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S5E65: Building a Home Library with Jeannette Tulis and Sherry Early

As for Literature–to introduce children to literature is to install them in a very rich and glorious kingdom, to bring a continual holiday to their doors, to lay before them a feast exquisitely served. But they must learn to know literature by being familiar with it from the very first. A child’s intercourse must always be with good books, the best that we can find.

Charlotte Mason, Vol. 6, Philosophy of Education, p. 51

Show Summary:

  • Our guests on The New Mason Jar podcast today are Jeannette Tulis and Sherry Early
  • How Sherry first heard about Charlotte Mason
  • How Jeannette started her own home library that then turned into a lending library
  • How did Sherry and Jeannette learn what books to collect and what not to bring home?
  • Where are the best, budget-friendly places to look for good books to buy?
  • How Sherry and Jeannette run their lending libraries
  • What are a few of our guests’ favorite books?

Listen Now:

Books and Links Mentioned:

Episode 12: Charlotte Mason Study Groups with Jeannette Tulis

Picture Book Preschool

Thrift Store Shopping Without Leaving Your House – Bibioguides

Private Lending Libraries List – Biblioguides

The Card Catalogue – Plumfield and Paideia

Jeannette’s Books About Books List

Jeannette’s Favorite Books by Category List

Jeannette’s Favorite Picture Book Authors List

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Let the Authors Speak by Carolyn Hatcher

All Through the Ages by Christine Miller

Who Should We Then Read, Vols. 1 & 2 by Jan Bloom

Anatole Series by Eve Titus

Henry the Explorer from Purple House Press

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward

David McPhail

Don Freeman

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

Obadiah Trio by Brinton Turkle

Deep in the Forest by Brinton Turkle

Charlotte Zolotow

Jan Wahl

Little Bear Books by Else Holmelund Minarik

Frog and Toad Books by Arnold Lobel

Millicent Selsam

Animals Do the Strangest Things by Arthur and Leonora Hornblow

Carolyn Haywood

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook by Joyce Brisley

Sugar Creek Gang Original Series by Paul Hutchens

Clementine Books by Sarah Pennypacker

The Cobble Street Cousins by Cynthia Rylant

Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

Mothering by the Book by Jennifer Pepito

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble

Find Cindy and Sherry:

Morning Time for Moms

Cindy’s Patreon Discipleship Group

Mere Motherhood Facebook Group

The Literary Life Podcast

Cindy’s Facebook

Cindy’s Instagram

Sherry Early’s Blog, Semicolon

When I get a little money, I buy books, and if any is left, I buy food. My luggage is my library. My home is where my books are.




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