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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Homeschool Village ~ Favorite Book

Homeschool VillageI may be a little late joining this week, but I figured better late than never, right?

That and I had to think about what I was going to say, because in all honesty, I’m not sure I had a real answer for the question.

Curious what could have me stumped?

Share your favorite book that has supported and encouraged you in your homeschooling adventure and why you'd recommend it to another homeschooler.

Truthfully, reading non-fiction is not one of my strong suits. Instead it quickly leads to a lack of insomnia on my part. I get all blurry-eyed and …well, it’s probably the reason that there’s a stack of them right next to my bed.

I did pick up a copy of The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer last weekend and have high hopes of actually sitting down to read it {ahem}. I’m not sure if I consider myself a ‘classical homeschooler’ ~ so I suppose I should read it and find out…but I’ve heard some great things about the book, so I had to see for myself. At the rate I go, I’ll probably have it wrapped up about the time Kaleb graduates from high school.

The only homeschooling book that I’ve actually read has been Debra Bell’s Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling which is chocked full of great information for both the new and seasoned homeschooler. Would I recommend it ~ definitely yes. It’s well-organized and has a lovely section on burnout, which for some reason, I was especially drawn to when reading it. {grins}

Don’t forget to visit Stef at Layton Family Joy and see some more homeschool book recommendations from other homeschool moms!

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7 Comments:

  • Yes, better late than never! :) I also enjoy reading your blog. I am not really a non-fiction type of person either and haven't read any of the homeschooling books either. However, these 2 books have kept popping up in the book reviews, so I may have to see if I can find them to read them. I am hoping the library has them! Have a blessed day!!

    By Blogger Joy, At June 19, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

  • i actually have two recommendations-- #1 is cathy duffy's 100 top picks. i love that this book not only gives reviews and helps to narrow down the choices out there but it also helps you identify your style of teaching, your child's style of learning AND the direction you wish to go with regard to your child's education (classical, mason, etc).

    my second pick is the FREE rainbow resource catalog. AMAZING reference. love the reviews...if i had had this book earlier this year I wouldn't have wasted $150 on a specific piece of curriculum...i would have bought something much better for $10!

    btw, i'm also reading the well trained mind..loving it so far!

    By Blogger Leah, At June 19, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

  • Okay I have the ultimate guide to homeschooling just need to read it :-P

    By Blogger Lindsay, At June 19, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

  • I'm so glad we're in the same boat of not having read a lot of "homeschool" books. I opened the link - FOR YOU - thanks for doing this! I figured you were still swimming in curriculum conference materials!! =)

    Stef

    By Blogger Layton Family Joy, At June 19, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

  • Don't let the BIG Well Trained Mind book scare you.
    You can scan and ear mark this book! :)

    By Blogger K-tribe, At June 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

  • I'm so glad we're in the same boat of not having read a lot of "homeschool" books. I opened the link - FOR YOU - thanks for doing this! I figured you were still swimming in curriculum conference materials!! =)

    Stef

    By Anonymous Layton Family Joy, At December 15, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

  • i actually have two recommendations-- #1 is cathy duffy's 100 top picks. i love that this book not only gives reviews and helps to narrow down the choices out there but it also helps you identify your style of teaching, your child's style of learning AND the direction you wish to go with regard to your child's education (classical, mason, etc).

    my second pick is the FREE rainbow resource catalog. AMAZING reference. love the reviews...if i had had this book earlier this year I wouldn't have wasted $150 on a specific piece of curriculum...i would have bought something much better for $10!

    btw, i'm also reading the well trained mind..loving it so far!

    By Anonymous Leah, At December 15, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

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