Jack’s Insects Links and Tips

Jack's Insects by Edmund Selous, Illustrated by J. A. Shepherd

The Links and Tips below are related to our book Jack’s Insects. This classic living science book was used by Charlotte Mason in her PNEU schools.

Be sure to check back here from time to time. We will be adding new and updated resources related to the book as we get them.

Suggested Schedule

Here’s a 36-week schedule for using Jack’s Insects with the Jack’s Insects Narration and Nature Study Notebook.

Latin Name Pronunciation

If you’re looking for a resource to learn how to pronounce the Latin names given for the various insects, many online dictionaries have pronunciation features. For example, type “Locustidae” into The Free Dictionary‘s search box and in the result you’ll see two little speaker icons with flags behind them. Click on the American flag’s speaker to hear the word pronounced in American, or click on the British flag’s speaker to hear the British pronunciation.

More Insect Information

Here is a large, extreme close-up photo of the Great Golden Digger Wasp

E-Book Backup

We encourage you to make a backup of your e-book file for safekeeping. Feel free to copy your file onto a CD, an external hard drive, or another type of media, and store it away from your computer. If something happens to your computer or the files on it, you’ll still have a copy of your e-book in a safe place.