Annie Kate

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It is so difficult to find well-researched, well-written Christian biographies that appeal to all ages!  As homeschoolers we are constantly looking for such resources, and in Simonetta Carr’s Christian Biographies for Young Readers series we have found a treasure. These stunning books speak to children, teens, and adults; are lavishly illustrated with photographs as well [...]

Honey for a Teen’s Heart

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Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart here.  That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my interlibrary loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. And that’s why I want to draw [...]

Promise and Deliverance by S.G. De Graaf

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It can be difficult to find a quality narrative Bible curriculum for teens and adults. The four volume Promise and Deliverance series by S.G. De Graaf, first published years ago, is still among the best. Many years ago Christianity Today called it “A landmark in interpreting the simple stories of the Bible” and that assessment [...]

MathScore and EduFighter Review

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  Although we have had the opportunity to use other math drill programs since we first used MathScore, it still stands out.  As I wrote in an earlier review, MathScore is a drill program that’s all about math, instead of being mathematical entertainment.  Entertainment is fine in its place, but a good, solid math drill [...]

Ambleside Online

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For almost twenty years I’ve been looking at, comparing, purchasing, and reviewing a wide variety of homeschool curricula.  In all those years, one option has always stood out, Ambleside Online. Ambleside Online is an incredible Charlotte Mason curriculum. Spanning all the grades with a few extra options for lighter years and catch up years, it [...]

Daily Grams Review

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It hurt to let it go, our old silver Daily Grams book.  It had been a faithful companion through many years of homeschooling and had helped our children so much. Every morning, I would sit on the couch with my latest middle school child and we would spend a few minutes together learning basic grammar [...]

Key to Geometry Review

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Do you know what Miss 13 and I do every day?  We sit down on the couch with Key to Geometry, a unique, hands-on geometry course, and spend some happy time together. Presented in eight booklets (the first six just over 50 pages each and the last two around 150 pages each), Key to Geometry [...]

The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore

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Although relatively short and peaceful, Canada’s history is both fascinating and significant.  Our family owns all kinds of Canadian history books, but for a readable overview that appeals to all ages we prefer The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore. This large, colorful book is full of detailed illustrations and interesting stories [...]

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