Category: Grade 1 Books

A Child’s Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic with illustrations by Mrytle Sheldon.
Myrtle Sheldon’s stunning illustrations are the backdrop to this edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s wonder-filled poetry for children. First published in 1885 and continuously in print since then, Stevenson’s poems takes us sailing into the land of make-believe where a bed is a ship, a meadow a sea, and a swing can touch the clouds.

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ABC Test

Assess your child’s readiness for kindergarten and first grade with this gentle, simple test.

The Assessment of Basic Concepts (ABC Test) was created especially for Living Books Curriculum by Dr. James Carroll, co-founder of LBC. Dr. Carroll is a specialist in learning assessment. This test is a gentle way to measure your child’s readiness and progress. The test is designed to discover your child’s level of understanding of basic concepts and skills (counting, organizing, oral expression) necessary for kindergarten or first grade. The test takes about 20 minutes to administer and includes the ABC Test Guide, ABC Score Sheet, and ABC Test Materials.

Print version: 15 pages, folder
Digital version: direct download
Author: James Carroll, Ed D

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Aesop’s Fables with Scripture References


Classic fables with Scripture reference to match the moral. 

Living Books Press Aesop’s Fables contains:

  • Over 270 fables
  • Scripture passages to highlight each moral
  • A 110-word glossary of unfamiliar words
  • An alphabetical index of the morals
  • A guide for study for parents, students and teachers

The Living Books Press Aesop’s Fables offers a unique edition, translated by V. S. Vernon Jones, is a republication of the 1912 edition, with illustrations by the incomparable artist Arthur Rackham and introduction by G. K. Chesterton.

Hardcover: 236 pages
Softcover: 236 pages
Digital version: direct download

Author: Aesop; Sheila Carroll, ed.

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Blank Nature Journal

Nature Journal for keeping a record of discoveries outdoors.

A blank book just right for young hands and ready to use with dry brush technique or other medium. Journal has medium-weight paper excellent for water color, pen and ink, and colored pencils.

Paperback: 68 blank pages pages

Publisher: Strathmore Paper Company & Prang Watercolor Co.

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Calvert of Maryland: A Story of Lord Baltimore’s Colony

Sixth in LBC’s Colonial America series. Best for children 7-9.

The purpose of the stories in the Colonial America Series is to show children the home life of the colonists with whom they meet in their books, while describing the daily life of those people who conquered the wilderness whether for conscience sake or gain.

Print version: 140 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: James Otis

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Charlotte Mason Library on CD

Own your own library of living books, guides and MP3s to help homeschool with Charlotte Mason’s timeless methods. Homeschool library of living books ($423 Value) on CD.

Charlotte Mason Library on CD contains over 70 high quality titles to help you homeschool the Charlotte Mason way: Science, American History, Penmanship, Nature Study, Picture Study, Geography, Citizenship, Classics of Literature, and more. We have only a limited number of CDs.

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Colonial America Series – 6 Volumes

All six books of Colonial America Series.

 

Buy all six and save!

 

This series of books on Colonial America is by James Otis (1848-1912). Otis was a writer, educator and historian who authored over 150 books for children. He wrote the Colonial America Series to illustrate the home life of colonists. Otis felt history books did not adequately describe the fascinating details of this time in American history.

Autor: James Otis

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Grade One Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete Grade One with your child. The rest can be affordably purchased on Amazon or borrowed from your library. In addition, you will receive three audio trainings designed to give you an overview of Charlotte Mason principles and how to apply them in your home school. Books included are the Grade One Teaching Guide and Resources, The ABC Test, Growing Strong and Healthy, Aesop’s Fables, Child’s Garden of Verses, Richard of Jamestown, Mary of Plymouth, Reading-Literature The Primer, Reading-Literature Teaching Guide, Italics, and The LBC Nature Journal. The audios are A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study.

 

**Please note:  This purchase will be accessible as a login membership page upon our website.

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Italics: Beautiful handwriting for children

A complete penmanship program using Charlotte Mason’s guidelines. All ages.
We have tried many writing programs; none have matched this elegantly simple and affordable handbook. It contains italic handwriting instruction within a Charlotte Mason framework, an overview of steps in teaching handwriting to children, can be used at all grade levels, and has lessons and practice in basic italics and cursive italics as well as quotes for copy work. Used through Grade Three.

Italics Sample Preview

Print version: 48 pages, wire bound
Digital version: direct download
Author: Penny Gardner

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LBC Grade One Teaching Guide & Resources

Best for children 6-8 or families wishing to combine children 5-8.
Grade One marks the beginning of formal learning in a Charlotte Mason-inspired curriculum. The disciplines of attention, recall, character, and joyful learning are addressed, as well as helping your child learn to read well, narrate well, and listen well. Colonial America is the area of study for American history. In world history, the year is spent Ancient Civilizations, a topic of fascination to most children. For science, the four strands of scientific inquiry—life, physical, earth, and health—are explored, each with its own focus for study.

Print version: 178 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC I Love To Read Set

Buy all four of the Reading-Literature series. A complete Charlotte Mason-style reading program.
Best for ages 5-9.

 

TEACH YOUR CHILD THE JOY OF READING:

 

No dumbed-down reading in this lovely four-volume set.
The LBC I Love to Read Set includes a teaching guide, three readers and Flash Cards (word recognition and phonics):

Print version: includes 4 softcover books + Flash Cards
Digital version: direct download
Authors: Margaret Free and Harriette Treadwell

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LBC Nature Journal

A guide to how to keep a nature journal and a template for creating your own nature journal. This 96-page book follows Charlotte Mason's guidelines, has a 36-week nature journal template, includes tips, suggestions, a bird, tree and mammal observation list for you to keep a record of sightings and food for thought on the many ways nature study enriches your child's life.

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Mary of Plymouth: A Story of Plymouth Colony

Second in LBC’s Colonial America series. Best for children 7-9.

The purpose of the stories in the Colonial America Series is to show children the home life of the colonists with whom they meet in their books, while describing the daily life of those people who conquered the wilderness whether for conscience sake or gain.

Print version: 136 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: James Otis

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Peter of New Amsterdam: A Story of Old New York

Third in LBC’s Colonial America series. Best for children 7-9.

The purpose of the stories in the Colonial America Series is to show children the home life of the colonists with whom they meet in their books, while describing the daily life of those people who conquered the wilderness whether for conscience sake or gain.

Print version: 136 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: James Otis

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Reading-Literature Teaching Guide

Step-by-step teaching guide to reading instruction.

Learning to read can be joyful rather than a matter of word repetition and phonic drill. Margaret Free and Harriette Treadwell saw literature as the ideal form for teaching reading because stories and poems capture the child’s interest, making learning an easy road.

Print version: 135 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: Harriette Treadwell & Margaret Free

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Reading-Literature The Primer

Beginning reader with phonics help and word lists.

Ten delightful folk tales written in a simple style allow children to read the story for themselves.Folktales are the ideal story form to teach reading. The Primer is the first book in the Reading-Literature Series by Harriette Treadwell and Margaret Free. The Primer challenges the notion that learning to read has to be a matter of word repetition and phonics drill. The Primer is a republication of the 1910 edition by Living Books Press. Care has been taken to faithfully reproduce the type and illustrations of the original. Includes guidelines for phonics instruction and vocabulary building.
Print version: 147 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: Harriette Treadwell & Margaret Free

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