Category Living Books

Posts and articles about identifying and using good living books that teem with ideas, not twaddle.

Charlotte Mason Living Books Compared with Textbooks

What a Living Book Sounds Like

It seems like one of the hardest concepts to wrap your head around when you’re homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason Method is the concept of living ideas versus dry facts. Now, we give our children living ideas in several ways;…

Charlotte Mason Ancient Rome Book List

Favorite Living History Books on Ancient Rome

Today we’re wrapping up our favorite history books series. We’ve covered five history time periods so far: Middle Ages and Renaissance, Early Modern, Modern Times, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece. Today we’ll share our top living books for studying Ancient…

Books as Windows

In the last post, we looked at how books can help our children form relations with themselves, and we talked about those books as mirrors. Today, we want to expand on another aspect of that and how books can help…

Charlotte Mason Living Books Mirrors Multicultural

Books as Mirrors

The books that we give to our children help them form relations, those important relations that Charlotte Mason talked about so much, relating with God, relating with the universe around us, and relating with people, and that’s the aspect that…