• Booklists,  Nature

    Autumn Picture Books

    As we move into autumn, it’s time to refresh our book shelves. Now is the time to gather together all all your favourite stories that conjure up those feelings of crisp mornings, hushed walks, falling leaves and snuffling hedgehogs. Seasonal books are such a joy to include in your bedtime reading, morning baskets and read-alouds. They mark the turning of the year with such beautiful stories, and illustrations full of autumn colours. By introducing little ones to the changing of the season and all that it brings, these books become the perfect springboard for nature walks, weather studies, art projects and sparking their curiosity of the world around them. These…

  • Booklists,  History

    Vikings

    Fierce gods, brave warriors and voyaging Norseman – discover the world of the Vikings with this list of fascinating fact books and exciting fiction! With something suitable for every age, these books will help you step back in time and bring the Viking era to life. Perfect for home education studies, project work, and curious readers! I hope you enjoy this list! Do let me know which books your little bookworms are loving! Drop a comment below, or come and chat about all things books with me over on Instagram and Facebook! Happy Reading! Kari Note: All links are Amazon Affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from these…

  • Booklists,  Fiction

    Animal Stories – Chapter Books

    “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows The days are long and bright, and summer is in full swing! This time of year always reminds me of this wonderful quote from The Wind in the Willows – the image of rowboats and picnics, and lazing your way down a babbling river. It got me thinking about all my other favourite books where animals take centre stage! Those books where the animals tell their own story, and you are drawn into their wonderous world. With such memorable characters…

  • Booklists,  Social Studies

    Refugees and Migrants

    These books are a fantastic springboard for discussion and further exploration into the experiences of refugees and migrants. Touching on important topics such as identity, conflict, and belonging, there is something for every age on this list – from picture books for little ones, to heartfelt fiction for young adults. Note: All links are Amazon Affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from these links, at no cost whatsoever to you. This allows me to keep writing lists, and continue to make them a free resource for everyone.

  • Booklists,  Nature

    Seeds Theme Picture Books – Charlotte Mason Inspired Book List

    Nature projects are such a magical part of a child’s education. There are many things to discover and explore, it can be perfect for hands-on learning, and they provide a strong foundation for science studies. Nature studies can incorporate a variety of subjects – everything from science, math, crafts, creative writing, and of course stories! Stories can be placed at the heart of any element of your child’s education. Not only do you have factual books available, but you can also utilise living books. These are stories that make events come alive by drawing you into the subject, stirring your imagination and emotions, and meeting characters that draw you into…