My Book House

What Olive Beaupre Miller said about the My Book House series:

In My Book House, I have tried to give children the best in literature, gathered from the greatest authors of the past and present, and from our rich heritage of old folk tales, told from generation to generation in every country in the world. But I have selected those stories with care. Avoiding those tales where evil traits of character, such as lying and cheating to gain one's ends, have been made to appear good, I have chosen only those where truly desirable qualities invite the child's admiration. I have tried also to grade all this material as wisely as possible, that the child might have the right story at the right age, and to put it forth so beautifully illustrated that it would be irresistable to him. Here, in these twelve volumes, adult and child can enter, hand-in-hand, a wonderful realm of imagination and beauty, portrayed in the best literary forms of verse and prose....

"The permanent value of My Book House arises from the fact that at the time of its inception, I had no pet theory of education to advance.... I was in search of fundamentals, simple fundamentals, which must remain eternally true. Chaos then existed and is, unfortunately, still permitted to exist, in the realm of reading for children. They were being given stories, ethically sound, all jumbled up with those where the ethical slant was bad, and stories for the older children were being read to the child when he was too young, overwhelming him with fright and confusion by presenting to him characters and situations far beyond his understanding at the moment. Out of this chaos I was trying to bring order, an order that could never be disturbed. So let me review a few basic principles, with which I emerged from my search and on which I built My Book House.

  • "First, to be well equipped for life, to have ideas and the ability to express them, the child needs a broad background of familiarity with the best in literature.
  • Second, his stories and rhymes must be selected with care that he may absorb no distorted view of life and its actual values, but may grow up to be mentally clear about values and emotionally impelled to seek what is truly desirable and worthwhile in human living.
  • Third, the stories and rhymes selected must be graded to the child's understanding at different periods of his growth, graded as to vocabulary, as to subject matter and as to complexity of structure and plot.

"On those three simple fundamentals My BOOK HOUSE was built."

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My Book House #01: In the Nursery
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #02: Story Time
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for 2nd-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #03: Up One Pair of Stairs
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #04: Through the Gate
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for 2nd-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #04: Through the Gate
by Olive Beaupre Miller
for 2nd-6th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
My Book House #05: Over the Hills
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #06: Through Fairy Halls
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #07: The Magic Garden
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in My Book House (Location: VIN-MBH)
My Book House #08: Flying Sails
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in My Book House (Location: VIN-MBH)
My Book House #09: The Treasure Chest
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for 2nd-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #10: From the Tower Window
My Book House
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #11: In Shining Armor
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #11: In Shining Armor
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
My Book House #12: Halls of Fame
by Olive Beaupre Miller
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in My Book House (Location: VIN-MBH)
My Book House - 12-Volume Set
by Olive Beaupre Miller, editor
from Book House for Children
for Preschool-6th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
$60.00 (1 in stock)
My Book House: In Your Hands (A Parent's Guide Book)
for 2nd-6th grade
in My Book House (Location: VIN-MBH)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
My Book House: Your Child's World
from The United Educators, Inc.
for Adult
in My Book House (Location: VIN-MBH)
$7.50 (1 in stock)