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New Homeschool Discount!!

Posted by Orilla on 16th August and posted in Homeschool Discount

Homeschoolers we have the news you have been waiting for! The Shepherd of the Hills have given the homeschoolers an awesome discount! This year families will go on their own time for this special price. But keep watching next year we will have our first Homeschool Day there with special events and prices. Check it out now!

Check out our review of The Shepherd of the Hills at

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Review: English Grammar Taught with Help from Stanford

Posted by Orilla on 24th March and posted in Reviews

English Grammar Taught with Help from StanfordThis book is one I wish I had had for my daughter when she was trying to learn. Stanford is a cute green blob that teaches the different parts of speech in a fun way for kids to learn. It shows how powerful words can be and then goes into what a sentence is to where words come from and what words we shouldn’t use.

This is a fun book that every home needs! It is 1,780 pages long but your kids will love looking for Standford and what he has to say next.

I give this 5 stars! Thanks Melanie Richardson Dundy for such a wonderful book!! You can get your copy at for only $4.99.

Reviewed by Orilla Crider

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Review: West to Oregon with Ollie Ox!

Posted by Orilla on 24th March and posted in Reviews

west to oregon with ollieLoved Ollie from the very start. He is very sweet, kind, loves his family and even when things got tough he kept on going. This story begins in Hannibal, Missouri when Ollie’s family, Mr. & Mrs. Tyler; their son Johnny and his dog Max head for Oregon. You will love the pictures throughout the book. This book will be enjoyed by all ages but it is also a good book to use for the beginner readers. It is 519 pages long but full history and the trials of what it was like for those traveling. It shows how hard sometimes it is to leave things you love behind to make it to the goal. I recommend it to everyone!

This book was written ¬†by Melanie Richardson Dundy. I give this book 5 stars. You don’t want to miss out on this awesome book. Get your copy at for only $4.99. Also, check out the special website at

Review by Orilla Crider

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A bully, an icy creek, and a big giveaway from Elisha Press

Posted by Orilla on 8th November and posted in Reviews, Uncategorized

Elisha Press, a publisher of Christian novels particularly suitable for homeschool families, is launching a new title this week. Julie: The Redemption Of The Backyard Bully is an all-new spinoff on The Reunion by Rachael McIntire. Both books are recommended as read-aloud material for the whole family. Solo readers of Julie should be twelve or older.
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Fans of The Reunion may remember Julie Greene, the Gladstones’ troublesome neighbor who almost drowned in the creek. This new novel – longer and illustrated – tells Julie’s story before and after that incident, through the now-aging eyes of “Grandma” Greene. How can a sullen bully learn to be a selfless friend? How can a jealous young lady learn to be grateful and contented no matter what life brings? What does it mean to follow Jesus in the practical work and play of daily life? All this and more is waiting for you within the pages of Julie.

Author Rachael McIntire says that many elements of Julie are based on incidents from her own life. Growing up in the 1960′s, she experienced firsthand the challenges of that tumultuous time. Though the sixties are now long gone, the principles of God remain the same eternally. It is her hope that some of these principles may penetrate young hearts and minds through the story of the backyard bully and her redemption.

As part of their launch event, Elisha Press is giving away one autographed copy of Julie every day this week. By entering once, you’ll have a chance to win each time. This is a 183-page softcover book with 19 black-and-white illustrations like the example shown here.

The sooner you enter the giveaway, the better chance you have to win – so don’t wait! Click here and put in your email address to sign up.

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Special Give Away!

Posted by Orilla on 22nd October and posted in Uncategorized

The My is giving a very special give away to EVERYONE between now and October 26. I have been enjoying a new program to do all of my scrapbooking. Between NOW and October 26th you may get a full running program for FREE!! Please copy and paste the following code in the promo code are. It must look exactly like this so please copy and paste it! Your code is FreeTreatAL105.

This is an awesome program. It makes all of your books into books (printable and bound at another location or you may print it on your own printer), or turn it into a movie with or without music. You may make your own calendars, yearbooks, or a neat cookbook. It also comes with some neat backgrounds and embellshments for free. They have a Dollar Store and On Sale specials or even a FREE Kit area.

Is this really a full program for free? YES it is a FULL program and I would exchange it. If you need help, they have great tech support (just make sure to give them 24 hrs during a work week to get back with you).

Want to see a couple of ones that I have done with this program? Take a look at DreamNight in Dickerson Park Zoo.


Click the picture to see the movie.

And another one that I have just done is our visit to the Shepherd of the Hills.


Click the picture to see the movie.

These are both done in movie for the web but you have other options for movies and in a flip book format. Also, you can get them book printed in softback or in hardback books. This is FREE! Doesn’t cost you anything and can be a lot of fun for you and for you children.

Click here to be taken to the software page. Click add to cart and at the check out page paste the special code above in the promo code area. This will give you the program for FREE!!! No strings attached!

We hope that you enjoy this software as much as we do!! We would love to hear back from you! Drop us a note after you use it and tell us what you think!

From our house to yours,

The Crider Family

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