Has anyone read any good hs books lately ?

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Has anyone read any good hs books lately ?

Postby jan » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:11 pm

Has anyone read any good hs books lately ? I would love a good hs book to read if any one has any suggestions!


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What sort of homeschool book are you looking for?

Postby Theodore » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:10 pm

That's a rather open ended question. What sort of book are you looking for? History of homeschooling, how to start homeschooling, learning styles / homeschool methods, curriculum resource guides?

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Postby hbmom36 » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:48 am

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Postby jan » Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:34 pm


All of the above I guess! Anything that you or anyone thinks would be helpful to a first year hsing mother and my children. I am a christian and I want our hs centered around God. I just want as much good hs info as possible!!!!!!!! So any ideas would be great!!!!

Thanks much!

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In that case, here's some books you'll probably like:

Postby Theodore » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:01 pm

Well in that case, you'll love this page, and I should put in a shameless plug for Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling as well. :)

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Postby sparkie12 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:39 pm

OOOoooooo!! My favorite topic - BOOKS!!!

1. The Unschooling Handbook - I am not actually an unschooler, but this book was great

2. Anything by Ruth Beechik - I have her 3 R's and I think she has a brand new book out

3. Homeschooling for Dummies - You know the yellow and black cover books

4. Honey for a Child's Heart - gives great suggestions for books to read to your kids

I hope this gives you a place to start. There are so many good books out there, I can't wait to see some of the other suggestions. I am practically drooling with anticipation.

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Postby momo3boys » Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:23 pm

I just finished "creative correction" It had some great ideas that my boys actually like. We now have a corection jar for those times when your not quite sure what discipline to choose. They helped fill it with ideas for when they do something wrong, like no bike for a day, or 10 jumping jacks, and we even put in a mercy card that shows that even when we deserve punishment we can still show eachother mercy. It is just one of the really cool ideas in this book.
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Postby Janet Tatman » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:50 am

Dangerous Journey - A version of Pilmgrim's Progress that is very well illustrated for children K - 6 grade.
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Postby Linda » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:41 pm

"The Well Trained Mind" by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer

"Charlotte Mason Companion" by Karen Andreola

"The Book of Learning and Forgetting" by Frank Smith

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Great book I'm reading now...

Postby renecoston » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:22 pm

I am currently reading "The Everything Homeschooling Book" by Sherri Linsenbach and am finding it VERY enlightening! Again, however, I am just starting at this stuff! ;-)
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Postby AprilP » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:22 pm

I am also new at this and I have been reading The Ultimate Guide To Homeschooling by Debra Bell. It's inspiring and well organized. Within it are alot of other HS book recommendations too.

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Postby robinsegg » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:51 pm

Homeschooling on a Shoestring by Melissa L. Morgan
So, You're Thinking About Homeschooling by Lisa Whelchel
The homeschooling handbook : from preschool to high school, a parent's guide by Mary Griffith.
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A recommendation.

Postby hipmum » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:08 am

I'm currently reading 'Homeschooling - Take a Deep Breath-You can Do This!' by Terrie Lynn Bittner.

It's a wonderful book packed with encouragement and advice for both the beginning homeschooler and the veteran alike.
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Postby Terrie Bittner » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:08 pm

Hipmum, thank you for reading my book! I very much appreciate it!
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