JES’s Shelf (Teens)

The Adventures of Tintin

By Herge Years ago, before the movie came out, a loyal customer and homeschool writer, Ana Braga Henebry, suggested we carry these books. From the very first book we obtained to present day, our kids cannot put them down. Written in the 1940’s and translated into many...

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Real Woman, Real Saints

By Gina Loehr  “Heaven’s doors are wide open and God is doing everything he can to make us all into saints.” —from Chapter Eight.  We know a great book when our children show us one! Full of famous and not so famous woman saints, from every station of life, each with...

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Jane Austen is arguably the finest female novelist who ever lived and Pride and Prejudice is arguably the finest, and is certainly the most popular, of her novels.  A classic of world literature, its profound Christian morality is all too often missed or willfully...

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Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women

By Gina Loehr Gina Loehr does it again, I really enjoyed her insight into the lives of women saints in her book Real Women, Real Saints and learned much from their virtues….now Gina takes us on a real and practical retreat towards inner beauty…the kind that reflects...

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Handbook of Prayers: Student Edition

Edited by James Socias We have been searching for several years for a complete and handy prayer book for our older children. This book fit the bill, the wonderful devotional material contained in this brand new, pocket sized, student version of the well known Handbook...

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The Prove-it Series

By Amy Welborn  Finally! Finally! Finally! These books are excellent, but also fun, funny, and simply marvelous! So many apologetics books are simply too dense for those of us who are not experts. This series defends basic truths in a way that everyone can understand....

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Red Falcons of Tremoine

by Hendry Peart  Set in 12th century Medieval England, in the days of knights, Chivalry, Richard the Lionhearted, the Crusades, and treachery.  Told through the eyes of the orphan boy Leo, a seemingly nobody.  Entrusted and raised by the kindly Abbot who has protected...

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

  by Avi “Asta’s son” is all he’s ever been called. The lack of name is appropriate, because he and his mother are but poor peasants in fourteenth-century medieval England. When his mother dies this thirteen-year-old boy, who thought he had little to lose, soon...

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare  The setting is the Colony of Connecticut in 1687 amid the political and religious conflicts of that day. When sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler unexpectedly arrives at her aunt and uncle's doorstep, she is unprepared for the new world which awaits...

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Taggerung – A Review

Taggerung is the 14th novel in the famous Redwall series written by Brian Jacques. Jacques outdoes himself in the stunning tale of a young otter who was kidnapped as a babe by a vermin clan to be their legendary warrior, the Taggerung. One day Tagg deserts the clan...

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Get Ready to Thrive in Your Homeschool

4 simple steps to create your best year! 25+ years of homeschool experience compressed into 1 simple guide. Written by Paola Ciskanik

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Sharing All Souls’ Day with Children

Sharing All Souls’ Day with Children

This past year we had quite a few funerals, more than I can ever remember. I suppose in part it is due to my “getting on in years.” In part though, it was because some very dear ones died way too soon. I am especially missing some very dear, soul sisters in Christ,...

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Is Homeschooling Your Kids a War?

Is Homeschooling Your Kids a War?

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog Audio: Is Homeschooling Your Kids A War Here we are in the middle of the semester or perhaps close to summer break (for those in the southern hemisphere) and we are struggling, bickering, not getting homeschooling done in any...

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Science, Instilling Wonder

Science, Instilling Wonder

Do you and your kids love science? We do at our house. In fact, several of our kids have expressed this love by completing further studies in science in college. One son currently works in a Lab at Columbia University with his Biology degree and one daughter is a...

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