In our homeschool, we use classic books for literature, history, and even for science. We love to keep hardback copies on our bookshelves, but sometimes it’s hard to find a printed copy.
We find many of our favorite classic books here…
A homeschooling family began formatting old classic books years ago. I met them at a homeschooling convention a very long time ago, when their children were young. Gateway to the Classics (formerly the Baldwin Online Children’s Literature Project) publishes the classics as printed books which you may purchase, but they also offer them as digitized books online, free.
I’VE FOUND SOME OF OUR FAMILY’S FAVORITE CLASSIC BOOKS FOR CHILDREN SUCH AS:
- nature studies: The Burgess Bird Book for Children (for nature studies)
- reading poetry aloud: For the Children’s Hour
- science: Madam How and Lady Why
- literature: A Little Princess
HOW TO BEGIN READING CLASSIC BOOKS IN YOUR HOMESCHOOL
It’s difficult to know where to begin when learning something new. Many of us were not given access to deep, well-written literature as a child. My suggestion is from our family’s experience. Though we don’t follow a homeschooling program perfectly, we prefer Charlotte Mason’s style of teaching, so I often look at this free Charlotte Mason curriculum and use their book lists for reading recommendations.