My Favorite Homeschool Resources

This is a list of some of our favorite homeschool resources that we used in our homeschooling experience. I will be adding to this list as time goes on. This list does not include historical chapter books which I have already listed on another page on this website. If you click on one of the links, you will need to use the back button to return to this list.

History

A Child’s History of the World  by V.M. Hillyer
We really enjoyed this book, but make sure that you get the newest edition.  The older ones tend to not be very “politically correct.” There is an excellent curriculum that goes with this book.

The Civil War for Kids  by Janis Herbert
Some other titles in this series are The American Revolution for Kids, and World War II for Kids.

Colonial Kids  by Laurie Carlson
All of Laurie Carlson’s books are great! She’s also published similar books on different subjects such as More than Moccasins, Days of Knights and Damsels, and Classical Kids.

Cooking up World History:  Multicultural Recipes and Resources  by Patricia C. Marden
This is a great supplement for unit studies on different countries.

Great Ancient China Projects You can Build Yourself   by Lance Kramer
Some other books in this series are: Great Colonial Projects you can Build Yourself, Great Medieval Projects you can Build Yourself, and Great Pioneer Projects you can Build Yourself.

Liberty’s Kids Videos
This is a wonderful supplement to a unit study on the Revolutionary War. I can’t recommend this series enough.

The Story of the World Curriculum  by Susan Wise Bauer
This whole series is excellent, though book 4 is a bit complicated for the elementary grades.

Tools of the Ancient Greeks  by Kris Bordessa
We discovered this book after our Greek unit, so we never actually used it, but it looks excellent.

Travel the Globe: Multicultural Story Times  by Desiree Webber
This is a great book for teaching younger children about different countries.

World War II Days  by Cheryl Kirl Noll
This series also contains Colonial Days, Pioneer Days, Victorian Days,
Civil War Days, and Wild West Days.

The Oregon Trail Game
This is a great game to get kids excited about learning about the Oregon Trail and the hardships that the early pioneers went through.

The Pilgrim Adventure, The King Philip’s War Adventure, The Salem Adventure, The Revolutionary War Adventure, and The Pioneer Advenure by Susan Kilbride
This series was designed to teach kids American history while reading a fun story. Ages 10-13.

The Little House Cookbook, by Barbara M. Walker
This is a fun book to use when studying the pioneers.

Math

Saxon Math  by John H. Saxon
I highly recommend the whole Saxon math curriculum.

Money

Rich Dad Cashflow for Kids
It has become increasing clear to me that children should be taught financial
planning at a young age. Robert T. Kiyosaki’s game and series of books can
really help your children to start on the road to good financial planning.

Reading and Writing

The Bob Books  by Bobby Lynn Maslen
These books are great for beginning readers.

Creations by You
These fun kits are a great way to inspire your children to write!

Easy Grammar Series by Wanda C. Phillips
After trying to find a good grammar curriculum for years, a friend told me about
the Easy Grammar series.  It is exactly what I had been looking for! For the
first time I feel like my child is finally really understanding grammar.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons  by Siegfried Englemann
This book really works!  I have heard many homeschooling parents worry about how to teach their children to read, but this book makes it very easy.  I actually didn’t need to complete every lesson, once I felt that my son understood it, we stopped and went on to the next lesson.

Science

Janice VanCleave Books  by Janice Pratt VanCleave
All of Janice VanCleave’s science books are great!

The Lucky Escape   by Heather Manley
Unfortunately for us, this series was written after my son had finished elementary school, so we never used it. These books are a fun way to learn about the human body. Some other books in this series are: Battle with the Bugs, A Heart Pumping Adventure, and Osteoblasts to the Rescue.

Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers  by Susan Kilbride
This book contains most of the science unit studies that we did in our elementary homeschool years.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: I have now become an Amazon Affiliate so if you purchase these books after clicking on their links, I will earn a small percentage of the profits.  I became an affiliate after some of my readers suggested it.

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