Little Green Hill Stories

Listen to a free read-aloud of Nye In February, available on Anchor, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

The Little Green Hill series is a project that is near and dear to my heart. During lockdown in 2020 I realized I was having trouble with my eyesight, which turned out to be Stargardt’s disease, an untreatable form of macular degeneration. The hardest part was the thought we might have to move to town if my driving was impaired and leave our property. It inspired me to begin writing a chapter book for my son, House on Little Green Hill, filled with the wild characters we have formed connections with over the years. That book, not yet published, in turn led me to create this series, which celebrates our love of nature, reading, and learning.

The stories focus on one new piece of Nye’s environment each month, with additional themes woven throughout. These picture books are meant to appeal to a range of ages, and the downloadable PDF that comes with each includes projects, activities, and resources for the whole family. Reading together is one of our favorite things to do, so it was important to me for families to be able to share both the story and the supplementary materials and gain from everyone’s input. There are multiple areas of study covered within the downloads, including science projects, art, health, language arts and more.

Come join in the adventures at Little Green Hill!

Nye in February: Wood Frogs

In February, Nye learns about wood frogs – extremophiles who can survive harsh environments no other frog can – and meets Trooper, the first tadpole we ever raised.

Available on Amazon

Paperback $9.95

eBook $6.95 (free with Kindle Unlimited)

Nye in March: Carpenter Bees

In March Nye explores the gentle giant of spring, and one of my favorite creatures – the carpenter bee, while Bounder and Tennyson try to find some common ground.

Available on Amazon

Paperback $9.95

eBook $6.95 (free with Kindle Unlimited)

Coming spring of 2023 – Nye in January: Armadillos. Join Nye and the mice in meeting this delightfully different mammal who is new to our area.

Do you already have the series? Don’t forget to submit the code at the end of each book to claim the accompanying packet.

Check out the other Extraschooling titles in the Bookstore.



Who am I? Foremost, the lucky momma of an amazing boy. To be perfectly honest, I am less his teacher than he is my inspiration - I have learned at least as much from him in the last eight years as he has from me. I am an old-timer at heart; I'd rather live on a farm, garden, crochet, and raise my kid out in the sun than anything else. I'm a bit of a technological dinosaur, more geared toward life where you can get your hands dirty and have some fun exploring, learning, and growing. I'm a homeschooled, homeschooling single parent with a passion for my son, nature, and the simple life. I am not here to pretend I know it all or lay out the research or provide a step-by-step game plan. I hope to encourage and inspire families to join in the journey of learning together - and have the fun that life is supposed to be made of along the way. Happy exploring!

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