Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Google Books Favorites

This is a bookmark for some of the Google Books I've been downloading since early 2008.

American History Story Book (1911) and American History for Little Folks (1918) by Albert Franklin Blaisdell and Francis Kingsley Ball. See also The Child's Book of American History by Blaisdell. See other American History for kids Google Books by Blaisdell here. And his English History for kids Google Books here. We've been reading American History for Little Folks on free afternoons and so far the stories are all secular.

Some of the Blaisdell-Ball history books are also available in paperback format from Queen Homeschool ($9.95 the last time I checked).

Number Stories of Long Ago (1919) by David Eugene Smith. Also available as a paperback from Amazon.

Seed Babies (1897) by Margaret Warner Morley. Yesterday's Classics carries it now as a paperback and so does Amazon.

Nature Study Made Easy (1909) by Edward Shallow and Winifred Cullen. It's nature study and poetry appreciation in a book. Very CM-ish in style. A handful of poems may not be as secular as we want them to be but that's minor enough. Questions are supplied to spark animated narration.

100 Lessons in Nature Study by Frank Owen Payne or paperback version on Amazon.

Grammar Land (1878) by M.L. Nesbitt. Paperback available at Yesterday's Classics and also Amazon. This is DS's favorite English Language Arts book.

Unfortunately, if you live outside the US, you might not be able to access these books from Google Books. However, you may find the Project Gutenberg website useful. Project Gutenberg doesn't always have the titles Google Books has though (and quite possibly, vice versa).

Note: Amazon's prices are sometimes cheaper than the other sellers' and on top of that if the book qualifies (usually if it's less than $10), you also get the 4-for-3 promo and possibly free shipping if your order is over $25. Otherwise, Yesterday's Classics may offer better deals when they have a sale. They also offer free shipping (sometimes) if you buy 4 or more books.

1 comment:

  1. I've enjoyed finding things on Google books, but since I'm outside USA, it's disappointing to see that so many are not available to me. Thanks for the tip about Gutenburg.

    It took me a long time to figure out that because I'm in China I can't see the free downloads at Google Books. I thought I was crazy. Everyone was talking about downloading it, and I never could find the link. No wonder!


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