So it has finally happened. The My Book Mini-books just got a brother - My Big Book. These resource pages are perfect for those using a Charlotte Mason style education or who have children who enjoy writing and retelling stories but really want to tell a bit more going chapter by chapter through a work. Oh yes, and these pages have a spot for drawing too. These were requested by one of our children and the idea turned out so well that we have decided to use it for much of our current learning.
To use these sheets, simply print out, fold in half with the print facing out, fill out, and bind on the left side. You can use a comb binder, rings, brads, or in our case, we decided to use a mini 3-ring binder. It is so cute and works so well. These are assembled very much like the PIY books we offer. Each page lists the individual saint, provides a space for a birth and death date, a space to draw their picture, symbol or scene from the story as well as includes lines for narration.
Sample page for St. AndrewThe first work we share in in this new resource style is Volumes I-III of the Story Library of the Saints by Joan Windham. We love these stories. This work, which covers the life of 129 different saints, is out of print but her works are available from used sellers or some of the stories have been rebundled and used in such books as Sixty Saints for Girls as well as Sixty Saints for Boys by this author.
If you can't find the books, you may want to consider just using these sheets with other saint stories you may already have at home. Unfortunately, these stories are not yet in the public domain.
Click Here to download Story Library of the Saints from A-E
Click Here to download Story Library of the Saints from F-L
Click Here to download Story Library of the Saints from M-P
Click Here to download Story Library of the Saints from R-Z
Other works on the way include:
Our Island Story by Henrietta Marshall
Dr. Dolittle's Garden by Hugh Lofting
Mother Goose in Prose by L. Frank Baum
Parables from Nature by Margaret S. Gatty
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by E. Nesbit
We hope your older learners find these resources helpful.
That Resource Team