Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
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
The Four-Hour School Day by For parents who are concerned about the quality, safety, and care offered in traditional school systems, trusted homeschool expert Durenda Wilson equips you with the resources you need to give your child a great education and a healthy, successful future--and in less time than you think--in The Four-Hour School Day"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 371.042 WILSO DUR
Publication Date: 2021-06-29
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
Really Good Schools by A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers where education "experts" fear to tread, finding thriving private schools that others deny exist. Why? Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing-often enrolling far more students than "free" government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families.
Call Number: LC 371.02 TOOLE JAM
Publication Date: 2021-04-30
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: LC 371.192 BAUER SUS (Also avail. as an eAudiobook)
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
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 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
ART & MUSIC
The Art Book by
Call Number: LC 709 ART BOO
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
The Art and Science of Drawing by Taking the reader through the entire process, beginning with the most basic skills to more advanced such as volumetric drawing, shading, and figure sketching, this book contains numerous projects and guidance on what and how to practice. It also features instructional images and diagrams as well as finished drawings that showcase Brent’s creative work. With this book and a dedication to practice, anyone can learn to draw!
Call Number: LC 741.2 EVIST BRE
Publication Date: 2021-10-05
Help Your Kids with Music, Ages 10-16 (Grades 1-5) by Offers a simple, visual guide to helping children understand music. Reduce the stress of studying music with this unique visual guide to music theory which will demystify the subject for everyone. Covers everything from semitones and note values, to harmony and music appreciation. Helps you work through music step-by-step. Using clear, accessible pictures and diagrams you'll learn to approach even the most complex musical theory with confidence. Includes a glossary of key musical terms and symbols. The perfect guide for every parent and child, who wants to understand music theory and put it into practice.
Call Number: LC 781.2 VORDE CAR
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
The Musician's Mind by "The Musician's Mind translates the latest cognitive and neuroscience research into clear, compelling concepts that enlighten the central pursuits of musicians' lives: teaching, learning, and performance. No matter your instrument or level of musical ability, this book will show you new ways to optimize your mind's creative power and wellbeing"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 781.11 HELDI LYN
Publication Date: 2020-01-27
Teach Like It's Music by How might we teach in a way that uplifts both the children and ourselves? How do we give a shape and design to our classes that refreshes and energizes? How might we create a musical flow and make our classes truly sing? Revealing the thinking behind his long teaching career working with both children and adults of all ages, internationally renowned music educator Doug Goodkin guides us to making music classes--and any classes--more memorable, magical and musical. The ideas presented here will inspire all teachers to teach with more playfulness, passion and purpose.
Call Number: LC 372 GOODK DOU
Publication Date: 2019-12-08
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
Making Numbers Count by Outlines specific principles that reveal how to translate a number into our brain's language. This book is filled with examples of extreme number makeovers, vivid before-and-after examples that take a dry number and present it in a way that people click in and say "Wow, now I get it!" This book will help math-lovers and math-haters alike translate the numbers that animate our world - allowing us to bring more data, more naturally, into decisions in our schools, our workplaces, and our society.
Call Number: LC 658.45 HEATH CHI
Publication Date: 2022-01-11
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
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
Shape by Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. Geometry doesn't just measure the world-it explains it. Shape shows us how.
Call Number: LC 516 ELLEN JOR
Publication Date: 2021-05-25
Stress-Free Math by Gives students in grades 4-9 more than 400 definitions, full-color illustrations, and examples. Covers subjects like measurement, algebra, geometry, fractions & decimals, statistics & probability, and problem solving. Includes strategies to help students get better grades and master math concepts, also discusses how students can use manipulatives and basic math tools to improve their understanding. Includes handy measurement conversion tables, guides to geometric shapes, and more.
Call Number: online resource
Publication Date: 2020-07-01
COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE
Be Data Literate by "In the fast moving world of the fourth industrial revolution not everyone needs to be a data scientist but everyone should be data literate, with the ability to read, analyze and communicate with data. It is not enough for a business to have the best technology if those using it don't understand the right questions to ask or how to use the information generated to make decisions. Be Data Literate is the essential guide to developing the curiosity, creativity and critical thinking necessary to make anyonedata literate, without retraining as a data scientist or statistician. With exercises to show development and real-world examples from industries implementing data literacy skills, this book explains how to confidently read and speak the 'language of data' in the modern business environment and everyday life. Be Data Literate is a practical guide to understanding the four levels of analytics, how to analyze data and the key steps to making smarter, data-informed decisions. Written by a founding pioneer and worldwide leading expert on data literacy, this book empowers professionals with the skills they need to succeed in the digital world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC Newmaterial
Publication Date: 2021-03-30
Coding + Math by This book offers a deep dive into computer science integration, providing guidelines for designing elementary CS/math curricula through case studies and practical examples.
Call Number: LC Newmaterial
Publication Date: 2020-04-14
Coding and the Arts by "While there are books that discuss the intersection of the arts and computer science (CS), there are none written for K-12 teachers that cover the content overlaps between CS and the arts beyond a single programming environment, and that feature approaches and examples of practicing artists. Coding and the Arts fills that gap. CS sometimes gets a bad rap as dry, isolated and uninteresting work - the pursuit of analytically minded techies working alone. In reality, programming is deeply creative and enables artists of all types to discover new ways to express themselves. In this book, you'll explore how to apply computation to stretch the possibilities in many art forms, as well as how to pave the way for entirely new ones. By approaching programming tools as artistic media, you'll connect the dots between programming, creativity and artistic expression. Along the way, you'll learn from a diverse set of computational artists and teachers who are using technology to push the bounds of traditional artisticmedia. The book also offers strategies for supporting students in developing as computational artists, including the attitudes and practices that will help them as artists and computer scientists"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 004.071 CALDW JOS
Publication Date: 2021-04-20
Developing Digital Detectives by "From the authors of the bestselling Fact vs. Fiction, this book offers easy-to-implement lessons to engage students in becoming media literacy "digital detectives," looking for clues, questioning motives, uncovering patterns, developing theories and, ultimately, delivering a verdict"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 370.152 LAGAR JEN
Publication Date: 2021-09-27
Kindercoding Unplugged by "Many programs and schools understand the importance of teaching twenty-first-century competencies, but when it comes to coding, many educators feel lost. This book aims to bridge that knowledge gap by providing the support and encouragement in order to get started with coding in classrooms"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 004.083 MCLEN DEA
Publication Date: 2020-09-08
The Self-Taught Computer Scientist by Get a head start in a rapidly growing industry with help from a Silicon Valley insider. Computer science is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and shows no signs of slowing down. In The Self-Taught Computer Scientist: The Beginner's Guide to Computer Science, expert programmer and author Cory Althoff shows you the hands-on exercises, stories, and examples, you need to help you become a successful computer scientist. You'll discover how to: Understand computer science fundamentals, including how memory and compilers work, how the TCP/IP stack works, and how to pass a technical job interview.
Call Number: LC 004.023 ALTHO COR
Publication Date: 2021-10-19
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
Environmental Science for Grades 6-12 by Apply high-quality project-based learning strategies to create lessons and units that help students solve a variety of urgent environmental problems.
Call Number: LC 363.70071 VALEN JOR
Publication Date: 2021-10-26
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
Help Your Kids with Geography, Grades 5-10 by "Perplexed by plate tectonics? Confused by climates? Disorientated by demographics? Help Your Kids With Geography helps parents to get a grasp on what their children learn in geography class by exploring all these topics and more."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: LC 910 HELP YOU
Publication Date: 2021-08-10
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
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
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
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
This Is the Canon by A decolonised reading list that celebrates the wide and diverse experiences of people from around the world, of all backgrounds and all races. It disrupts the all-too-often white-dominated 'required reading' collections that have become the accepted norm and highlights powerful voices and cultural perspectives that demand a place on our shelves. Novels recommended here are in turn haunting and lyrical; innovative and inspiring; edgy and poignant. The power of great fiction is that readers have the opportunity to discover new worlds and encounter other beliefs and opinions. This is the Canon offers a rich and multifaceted perspective on our past, present and future which deserves to be read by all bibliophiles - whether they are book club members or solitary readers, self-educators or teachers. These are the books you should read. This is the canon
Publication Date: 2022-02-22
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
English Literature and Composition by A study guide for the Advanced Placement English literature and composition exam. Includes free-response and multiple-choice practice questions that parallel questions that appear on the national exam.
Call Number: LC 820 ABDON BRA
Publication Date: 2022
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY (for more like these, browse Call No. LC 400)
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.
HISTORY & SOCIAL STUDIES
Black Fortunes by
Call Number: LC 973.0496073 WILLS SHO
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
The Black History Book by Discover the rich and complex history of the peoples of Africa, and the struggles and triumphs of Black cultures and communities around the world. Prehistory and ancient history, before 1 CE -- Empire and expansion, 1-800 CE -- Faith and trade, 800-1510 -- Enslavement and rebellion, 1510-1700 -- Revolution and resistance, 1700-1900 -- Decolonization and diasporas, (1900-present)
Call Number: LC 909.0496 BLACK HIS
Publication Date: 2021-11-23
Fast Track: American Government by Contains concise summaries of the most important concepts, institutions, and policies covered in U.S. government & politics, social studies, and civics classes as well as diagrams, charts, and graphs for quick visual reference. With easy-to-follow content organization and illustrations.
Call Number: LC 320.973076 AMERI GOV
Publication Date: 2021-11-30
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
Notable Native People by An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, from NBA star Kyrie Irving of the Standing Rock Lakota to Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 920.009297 KEENE ADR
Publication Date: 2021-10-19
Advanced Placement Human Geography by A concise student book presenting essential human geography content. Each of the 20 chapters includes: --An Essential Question --Instruction tightly aligned to the AP curriculum --Key Terms --Features to promote understanding and applying the geographic perspective --7 multiple-choice questions --1 free-response question using the new exam format. Each unit concludes with a writing skills activity and with prompts to answer the chapter essential questions. A separate Answer Key includes answers for all multiple-choice questions and reproducible rubrics for all free-response questions.
Call Number: LC 304.2076 HUMAN GEO
Publication Date: 2022
Rethinking America's Past by Rethinking the American Past: Howard Zinn's The People's History of the United States in the Classroom and Beyond is the first work to use archival and classroom evidence to assess the impact that Zinn's classic work has had on historical teaching and learning, and upon American culture.Zinn's book has been used by teachers to have students debate and re-think conventional versions of American history. Rethinking the American Past also explores the ways Zinn's work fostered deeper, more critical renderings of the American past in movies, on stage and television, tracing the origins, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses, of A People's History in light of more recent historical scholarship.
Call Number: LC 973 COHEN ROB
Publication Date: 2021-11-01
Balanced and Barefoot by A pediatric occupational therapist explains why unrestrained movement and outdoor play are vital for children's cognitive development, and offers fun, engaging activities to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults.
Call Number: LC CD NF 306.481 HANSC ANG
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
When Are We Going to Teach Health? by "Fact: Health improves learning. Yet nationwide, elementary school students spend twelve times more classroom hours studying history than health. Worse, most kids don't get enough physical activity and over 5 million underage youth vape. In When Are We Going to Teach Health?, Duncan Van Dusen, the CEO of one of the most widely used youth health education programs in the world, makes a novel, sometimes irreverent, case for prioritizing "Whole Child" health and SEL in K-12 schools."-- page 4 of cover.
Call Number: LC 613.0712 VANDU DUN
Publication Date: 2020-11-10
Wild Play by
Call Number: LC 796.5 SOBEL DAV
Publication Date: 2018-02-02
Homeschool Groups in the Quad Cities area