Ambleside Year 1

Ambleside Online is an extensive K-12 curriculum based on the Charlotte Mason method. This means kids read real books rather than textbooks, spend time in nature, and are allowed time after school to pursue their own interests. The resources on the Ambleside website are completely free, as is membership in the support network. The authors are adamant that simply reading the books on these lists won't give your child a Charlotte Mason-style education, though: you'll need to thoroughly understand and apply her methods, which they've made available to users in free online e-texts via a contemporary-language translation of her 6-volume homeschool education series.

If you plan on using Ambleside Online, your first stop should be the theFAQsectionfor information about the curriculum and basic instructions. Do not attempt to use this curriculum without first reading theFAQ's. Homeschoolers hoping to raise their children to be readers, as Charlotte Mason urged, owe it to themselves to take the first step in reading by looking over the instructions for the curriculum they plan to use. TheFAQ section has all the questions that people routinely ask, with detailed answers and explanations collected from two years of responses to user questions.

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Aesop's Fables for Children
by Aesop & Milo Winter
Pap/Com from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$12.74
Benjamin Franklin
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$15.26
Blue Fairy Book
by Andrew Lang, editor
from Dover Publications
Fairy Tales for 3rd-8th grade
$10.16 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Buffalo Bill
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$15.26
Burgess Bird Book for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess
from Yesterday's Classics
for 1st-4th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$12.56
Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White
from HarperCollins
for 2nd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$14.44
Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White
from Harper & Row
for 2nd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Child's Book of Poems
by Gyo Fujikawa
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
$8.46
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson & Tasha Tudor
from Simon and Schuster
Poetry for 1st-5th grade
$16.99
Classic Library: Water Babies & Peter Pan
by Charles Kingsley; J.M. Barrie
from Smithmark Publishers
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Elementary Geography
by Charlotte M. Mason
1st edition from Blue Sky Daisies
for 2nd-4th grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEOG-INTRO)
$9.95
Fifty Famous Stories Retold
by James Baldwin
from Yesterday's Classics
for 1st-4th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96
Fifty Famous Stories Retold
by James Baldwin
from Living Book Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$6.75
George Washington
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$15.26 $9.50 (1 in stock)
Handbook of Nature Study
by Anna Botsford Comstock
from Comstock Publishing
for 6th-9th grade
in Nature Study (Location: SCI-NAT)
$26.95
Home Geography for Primary Grades
by C. C. Long
from Blue Sky Daisies
for 3rd-6th grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEOG-INTRO)
$8.46
Home Start in Reading
by Ruth Beechick
from Arrow Press
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: P1A)
$1.50 (2 in stock)
James Herriot's Treasury for Children
by James Herriot
Unabridged from Macmillan
Realistic Fiction for 1st-4th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$12.00 (2 in stock)
James Herriot's Treasury for Children
by James Herriot
Unabridged from Macmillan
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$21.24
Just So Stories
Puffin Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Puffin Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.94
King of the Golden River
by John Ruskin
from Yesterday's Classics
for 2nd-6th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$7.16
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House Series #1
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79
Now We Are Six
by A. A. Milne
from Puffin Books
Poetry for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.94
Now We Are Six
by A. A. Milne
from Dutton Children's Books
Poetry for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Now We Are Six
by A. A. Milne
from Dutton Children's Books
Poetry for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Our Island Story
by H. E. Marshall
from Yesterday's Classics
for 4th-7th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$17.96
Our Island Story (B&W Edition)
by H. E. Marshall
from Living Book Press
for 4th-7th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$15.26
Our Island Story (Color Edition)
by H. E. Marshall
from Living Book Press
for 4th-7th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$23.36
Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems
by Donald Hall
from Oxford University
for 2nd-5th grade
$11.01 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Paddle-to-the-Sea
by Holling C. Holling
from Houghton Mifflin
Realistic fiction for 3rd-8th grade
1942 Caldecott Honor Book
in BF Geography (Location: F4D-HIS)
$11.04 $8.00 (2 in stock)
Paddle-to-the-Sea
by Holling C. Holling
from Houghton Mifflin
Realistic fiction for 3rd-8th grade
1942 Caldecott Honor Book
in BF Geography (Location: F4D-HIS)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Parables from Nature
by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
from Yesterday's Classics
for 4th-6th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$13.46
Parables from Nature
by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
from Living Book Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96
Peter Pan
Puffin Classics
by J. M. Barrie
from Puffin Books
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.99
Pinocchio
Puffin Classics
by Carlo Collodi
from Puffin Books
Fantasy for 3rd-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.94
Pocahontas
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$15.26
Red Fairy Book
by Andrew Lang, editor
from Dover Publications
Fairy Tales for 3rd-8th grade
$11.01 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Saint George and the Dragon
by Margaret Hodges & Trina Schart Hyman
from Little, Brown & Company
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 2nd-3rd grade
1985 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.64
Tales from Shakespeare
Puffin Classics
by Charles & Mary Lamb
from Puffin Books
Shakespeare Stories for 3rd-8th grade
$5.09 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
by Siegfried Engelmann & Phyllis Haddox
from Simon and Schuster
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Miscellaneous Phonics (Location: PHO-MISC)
$20.40 $14.00 (4 in stock)
Trial and Triumph
by Richard Hannula
from Canon Press
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: BIB-CHUHIS)
$17.85 $14.00 (1 in stock)
Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams
from Avon Books
Personification for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.09
Viking Tales
by Jennie Hall
from Yesterday's Classics
for 7th-10th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.06
Viking Tales
by James Baldwin
from Living Book Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$6.75
When We Were Very Young
by A. A. Milne
from Puffin Books
Poetry for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.94