess Books

Burgess Books

I feel like I’m a bit late to the party on this one. Thornton W. Burgess. The Burgess Books. What a treasure. I had heard great things about the author’s works, but I had not had any luck finding them at the local Salvos or Lifeline Book Fair and hadn’t got around to looking them up online (pretty silly, since I now realise they’re very cheap!). I do have The Burgess Book of Animals (printed by Living Book Press) but…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

My son’s face is smudged with chocolate. He’s smirking with joy and pride. Why? Because we have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It began, like many of our read alouds, with the movie (we prefer the Gene Wilder version). At the moment this is working well for us because he loves the story, knows the characters and is excited to read the book. The book has been delightful. Roald Dahl is a wonderful storyteller and his stories are…

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

We were standing in our local bookstore when my son spotted it. “May I get that one please, Mummy?” He pointed to the fattest book on the shelf. 767 pages oh my. He didn’t ask because the book was so thick. He asked because he already loved the story and knew the characters like friends. Mary Poppins. The Complete Collection, by P. L. Travers – all six books in one giant book. Of course a box set (Amazon, Book Depository has…

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Morning Time – The Heart of our Day

Morning Time – The Heart of our Day

What is Morning Time? Morning Time is the heart of our homeschool. It’s how we begin our days together. It goes by many names – Morning Time, Morning Basket, Circle Time, Morning Devotions, Morning Meeting, I think I have even heard it called Symposium. Some families do it in the afternoon, some do it in the evening. Simply put, it is our time together specifically devoted to reading the Bible, prayer and things of truth, beauty and goodness. Although many…

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