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General Homeschooling Books
The Brave Learner by In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience--homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world--to show parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they're in elementary or high school.
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
The Everything Guide to Homeschooling by Contents:
Home Education Expectations -- Learning Styles and Teaching Methods -- Start Homeschooling Today -- Approaches to Homeschooling -- Socialization and Social Skills -- Understanding Unschooling and Unit Studies -- Fun Learning Activities -- Frugal Homeschooling -- Choosing a Curriculum -- Common Core State Standards -- Homeschool Schedules -- Homeschool Record Keeping -- Organizing Your Homeschool -- Typical and Atypical Days -- Homeschooling One or Several -- The Single-Parent Homeschool -- Working Parents Who Homeschool -- Homeschooling in the Early Years -- Homeschooling in the Elementary Years -- Homeschooling in the Middle Years -- Homeschooling in the Teen Years -- Children with Special Needs -- Veteran Homeschool Parents -- College and Beyond.
Call Number: LC 371.042 LINSE SHE
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated by Introduction -- To school or not to school -- Anything leads everywhere -- The three R's, plus: some general principles -- Preschool -- Kindergarten -- Grade one -- Grade two -- Grade three -- Grade four -- Grade five -- Grade six -- Grade seven -- Grade eight -- High school: an overview -- Grade nine -- Grade ten -- Grade eleven -- Grade twelve -- Epilogue: Moving on."A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts-now revised and updated! For first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages." -- ONIX annotation.
Publication Date: 2020-01-21
Homeschool: An American History by The family state, 1600-1776 -- The family nation, 1776-1860 -- The eclipse of the fireside, 1865-1930 -- Why homeschooling happened, 1945-1990 -- Three homeschooling pioneers -- The changing of the guard, 1983-1998 -- Making it legal -- The homeschoolingmovement and the return of domestic education, 1998-2016.
Publication Date: 2017-03-05
Rethinking School by A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. How many parents have a child struggling in school? The answer: a great many. This book is an informed, practical resource for such parents. As the author of the classic book on home-schooling, The Well-Trained Mind , Susan Wise Bauer knows how children learn and how schools work. Her advice here is comprehensive and anecdotal, including material drawn from experience with her own four children.
Call Number: ONLINE RESOURCE
Publication Date: 2018
Charlotte Mason Method
A Charlotte Mason Education by Explains the philosophy behind the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling.
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
The Well-Trained Mind by This book will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an education from preschool through high school -- one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school "logic stage," in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school "rhetoric stage," where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child -- whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education -- in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This edition contains updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges.
Call Number: LC CD NF 373.241 BAUER SUS
Publication Date: 2016-07-05
The Well-Educated Mind by The enduring and engaging guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition.
Call Number: LC 028 BAUER SUS
Publication Date: 2015-11-16
Core Knowledge Method
How to Educate a Citizen by Administrators and educators have believed they are teaching reading and critical thinking skills. Yet these cannot be taught in the absence of strong content. The consequence is a loss of shared knowledge that would enable us to work together, understand one another, and make coherent, informed decisions. A broken approach to school not only leaves our children under-prepared and erodes the American dream but also loosens the spiritual bonds and unity that hold the nation together. Drawing on early schoolmasters and educational reformers such as Noah Webster and Horace Mann, Hirsch charts the rise and fall of the American early education system and provides a blueprint for closing the national gap in knowledge, communications, and allegiance. Critical and compelling, How to Educate a Citizen galvanizes our schools to equip children with the power of shared knowledge.
Call Number: 372.043 HIRSC ED
Publication Date: 2020-09-08
Books to Build On by A grade-by-grade guide designed to help teachers and parents select books to help children build on the fundamentals in the Core Knowledge Series.
Call Number: LC 011.62 HIRSC ED
Publication Date: 1996-10-01
What Your Preschooler Needs to Know by
Publication Date: 2008-03-25
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated) by A revised and updated version of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know, Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts"-- Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated) by "A revised and updated edition of the bestselling definitive Core Knowledge guide for parents and teachers of third grade-age children, featuring all new full-color photographs and illustrations and revised material"-- Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated) by "A revised and updated edition of the bestselling definitive guide for parents and teachers of fourth grade-age children, featuring all new full-color photographs and illustrations and revised material. This is a necessary guide for all parents and teachers of fourth grade-age children, as established by the Core Knowledge Foundation, an educational reform movement based on the premise that a grade-by-grade core of common learning is necessary to ensure a sound and fair elementary education, and lay the groundwork for a lifetime of learning. With its comprehensive curriculum establishing a sound basis in the fundamentals of math, art, history, language arts, science, and technology, the phenomenally successful Core Knowledge series has become an esteemed tool for parents and teachers striving to better educate today's children. FORTY PERCENT NEW MATERIAL"-- Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2016-08-23
Why Knowledge Matters by In this provocative book, influential scholar E.D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform - over-testing, teacher blaming, preschool fadeout, and the persistence of achievement gaps over time. In each case, he shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and new data from France, he provides new evidence for the argument that a coherent, knowledge-based elementary curriculum is essential to providing the foundations for children's life success and ensuring equal opportunity for students of all backgrounds.
Call Number: LC 372 HIRSC ED
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
The Montessori Method by This book is Montessori's own exposition of the theory behind her innovative educational techniques. She shows parents, teachers and administrators how to "free a child to learn through his own efforts.
Call Number: 372.1392 MONTE MAR
Publication Date: 2003-10-06
The Montessori Toddler by A parenting book that will help you bring Montessori skills into your home—the winter coat flip; getting your toddler to pour his or her own water and clean up whatever spills might occur. And it goes much deeper, showing how a parent can really be present, be the child's guide, and handle tantrums and problematic behavior without resorting to bribes, threats, or punishment and truly celebrate every stage. Beautiful to look at, with a bright, airy design and simple color illustrations and photographs.
Call Number: ONLINE RESOURCE
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, 2nd Edition by "A practical parenting program to help build a calm and happy home life with your child, from birth through age six. This guide is based on Montessori school methods and packed with creative activities to help children discover more about their world as well as foster independence, concentration, and respect for others"--Back cover.
Call Number: LC 649.123 SELDI TIM
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Montessori Lab at Home by This book is a practical guide inspired by the principles of the Montessori Method of education. Here, parents of children from 1 to 5 will find interesting food for thought and practical suggestions for indoor and outdoor activities that are meant to promote the development of their children's potential and encourage their independence and sense of security.
Call Number: LC 371.392 PIROD CHI
Publication Date: 2020-06-02
How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way by An international bestseller, How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way adapts Montessori teachings for easy use at home. Packed with Montessori-based preschool activities and educational games that build confidence and independence through active learning, this authoritative illustrated guide helps raise self-reliant and creative children. Celebrate physical and intellectual milestones from birth to age six with activity checklists, and encourage development through proven child-centered teaching methods.
This edition has been updated to include information about the neuroscience of child development and shares advice about screen time in the digital age, coparenting, other family changes, and gentle discipline methods.
Call Number: 649.123 SEL
Publication Date: 2006-12-18
Unschooled by Introducing historical and contemporary research on self-directed education, Unschooled spotlights how a diverse group of individuals and organizations are evolving an old schooling model of education. It challenges the myth that children need to be taught in order to learn. Authors are parents who saw firsthand how schooling can dull children's natural curiosity and exuberance and others who decided early on to enable their children to learn without school. Educators who left public school classrooms discuss launching self-directed learning centers to allow young people's innate learning instincts to flourish, and entrepreneurs explore their disillusionment with the teach-and-test approach of traditional schooling.
Call Number: LC 371.042 MCDON KER
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
MATH (for more like these, browse Call No. LC 510)
Counting Workbook: Ages 3-5 by Learn the easy way with this counting activity book!
Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, this English book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home.
Combining useful English practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Counting workbook helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement.
Included in this book:
questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school
colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home
helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning
Call Number: LC 372.21 MEDCA CAR
Publication Date: 2016-03-18
Everything You Need to Ace Geometry in One Big Fat Notebook by This Big Fat Notebook covers everything you need to know during a year of high school geometry class, breaking down one big bad subject into accessible units. Learn to study better and get better grades using mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, educational doodles, and quizzes to recap it all.
Call Number: LC 516 NEEDH CHR
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook by "A workbook that examines mathematics on a middle school level. Organized by key concepts, the text includes mnemonic devices, definitions, timelines and doodles to help the subject stick in your brain, so you can ace your class."
Call Number: LC 510.71 PETER ALT
Publication Date: 2016-08-09
Place Value by "The mathematical concept of place value is explained using a place value chart, descriptions of how money is notated, and humorous examples from a recipe that a group of monkeys is using to make a gigantic banana muffin"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC E ADLER DAV
Publication Date: 2016-02-28
Painless Geometry by Like all titles in Barron's Painless Series, this book presents informal, student-friendly approaches to learning geometry, emphasizing interesting details, outlining potential pitfalls step by step, offering "Brain Tickler" quizzes, and more.
Call Number: LC 516 LON
Publication Date: 2001-07-01
Black Fortunes by
Call Number: LC 973.0496073 WILLS SHO
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
The History Book by
Call Number: LC 909 HISTO BOO
Publication Date: 2016-07-05
A Marked Man by Examines the assassination of the civil rights leader, describing his tumultuous relationship with the Nation of Islam, the events leading up to his assassination, and the prosecution of his assailants.
February 21, 1965. Controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X is gunned down during a speech in Manhattan. Three men were found guilty of the murder. But rumors of conspiracy and cover-up still swirl. Who gave the order for Malcolm X's murder? Why did two of the convicted killers insist upon their innocence even after being released from prison in the 1980s? This book provides an overview to the assassination, and the impact of Malcolm X's life, and his death, on civil rights in the United States.
Call Number: LC BIOG X,Malcolm
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
SCIENCE (for more like these, browse Call No. LC 500)
Big Science for Little People by Introduces readers to the physics and chemistry, biology and ecology behind everyday play, including creating chemical reactions, exploring gravity and friction, transforming states of matter, playing with air pressure, and much more.
Call Number: LC 502 BRUNE LYN
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
The Curious Kid's Science Book by In The Curious Kid's Science Book, your child will learn to design his or her own science investigations to determine the answers! Children will learn to ask their own scientific questions, discover value in failed experiments, and -- most importantly -- have a blast with science. The 100+ hands-on activities in the book use household items to playfully teach important science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Each creative activity includes age-appropriate explanations and (when possible) real life applications of the concepts covered. Adding science to your at-home schedule will make a positive impact on your child's learning. Just one experiment a week will help build children's confidence and excitement about the sciences, boost success in the classroom, and give them the tools to design and execute their own science fair projects.
Call Number: LC 507.8 CITRO ASI
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
Everything You Need to Ace Biology in One Big Fat Notebook by "...tackles all the big ideas: biological classification and hierarchy, cell theory, genetics, the human body, evolution, and more. And it does so in that lively, useful, and intuitive way that makes the Big Fat Notebooks so singular and successful: Critical ideas are broken down and clearly explained; doodles illuminate tricky concepts; mnemonics provide memorable shortcuts; and quizzes recap it all. Plus, the author, Matthew Brown, a biomedical engineer and science communicator, has an easy, engaging way of bringing even the most complex scientific concepts to life"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 570.76 BROWN MAT
Publication Date: 2021-04-27
Everything You Need to Ace Chemistry in One Big Fat Notebook by Basics of chemistry -- All about matter -- Atomic theory and electronic configuration -- Elements and the periodic table -- Bonding and VSEPR theory -- Chemical compounds -- Chemical reactions and calculations -- Gases -- Solutions and solubility -- Acids and bases -- Chemical compounds -- Thermodynamics.
Call Number: LC 540.7 SWANS JEN
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists by "Fans of the New York Times bestselling Geek Dad and The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun will flock to the 3.0 version, The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists. As Ken Denmead explains, most kids lack an understanding of science and an awareness of how it influences our everyday lives. What kids today need is a fun way to learn scientific concepts. This book will help scientists-in-the- making discover how our world works with creative project ideas, including how to: Grow crystals to power your Stargate and set your room aglow; Extract your own DNA and decode your genes; Build a MacGyver radio from nothing but cast-off electrical and office supplies; Chock-full of instructional illustrations throughout. The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists puts the fun back in science."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 507.8 DENME KEN
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
Improving Early Literacy by Provides teachers with creative strategies, games, and reproducible activity sheets that are designed to help improve literacy skills in struggling K-3 readers.
Call Number: LC 372.6044 MIL
Publication Date: 2004-11-16
501 Writing Prompts by Persuasive writing prompts -- Rubrics -scoring explanations -- Model persuasive essays -- Expository writing prompts -- Rubrics -scoring explanations -- Model expository essays -- Narrative writing prompts -- Rubrics - scoring explanations -- Model narrative essays -- Literary response prompts -- Rubrics -scoring explanations -- Model literary response essays.
Call Number: LC 808.042 FIVE HUN
Publication Date: 2007-03-23
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Comes with 38 min. CD, 61 pg. book, 16 pg. activity book and 16 pg study guide.
Call Number: LC 843.7 HUG
Publication Date: 2010-08-30
Treasure Island by Comes with 42 min. CD, 61 pg. illustrated book, 16 page illustrated study book and 16 page illustrated activity guide.
Call Number: LC 823.8 STE
Publication Date: 2010-08-30
The 5 Essays You Must Master to Be College Ready by Author and educator Laura Torres provides a one-stop guide to preparing secondary and homeschooled students for college-level writing. This handbook covers the five most common types of essays: narrative, compare/contrast, summary/response, argumentative,research.
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Check These Out by American't dream : stories about trying, and failing, to get ahead in America -- The audiophile's audio file : audiobooks to get you through any situation -- Daisy Dukes : short story collections that will actually make you like short stories -- The graphic self : graphic memoirs & biographies that will leave their mark -- Meta textuals : books about books, libraries, book shops, and book nerds -- My family is weirder than yours : fiction and non-fiction about totally dysfunctional families -- Peculiarly true : crazy true stories you just can't make up -- Reel good books : books-into-movies that won't make you gag -- Southern discomfort : spooky reads set in the American south -- Tales of woe, tales of whoa : tearjerkers that will make you snot all over the place -- Too cool for school : titles your high school english teacher should've assigned or maybe did but you were skipping class that week -- Tricksters, fakers, and cheats, oh my! : books about con artists and the people they scam -- Very truly yours : books written in the form of letters, email, diary entries, and more -- What not to read while drinking milk : humorous fiction, memoirs, and essays that will make milk squirt from your nose -- YA for the not so YA : young adult books that everyone will dig -- Appendix.
Call Number: LC 011.73 SHERI GIN
Publication Date: 2015-08-01
Storytime Magic by Provides a generous sampling of art and craft ideas, songs, and action rhymes, designed to help veteran librarians refresh and enliven ongoing programs, while providing novice storytime planners what they need to get started.
Call Number: LC 027.625 MACMI KAT
Publication Date: 2008-12-15
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY (for more like these, browse Call No. LC 400)
Firefly 5 Language Visual Dictionary by Text in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Contents:
Nature -- Human being -- Health and medicine -- Housing -- Food -- Clothing and accessories -- Society -- Arts and architecture -- Sports -- Leisure and entertainment -- Office -- Transportation -- Science -- Energy and industry.
Call Number: LC 413.21 JOURI IGO
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
Michel Thomas Method - these audio materials are in the 400s section, rather than in LC, but they are worth checking out for beginners. Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish available.
Pimsleur - Also shelved in the 400s, this language program has solid research and proven results behind it.
Homeschool Magazine Subscriptions to Consider
Homeschool graduates with a Christian perspective offer support and give you the chance to hear from the voices of wisdom and experience.
Home | School | Life
Home | School | Life provides a secular homeschool magazine, podcast and blog for families looking for news, resources, and recommendations.
Practical Homeschooling Magazine
Check out a print copy at the library, or subscribe to the digital version from anywhere in the world. Four issues annually, with a bonus issue released digitally.
SEA Homeschoolers Magazine
The SEA (Secular, Eclectic, Academic) Homeschoolers Magazine is a publication of SEA Books & More. It features articles written for secular academic homeschoolers by secular academic homeschoolers. Each issue has advice, information, book recommendations, homeschool projects, recipes, and travel notes. Subscribe today and get each issue of the e-magazine sent to your inbox.
The Big Ideas Box by Profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than one hundred of their biggest ideas, including issues of equality, human rights, the effects of globalization, and the rise of urban living in modern society.
Call Number: LC 301 SOCIO BOO
Publication Date: 2018-10-23
Pilgrims and Native Americans by Projects and activities which highlight the history of the Pilgrims and the Indians in Plymouth Colony.
Call Number: j 974.482 Qua
Publication Date: 2001-07-15
Teaching about Genocide by Secondary level teachers and professors from various disciplines present their best advice and insights into teaching about various facets of genocide and/or delineate actual lessons they have taught that have been particularly successful with their students.
Call Number: LC 364.151 TEACH ABO
Publication Date: 2018-09-30
Teaching about Genocide by This book presents the insights, advice and suggestions of secondary level teachers and professors in relation to teaching about various facets of genocide. The contributions are extremely eclectic, ranging from the basic concerns when teaching about genocide to a discussion as to why it is critical to teach students about more general human rights violations during a course on genocide, and from a focus on specific cases of genocide to various pedagogical strategies ideal for teaching about genocide. -- !c From publisher's description.
Call Number: LC 364.151 TEACH ABO
Publication Date: 2018-12-14
Homeschool Groups in the Quad Cities area