The Lifetime Learning Companion: The Best of the Home School Source Book, by Jean and Donn Reed, distills a lifetime of passion for homeschooling and self-directed learning, gathering the very best of the author’s essays and articles from a variety of sources. Addressing all ages and a wide variety of subjects, it offers the most comprehensive overview available of the many options for schooling outside traditional channels. Laced with insight and humor, the topics include educational resources, special needs, chronic illness, discipline, and transitioning to adolescence and beyond. Both novice and experienced homeschoolers will be challenged and inspired by this expert guide to the complex challenge of learning outside traditional schools. 304 pages, Trade Paper, 7 x 10, $19.95 (CAN $21.95), 9780919761308 (0919761305), Pub Date: October 2009.