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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)!

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


Big Book Giveaway

You also have the chance to WIN either the Arrow or Boomerang Book Collection! To enter, you’ll fill out this form.

For additional entries, you’ll have the opportunity to share the contest with friends. We’re giving away 5 sets of books! International Brave Writer fans can play too (if you win, we’ll send you a $100 Amazon gift card). No purchase necessary.

We’re excited to read with your family during the coming year!

Enter the Big Book Giveaway


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Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder!

Happy Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder The Long Winter Sale

Beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born February 7, 1867, and to celebrate we’re offering the Arrow based on her book, The Long Winter:

HALF PRICE through Friday at midnight ET!

Just $4.95


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“Then the sun peeped over the edge of the prairie and the whole world glittered. Every tiniest thing glittered rosy toward the sun and pale blue toward the sky, and all along every blade of grass ran rainbow sparkles.” ―from The Long Winter

Encouraged by her daughter, Rose (an author in her own right), Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicled the pioneer stories of her childhood which were filled with both hardship and love. The Long Winter is the sixth book in her Little House series. She would publish eight Little House books and a ninth was published posthumously.

Take advantage of this special Arrow offer! Ends February 9, 2018 at midnight ET.

Also, if you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: The Long Winter

The ArrowLearn language arts with the Long Winter Arrow!

The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 8-11 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

 

Brave Writer Book Club Party School

Brave Writer Book Club Party School

Introduction by Mary Wilson

Helping my kids make meaningful connections to literature has always been an important part of my homeschool. I have used the Brave Writer Arrow and Boomerang guides for several years to support my efforts.

The Boomerang guides have always included Think Piece questions to facilitate discussion and the recent Arrow guides (those published since 2015) include Big, Juicy questions. These questions inspired me to organize book clubs for my children and their friends in order to facilitate a big, juicy conversation about good books.

Of course, I combined the questions from the guides with the idea of a Brave Writer party school and the Brave Writer book club party school was born. Our family had so much fun at our book club parties that I began to share ideas on my blog. Other homeschooling parents jumped on board and a Brave Writer book club community formed.

In order to encourage and support parents who want to implement creative party school ideas, the Arrow and Boomerang book guides published this year (2017-2018) include a Book Club Party School guide. You’ll find fun ideas for food, activities, games, and more in each guide so that your family can celebrate books together.

As a complement to their annual Arrow or Boomerang subscription, subscribers are invited to a private Facebook group where they can share ideas and inspiration from the book clubs with their own children. Many participants also share their ideas on Instagram using the hashtag: #bwbookclub.

Below are just a few of the wonderful ideas from our Brave Writer book club community this year:

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Happy Birthday, Donald J. Sobol!

Encyclopedia Brown Brave Writer Arrow Sale

In celebration of Donald J. Sobol’s birthday (October 4, 1924), we’re making a special offer! The Arrow for his novel, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, is:

HALF OFF until Friday at midnight EST! ($4.95)
OFFER HAS EXPIRED


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Born on October 4, 1924, in the Bronx, New York City, Sobol served in World War II before attending college and earning his bachelor’s degree. Among other things, Sobol worked as a reporter before beginning his career as a mystery writer.

Sobol is most known for authoring the Encyclopedia Brown series. The story follows the adventures of young sleuth Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown and his friend Sally as they solve mysteries and foil schemes around their neighborhood. The first book in the series, Boy Detective, was published in 1963.

Donald J. Sobol passed away in July of 2012 at the age of 87. The final book in the series, Case of the Soccer Scheme, was published in 2012 posthumously.

Celebrate Sobol’s birthday and life and take advantage of this special offer!

If you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective


The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 8-11 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

2017 Fall Class Registration is OPEN

Registration is OPEN for Brave Writer Online Classes

Brave Writer Online Classes provide a safe space for writing risks.

Fall Class Registration is OPEN

Today is our biggest online class registration event of the year. Our Arrow and Boomerang Book Clubs are open for registration as well. Spots fill quickly so don’t wait to sign up!

New to our online class registration day? I’ve got tips for you!

You will receive two email confirmations (one of payment and one showing your classes)

Charter School payments are collected later. Select “charter school” at the payment window to complete your registration. You will receive ONE receipt.

We’ve created an FAQ you can read too.

If you get stuck, contact us:

  • Use the live chat box on the website
  • Or email us at help@bravewriter.com (Put a clear subject line: “Payment didn’t go through” or “I can’t get past the ‘add a child’ page”)
  • We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!

Register for Fall Writing Classes HERE