The History of Classical Music is published by Beautiful Feet Books, a long-respected homeschool curriculum provider. The 75 lessons in this curriculum move through classical music starting with Corelli in the Baroque Period and going all the way to Stravinsky in the Modern Era. Here is a list of the many composers studied: Corelli Vivaldi [...]

Random House Book of Poetry for Children

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children: A Treasury of 572 Poems for Today’s Child Selected by Jack Prelutsky Illustrated by Arnold Lobel This large, hardback volume is a wonderful investment in your language arts curriculum and in your general reading library. With 572 poems, this single book could last you three years if [...]

Earth Logic Curriculum Review

Finding a good science curriculum for middle schoolers can be a challenge, and Makita has created another option for homeschoolers. Makita is a former public school science teacher, and has quite a resume, so she knows how to write effective lessons with creative experiments. Her Science Logic curriculum is a collection of secular lessons and [...]

What’s the Big Deal? Book Review

Complete Title --What’s the Big Deal? Why God Cares About Sex, Book 3 in the God’s Design for Sex series Authors --Stan and Brenna Jones Publisher --Navpress Although I was really pleased with my purchase of It’s So Amazing, since it is a secular book, it didn’t give the whole picture of what I wanted [...]

It’s So Amazing! Book Review

Complete Title --It’s So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families Publisher – Candlewick Press Author – Robie Harris Illustrator – Michael Emberley It was time! The questions were coming, and I was totally unprepared. I had not even one book that explained the "facts of life." Does every parent think that [...]

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a publication of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Are you wondering how in the world a boring statistical book made it onto a homeschool review site? Keep reading. The OOH is not boring, and it’s very helpful for middle school and high school homeschool students and their parents. [...]

If you’re looking for a Bible study that your 8-12 year old can do alone, the Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids are  a good choice. Written by Kay Arthur of Precepts Ministries, these studies are solid introductions to forming a lifelong Bible study habit. There are many titles in the series covering [...]

Mathematicians are People, Too

There are actually two Mathematicians are People, Too books – a volume one and a volume two. They both have the same format and style and are written by  Luetta Reimer and Wilbert Reimer. Recently on a forum, someone asked if these books are math books or history books. Well, that’s a great question. They [...]