Jul 25 • 58M

011 Building a Home Library and Actively Using It

Where to even start, Strewing books, Sourcing free and inexpensive books

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Ambre is the caretaker of the Reshelving Alexandria Community on Facebook. Amanda is Ambre’s real life friend and together we are lead reviewers and curators of the RA Literary Database.  We love discussing books and life together. We love to share stories in all their forms because stories have the power to form and change hearts and minds.
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Episode Content Consideration:

Ambre uses the word “crap” to mean “stuff” once.


BigThink article: “A home library can have a powerful effect on children”

Study: “Scholarly culture: How books in adolescence enhance adult literacy, numeracy and technology skills in 31 societies”

Rabbit Room Press

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

PJ Library for Jewish Kids

Books reviewed and mentioned in this episode:

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Featured and Mentioned Books:

  • Childcraft

  • Young Folks Library

  • Collier’s Junior Library

  • Through Golden Windows

  • Mathematics Illustrated Dictionary by Jeanne Bendick- Ambre much prefers the vintage over the more modern reprint due to the lovely illustrations

  • How Much and How Many The Story of Weights and Measures by Jeanne Bendick- Ambre much prefers the vintage over the more modern reprint due to the lovely illustrations

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