Ambleside Library

Welcome to Ambleside Schools International Online Library.
Here you will find resources in books, articles, videos, CD's and DVD's in many different genres and for all age groups.

Please note that although ASI may not be in full agreement, we do believe that each author has some valuable knowledge to contribute to the subject in the following resources:.
If you do not see a resource here and would like us to review it please contact us we will consider all your suggestions. See the ASI Reading List here

Title Author Description
Noah Millman
Meanwhile, sticking with Kevin Drum but returning to a more felicitous subject for this blog, a few weeks ago he asked: why can’t we teach Shakespear
Kitty burns Florey
Diagramming sentences: what, after all, is it good for?
Lawrence Weschler
The Kindergarten of the Avant Garde: From Froebel to Legos and Beyond (via Brosterman)
Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz
Jeffrey M.
Arthur C. Brooks
ABD AL-RAHMAN III was an emir and caliph of Córdoba in 10th-century Spain. He was an absolute ruler who lived in complete luxury. Here’s how he assessed his life:
Kate Murphy
ONE of the biggest complaints in modern society is being overscheduled, overcommitted and overextended.
William Deresiewicz
I taught many wonderful young people during my years in the Ivy League—bright, thoughtful, creative kids whom it was a pleasure to talk with and learn from.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
"Harvard’s motto is “Veritas.” Many of you have already found out and others will find out in the course of their lives that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate with
Peggy Reisser Winburne
While working in the Shelby County Schools System in the late ’90s, occupational therapist Anne Zachry noticed she was seeing a lot of young students who had trouble controlling the muscles of their arms and hands well enough to write legibly
Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz
Think for a moment about your inner monologue. What is the quality or character of your thoughts?
Elizabeth Kolbert
In 2004, Carolina Izquierdo, an anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, spent several months with the Matsigenka, a tribe of about twelve thousand people who live in the Peruvian Amazon. 
Cornell Lab
You want to help young people identify birds, and are looking for field guides.  You visit the store and find a dizzying array of choices. What to do?