Resources from Scholastic

Scholastic recently sent along an announcement that they have some new resources at their site and to remind us of some of their old ones. If you visit you can explore it for yourself. While I was there, I found the site offers some wonderful things. The first resource I explored was their...
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Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life by Mary Griffith

Homeschool author, Mary Griffith has a new book, Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life The introduction reads: Now that active homeschooling was coming to an end for our family, I found myself pondering its long-term effects: How different am I from the person I would have been if I’d not been a homeschooling...
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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Nancy Carlson’s Neighborhood

From Harriet (the character who started the series back in 1982) and her little brother Walt, to Loudmouth George and Louanne Pig, the characters from Nancy Carlson’s Neighborhood have delighted generations of young readers! With all of the original titles now back in print, adults who read Harriet’s Halloween Candy and Harriet’s Recital when...
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Wildwood – Written and Illustrated by Ellie Willingham

Homeschooler Ellie Willingham has recently published a new children’s book, Wildwood. Visit the Official Wildwood site where you can meet the characters, play games featuring the characters and meet the animals of wildwood here.
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Clearwater Publishing Company, INC

Recently, Home Education Magazine recieved a note from Kenn Amdall author of “There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings”. He wrote to tell us about several books he would like us to review. He had me hooked when he wrote, “I started publishing these in 1990, before books for Dummies or Idiots existed, and...
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The Call to Shakabaz

I recently recieved this announcement from Wozo Books. The Call to Shakabaz looks like it could be a good read. They wrote: “The Call to Shakabaz by Amy Wachspress is one of those rare books with cross-generational appeal, making it a fun read-aloud for the whole family. Offering a springboard for discussion with young...
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Religion and Ethics Weekly- “The Life of Meaning”

Religion and Ethics Weekly, A Production of Thirteen/WNET New York recently sent along their monthly newsletter to our office which featured their new book, “The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt and Repairing the World.” The press release reads in part: Extraordinary people will say extraordinary things, especially when it is Bob Abernethy...
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The Salvadori Center

The Salvadori Center is a not-for-profit educational organization founded by renowned engineer, Dr. Mario Salvadori. In 1976, Dr. Salvadori began working in middle-school classrooms in Harlem, He volunteered to teach a course based on his book, Why Buildings Stand up, to engange them in “real world design” and construction activities. The website tells more...
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Only the Best- Middle School Books

Kathy Bjorklund is the creator of the site “Only the Best” Current Middle School Fiction and Readable Nonfiction Books. She was a teacher and librarian in the public schools in Washington State for over 30 years. From her extensive knowledge of young adult literature, she has compiled lists of current books for young adolescents...
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Eloise, the Witch and the Wordsmith

An adventure story is available on the Internet that should be of special interest to those who home school children of 6-9 years. “Eloise, the Witch and the Wordsmith” is a multimedia presentation of 2 hours that includes narration as its mode of communication, supported by illustrations and music. The story presentation is very...
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