Foundation Year Bundle

The ultimate LBC package! This bundle includes all books and resources published by LBC Press that you will need to complete the Foundation Year 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 Foundation Year Teaching Guide, The ABC Test, The Real Mother Goose, and Aesop’s Fables. 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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Here’s everything you receive (for both the physical or digital bundle):

  • Foundation Year Teaching Guide ($97 physical / $77 digital)
  • Aesop’s Fables ($16 softcover / $9 digital)
  • The ABC Test ($19.50 physical / $13.50 digital)
  • The Original Mother Goose ($13 Value – digital access only)
  • Three Audios: A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study ($68 Value – digital access only)
  • Bonus Items: Narration Notebooks and Jumbo Template Pack ($94 Value – digital access only)

This is a total value of $308 physical and $275 digital! Now available to you at a special rate of only $137 for the physical bundle, or $97 for the digital bundle only!

***Please note:  Physical bundle includes digital membership access for some of the resources included in the bundle that are not produced physically.


Detailed Description for Foundation Year

Booklist and Overview

Sample Weekly Lessons


The Foundation Year Teaching Guide is a 255-page guide to the Living Books philosophy with an overview of each subject. It includes:

  • Week-by-week schedule that details how to use the books for a 36-week period.
  • ABC Assessment Test: A gentle, easy-to-administer test to assess the progress of your child. Developed exclusively for Living Books Curriculum.
  • Kindergarten readiness checklist.
  • A “Music and Movement” curriculum provided by the High Scope Foundation.
  • Step-by-step guide for the using the high-quality literature books recommend by LBC for kindergarten.
  • Collection of eighty-eight finger plays and rhymes.
  • LBC Daily Planning Template



The Living Books Press Aesop’s Fables offers a unique edition, translated by V. S. Vernon Jones, and is a republication of the 1912 edition, with illustrations by the incomparable artist Arthur Rackham and introduction by G. K. Chesterton. 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 Original Mother Goose is a glorious, full-color collection of Mother Goose rhymes, featuring the classic Blanche Fisher Wright illustrations. This is the digital version of the print book titled The Original Mother Goose.

A Closer Look at LBC

LBC Founder, Sheila Carroll, tells the story of how she discovered the Charlotte Mason methods and why she chose to create the curriculum. This audio training answers common questions like

  • Can I do “a little” Charlotte Mason?
  • Why does my school time feel like a battle every day?
  • What do I do now?

She expounds on the three actions to transform your home school to a peaceful harmony: Use the methods, use living books, and have a mentor. Also included are plain language explanations of what Charlotte Mason’s principles, such as “Children are persons,” really mean and how to practically apply these philosophies on a daily basis.

Audio: 87:45

Speaker: Sheila Carroll


Writing the CM Way

Is your child resistant to writing? Are you stressed out trying to teach every jot and tiddle of grammar, spelling, and style? LBC Founder, Sheila Carroll, invites you to set aside what you know, or what you think you know, about teaching writing and take a breath of fresh air. Charlotte Mason believed that composition is as natural as jumping and running to children. Doesn’t sound possible? Learn to apply the three-step method: narration, transcription, and writing. Build your child’s writing skills from the ground up, lighting their fire instead of filling their bucket and respect your child’s own unique voice in their composition.

Audio: 70:05

Speaker: Sheila Carroll


Demystifying Nature Study

Want to incorporate nature study in your home school but aren’t sure where to begin? This webinar demystifies nature study and answers questions such as

  • What is the central goal of nature study?
  • When and how to do an indoor nature study
  • What to do if you live in an urban area.
  • What is the difference between nature study and science?

Observation, not technical study, is explained as the basis for nature study. It is not necessary to know all the answers- just to get excited about nature and join your child in learning! The history of nature study and examples of how to do a nature walk are also included.

Audio: 51:29

Speaker: Sheila Carroll


****Important Notice:  Except upon agreement by communication with Living Books Curriculum before purchasing, all returns/refunds for bundles for physical products are only issued with a return of all physical items of the bundle.  Partial return of items included in a bundle may withhold your refund if the return is not complete.  All primary standards regarding returns and refunds can be seen here.