Introducing – Yesterday’s Classics – All in print – but also in E-Reader format –
Or Pageant of History? Here is your list!
Have you dreamed about having all the Yesterday’s Classics books, but your budget couldn’t accommodate the $2,495.75 price tag for 225 printed books? Did you know that they offer them for eReaders? Read to the bottom to see how you can get the entire ereader collection for Epub or Kindle for under $100.00!
We were blessed to be able to review Yesterday’s Classics – and I quickly downloaded the 225 ePub AND Kindle files.
I could write and tell you what a wonderful collection of books these are – but a visit to their site following any of my links will reveal that – I could write a volume on why every homeschool family should be working to collect these great volumes – and yet – I have a feeling – if you are reading this – you already know that – So – I will share my journey – of how – this Hard Core Paper Sniffing Spine Rubbing Family – came to use and love these electronic classic books.
I looked. I sorted. I printed out the list of books, by Subject and by Title . I recognized so many wonderful titles. I sat. And stared. In wonder. Wow. Cool books. and Stared. A little overwhelmed. To be honest. Where to begin? We have one Tower, and 3 laptops and 2 iPods – but no actual “EReaders” .
I downloaded Adobe Digital Editions to my iBook G4 Mac laptop, and downloaded the EPub Files to that computer. (Older Macs do not support up to date reader programs)
Then I downloaded Kindle for PC and Adobe Digital Editions on the desktop. Again. With the staring. Pondering. Wondering where to start.
*Guide to Downloading Files and Transferring Them to Ereader Devices,
*Guide to Ereader Devices and Software,
*List of all books arranged by level, genre, author, and title, and
*List of all books with descriptions and thumbnails. – IS INCLUDED in the download, and is easy to follow – I just had to sort out what that meant to our computer situation)
The boys have iPods, but we do not have a handheld reader – these Kindle files do not work on the iPod, but they will work on a regular Kindle. I read a few pages of nature stories on the desktop, but I wanted to get MORE out of it. To bring the Burgess Books to the Park, to read about the birds under the trees.
That’s when I heard about the iBooks App for the iPod. It is a free download. I put it on both of the boy’s iPods – then went to the Ambleside Online site to see what books would be appropriate for their educational level.
I saved all of the EPUB files to a new folder – ebooks – in my public directory, instead of my Users, Angie directory – like this: C:\Users\Public\Documents\ebooks
Then in iTunes, I went to File, Add Folder to Library – and added this ebooks folder. A new topic popped up under library – Books! From the Books – I could choose which ones to sync with the boys’ iPods. (One son syncs to with Tower, one son syncs to his netbook – so I had to set this up twice.)
(You might want to make sure that you are not set to Auto Sync the device or all 225 books are goin’ over. Also – I found out – that if you unclick a box in a later sync, it will take the book out of bookshelf on the iBooks App on the iPod.)
Beautiful Covers and Gorgeous Detailed Drawings!
Batta Bing – and we are reading and seeing Jenny Wren in action! (Burgess Bird Book)
Or – Keeonekh the Fisherman –
If you like tall and skinny –
The bookmark features work great!
Now – to find a lake and a boat –
Add a waterproof floating bag –
And enjoy reading a few chapters of
By Pond and River by Arabella Buckley (Titles Link)
Click HERE to see the AMAZING offer Letter!
Click on the Offer Letter Link to see the titles and have a special link to purchase all 225 Books for $99.95 through May 31st~!
After May 31st, 2011 – ALL 225 Books in EPUB or Kindle format for just $149.95
(a savings of $498.80 over buying the EPUB or Kindle files individually!)
Come and visit our Crew Review Blog – to see what the other 100 reviewers have to say – We all received the ENTIRE 225 collection for FREE – in exchange for using their product and sharing our opinion with YOU! I wanted to keep this post focused on hour our paper smelling hard headedness came to embrace ebooks – and brought them into our homeschool through the ipods and Yesterday’s Classics – I will write a couple of more posts that focus on HOW we use these books in our every day life of learning in the coming weeks – seriously this post could be turned into a novel – I am not an affiliate – or gain anything from your purchase – but I tell you, for the love of books – and of living books – this is an amazing collection!!!!
(I received the entire package for free in exchange for using the books, and writing an honest review as part of the TOS Review Crew.)