We’ve recently been informed that our store website builder has added a feature where you can check the status of your order by clicking the “View Order Details” button in your order confirmation email. Just a head’s up that that information will not be accurate. Our orders get marked as shipped when our printer has received the order, but he still has to print the books and ship them out. Your actual shipping confirmation will come from Stamps.com with the subject line “Libraries of Hope has sent you a package.” We apologize for any confusion!
We've finished the four new series and they are now available in the store! This includes the individual books, as well as complete series bundle (which can be purchased separately or together in our Family Library Builder).
PLEASE NOTE: Prices will still go up on Thursday, July 15, as per the previous announcement.
Sunshine Series: The Golden Name Day is a little book I picked up in a thrift store and fell in love with it, partly because of its Scandinavian culture (I’m pure Swedish), and partly because the story is just so sweet and so WEH-ish. It was up for the Newbery award the year it was published, but lost to Carry On Mr. Bowditch. After some research, I found the text has fallen into the public domain, but unfortunately the Garth Williams illustrations are under copyright restriction, so I can’t share the pictures. But it’s so descriptive, it won’t be hard to paint your own pictures. It’s a great story to start your year, leading into the Month 1 topic that includes Sweden. You will also find an audio recording in BelMonde I made quite awhile ago. The second book in this volume is a favorite—Heidi—another little girl who finds joy in simple things.
My America Story Book: America in Review. While you have been picking up pieces of stories and introductions to the men and women of our history, this final volume will pull it all together in a narrative flow. I chose a book written by Elbridge Brooks who also wrote True Stories of Christopher Columbus, The True Story of Lafayette, and the True Story of U.S. Grant, which are all found in the Freedom Series. The story ends a hundred years ago—when public domain runs out. You’ll need to fill in the next chapters.
Our Little Cousins takes us to the ancient land of India and the Hindus, which concludes all the little Cousins and Twins books we could find to republish. Although it’s not a Little Cousins books, we also included a story of Kari, the Elephant which I think your young children will enjoy.
Finally, the World Freedom Series takes you back to where we started. Charles Coffin wrote a sequel to The Story of Liberty called Old Times in the Colonies. He continues the story up to the days of the Revolution. As he wrote in his introduction, “Through the colonial period there was an advance of principles which are eternal in their nature. All through those years conditions and influences were preparing men for self-government…When the world was ready for it, and not before, the American Revolution came, with the announcement that all men are created free and equal, and endowed with inalienable rights.”
May we not lose that which was bought with so dear a price.
We hate to do it, but we need to raise the prices on our books on July 15. We haven't raised the price in ten years, but rising costs in production as well as shipping necessitate it. The price increases for Individual Books/Series Bundles will be thusly:
-(Most) Individual Books: $14.95 (was $13.95)
-Complete Series Bundle: $175.00 (was $160.00)
-Nature Bundle: $70.00 (was $65.00)
-WEH Reference Bundle: $45.00 (was $39.00); $16.95 per book (was $14.95 per book)
-Shipping: $6.99 (was $5.99) -- Shipping will still be free on orders over $99
We also had to restructure our Subscription prices. Note that if you are currently signed up for a subscription, your price will not change. Only on subscriptions set up on/after July 15. The new prices still include the cost of shipping and are as such:
-1 series: $20.00 (was $18.00)
-2 series: $34.00 (was $31.00)
-3 series: $48.00 (was $44.00)
-4 series: $62.00 (was $57.00)
-5 series: $76.00 (was $72.00)
-6 series: $90.00 (was $85.00)
-7 series: $103.00 (was $98.00)
-8 series: $116.00 (was $111.00)
-9 series: $129.00 (was $124.00)
-10 series: $142.00 (was $137.00)
Check out what's new in Libraries of Hope and Well-Educated Heart.