Sunday, November 15, 2015


We now have a new website/blog and will no longer be posting on this blog.

Please visit the new website/blog: for news about Hillside projects. We will have 6 books coming out in 2016 -- so excited about that!!

Thank you for your continued support!
I will possibly maintain this blog as a place to post reviews of books and materials as well as reprint articles from the now defunct mater et magistra magazine.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Hillside Ed Website Closing

The Hillside Education website will be closing soon. You can still purchase PDFs and ebooks there for now, but that will also be discontinued in the next few weeks. I will be posting on this blog, a list of all of our titles and a description of each one. Then I will list at what Catholic retailers you can find them. Unfortunately, I don't have time for that until November probably. If you have a question or need a title in the meantime, please contact me directly. (You can leave a comment on this post if you like.) We will list the study guides and ebooks here as well and give you a way to purchase them.

We are closing our retail website, but Hillside is not going out of business!! We are simply going to let other people sell at the retail level. We will continue to publish new titles as they are finished (we have a few special things in the works), and advertise them through this blog.

 Here is our most recent release in case you haven't seen it: God and the General's Daughter: The Story of Fanny Allen.

Francis Allen was the daughter of Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen. Her conversion story is beautifully told in this book for grade 7 and up. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The World's Story

We have a new book coming out! We had hoped to have it available at the start of the school year, but . . . God's timing prevailed. It is at the printer now and we are accepting
pre-orders. It will ship after Christmas. The pre-order offer includes free media mail shipping.

You can read all about it on our website.

It's a history text from the early 1900s which we found to be quite readable and interesting for children in grades 5 - 8. Since it's from that time, it doesn't include the world wars of the 20th century. However it provides a balanced look at the Renaissance and Reformation and can serve as a springboard to further study on any of the historical time periods.
An ancient Byzantine picture of Theodoric’s Palace at Ravenna (A mosaic in a Byzantine church at Ravenna).

We updated many of the images and have reprinted it in a full color  hardcover edition. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Homeschool Moms' Day Out in Northeast PA

If you live in eastern PA (sort of north section) or southern tier NY or western NJ, please consider attending our second annual Homeschool Moms' Day Out.

The Day starts with Mass (Traditional Latin Low Mass), Confessions, and a talk by our assistant Pastor. Then there is time for quite prayer in the church and/or socializing in the basement. We will have some books on display as well as coordinate a used book swap. (You can bring used books to sell or give away.)

Over lunch, Rachel Watkins, creator of the Little Flowers Girls' Club program will be speaking on Joy and then Michele Quigley, creator of Catholic Woman's Planner, will be speaking on Beauty.

For more information and to register, please visit the Hillside website.

Light snacks available after Mass and full lunch provided.

Hope to see you there!!

St Michael's Church
1703 Jackson Street
Scranton, PA 18501

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Website currently unavailable

Our website is temporarily unavailable due to a computer server problem. We'll be back up and running soon. If there is anything you need to order in the meantime, please EMAIL ME.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The King's Gambit - at long last!!

We are proud to announce that this long-awaited title is finally ready for ordering!!

It's a pretty cool sci-fi adventure for tweens with a chess-playing theme written by John McNichol (Young Chesterton Chronicles) and illustrated by Sean Fitzpatrick (Fenestrae Fidei: A Coloring Book Companion for Catholic Mosaic). It's sure to delight your adventure-loving reader.

It's on sale now for the introductory price of $12.95, but the price will go up to $14.95 as of January 1.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Book on Kateri

Now that Kateri has been canonized, we are seeing a lot of books about her being promoted. Here is a new one we're carrying on our website:

Brenda Nippert did a beautiful job with the illustrations and the text is co-written by homeschool student Bernadette Nippert.

Twenty-Six Letters to Heaven a Hit!!

We've received lots of positive feedback about the preschool curriculum by Sarah V. Park with coloring pages drawn by the author's brother, Cliff Vasko.

Wanted to share this one with you: