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More Books from MacBeth's Opinion




Try some books by E. Nesbit.  Of high literary quality, they will give you a view of early 20th Century living like few other children's novels.  Step into E. Nesbit's England...and into the worlds of her imagination.  A favorite of C. S. Lewis!


Here are some fun and educational books for history...

Books by the D'Auliares:

Buffalo Bill
Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
The Cabin faced West
The Star Spangled Banner


Books from Jean Fritz:

Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
Brendan the Navigator
Around the World in a Hundred Years: From Henry the Navigator to Magellan
Will You Sign Here, Mr. Hancock?
Sh! We're Writing the Constitution!


More history:

The World of Captain John Smith
The World of Columbus and Sons
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch
America 1900
The Matchlock gun
Johnny Tremain
Phoebe the Spy
Bears on Hemlock Mountain
A Lion To Guard Us



...and a few books for fun and learning. Happy Reading!

Swallows and Amazons 

King of the Golden River (Ruskin is just as wonderful as CM thought!)

Need a few German Books?

Die Geschichte von Peterchen Hase

My Little German ABC coloring book

The Missing Cat

A Visit to Grandma

The Five Crayons

Or learn German with Power Glide:

  Speak German Fast!



My Kids' Recommendations--Their Favorite Books:

Complete Chronicles of Narnia in one hardcover book Half Magic Abraham Lincoln Greek Myths Beatrix Potter--complete! The Wouldbegoods The Wonderful Wizard of OZ The Complete Sherlock Holmes Five Children and It Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, boxed Trumpet of the Swan Glues, Brews and Goos--everything creative! Wind in the Willows Make Way for Ducklings If You Give a Pig a Pancake Song of the Swallows Consider the Lemming--fun animal poems Magic by the Lake Martin's Mice The Tarantula in my Purse Horse Stories Boxed Set Wolves of Willoughby Chase Kildee House The Fledgeling Little House--boxed set Tim to the Rescue Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain  A Single Shard  Butterflies--a pop-up book  Madlenka's Dog Rocks in his Head Everything on a Waffle The Twenty-One Balloons From the Mixed-Up Files... The Austere Academy Door in the Wall Jane Eyre



Or maybe you prefer poetry?

A Child's Garden of Verses-- Listen and Read (special order)

The Harp and the Laurel Wreath

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages 400 hundred pages of the best poetry, divided, more or less, seasonally.  It does not get much better than this collection.

The Complete Flower Fairies Another great seasonal collection.

Cautionary Verses Belloc pokes fun at bad behavior.  Classic, and this pocket-sized edition is a tiny gem.

Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes A hefty volume with analysis.  Pretty cool.

A Swinger of Briches

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