Category: Grade 3 Books

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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Donate to LBC’s School in West Africa

Your donation helps us provide a living education to children who have no access to learning. Read about our amazing students in the description below. The pictures were all taken by me or my assistant while in Nigeria.


Your donation is tax-exempt and deeply appreciated. Living Books Curriculum is a non-profit company under the 501 C3 Worldwide Educational Resources. Upon receipt of your donation we will send a confirmation which can be used for tax purposes.

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Grade Three Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete Grade Three 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 Three Teaching Guide and Resources, Reading-Literature Second Reader, Reading-Literature Teaching Guide, Italics, 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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Heroes of Progress: Stories of Successful Americans

Twenty-nine biographies of Americans who changed how we live. Best for ages 9-14.

Discover the lives of twenty-nine Americans of the nineteenth century who were leaders in the fields of invention, discovery and exploration, art, music, philanthropy, humane treatment of animals, industrial success, aviation, and pure and applied science.

Print version: 240 pages, wire bound
Digital version: direct download
Author: Eva March Tappan

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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 Three Teaching Guide & Resources

Best for children 7-9 or families wishing to combine children ages 6 to 10.

Living Books Curriculum’s Grade Three continues the pattern of living books and life experiences begun in the Foundation Year and Grades One and Two. Grade Three is a transitional year for a child. The earlier years established learning habits and subject awareness as well as the large developmental task of learning to read. In Grade Three, students begin to apply and polish these fundamental skills.

Print version: 158 pages, wire bound
Digital version: digital membership access or direct download

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LBC Guide to Astronomy

36-week study for use with Exploring Creation with Astronomy and uses Charlotte Mason methods to compliment the studies. Best for ages 7 to 12.

52 pages


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LBC Guide to Michigan History

This guide offers 16 lessons each two weeks in length. The book covers Michigan history from the first peoples such as the Ojibway Indians to lumber-era up to through Henry Ford and the automobile to the present. There are eight historic eras in all. Each lesson gives objectives, a booklist of books that can easily be purchased used or borrowed from the library. Includes discussion question, writing activities and project ideas.

Wirebound or Digital
98 pages

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LBC Guide to the Middle Ages

The LBC Guide to the Middle Ages covers a thousand-year period in which the Western world transitioned from monarchies with absolute rule to nation states with early forms of self-government.

Covers fall of Rome to rise of nation states (432 AD – 1700). Best for students 8-13.

Wirebound or Digital
82 pages

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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.




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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Primary Language Lessons

LBC exclusive. Introduction to grammar and language use and expression. Best for ages 7-9. Recommended to begin second half of second grade and complete in third grade.

Primary Language Lessons is a beginning guide to grammar and language use and expression for the early elementary student. It is a lay-flat, write-in text. No need to have to rewrite the questions and assignments. It is all done for you.


Print version: 258 pages, wire bound
Digital version: direct download
Author: Emma Serl

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Reading-Literature Second Reader

Stories for reading fluency and word building.

Reading-Literature: Second Reader uses well-written folk tales, Mother Goose rhymes, and poetry to teach reading basics. The simple style of the stories and rhymes allows children to read for themselves right away. Second Reader is part of the Reading-Literature Series by Harriette Treadwell and Margaret Free published by Living Books Press. The series challenges the notion that learning to read is a matter of word repetition and phonic drill. Learning to read is an easy road when using literature that captures the child’s interest.

Reading-Literature: Second Reader is a republication of the 1912 edition. Living Books Press has taken care to faithfully reproduce the type and illustrations of the original. The book includes guidelines for phonics instruction and vocabulary building coordinates with Reading-Literature Teacher’s Guide, The Primer and First Reader.

Print version: 149 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: Harriette Treadwell & Margaret Free

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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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Storytelling: A Creative Teaching Strategy (ebook)

Children learn better with stories…far better. Research proves that retention and attention is many times higher when story is used to teach facts or concepts. We remember when we hear a story; we remember even better when we tell a story. Which is why this book is perfect for educators and parents  who are looking for an introduction to how to improve listening and telling through stories.  Each folktale is illustrated and transcribed from Sheila’s storytelling performances. Each story then follows with enriching language activities. The introduction provides the framework and research on why story is key to learning. The stories and activities are based on Sheila’s years of experience as an educator, storyteller and parent.

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