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Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales {Free eBooks}

Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales {Free eBooks}Nearly every book list geared toward homeschoolers will include Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales, or at least a story or two from the collection.

The shenanigans of Peter Rabbit and his cohorts still delight readers of all ages.  Each character is unique, with cleverly crafted traits and a very particular personality…. These characters are endearing because they are true to life.  They suffer consequences for disobedience and wrong choices.  Potter’s stories have a universal appeal, transcending time and country.

Jan Bloom, Who Should We Then Read?

As with most children’s books that have withstood the test of time, the books appeal to not only children, but adults.  As Books Children Love explains:

A lovely book to treasure and read to succeeding generations of children.  They will love Potter’s engaging tales as dearly as their grandparents and parents did — and still do!

Elizabeth Wilson, Books Children Love

Beatrix Potter’s tales began when Peter Rabbit first made his appearance in The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902, followed by 22 other tales that you will find in Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales.

Free eBooks

Each original tale (but one) is available online:

Grandpa Ken Reads Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes
(You may want to install an ad blocker before viewing.)

The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
LibriVox recording.

 

Activities

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Three interactive activities with teacher resources/instructions.

Tale of Peter Rabbit Coloring Book
Free 20-page download.

 

Books

Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales {Free eBooks}Country Artist: A Story About Beatrix Potter by David Collins
Nice biography Beatrix Potter emphasizing her Victorian upbringing.

 

Unit Studies & Lesson Plans

Teaching Resources
Downloadable modules originally part of the UK Early Years Curriculum.

Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales {Free eBooks}The Tale of Peter Rabbit: A Literature Unit Based on the Book by Beatrix Potter
This is not a free resource, however, for those whose little ones love lapbooking, you won’t go wrong with a Hands of a Child project pack for the price.  Included in the 50-page download are discussion questions, recipes, information about rabbits and gardens, and 15 hands-on activities.

 

Notebooking Pages

40+ Literature-Based and Holiday Lapbooks {Free!}
One of these goes with The Tale of Peter Rabbit!

Author Notebooking Pages {Free Download}Author Notebooking Pages
Simple pages for recording information on Beatrix Potter including room for copywork, narrations, an illustration, dates of birth/death, and books by the author.