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Favorite Book? / Reading Suggestions?

Postby 3GiftsFromGod » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:13 pm

Hi all! Like I have stated in other posts I am new here and LOVING it! I have been reading like crazy about homeschooling and all the benefits! I have read almost all the Mary Pride books on homeschooling (I am now reading, "The Way Home", and "All The Way Home" is next!), I have read " A Mom Just Like You" - Vickie Farris, and "The Right Choice-Home Schooling" - Chris Klicka....and I have read many other curriculum idea books. So what I was wondering is ... Does anyone have any suggestions for books to read? I am an avid reader and I love to read just about anything! So what is your favorite book?

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Postby Theodore » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:23 pm

Favorite book period, or favorite homeschooling book? Give us some hints as to genre :)

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Postby Calla_Dragon » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:12 am

Favorite "classic" book: Wuthering Heights
Favorite "guilty pleasure" book: Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series
Favorite homeschooling book: Home Learning Year by Year

It's really hard for me to peg down favorites - I read well over a hundred books a year and I generally like them all. A few stand out, but I rarely run across a book that I don't like.
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Postby 3GiftsFromGod » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:58 am

Theodore wrote:Favorite book period, or favorite homeschooling book? Give us some hints as to genre :)

Sorry about that! I was thinking home schooling, or Christian or even Fiction I suppose. Or a Fictional Christian book about home schooling :wink: I guess just favorites overall.

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Postby mdsmomct » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:53 am

Here is what I have read and loved:

I am currently reading Homeschool Open house by Nancy Lande - just opened it so I can't comment yet!

Books I enjoyed:

So you're thinking about Homeschooling by Lisa Whelchel - excellent
Homeschooling for excellence by Micki Colfax
Dumbing us down by John Taylor Gotto
Well trained Mind by Jessie Wise
Homeschooling the Early years by Linda Dobson
For the Children's sake by Susan Schaeffer Macauley
Design your own Classical Curriculum by Laura Berquist
Real Life homeschooling by Rhonda Barfield
Home learning year by year by Rebecca Rupp
The Three R's by Ruth Beechick
Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt
Creative Homeschooling by Lisa Rivero

Books I did not like:

Catholic Homeschooling by Mary Kay Clark (did not like this one even though I am Catholic-way too harsh for me!)
2 books on Homeschooling by Vicki Caruana-her writing style bored me to tears but her books come highly recommended on Amazon

I love anyting about hs as you can tell!

Plus dh and myself just finished all 7 Chronicles of Narnia books and all 4 Wrinkle in Time books. They were both excellent reading with strong Christian undertones in both series.

Happy Reading!

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Postby milehimom » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:33 pm

I have the perfect book for you. It's fiction, and it's about a Christian family who homeshools! It's called Pocektfull of Pinecones by Karen Andreola. It's pretty good. I actually didn't finish it. I was loving it until I found out it wasn't true! That wrecked it for me! The family is so wonderful and their homeschool experience is so easy and natural that it gave me hope about how our homeschool experience could be (we haven't started yet, we will in the fall).

Still, it was good and gave me GREAT ideas! The family lived in the 1930s and went on Nature walks and kept Nature Journals as part of their curriculum! She quotes Charlotte Mason all the time... it was quite informative! I went right out and bought journals for my kids and some Field Guides. As the snow is beginning to melt and we are finding tiny crocuses all around the woods already, we are starting our Nature Journals now, before homeshool starts!
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Postby angw8 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:27 pm

We all loved reading Ten P's in a Pod .I got this from Timberdoodle.Was about a family with ten children that travelled all over USA and started homeschooling in the 60's.

Education by Ellen White is a wonderful read .
A quote from chapter 1 -

Every human being, created in the image of God, is endowed with a power akin to that of the Creator-- individuality, power to think and to do. The men in whom this power is developed are the men who bear responsibilities, who are leaders in enterprise, and who influence character. It is the work of true education to develop this power, to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men's thought. Instead of confining their study to that which men have said or written, let students be directed to the sources of truth, to the vast fields opened for research in nature and revelation.

This book is can be read online or downloaded at www.thehomeschooledge.com

Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God's ideal for His children. ...

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