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The Big Reveal: Here are the 2018-19 Arrows and Boomerangs!

2018-19 Arrows and Boomerangs

2018-19 Arrows and Boomerangs

Plus, our Big Book Giveaway (scroll down)!

Big Book Giveaway


We wanted you to have the books to go with your Arrow or Boomerang purchase so we held a BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY for the 2018-19 book collections!

Here are the 5 lucky winners:

  • Jasmine Brazill
  • Melissa Carey
  • Melissa Earl
  • Christine Gold
  • Erica Vermiglio

Congratulations! You’ll be contacted soon and your set of Arrow or Boomerang titles (your pick!) will be on its way to your home (international winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card to buy the books).

The Arrow and Boomerang year long programs are on sale for the month of June! Buy them now for the lowest price of the year!

The Arrow (3rd-6th) and The Boomerang (7th-10th) are our language arts tools (digital guides) that teach

  • grammar,
  • spelling,
  • punctuation,
  • and literary elements using living literature (a la Charlotte Mason).

We pick books for you to read that represent a diversity of perspectives and writing genres to expand the horizons of your young charges. From those books, we select four passages for copywork and dictation, paired with easy to understand notes written in a conversational and engaging style.

Each issue publishes on the 1st of the month and will be available for download from a private folder on our Brave Writer Website. Try it this year, and see the difference!

Both Arrow and Boomerang subscriptions are ON SALE until June 30, 2018!

$89.00 for all ten guides

ONE CAVEAT: We are offering Arrow and Boomerang book clubs for ALL 20 titles (registration opens July 30, 2018). If you decide you want your kids to be in our 2018-19 book discussion clubs, know that the Arrow and Boomerang guides are included for the price of the club.

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The Arrows

2018-19 Arrow Titles

Aug: Penderwicks at Last
Sep: Redwall
Oct: Mary Poppins
Nov: Journey to Jo’burg
Dec: Because of Winn Dixie
Jan: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Feb: Freedom Train
Mar: Harriet the Spy
Apr: By the Great Horn Spoon
May: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

PSST: Our single issue Penderwicks’ Arrow (A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy) is now ON SALE for half price until June 30, 2018. Just $4.95! Grab yours here.

Purchase Your Arrow Guides

The Boomerangs

2018-19 Boomerang Titles

Aug: Twisted Endings Short Stories*
Sep: Cry, the Beloved Country
Oct: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Nov: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Dec: A Christmas Carol
Jan: Sense and Sensibility
Feb: March: Book One
Mar: Wolf Hollow
Apr: Fahrenheit 451
May: The House on Mango Street

* the August Boomerang title is a collection of short stories sourced for free online.

We encourage you to review the books yourself to be certain that you are comfortable with the content before giving them to your children.

Purchase Your Boomerang Guides

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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Happy Birthday Jane Austen SALE
In celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday (December 16th, 1775), the Boomerang based on her novel, Pride and Prejudice, is:

HALF PRICE till Sunday, Dec. 17 midnight ET ($5.95)!


Born on December 16th, 1775, Jane Austen has become one of the most enduring staples of English literature. Her works have inspired films, books, and flurries of essays and other analysis. But in her own lifetime, Jane Austen published her novels anonymously (some with the famous by line: “By a Lady”) and they brought her little fame or recognition.

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Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is arguably Austen’s most famous work and has been adapted (to screen and other mediums) numerous times. A romance novel and a social commentary, it follows its protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, as she navigates English social restrictions, a complicated family, and of course the seemingly antagonistic attentions of a certain Mr. Darcy.

Austen’s novels are known for their critique of English society and commentary on the difficulties of women being dependent upon making good marriages for financial stability and happiness. Although her heroines live forever in the imaginations of her readership, very little is known of the woman herself. The details of Austen’s life remain murky due in part to family members destroying many of her letters. Only a handful survive to this day, making the interpretation of the life of Jane Austen somewhat difficult.

Most of what remains of Jane Austen is what we find in her novels; a sharp ironic wit, social critique, and unabashed romance for good measure. These qualities and so much more have ensured that Jane Austen’s novels are still avidly read to this day.

So, celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday and take advantage of this special offer today!

Also, if you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: Pride and Prejudice


This Boomerang is also part of the Early English Boomerang collection!

The Boomerang is a digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 7th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

DEEP DIVE into Jane Austen’s World

The Brave Writer Lifestyle in 2018

2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar

Our Holiday Shoppe is open and we’re selling this lovely Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar. It is MORE than a calendar however.

Here’s the fun part:

Each month of the calendar features a beautiful illustration which celebrates an aspect of the Brave Writer Lifestyle. Each month of the year, I’m going to partner with you in implementing that aspect of the lifestyle!

We’ll post on the blog, on Instagram, and in the Homeschool Alliance about that month’s theme (like copywork or poetry teatime or nature journaling). We’ll provide you with resources and ideas to implement the BWL theme. And I’ll likely share about the theme on Facebook Live too.

2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle CalendarThen you can share about what you did in your family (on Instagram, in the Alliance, etc.). #2018BWL

The calendar will give you a place to record your activities, which child did what, and to make plans for field trips etc.

Consider this a starter-year-kit for making the Brave Writer Lifestyle a natural part of your homeschool experience!

Can’t wait to go on this adventure with you!

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that will share free Brave Writer Lifestyle resources and tips!

Writer’s Jungle Webinar: Dec. 10, 2017

Writer's Jungle Free Webinar
FREE Writer’s Jungle Webinar

December 10, 4:00 PM ET

Hey hey, ho ho!

I’ve scheduled another “Getting to Know the Writer’s Jungle” webinar and I scheduled it for a Sunday afternoon! YAY! That way I hope many of you can make it live.  I’ll share about each chapter in The Writer’s Jungle and the activities you will do with your children. I’ll also answer your questions—any about writing and language arts you might have!

Get the word out! I won’t be doing another one until much later next year. And yes, there will be a discount offer at the end for Live Attendees (only). 🙂


Look at all the places we can hang out!

2018 Speaking Schedule 

2017 Holiday Gift Shoppe + Cyber Monday SALE

Brave Writer's Holiday Shoppe

Today is Cyber Monday!

Take 30% OFF store purchases

Use this discount code:


Your 30% off coupon code can be used on ALL Brave Writer products (not classes) for 24 hours starting today at 9:00 AM Eastern and ending at 9:00 AM Eastern Nov. 28, 2017.

Today is also the opening of our annual Holiday Shoppe! We’ve highlighted items that will be wonderful gifts for you or a friend. Note: some items are not compatible with our discount code but may be offered at a reduced price on sites such as Amazon, Zazzle, etc.

The Holiday Shoppe will be open until midnight Eastern Dec. 31, 2017.

Happy Shopping!

The 2017 Brave Writer Holiday Shoppe

Brave Writer 2018 BWL Calendar

*NEW* 2018 Brave Writer Calendar

Hang our beautiful new calendar on a wall and use it to record the Brave Writer Lifestyle moments you share with your kids. Each month, we feature a different aspect of the Brave Writer lifestyle in a big, cheery image.

This calendar is low-stress—it’s all about one thing at a time, one thing per month. By the end of the year, you will celebrate 12 months of having lived the Brave Writer Lifestyle!


Zazzle offering 50% discount one day only: ZCYBERMONDAY

PLUS I’m going to accompany you on this Brave Writer Lifestyle journey all year on Instagram and via email (sign up here for free emails once per month): free resources and tips! Can’t wait for you to use it and to be a part of the journey with me!

Brave Writer Lifestyle Plan

Brave Writer Lifestyle Plan

Have you ever wished that someone would plug the Brave Writer Lifestyle Routine into your planner? Well I’ve done it for you! You can now use the Homeschool Planet planner and accompanying Brave Writer Lifestyle Plan to give you the gentle reminders to stay with your best intentions. Each week I’ve carefully put together the routine that includes read alouds, poetry teatime, video encouragement from me, nature journaling, movie viewing, copywork and dictation and more!


Brave writer Hashtag ShirtsBrave Writer T-Shirts

Brave Schoolers know ‘em and love ‘em: Brave Writer hashtags! It seemed impossible to choose just one, so we didn’t! The Brave Writer #tshirts are now available in black or white, short or long sleeved, hoodies, and more! Check out the variety of necklines too!


Zazzle offering 50% discount one day only: ZCYBERMONDAY

A Gracious Space series

A Gracious Space Series

Our three A Gracious Space books offer support and encouragement in your homeschool journey. These 50 non-sectarian essays give new ways to think about homeschooling, comfort for when you run up against your limitations, and energy for tackling your highest aspirations!


Discount unavailable for print copies via Amazon.

Nurturing Brave Writer Families DVD SetNurturing Brave Writer Families Retreat Recordings

Brave Writer’s core teachings about writing and home education are now available as professionally produced Mp4s and DVDs!

These five lectures, filmed at the “Nurturing Brave Writers Retreat” in Cincinnati, explore how to create a nurturing relationship with your reluctant writers, the importance of partnering with students for their writing and academic growth, the elements of the Brave Writer Lifestyle, how to create a homeschool that matches the one you wish you had, and the essentials necessary for high school writing and college preparation.


Discount unavailable via Vimeo.

Poetry Teatime CompanionPoetry Teatime Companion:
A Brave Writer Sampler of British and American Poems

Poems for the whole family! Available in a paperback print edition, this illustrated, full-color volume of poems hand-picked by Brave Writer is organized by season and theme. The Poetry Teatime Companion presents 52 poems by 52 poets, to cover a full year of Poetry Teatimes. Includes brief biographies, questions to think about, and a few activities to try.


Discount unavailable via Amazon.

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