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This bi-monthly magazine (The Storybook Home Journal) shows how to live richly without being rich, and how to create and maintain a more delightful setting for life at home. Each 24-page, ad-free issue is printed in full color. Lavishly illustrated articles feature ideas about decorating, gardening, recipes, music, projects, art, and more. Now in its 14th year of publication. All new subscriptions start with the current issue. Printed in the USA.

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Vol. 15 - Dec 2014 - Nov 2015
No. 6 - What Katy Did at School (pre-order: Oct 2015)
featured author - Susan Coolidge
No. 5 - A Tale of Two Cities (pre-order: Aug 2015)
featured author - Charles Dickens
No. 4 - The Jungle Book (pre-order: Jun 2015)
featured author - Rudyard Kipling
No. 3 - Grasmere Journals (pre-order: Apr 2015)
featured author - Dorothy Wordsworth
No. 2 - North and South (pre-order: Feb 2015)
featured author - Elizabeth Gaskell
No. 1 - The Treasure Seekers Christmas (pre-order: Dec 2014)
featured author - Edith Nesbit
Vol. 14 - Dec 2013 - Nov 2014
No. 6 - Six Star Ranch (pre-order: Oct 2014)
featured author - Eleanor H. Porter
No. 5 - A Fairytale Summer
featured author - Charles Perrault
No. 4 - Penelope Travels Abroad
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggin
No. 3 - The Enchanted April
featured author - Elizabeth von Arnim
No. 2 - Northanger Abbey
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 1 - A Visit From St. Nicholas
featured author - Clement Clarke Moore
Vol. 13 - Dec 2012 - Nov 2013
No. 6 - Little Dorrit
featured author - Charles Dickens
No. 5 - Mark Twain's Mississippi Summer
featured author - Mark Twain
No. 4 - Sense and Sensibility
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 3 - Doctor Thorne & Framley Parsonage
featured author - Anthony Trollope
No. 2 - The Painted Garden
featured author - Noel Streatfield
No. 1 - A Beatrix Potter Christmas
featured author - Beatrix Potter
Vol. 12 - Dec 2011 - Nov 2012
No. 6 - Betsy's Wedding
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 5 - Summer with Kate Douglas Wiggin
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggin
No. 4 - Our Mutual Friend
featured author - Charles Dickens
No. 3 - Mansfield Park
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 2 - Rachel Ray
featured author - Anthony Trollope
No. 1 - Heidi's Christmas
featured author - Johanna Spyri
Vol. 11 - Dec 2010 - Nov 2011
No. 6 - Anne at School
featured author - Lucy Maud Montgomery
No. 5 - Just David
featured author - Eleanor H. Porter
No. 4 - A Sawrey Summer with Beatrix Potter
featured author - Beatrix Potter
No. 3 - Greyfriars Bobby
featured author - Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson
No. 2 - Betsy and the Great World
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 1 - The Complete Dickens Christmas
featured author - Charles Dickens
Vol. 10 - Dec 2009 - Nov 2010
No. 6 - Austen in Autumn
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 5 - Captains Courageous
featured author - Rudyard Kipling
No. 4 - Deephaven
featured author - Sarah Orne Jewett
No. 3 - The House of the Seven Gables
featured author - Nathaniel Hawthorne
No. 2 - Mama’s Bank Account
featured author - Kathryn Forbes
No. 1 - What Katy Did At Christmas
featured author - Susan Coolidge
Vol. 9 - Dec 2008 - Nov 2009
No. 6 - Little Witch
featured author - Anna Elizabeth Bennett
No. 5 - Emil and the Detectives
featured author - Erich Kaestner
No. 4 - Carney's House Party
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 3 - A Kenneth Grahame Springtime
featured author - Kenneth Grahame
No. 2 - Bleak House
featured author - Charles Dickens
No. 1 - A Lucy Maud Montgomery Christmas
featured author - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Vol. 8 - Dec 2007 - Nov 2008
No. 6 - Patty Went to College
featured author - Jean Webster
No. 5 - Emma
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 4 - A Stevenson Summer
featured author - Robert Louis Stevenson
No. 3 - An Edith Nesbit Springtime
featured author - Edith Nesbit
No. 2 - Jane Eyre
featured author - Charlotte Bronte
No. 1 - A Quillcote Christmas
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggin
Vol. 7 - Dec 2006 - Nov 2007
No. 6 - Little House in the Big Woods
featured author - Laura Ingalls Wilder
No. 5 - Swallows and Amazons
featured author - Arthur Ransome
No. 4 - A Limberlost Summer
featured author - Gene Stratton-Porter
No. 3 - Pollyanna
featured author - Eleanor H. Porter
No. 2 - A Little Princess
featured author - Frances Hodgson Burnett
No. 1 - An Alcott Christmas
featured author - Louisa May Alcott
Vol. 6 - Dec 2005 - Nov 2006
No. 6 - The Count of Monte Cristo
featured author - Alexandre Dumas
No. 5 - Clover and In the High Valley
featured author - Susan Coolidge
No. 4 - Understood Betsy
featured author - Dorothy Canfield Fisher
No. 3 - Little Lord Fauntleroy
featured author - Frances Hodgson Burnett
No. 2 - Persuasion
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 1 - Old Christmas
featured author - Washington Irving
Vol. 5 - Dec 2004 - Nov 2005
No. 6 - Wives and Daughters
featured author - Elizabeth Gaskell
No. 5 - The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
featured author - Howard Pyle
No. 4 - The Boxcar Children
featured author - Gertrude Chandler Warner
No. 3 - Silas Marner
featured author - George Eliot
No. 2 - What Katy Did Next
featured author - Susan Coolidge
No. 1 - A Betsy-Tacy Christmas
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
Vol. 4 - Dec 2003 - Nov 2004
No. 6 - The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)
featured author - Alessandro Manzoni
No. 5 - Banner in the Sky
featured author - James Ramsey Ullman
No. 4 - Emily of Deep Valley
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 3 - The Country Of the Pointed Firs
featured author - Sarah Orne Jewett
No. 2 - Ballet Shoes
featured author - Noel Streatfeild
No. 1 - Hans Brinker
featured author - Mary Mapes Dodge
Vol. 3 - Dec 2002 - Nov 2003
No. 6 - Sherlock Holmes
featured author - Arthur Conan Doyle
No. 5 - Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggin
No. 4 - The Last Chronicle Of Barset
featured author - Anthony Trollope
No. 3 - The Secret Garden
featured author - Frances Hodgson Burnett
No. 2 - Pride and Prejudice
featured author - Jane Austen
No. 1 - The Wind in the Willows
featured author - Kenneth Grahame
Vol. 2 - Dec 2001 - Nov 2002
No. 6 - Daddy-Long-Legs
featured author - Jean Webster
No. 5 - Heidi
featured author - Johanna Spyri
No. 4 - Tom Sawyer
featured author - Mark Twain
No. 3 - The Railway Children
featured author - Edith Nesbit
No. 2 - Shakespeare
featured author - William Shakespeare
No. 1 - Fairytale Christmas
featured author - J.R.R. Tolkien
Vol. 1 - Dec 2000 - Nov 2001
No. 6 - Heaven to Betsy
featured author - Maud Hart Lovelace
No. 5 - Anne's House of Dreams
featured author - Lucy Maud Montgomery
No. 4 - Treasure Island
featured author - Robert Louis Stevenson
No. 3 - A Girl of the Limberlost
featured author - Gene Stratton-Porter
No. 2 - Mother Carey's Chickens
featured author - Kate Douglas Wiggin
No. 1 - Little Women
featured author - Louisa May Alcott



The Storybook Home Journal
Published by Al Young Studios
Bi-monthly since 2000

No advertisements
Full color
Lavishly illustrated
24 pages per issue
8.5 in. x 11 in. page size (printed on 11 in. x 17 in. sheets folded and stapled)
24# paper

Mailed to your postal address

This magazine is for people who love literature, fine art, world-class cuisine, simple pleasures, good writing, and beautiful photography.

Now in its 14th year, choose from more than 78 individual issues, subscribe, or do both.

Each issue features a much-loved book or books by a favorite author.  Regular sections include:

The Bookshelf
Decorating
Garden
Hearth
Kitchen
Looking Glass
Music Box
Workshop
Writer's Garret

From the Newsroom


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - A Fairytale Summer

TheA Fairytale Summerissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Cinderella's Kitchen (5 pages)Hearth - Resplendent Beauty (1 page)Sewing - (1 page)Kitchen - Nibble, Nibble On My House (3 pages)Music - Old Tunes Very Excellent (1 page)Garden - Dame Gothel's Garden (7 pages)Workshops - Ingenious Contrivance (4 pages)Bookshelf - (1 page)Looking - (1 page)Lead - (1 page)Glass - (1 page)Attic - (1 page)Studio - (1 page)Veranda - (1 page)Garret - Heaven Answers Every Prayer (2 pages)A Fairytale Summer is the 89th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: News, The Storybook Home Journal, Vol. 14 No. 5, 2014


Recommended Reading: The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

Reviewed by Elspeth Young

The Enchanted April is as magical as its name implies.  Not merely a description of an idyllic Easter vacation in a medieval castle (San Salvatore), the work's pace, its poetic language, and its cleverness create a rest cure for the reader as well as its heroines.  Von Arnim transplants four women, sporting archetypal women's woes, from their dreary London existence, between the wars, to a little stay in Heaven.

The reader meets self-righteous Rose Arbuthnot, who has sought wearisome toil as a means of compensating for lack of conjugal felicity; socially awkward Lottie Wilkins, whose love of beauty has been all but smothered by her gloomy Hampstead life; wealthy and widowed Mrs... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 14 No. 3, Recommended reading, The Storybook Home Journal, 2014


Recommended Reading: Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Reviewed by Elspeth Young

If you love Jane Austen, read Framley Parsonage.  Its principal heroine, Lucy Robarts, is as witty, winning, and utterly lovable as Elizabeth Bennett, and on a scale of one to Mr. Darcy, the male romantic lead, Lord Lufton, rates at least a solid nine.

Set in Trollope's West Barsetshire, this fourth book in the Barsetshire Chronicles is my personal favorite.  Readers watch the rise and fall (and rise again) of Framley's young parson, Mark Robarts, and rejoice in the constancy of his beloved wife and best champion, Fanny... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 13 No. 3, Recommended reading, The Storybook Home Journal, 2014


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Penelope Travels Abroad

ThePenelope Travels Abroadissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - On The Canvas Of Your Heart (9 pages)Hearth - The Three Lovliest Models (3 pages)Sewing - (1 page)Kitchen - Tea In The Bay Window (11 pages)Music - Such Stirring Melodies (2 pages)Garden - Beautiful As Italy (3 pages)Workshops - Cunning Fingered Elves (1 page)Bookshelf - (1 page)Looking - (1 page)Lead - (1 page)Glass - (1 page)Attic - (1 page)Studio - (1 page)Veranda - (1 page)Garret - Pack Your Bags for a Beaver (2 pages)Penelope Travels Abroad is the 88th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: News, The Storybook Home Journal, Vol. 14 No. 4, 2014


The Storybook Home Journal: From an enchanted April on to May

By Nancy YoungPhotographs by Elspeth Young
Yet again, our May Day flower phantom caught us napping and surprised us with a delightful little bouquet--this year a bouquet of Gerber daisies. Thank you whoever you are!
The first of May bouquet (along with a long line of ads) reminds me that Mother's Day is closer at hand than I'd like to believe--especially since The Enchanted April issue has only been in circulation for a couple of weeks. Currently we're traveling with Kate Douglas Wiggin as our guide through Penelope's multiple tours, tales, and experiences... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 14 No. 4, Storybook Home recent issues, The Storybook Home Journal, 2014


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Enchanted April

TheThe Enchanted Aprilissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Next Door To Heaven (3 pages)Hearth - If She Doesn't Paint (5 pages)Sewing - (1 page)Kitchen - An Excellent Cook (7 pages)Music - (1 page)Garden - Wisteria And Sunshine (3 pages)Workshops - A Net Over Her Bed (2 pages)Bookshelf - (1 page)Looking - (1 page)Lead - (1 page)Glass - (1 page)Attic - (1 page)Studio - (1 page)Veranda - (1 page)Garret - Being My Own Whiskers (2 pages)The Enchanted April is the 87th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: News, The Storybook Home Journal, Vol. 14 No. 3, 2014


The Storybook Home Journal: Oops!

We've discovered a printing error in the Northanger Abbey issue of The Storybook Home Journal:
On page 20 under the "Sally Lunn" recipe, it should read:"1 1/4 cups milk" instead of "1/4 cups milk." 
Reprints of this issue will include the correction.  We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you happy baking!
And for those enjoying part two of Elspeth's art lessons for children, which also appears in Northanger Abbey, click here to access the list of art lesson resources we mention in the article... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 14 No. 2, The Storybook Home Journal, 2014


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Northanger Abbey

TheNorthanger Abbeyissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Breakfast Room (3 pages)Hearth - A Notion Of Drawing (6 pages)Sewing - (1 page)Kitchen - In Quest Of Pastry, Millinery, And Young Men (5 pages)Music - (1 page)Garden - To Love A Hyacinth (4 pages)Workshops - A Campaign Breakfast Table (1 page)Bookshelf - (1 page)Looking - (1 page)Lead - (1 page)Glass - (1 page)Attic - (1 page)Studio - (1 page)Veranda - (1 page)Garret - A Journey into the Wilderness (2 pages)Northanger Abbey is the 86th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: News, The Storybook Home Journal, Vol. 14 No. 2, 2014


The Storybook Home Journal: Leave winter without leaving the house

by Nancy Youngwith photographs by Tanner Young and Elspeth Young

If you dream of some peak at the sun or ache for a long weekend of warmth, you know you live in northern climes and it's winter. But if a ticket to Crete, Corsica, or Cannes wasn't  one of your stocking stuffers on Christmas morning, spend a leisurely breakfast with a large bowl of sunshiny oranges, clementines, or mangoes, some rosewater-scented honey, and one of the slightly indulgent delicacies described here. Then dream away... Read more »

Tags: Recipes by Nancy Young, Bread making, The Storybook Home Journal, 2014


Forgotten Films: Holiday (1938) and The Late George Apley (1947

by Nancy Young

 In the post-Christmas and early January days of eating, shopping, and watching bowl games and parades, two films are well worth chancing after your favorite team has been knocked out of contention or the computation of how many daisies, roses, and gardenias went into making barge-sized parade floats just doesn't hold your interest. Both films are holiday-ish, without being overtly so, and therefore tuck very neatly into the after-Christmas days—particularly since they're all about happiness being more important than money (something it's good to remember when all the funds vanished under the Christmas tree)... Read more »

Tags: Forgotten Films, Christmas, Holidays, The Storybook Home Journal, 2013


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - A Visit From St. Nicholas

TheA Visit From St. Nicholasissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - All Through The House (6 pages)Hearth - The Stockings Were Hung (3 pages)Sewing - (1 page)Kitchen - Visions Of Sugar Plums (4 pages)Music - (1 page)Garden - The New Fallen Snow (3 pages)Workshops - A Miniature Sleigh (4 pages)Bookshelf - A Christmas Reading List (1 page)Looking - (1 page)Lead - (1 page)Glass - (1 page)Attic - (1 page)Studio - (1 page)Veranda - (1 page)Garret - Lobelia's Rocking Chair (2 pages)A Visit From St... Read more »

Tags: News, The Storybook Home Journal, Vol. 14 No. 1, 2013