Little Green Hill

Grab the kids and enjoy a free read-aloud of Nye In February, now available on Anchor, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

The Little Green Hill series is a new project that is near and dear to my heart.

This nature-based, year-long picture book series celebrates our little piece of earth, our love of reading, and the connections we have made over the years. Most of the characters are based on actual animals we have gotten to know.

The stories focus on one new piece of Nye’s environment each month, but touch on other topics along the way. For instance, food production and seasons are discussed along with wood frogs in the first book, while finding ways to compromise and get along are featured in the second.

These are picture books with substance, meant to appeal to a wide range of ages, and the downloadable PDF that comes with the book includes projects, activities, and resources for the whole family. Reading aloud is a wonderful way to experience a story, 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.

The companion packet for each book will explore the main topic further, through projects, activities, and resources, as well as other related themes. There are multiple areas of study covered, including science projects, art, health, language arts and more.

Come join in the adventures at Little Green Hill!

Book #1

In February, Nye learns about wood frogs – extremophiles who can survive harsh environments no other frog can.

Available on Amazon

Paperback $9.95

eBook $6.95 (free with Kindle Unlimited)

Book #2

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)

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 seven 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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