Book Review: Asperkids

I recently reviewed The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome by Jennifer Cook O’Toole which my Aspie teen highly recommended. I therefore was eager to read the original book in the series: Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children …

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Cheryl Harness History – George Washington Carver

As part of their botany curriculum this year, my teen boys had to read The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America . This is one of a series of books by written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness and published by the National Geographic Society. While I haven’t read …

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Book Review: 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Each Child’s Learning Style by Cathy Duffy Westminster, CA: Grove Publishing, 2015 Cathy Duffy began homeschooling in 1982. In addition to being a homeschooling mom, she is an author, curriculum consultant, and international conference speaker. In short, she knows a great deal …

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Book Review: Your School of Love

Your School of Love: A Spiritual Companion for Homeschooling Mothers by Agnes Penny Tan Books, 2015 In “Your School of Love,” veteran homeschooler and mother of nine Agnes Penny hopes “to encourage homeschoolers to try a more relaxed, more natural, less stressful style of learning.” While maintaining that homeschooling is a natural outgrowth of our …

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Book Review: Homeschooling with Gentleness

Homeschooling with Gentleness by Suzie Andres Hillside Education, 2015 – 2nd Edition I came to “Homeschooling with Gentleness” after reading Andres’ more recent book, “The Little Way of Homeschooling” which tells the stories of many Catholic unschooling families. “Homeschooling with Gentleness” is Andres’ own story. Subtitled “A Catholic Discovers Unschooling” it describes her journey to …

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Counting on Faith

Counting on Faith by Maurice Prater Illustrated by Jason Koltuniak Bismarck, ND: Divine Providence Press, 2014 It isn’t every day that you pick up a book intended for small children and find a foreword by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, but Counting on Faith by Maurice Prater is no ordinary children’s book.  It is a counting book, …

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Book Review: Talkers, Watchers, and Doers: Unlocking Your Child’s Unique Learning Style

Talkers, Watchers, and Doers: Unlocking Your Child’s Unique Learning Style (School Savvy Kids) by Cheri Fuller Colorado: Pinon Press, 2004 As an educator, whether in a classroom or in your own home, it can be a challenge to understand children who learn differently from you. “Talkers, Watchers, and Doers: Unlocking Your Child’s Unique Learning Style” …

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NEW Free eBook for Catholic Homeschool Families

Yes, there’s a new Catholic homeschool book in town. Though, really, it would be great for any family with school-age children. I’ve always said “We’re all homeschoolers, no matter where our children get their academics.” After all, where did your children learn to walk and talk? To respect you and to love Jesus? Umm, at …

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Book Review: Teaching in Your Tiara

Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the rest of Us by Rebecca Frech Dallas: Scabbed Knee Press, 2013 Are you thinking about homeschooling? Or are you a seasoned homeschooler who is often asked for information about homeschooling? “Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us” is a great “intro …

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Stations of the Cross for Children

Walking with Jesus to Calvary: Stations of the Cross for Children by Angela M. Burrin illustrated by Maria Cristina Lo Cascio Word Among Us Press, 2014 There are many different versions of Stations of the Cross for Children, so what makes this new offering by Angela M. Burrin worth getting? It offers some background information …

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