Fill your Library with Classics~Yesterday’s Classics Review~Homeschool Snips & Tips

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Are you trying to build a library?  Running out of room? Why not get in tune with the digital age and grab up imagethe 225 eBooks from Yesterday’s Classics ($99.95)? Yes, that is a lot, but not if you are getting some of the best written books out there.  Also, how else can you get 225 books of this quality for $99.95?  Yes, I have fairly good luck at library sales, but even *I* can’t do that good…

Yesterday’s Classics is your headquarters for the best classic literature for children. We republish classic books for children from the golden age of children’s literature, the era from 1880 to 1920. Many of the titles we offer have been out of print for decades and so have been hard to find. Now your children can enjoy these books that delighted generations of children at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Don’t have an eReader?  Neither do I.

USA State Study Notebooking Pages

Don’t like to read from the computer?  Neither do I.

So, why is this benefiting our family?  Because I downloaded software program called Calibre to help organize these books, however I also found out there is a print option.  No, I won’t be printing every book off, but the ones my children are most interested in may well be printed.  I will note, that I have not been able to print any illustrations, but many eReaders don’t support illustrations. Winking smile image

Many of these classics are used in several of the homeschool history programs:

Ambleside Online

Living Books Curriculum

Pageant of History


and more

This group of classics were quite easy to download, and really didn’t take too terrible long to download.  I would have spent many hours scrounging around the net to find them all in free eBook form and downloading individually.

There are 22 different genres. 22 different genres

The above screen shot is taken to show you that it is ok to print these books…all of them.  They will also give email support as needed.

Yesterday’s Classics does offer a printed books of each of their 225 books, but I received this offer. All books in digital format.

When you purchase the digital books or eBooks, you will receive files that sort the books by subject, reading level, author and title.  These are very handy when planning your reading list for your children.

When you go to purchase, you will have to decide which file format you need..ePub or Kindle.  The Kindle will not work on Kindle apps…only on an actual Kindle eReader.  I chose the ePub, as I am reading off of my computer, and am fairly sure that if we ever do get an eReader, it will be one that takes ePubs, as libraries are not checking books out via ePub files. When you purchase the set, they include a file comparing the pros and cons of different eReaders. Winking smile

There are so many benefits to this set of eBooks…

  • A Fraction of the cost if bought as in hand books
  • Extremely portable if you own an eReader
  • You will have 225 books ready to be printed to use for years to come
  • You will just about be able to cover History from beginning to end from a literature approach,if you add your Bible.
  • Your trips to the library will be fewer and farther between…how is this a benefit? Gas…If you are rural like me, it takes several gallons of gas to get to and from the library or libraries to gather all your needed resources.

The Cons?

  • Price…but easily justified
  • You may end up wanting an eReader or two image

So, what books are our favorites?

  • Boys and Girls of Colonial Days
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress
  • The Story of Columbus

  • The Story of David Livingstone

  • America First

  • This Country of Ours

  • All four volumes of the American History Stories

As you can see, there is a wide range of books available.  This is only a glimpse of the ones we are able to use at this time with our current history studies using our guide TruthQuest History and our other studies.

As you can see, I think every homeschool family can greatly benefit from this set of books.  I believe the current system of literature in our schools is lacking moral, ethical, and character values and is causing a great slouch in our children’s integrity.  I am seeing this even in our public libraries.  By having these books reprinted and available, you will be able to offer your children the quality literature that many homeschoolers are after.

I encourage you to read what other members of the TOS Crew had to say about Yesterday’s Classics.

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I received this set of eBooks free for my review.  My review is my wholehearted honest opinion, I will receive no further compensation.

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