Win a Homeschool Curriculum from Oak Meadow!!

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Oak Meadow was so thrilled with all of the wonderful responses to their giveaway that they have decided to have us randomly choose an additional 10 entrants to win a classic book of their choice!! The winners are listed below. You will all be emailed so that you can pick a book and have it shipped to you by Oak Meadow. :)  


Wow – so many good choices! I have to go with Little House in the Big Woods (and the rest of the series) as a favorite from my childhood. I loved reading all the stories about how people lived back then and the wonderful and creative ways they solved problems.

Melissa Stanley

Definitely Charlotte’s Web, no competition!

Melissa C.

I shared the blog on my Facebook page. I love your curricula.

Audrey Rixford

I devoured Anne of Green Gables and fondly remember Charlotte’s Web. I am reading it to my little girls now.

Jo L.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe! I can’t tell you how many times I pushed on the back wall of my closet only to have it remain firmly solid.


i loved the little house on the prairie books. and i love oak meadow. i used their curriculum as a kid and would love to be able to use it with my kids. thanks for the chance!


My favorite classics were Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Hobbit.


A Wrinkle in Time. I just read it with my 8mom year old and it brought back so many memories.

hila ralston

Liked on facebook. My favorite is the Velveteen Rabbit. I loved the imagination and the magic of it. I even did a play about it at home and I remember making up songs.


Heidi was my favorite book as a girl. I read it so often that the cover fell off! I love sharing so many of these classics with my own girls!

This giveaway has ended. The randomly selected winner of the curriculum is Kimberly R., congrats!! You will be contacted by email. 

Win a complete homeschool curriculum for your grade of choice (Pre-K-8) from Oak Meadow!!

To Enter:

Please make sure you “like” Oak Meadow on Facebook and are a fan of Mothering on our Facebook page. Then, post a response to the following question in the blog comments.


From wild adventures to heartwarming tales, the classics teach us what it means to be human. Here are some of the classics covered in Oak Meadow’s pre-K through 8th grade curriculum. Which of the classics is a favorite from your childhood?

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About Oak Meadow:

For those of you who are not familiar with Oak Meadow, the company was recently voted number one by the Mothering community to win the Best of Mothering Award in the homeschooling category. An Oak Meadow curriculum package offers a full year’s worth of engaging assignments, creative projects, and uniquely flexible weekly lesson plans. If you’re looking for some back-to-school inspiration, you’ll love their hands-on math projects, out-of-the-ordinary science experiments and writing challenges that spark the imagination.

In addition to purchasing Oak Meadow curriculum, families also have the option to enroll in Oak Meadow School for a fully accredited distance learning experience with expert faculty support and official school transcripts.

To find out if Oak Meadow is right for you, you can review grade-specific curriculum samples or call to speak with an Oak Meadow Educational counselor at 802-251-7250.


Giveaway closes  at the end of the day on 8/21. Winner will be announced the day after on the blog and facebook. US and Canadian Residents only, except where prohibited. Two entries per person, one for liking Oak Meadow on Facebook and answering the question and one for sharing the giveaway. Please read the full rules before entry.

Melanie Mayo-Laakso


Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.

1,115 thoughts on “Win a Homeschool Curriculum from Oak Meadow!!”

  1. OOOOHHH. So hard to pic a favorite, but I’d say it’s a tie between Little House on the Prairie and Winnie the Pooh. Although Charlotte’s Web is such a bittersweet tale, I’ll always remember. I used to wish I was Laura Ingalls and still love those stories.

  2. Charlotte’s Web….I read it over and over again. I have also read it at least twice to my kids and hope to read it to my grandkids some day!!

  3. Pippi Longstockings was my favorite as a child and also my favorite to share with my daughters! I loved imaging myself as Pippi with a chest full of gold, a horse, coffee and a house to myself! Thanks for the opportunity to win, we love Oak Meadow!

  4. Charlotte’s web….I read it many times as a child and at least twice to my kids. Hopefully, I will get a chance to read it to my future grandchildren!

  5. The Little House on the Prairie series was my favorite. Laura’s life was different than mine, yet I still felt a connection with this little girl. My imagination was peaked by stories of being stalked by black panthers and maple sugar snow candy. I have just started reading the series with my 8 year old daughter and might be enjoying it more than her!!!

  6. For Oak Meadow Giveaway: I love the whole reading list. I suppose as a favorite in the younger levels, I have to pick Little House in the Big Woods. I had such joy reading this series with my mom when I was a little girl and cannot wait to share them with my kids this year.

  7. I loved The Sectret Garden also. My son figured out a password ne time by asking me what my favorite book was(that was the clue) lol

  8. Not sure if my comment worked, so …My favorite of all time was the Little House on the Prairie series. Still love them!

  9. pippi longstocking was so inspiring! an adventerous, spunky girl that followed her heart and always believed in herself… what a wonderful message for a young child!

  10. Charlotte’s Web affected me deeply as a child. I was fascinated by the life of a little girl on a farm, and the sometimes harsh realities involved in raising animals for food and profit. While I eventually lived in a farming community and dealt with some of the troubles and realities (losing favorite pets to wild animals, butchering and plucking chickens, etc), I lived in a small town when I first read this book. Equally riveting was the odd friendship between Wilbur and Charlotte — a budding writer and wordsmith, I was excited by their word play as well as by e.b. white’s descriptive language.

    I’ve had a lifelong fear of spiders, but Charlotte gave me a respect for these essential and (albeit creepily) graceful animals. Ever since, I have worked hard to not kill them unnecessarily, and have taught my children to respect them, too. Charlotte’s Web is a definite family favorite!!

  11. My favorite would have to be The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I can still remember the impact the book had on my imagination as a third grader.

  12. Oh goodness! I remember reading all of those when i was little. But I’d have to say my favorite is Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! That book really got my imagination churning!

  13. The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder… I cannot wait to read these books with my children!

  14. Wow! some great books there! My favourite was probably Charlotte’s Web. My husband’s favourite from that list would be The Hobbit. :-)

  15. Little House in the Big Woods and the entire Little House series. Hands down. I still read these books on a regular basis and it has been one of the greatest joys of my life to read them to my children.

  16. as a child I remember enjoying Velveteen Rabbit. As an adult… with my own child I have enjoyed for the first time Voyages of Doctor Dolittle & Pippi Longstocking…

    Shared contest on my facebook page!! Thank you. I wish for the third grade package.

  17. Wow. How to narrow it down to just one book? Little House in the Big Woods has to be one of my top favorite classics. Without Laura, I would never have found the tenacity to read through the entire series. Even now, I find myself at a creek bed and think how very much this must be like Plum Creek! <3

  18. So many to choose from. I think all of them are great. I loved reading Charlottes web and the velveteen rabbit. As my kids are getting older I cant wait to read them these stories too. Great opportunity!

  19. Shared this! :)

    So many of these books have affected me in one way or another, but forced to narrow it down I’d have to say Pippi was my favorite. <3 she taught me that it's fine to be a strong, independent girl, and that if people don't like it it's their problem! Her father was supportive of her unique personality and didn't force her into mold of his own design.

  20. The Velveteen Rabbit was my favorite even though it always made

    me cry. I used to imagine all of my animal friends were sentient and

    made sure to treat them all with fairness and equality. The book still makes me cry

    but for different reasons now. It reminds me of what we lose

    when we “grow up”.( I think on some level I can also say this book

    influenced my choice to be a vegan also:)

  21. My favorite is “Little House in the Big Woods” – full of adventurous, historical, real-life living. I was a city girl growing up, but dreamed of the rustic homesteading life, and still do!

  22. Peter Pan was a favorite of mine. While I started with Disney’s as a young child, I became to know and love the musical stage version, and then Jim Barrie’s original as a teenager. I dreamt about Peter coming to my window every night as a child, and I know the importance of staying young at heart. :)

  23. Winnie The Pooh was always one of my very favorites! Everything about the characters and their adventures was so tender and sweet, and the lonely and grumpy ones were always forgiven and very much needed, even if they were unpleasant. Lots of imagination and free-spiritedness!

  24. “Pippi Longstocking” made me feel like *I* was the pig-tailed redheaded girl living a life of adventure! I had the red hair in common anyway. I cannot wait to read this one to my four little adventurers.

  25. I loved almost all of these books, but I would say most memorable would be the Little House series – it was one of the first series I read on my own.

  26. Little house in the big woods- I still have the entire series boxed up for when my daughters are old enough to read, and I probably still remember everything that happened! (Thanks for the chance at this giveaway. It would be invaluable information for us as we’re trying to determine how we’ll homeschool.)

  27. Charlottes Web for sure. I loved that story as a child and my 5 year old already loves it. She can’t wait to read it by herself.

  28. loved Velveteen Rabbit as a young child & now as an adult have enjoyed Doctor Dolittle & Pippi Longstocking for the first time with my son.

    Shared on my fb page. Thanks!

  29. I shared this on my FB page as I have several friends who have already chosen to use Oak Meadow and would love to win a free curriculum!

  30. I have to say I was a little hesitant to even view the list. My schooling was a bit dry and dId not include much. But I was so excited to see Charolette’s web on the list. It was actually the only “classic” I read until high school (when my schooling really took off). I remember loving the book so much that my 2nd grade teacher asked me to stay behind one day after school and she gave me my very own copy. I still have that copy and read it to my children. I have such a great fondness for this book and that teacher for breathing life, hope and future to me when I needed it most. Recognizing how the smallest of gestures can mean the world to children is such a treasure!

  31. Charlotte’s Web is definitely a favorite from my childhood. I attribute my love for spiders & bugs to the charms of Charlotte.

  32. I loved Little House and Charlotte’s Web and I absolutely love the ability to experience them in a new way with my sweet girls!

  33. My favorite classic story is Little House, BIg Woods! I still have my copy from my second grade teacher. I read it to my children and they loved it, too!

  34. Wow!

    I have read all and loved most of the classics. My favorite has to be The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I first read this at age 9. It opened up an entire new world of fantasy to me. I still have my original set and re-read it every couple of years.

  35. it’s really hard to pick just one of those classics as a favourite! i guess i’ll go with little house in the big woods!

  36. That was tough, I love most of them. I’d have to pick Little House in the Big Woods. I wanted to BE Laura. I daydreamed of it often. :)

  37. Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

    I LOVED reading when I was a child, I wish I had more time now but with 4 children under 6…. well, you know πŸ˜‰

    My favorites as a child were “A Wrinkle in Time” and “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.

  38. My favorite I think is still the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I have reread the entire series countless times, even as an adult. I have been chomping at the bit to read them to my own little ones, who are still a bit too young. All of the Little House books are wonderful, but I actually think I like “These Happy Golden Years” the best – just because it is the most joyful of them all, all the many characters seem to be at a kind of apotheosis of happiness, and to my young girl’s heart, I loved being rewarded with the wedding :).

  39. Oh my goodness, I loved MOST of those books as a child! Some of my earliest favorites were Little House in the Big Woods, Stuart Little, and Pippi Longstocking. LOVE the classics! :)

  40. Charlotte’s Web was something I read over and over as a child, and I have really enjoyed revisiting Wilbur and Charlotte while reading it to my sons!

  41. I remember Velveteen Rabbit as a young child. As an adult I have enjoyed Doctor Dolittle for the first time with my son. I wish to win the grade 3 package!

    Have shared & liked on facebook page Radha Matayay

    Thank you!!!

  42. Charlotte’s Web, for sure! That’s one book I specifically remember hearing/reading, and it’s a long time favorite.

  43. I LOVE Little House books! But my absolute favorite is A Wrinkle In Time. I didn’t read that book until I was an adult and I never understood why it wasn’t required reading in grade school. I was so caught up in it that I finished the whole book in one day and re-read it the next four!!

  44. I tried entering on my laptop but it didnt work so i’m trying on my phone:)

    I liked the pages and my favorites as a child were “a wrinkle in time” and “the lion, the witch and wardrobe”.

  45. It is really hard to pick just one between Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web and The Secret Garden. I’m so excited to read these books and many more with my kiddos.

  46. I fell in love with the stories of the Little Princess and the Secret Garden as a kid. So far my almost-7-year-old and I have read Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz, and we started the boxcar children and Little house in the Big Woods.

  47. I read Charlotte’s Web over and over as a child. I’ve enjoyed revisiting Wilbur and Charlotte while reading it to my sons. :)

  48. Oh dear. I have read and loved so many of these books. How is it possible to only pick one? I am going to say The Little House In The Big Woods because I have just recenlty started reading the younger Little House Books to my two year old daughter. We both enjoy them so much. I can’t wait until she is old enough for more of these great clasics!

  49. Love all the classics used in Oak Meadow…right now we are enjoying Stuart Little! We really indentify with the strong bond that the Little family shares.

  50. Little House in the Big Woods is a favorite from my own childhood that I have already shared with my own children – twice. :-) I would enjoy the opportunity to win Oak Meadow curriculum.

  51. I love most of those, but my favorite is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. My mother read it to me before I could read and I’ve read it dozens of times since. :-)

  52. I like oak meadows and mothering magazine on facebbok. My favorite childhood book on your list is definitely Charlotts Web!!

  53. My hands down favorite from these classics has to be The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe! I loved all of these books but that series was my favorite – actually, it was my whole family’s favorite! By brothers and sisters and I were constantly arguing over who was reading what book in the series :)

  54. My hands down favorite out of all these were The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe series! My whole family loved them and were constantly arguing over who was going to read the next book first :)

  55. Charlotte’s Web gave me my love for spiders & bugs. I now raise silkworms for fiber and the bugs & I are free to coexist in the same environment.

  56. I loved many of these classics! I think my favorite would have to be “Little House in the Big Woods” and all the “Little House” books. I loved these and have been collecting them to read to my girls in the next few years!

  57. One of my favorite classics is Winnie the Pooh. I still have the paperback boxed set that I received from my cousin on my 6th birthday…and that was quite a few years ago!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  58. Gosh, I was a book fiend as a youngster, but some favorites were and always will be The Lion, Witch & The Wardrobe, Where the Red Fern Grows, To Kill A MockIngbird and The Ann Of Green Gables Series.

  59. I was a book fiend as a youngster, but some favorites were and always will be The Lion, Witch & The Wardrobe, Where the Red Fern Grows, To Kill A MockIngbird and The Ann Of Green Gables Series.

  60. I went to school in Russia, but “wizard of oz” is fantastic in any language:) I read it when I was in school and would live my daughter to read it too:) I liked Oak Meadow on FB:)

  61. I’m really hard pressed to choose, but at the end it’s down to the wire between Winnie the Pooh (which was huge in my home country and had a huge subculture following!) and Heidi. I think Heidi wins out – I wish I could have lived as she did! Thanks for this contest, we are starting to homeschool this year and OM was our curriculum of choice before funds got in the way due to a new pregnancy. I also shared this with friends in hopes of a second entry. Thanks! :)

  62. What a wonderful giveaway and equally wonderful question. So many amazing classics to choose from but for me, I’d have to say that Pippi Longstocking sorta changed my life. I was an only child with a wild imagination. I learned from Pippi that is was okay to be different; to embrace it. She was my literary heroine until I read, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. But Pippi still holds a place in my heart.

  63. I loved Charlotte’s Web as a child! I would absolutely love this curriculum My oldest is 3 so we would really get good use out of it! She loves learning and already knows all her letters and can read some 3 letter words!

  64. I have read and cherished many of these classics and am looking forward to introducing them to my daughters. Johnny Tremain, A Wrinkle in Time, the Little House series … But I must say, with my eldest’s skill set in mind, I love A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, and characters. Such sweet lessons with every adventure! Thank you for this opportunity!

  65. I love the original Winnie the Pooh books and am now reading them with my 5 year old daughter. The lessons are simple but important and I love the innocence of Pooh and the delightful and poetic things that he says.

  66. Beatrix Potter stories are so classic and timeless. They are some of the first stories I introduced to my children.

  67. I loved all of those books when I was a kid! I especially loved “The Wizard of Oz” though, and read the entire series.

  68. My favourite of these is certainly Winnie the Pooh! I love the collection of characters and the little lessons of interpersonal relationship gentle imparted in these wise and witty stories! Thanks for the opportunity – who doesn’t love a good giveaway?

  69. Oh! A Wrinkle In Time!! This is still one of my all time favorite books. What a wonderful adventure world that this opened me up to when I was a child. Love it so much..

  70. While I love many of these children’s classics, I think my favorite is The Secret Garden. I’ve already read it to my 3 month old son.

  71. Our teacher read us Charlotte’s Web in third grade and I still adore it to this day. A Wrinkle In Time and all Madeline L’Engle books also had a profound impact on my love of reading! I cannot wait to share both of these with my son.

  72. The Hobbit hands down. It is a classic tale and a perfect blend of different kinds of stories, from folk tale to ghost story and classic mythology. Tolkien gave us more than most writers with this text.

  73. My favorite from the classics is The Hobbit. I read it maybe 3 times before I grew up and was able to move on to Lord of the Rings (which I also read many times…)

  74. The little house books are my favorite, I have read the series many times. I cannot wait for my daughter to read them!

  75. Charlotte’s Web and Velveteen Rabbit were favourites when I was little, but I was a huge Douglas Adam’s fan as a pre-teen. HUGE!

  76. I have read most of these books, and have fond memories of them. But my first memories of reading are my father reading the Winnie the Pooh books to me. I remember watching the words as he read, and slowly making sense of them.

  77. I love Charlotte’s Web. I am reading it to my preschooler and the cartoon came in the mail today from Netflix.

    I also look forward to my daughter growing old enough to appreciate The Giver and The Little Prince.

  78. Though I know we read many of these, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is one I actually remember and have returned to and read again as an adult. <3

  79. Stuart Little, hands down. As a kid I was always fascinated by the idea of a whole world of creatures/people smaller than us, living right there with us and doing the things we did.

  80. I think Johnny Tremain was the book that got me into historical fiction. I loved being pulled into another time and place and imagining living in the world the way it was then. Johnny’s creative insults were quite a hit with me as a child, as well.

  81. What a great giveaway! It is hard for me to pick just one but I have to pick Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. That was one of my favorite books!

  82. There are so many of the books on that list that bring back memories of childhood for me!! I just got the audio book of the Velveteen rabbit for my girls, actually! :)

  83. I would have to go with charlotte’s web. I am not familiar with a lot of the titles listed, but look forward to enjoying them with my own children!

  84. The Little House series, while not particularly evocative of my childhood years, has certainly shaped how I approach the world as an adult. I love how wonder and exploration was woven artfully into every adventure.

  85. I love Pippi Longstocking. Such an adventurous childhood and so magical. I also loved Lord of the Flies, Heidi, and Charlotte’s Web.

  86. LOVE Charlotte’s Web. I am reading this one to my kids before bed every night and they are really loving it as well.

  87. I remember reading A Wrinkle in Time, it had a profound effect on me when I read it, and I still remember it making me very curious about biology and the connectedness of life.

  88. Of those books, I’d have to say Little House in the Big Woods. The entire Little House series is one of my all time favorites, but I have so many memories of reading Little House in the Big Woods back and forth with my mom at bedtime not too long after I learned to read. I think it was my first “real” book..

  89. Heidi was my all time favorite growing up. I read it repeatedly. I still watch the Shirley Temple version on Netflix!

  90. definitely the Little House series! My grandmother always said we were descended from the Wilder family, and gave me the books to read, so they have the added benefit of reminding me of her. I always used to daydream of getting to play with Laura as a child. I can’t wait to share these books with my own children. :)

  91. It’s is so hard to select one! So I have narrowed it down to three. Everything Dr. Seuss, Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume. I forgot how I used to love to read as a kid. I am excited I get to relive some of my favorite books with my son.

  92. This was pretty tough for me really because I loved and still love all those books, but I have to say “The Hobbit” stayed with me the longest and fueled many hours of imaginative play for me as a child :-)

  93. Charlotte’s Web is definitely a favorite of mine from when I was young. I am reading it to my kids right now and they love it!

  94. Voyages of Dr. Doolittle…I remember reading the copy that had belonged to my father when he was a kid. My daughter just read this classic aloud to me as part of her 2nd Grade experience with Oak Meadow….it was heartwarming.

  95. Too many of these books were favorites to choose just one. I loved everything by E. B. White, The Velveteen Rabbit and the Little House Books when I was younger and Tom Sawyer, A Wrinkle in Time and the Hobbit when I was a bit older. What a great curriculum!

  96. Had already liked OM on FB, as well as a fan of Mothering.

    Favorite: tie between Lord of the Flies and Charlotte’s Web.

  97. love Winnie the Pooh and I shared this on my FB,(more and 300 fans & their friends) love to try Curriculum from Oak Meadow!! as it was mention from different friends. My daughter is about to enter K, this sure come in time :)

  98. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by far! I used to hide in my closet hoping to find a door to another world when I was a kid! I like both Mothering and Oak Meadow on facebook (of course!!)

  99. I had the full set of Great Illustrated Classics as a kid–packed them to save for my daughter! I think my favorite as a girl had to be The Secret Garden; my 13mo is partial to The Hitchhiler’s Guide To The Galaxy, though. She and I read every night, and lately she’s taken to climbing up her stepstool, getting it off the coffee table, and bringing the book over to the cat to read it to him. Couldn’t be prouder!

    Also, will be sharing this post, for sure!

  100. My husband has been reading our kids the Narnia series for a while now at bedtime. It was a favorite from our childhood. Of course Little House on the Prairie. And a book close to my heart is The Velveteen Rabbit. One of my better memories from childhood was going to see a play based on the book. In the 19 years I have been a mom we always keep a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit around.


  101. Charlottes Web taught me to love and respect animals even more. I just love that story. I am wanting to use this wonderful program so badly for my 3 children!

  102. So hard to pick, but the Little House books are probably right at the top for me…I spent so much time pretending to be Laura as a child!

  103. So many of the OM favorites are my favorites too! Also the narnia series and the enchanted forest chronicles…lord of the rings, the so many great books out there!!

  104. I’ve really enjoyed Winnie the Pooh stories. We’ve started reading these out loud with the kids and they are so fun!

  105. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

    I’ve shared and liked the pages.

    My favorite book as a child was “A Wrinkle in Time”, I still love it and have a copy in my bookshelf!

  106. I loved The Velveteen Rabbit when I was a child! Unfortunately, I didn’t read any other of those books as a child but am now loving reading them to my 6 year old son. We have read quite a few from the list and already!

  107. Oh my, it is really hard to pick. I love so many of those books! I suppose Charlotte’s Web would have to be at the top though. I had a pet pig that I “saved” as a child so I always felt connected to the story.

  108. Pippi Longstocking was my favorite – I don’t know how many times I have read it! Right behind Pippi is Heidi and then Dr. Doolittle :)

  109. One of my favorite classics was Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House in the Big Woods”. It taught me the process in which “things” came to be.

  110. most certiainly my favorite from my childhood was the wonderful tales of A. A. Milne. It was a rainy day traditon along with popcorn and sleeping bags piled on the living room floor. Today I share my love for Winnie the Pooh with my children who hear the famous quote “if ever there is a time when we cannot be together, there is one thing you must remember. You are raver than you believe, you are stronger than you seem and you aresmarter than you think, but the most important thing is that we will always be together.” I am a Paramedic and everytime I leave the house for work recite this, evry night before bed my 5 and 3 year olds sayit with me. We also end th passage with a kisss. Perfec ending to a long day! (also shared on FB wall we are starting OM K in a few weeks!!!! Thank you!

  111. I think nearly every one of those listed is a classic I remember fondly from childhood! My favorite would have to be Little House in the Big Woods.

  112. Charlotte’s Web. We now live on a farm and I love watching our animals and imagine them chatting with each other when we are not around.

  113. Charlotte’s Web is the best from that list. I remember hearing it read aloud at school and at home with my mom and sister. Wonderful story!

  114. I like both of you on FB. Johnny Tremain is a childhood favorite. Also Little House in the Big Woods and The Lion, the witch, and the Wardrobe.

  115. So hard to choose just one…but Winnie the Pooh rates high on the list. I love that I can read this story over and over again to all 4 of my children ages 1-9.

  116. I loved the Little House books, and Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe too……….but Pippi Longstocking was my redheaded heroine! Well, Pippi and Anne of Green Gables both, but I didn’t see Anne on the list………….

  117. I love ‘The Little House in the Big Woods’ , and the entire series. I grew up in the 70’s in the mid-west and these stories really inspired my imagination. As an adult I have chosen a ‘back to the land’ homesteading life style and I often think of those stories.

  118. We are reading Little House in the Big Woods right now to our four year old. I also love Charlottes Web, and Stuart Little is on her bookshelf to read next! We love the classics!

  119. Oh, I would love to win this lovely giveaway! Pippi Longstocking and ALL of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books were bright lights in my childhood reading.

  120. Hmmm…hard choice! I’ll have to go with “A Wrinkle in Time” (trilogy), although “the Wizard of Oz” (series) is for sure a close second!

  121. I loved almost every book I read as a child. Charlotte’s Web and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy are fantastic.

  122. I loved Little House on the Prairie books when I was young. I loved how close the Ingall’s were and reading it was a comfort to me.

  123. The classics played such a HUGE part in my childhood life. I remember my father reading to us every day his copy of the book Heidi and I remember being transported away as he read. I remember my mother reading us Stuart Little and how cherished those memories are. These moments are so precious to me that I have those exact copies of those novels to pass on my my children.

  124. I loved Heidi, and I can’t forget, I must have read “A Wrinkle in Time” a hundred times.

    Shared on Facebook also.

  125. So many favorites, but I think I like the Velveteen Rabbit best :) Alot of these i’ll be sharing with my kids this year, some we already have.

  126. My childhood favorites are the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis! I just started reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardobe to my 4-year-old son and he’s loving it!

  127. I remember being fascinated with Wrinkle in Time as a kid. Makes me want to reread most of the books on that list! And of course Im a fan of Mothering and like Oak Meadow : )

  128. I liked Oak Meadow and Mothering. My favorite classic is Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. However, there are so many great ones out there. Unfortunately most public schools do not have the kids reading these any more. Very sad!

  129. All of those books bring back such wonderful memories from my childhood. And I still love them just the same. But I think my favorites might be Charlottes Web and Winnie the Pooh. Oh and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!

    Also, I have already liked both Mothering and Oak Meadow on Facebook for a while now!

  130. Would just love to win this! My favorite would have to be Charlotte’s Web. Many great memories of reading that book many, many times.

  131. Little House in the Big Woods was one of my all-time favorites. I loved reading it aloud to my 4 year old last year and can’t wait to share it with my other daughter in a year or two.

  132. My favorite were the Berenstein Bears books when I was a kid, and then as I got a little older, I was all about Ramona Quimbly, who taught me it was ok to be awkward with a bad hair cut πŸ˜‰

  133. It’s impossible to choose a favorite from that list! Top of the list are Little House series, Narnia, Pippi, and the Hobbit. Of those, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tops my 8 year old’s list!

  134. Such terrific choices! Heidi, the Little House series and A Wrinkle in Time are the ones I have read over and over.

  135. Pippi Longstocking was my favorite as a kid, I dressed up like her for Halloween and marched around my elementary school in the Halloween parade :) I never read Little House in the Big Woods but I’m reading it for the 2nd time to my 5 year old and we both love it! I am a big fan of Oak Meadow & Mothering!

  136. There are so many! Charlotte’s Web was the first chapter book I remember reading to myself, so that one is probably the most memorable.

  137. I loved to read just about anything when I was younger. But my favorites were the Bobbsey Twins books and anything by Judy Blume.

  138. My fav has always been Winnie the Pooh stories! I shared on Facebook and am looking forward to the Oak Meadow curriculum contest!

  139. Oh, it is definitely a toss-up between Charlotte’s Web and Little House in the Big Woods. Although I have loved reading Wizard of Oz to my daughter, one I missed as a child!

  140. No way to pick just one favorite.ive already read LittleHouse, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Charlotte’s Web with my son. I think Peter Pan is next on I our list.

  141. Do we have to pick just one…..;] If forced to pick I would probably choose the Velveteen Rabbit – was one of the first stories I read that ‘showed’ me there was a whole ‘nother world out there. That the ‘real world’ is an illusion and magick is alive. Off to love a stuffed animal now ;D

  142. it’s hard to say which of those classics wasn’t a favorite! A Wrinkle in Time was probably my favorite book when i was 8 years old, but there are also so many good books in Oak Meadow’s reading program. thanks for the chance to win this!

  143. Oh I had so many! I loved Dr. Dolittle, Matilda, The Giver, Charlotte’s Web, The Grapes of Wrath, and many more! I always had a book in hand~

    Liked both on Facebook

  144. Stuart Little would definitely be in my top 5 classics from my childhood. I was a scrawny and freckled girl who always had her nose buried in a book. I didn’t have many friends, but those who were my friends were the best a child could ever ask for. Stuart Little provided this wonderful world that made character triumph stature and friendship everlasting. I found a lot of comfort in Stuart Little and books like it growing up, and I am certain that my daughter will enjoy the classics just as much

  145. My all time favorite would be Where the Red Fern Grows. Something about the bond of a child (even adults) and their dog is just indescribable. I see it with my son every day. I already liked Oak Meadow and have liked Mothering and shared this post. :)

  146. Little House In The Big Woods……………I use OM and am the newest fan of Mothering………..I have liked OM and Mothering on FB as well…………

  147. The Trumpet of the Swan is a remarkable story, as well as Charlottes Web. There is a passage in The Trumpet of the Swan which always strikes me as utterly progressive and uniquely balanced, sending an important message to the reader about life and love. Such beautiful writing, here is the passage: (page 162) Louis had been told once by his father what happens to deep-sea divers when they go far, far down into the ocean. At great depths, where the pressure is great and the watery world is strange and mysterious, divers sometimes experience what they call the “rapture of the deep.” They feel so completely peaceful and enchanted, they never want to return to the surface. Louis’s father had warned him about this. “Always remember, when you dive deep,” he had said, “that this feeling of rapture can lead to your death. No matter how wonderful you feel down there, don’t ever forget to return to the surface, where you can breathe again!” Looking at Serena, Louis thought to himself, “I think love is like the rapture of the deep.

  148. Little House in the Big Woods was one of my favorite books when I was little! It opened a whole world to me (the rest of the Little House books)!!

  149. pippi longstocking and trumpet of the swan are delightful favorites. I’d say I love them all!

    . xxfingerscrossedxx

  150. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe! I can’t tell you how many times I pushed on the back wall of my closet only to have it remain firmly solid.

  151. I like both Oak Meadow and Mothering of facebook. My favorite series of all time is the Little House series. Next year, is the year I get to read them with my oldest, and I can hardly wait for the adventures to begin all over again! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  152. I loved Little House in the Big Woods and all of the Little House stories. I can’t wait to share them with my daughter some day!

  153. My favorite of the classics was the Little House series. I remember very distinctly that they were the first books I used a flashlight to read after lights out time at our house. :)

  154. I loved the Little House series SO MUCH-that as other children were planning summer vacations to water parks and the like-WE were road trippin cross country to see Laura’s museum and homesteads!!!

  155. I think some of my favorites would have to be Little House on the Prairie series along with Heidi and Charlotte’s Web. Thank you so much for the chance at such a wonderful giveaway!

  156. I liked Oak Meadow and Mothering too! Thanks again! Oh, and my almost eight year old and I have been listening to Little House in the Big Woods and currently Little House on the Prairie on audio this summer. Fantastic sharing these books with her!

  157. Both the Little House series and A Wrinkle in Time were classics I loved as a preteen. I can remember being so excited when I got a Little House box set of the entire series and spending many hours reading the set. A Wrinkle in Time sucked me into reading fantasy and I never looked back.

  158. I loved Charlotte’s Web, and still do! I would love the pre-school package, it’s just the kind of homeschool preparation we could benefit from.

  159. My favorite classics were Little House in the big woods and Little house on the prairie. I have always been fascinated with history. :)

  160. Only one of my posts showed up from yesterday. The entire Little House on the Prairie series is still one of my favorites!

  161. What ones aren’t my favorites? I think A Wrinkle in Time, Little House in the Big Woods, Charlotte’s Web, and Stuart Little would be my top four.

  162. So many to chose from. I have fond memories of the Little House books as well as Pippi Longstocking. I thought that Pippi was the funnies thing alive.

  163. Wow! So many of these classics were favorites of mine as a child! I especially loved Winnie the Pooh, the Little House on the Prairie books, Heidi, the Velveteen Rabbit, and Charlotte’s Web.

  164. I loved Pippi Longstockings! I wanted to be her. My sisters and I tried to braid our hair like hers. I loved that she traveled the world and took care of herself in the most unusual ways. I have liked both pages on Facebook!

  165. Shared on Facebook! Ooh, and I should have mentioned my daughter’s favorite book that we’re reading for the second time now; the Wizard of Oz. :)

  166. Stuart Little and the Chronicles of Narnia series were my all time favorites. I can’t wait to read all the classics again with my kids.

  167. I was gifted a leather bound copy of the Anne of Green Gables series when I was 11 years old. It was far and away my most read book. I still have it and am showing extreme patience in waiting to gift it to my daughter. She is eight now… can I wait until her 11th birthday?? I’m trying.

  168. Velveteen Rabbit was always one of my favorites…..but Charlottes Web is hard to resist!

    I shared this with a friend!

  169. (I am a fan of both on FB). So many of my favorites on the list! I think The Hobbit is at the top of my favorites list. I love re-reading it to my kids and watching them enjoy it on their own as well! Thank you for the opportunity at a chance to win.

  170. Always loved “The Hobbit,” starting with it being read to me, then reading myself. Looking forward to sharing it with our son when the time is right. I am a fan of Oak Meadow and Mothering on FB already. :)

  171. If I have to pick only one, I suppose I would pick Tolkien’s books, The Hobbit and the Trilogy — in fact, we are currently sharing them with our sons!

  172. Its so hard to choose because I loved just about all these books but my first love was Little House on the Prairie.

  173. My 7yr old and I have read Hedi so many times. She read it for the first time by herself in first grade but she says she loves for me to read it better…

  174. I liked Oak Meadow’s fb page and also became a fan on the fb mothering site. Oak Meadow’s classics are so fondly remembered! If I had to choose just one, it would be “Little House on the Prairie”!

  175. The lion the witch and the wardrobe is my all time favorite series (well Narnia) but I discovered them as an adult. Childhood classic is definitely Peter Pan.

  176. I also shared the blog post with a friend! And we’re already was a fan of mothering and oak meadow! Really hoping we win. It’d be a dream come true

  177. I like both pages, and one of my favorites (there are many!) is the Velveteen Rabbit. I LOVED that book as a child! Even though I cried through it every time.

  178. My favorite is Little House in the Big Woods – it really takes you back to that time…of peaceful living with nature….I always wished I was there.

  179. I loved Little House on the Prairie and Pippi Longstocking!!! Kinda think I grew up to be a perfect mix of Laura Ingalls and Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking!!!

  180. Charlotte’s Web is my all time favorite! I can still remember stealing away to get lost in that book – the same copy that I read to my children :)

  181. Hard, hard question!!!! I have 2 that we have enjoyed: The Chronicles of Narnia and Little House on the Prairie series. And now notice the comment above is the same, but I didn’t COPY :) Honest :)

  182. Hi Charissa :)

    You better not win!!! Only kidding, I hope you do because we really enjoy OM. Hope you like it as well this year.

  183. Hello! I am hoping that the fourth time is the charm here. My posts have not shown up thus far.

    I fondly remember Velveteen Rabbit as a young child & as an adult I enjoyed very much reading Doctor Dolittle with my son for the first time! We have gone on to read the rest of the series together but Voyages is our favorite.

    Wishing to win the third grade curriculum. Thanks!

  184. Oh, that’s such a hard question!

    I think in early childhood would be Corduroy Bear. I loved him and his little button!

    Later I fell in love with To Kill a Mockingbird, I can’t wait for my middle schooler to discover and love some of my favorites too!

  185. Hello again. I have shared contest on facebook & previously liked both Mothering & Oak Meadow.

    Thanks~ from an only parent Mama of one 8 year old boy!

  186. i loved the little house on the prairie books. and i love oak meadow. i used their curriculum as a kid and would love to be able to use it with my kids. thanks for the chance!

  187. I can’t wait to read with my daughter. I am most excited about Wizard of Oz, Little House in the big woods and Stuart Little. My dad use to read these to me all the time.

  188. So many good ones. Classics are so great. We read and read at home. But if i had to pick one memorable one from my childhood, it would Pippi Longstocking. I know its not that common but it stuck with me. I just loved her free will and fun side and remember reading the book over and over. I think there was a cartoon or movie for a while when I was a child. I liked that too but the book, that was the best. I even went as Pippi for Halloween one year :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  189. Pippi Longstocking was a childhood favourite of mine, and now my children as well! Her free-spirit and creativity always gets my kids laughing and thinking outside the box too! I look forward to reading more of these classics on our Oak Meadow journey

  190. Books are awesome! My favorite classic…. That’s a hard one. Some of favorite books are, Jungle Book, The Hobbit, Wizard of Oz, etc. we love to read.

  191. I really enjoyed Johnny Tremain as a kid! I’ve been entering into this contest nearly every time it’s available! It would be a dream come true to win it! I’ve liked both pages, left a comment, and shared on my fb page! Thank you so so much!

  192. Kay – Shared it on my profile . . . Scheduled it for a post on * Mulberry Moon * as well tomorro at 10:10am (South African time)

  193. As a kid I loved the magic of e velveteen rabbit. Nice to see the Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe ans The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as well.

  194. Charlotte’s Web would have to be my all time favourite classic children’s book…I still cry at the end every time I read it!

  195. i hated reading when I was a child. Maybe because I didn’t find the right books or maybe because I was such a slow reader that getting though anything was a chore. It wasn’t until I started teaching that I finally read Charlotte’s Web as a read-aloud to my third grade class. I was sorry it took so long, but what a touching story of friendship. If I had read it as a child, I’m sure it would have been a favorite.

  196. Thanks so much for the blog and the give away! When I was a kid, the velveteen rabbit was definately a favourite, and left a huge impact on me. It had the same effect when I read it to my children for the first time at Christmas a couple of years ago.

  197. Little House on the Prairie was the favorite that actually got me interested in reading (for a lifetime).

    The Velveteen Rabbit was my favorite (read to me) book when I was little…. My mother-in-law went to a lawn sale a few years ago and found my original copy at the lawn sale (I had written my name on the inside cover!!)…she bought it for me and gave it to me as a B-day gift…I could believe it had been returned to me after all those years!!! Now I read it again to my little ones.

    The book that finally got my oldest son into reading was The Hobbit. We love the classics in our house!

  198. How to chose one? I really think every book on the list changed my life. The Velveteen Rabbit taught me about “real” love; Pippi inspired me to be myself–no matter what; Charlotte taught me about true friendship and selflessness, Little House still inspires our suburban homestead…oh I could go on all day!

  199. I think my favorite would have to be Charlotte’s Web. I really love them all though. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  200. “liked” both pages, Oak Meadow for awhile, and have shared with my friends on FB πŸ˜€ Thanks for the contest opportunity!!

  201. Liked you on and Oak Meadow on FB. There are so very many great books, it’s so hard to choose. The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web, and The Velveteen Rabbit to name a few.

  202. I loved Little House in the Big Woods. I read this book over and over. It was my favorite out of the whole series. Possibly because I grew up in Wisconsin and my name is Laura! : )

  203. I read Bobsy Twins, Little House on a Prairie, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Pippi Longstockings…everything in our grade school library by the time I was in third grade–except those which didn’t interest me (sports, science fiction). I am passing this love of reading on to my children, who all devour books! My personal favorite was the Little House series.

  204. First I remember loving Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka. Then I cherished all the Little House on the Prairie books. As a 15yr old I read all the books in the Wagons West series by Dana Fuller Ross and credit them with giving me wonderful street smarts as I graduated from homeschool at the young age of 17!!!!! This series I encouraged my husband to read, and, as a 30+ yr old he has been loving them almost as much as I did when I was 15!!!

  205. My favorite was Charlottes web..such a wonderful story of friendship! I would love to use the pre-k curriculum for our Forest School Playgroup!

  206. I absolutely love(d) The Wizard of Oz and my daughter who is almost 3 y/o absolutely loves the musical. I cannot WAIT to read the book series to her. Charlotte’s Web and Peter Pan were my other favorites!

  207. The Velveteen Rabbit, Charlotte’s Web, Little House on the Prairie, Call of the Wild, All creatures great and small…..loved to read1

  208. I loved Little House in the Big Wood and Charlotte’s Web as a child! I just liked Mothering Magazine on FB and am happy to be reacquainted with such a wonderful resource since I can no longer purchase the magazine! I love Oak Meadow and the amazing articles and links that you share! Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity!!

  209. I still cry when I read the Velveteen Rabbit. My boys always ask me why I am crying and I tell them because I love them just as much as that little bunny loved his little boy.

  210. Sadly I was not read to much as a child and hence did not gain a love of reading until recently. Having my own children has sparked this love of finding classics for them. So far my favorites to read to them have been Winnie the Pooh and House at Pooh Corner, as well as Charlotte’s Web, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz and oh so many more and hopefully more to come! My six year old says his favorite is Trumpet of the Swan. P.S. Just beginning to homeschool and would love to start of with Oak Meadow. I have “liked” Oak Meadow for quite some time now on Facebook as well as Mothering magazine for awhile now. Thanks!!

  211. I am an avid reader, and I have tried to instill that in all of my children. We love reading Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte’s Web together! I have also shared this contest on my page: Meaningful Mommy Meditations. What a great giveaway!

  212. I wasn’t read to as a child and never developed a love of reading until I was an adult, so I can’t answer which is my favorite. Maybe because of the lack of books in my childhood I pretty much lived in the library as a young adult and ended up working for the library for 11 years. But still, I never went back and caught up on all those children’s classics. As a parent, reading to my children is one of the most important things I feel like I can do for them.

  213. Peter Pan was one of the first books my mom read me. It was the first play I performed in as a child. And as an adult, will be a show I direct with my students in the spring! I can’t wait to share it with my children. My oldest is mildly autistic and is fascinated with flying… sometimes I think he wants to escape the earth and the people who don’t understand him. We are starting homeschooling so he can no longer feel ostracized… to soar above the pettiness he was experiencing at school. Peter Pan and the magic of children soaring through the London skies would be a wonderful place to start.

  214. My favorite book as a child would have to be Charlotte’s Web. I can remember reading it multiple times as a child. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

  215. I loved so many of the titles listed… But if. Had to pick just one I would say the Little House books, I read them over & over!