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They are just some of the many books available on homeschooling and curriculum materials. Most of them are available through your local library. Some are available for sale on the Book Sale page (those items are so noted with a).

Homeschooling The Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child by Linda Dobson

Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School: A Parent's Guide by Mary Griffith

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith.

Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices by Linda Dobson (Editor)

Homeschooling the Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13 to 18-Year-Old by Cafi Cohen

Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition by Cafi Cohen

A Catholic Homeschool Treasury: Nurturing Children's Love for Learning By Rachel Mackson & Maureen Wittmann

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum By Laura M. Berquist

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell

Home Schooling: Answers to Questions Parents Most Often Ask by Deborah McIntire and Robert Windham

The Homeschooler's Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts by Loretta Heuer

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr
There are volumes in this series for kindergarten through sixth grade. Volumes for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grades are available on our Book Sale page for $7.95 each, shipping included.

Books to Build On: A Grade-by Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers edited by John Holdren and E.D.Hirsch, Jr.
This is a good resource to use with the series above. Book is available on our Book Sale page for $7.95, shipping included.

A Core Knowledge Sequence: Content Guidelines for Grades K-8 Available from the Core Knowledge Foundation at

The Prairie Primer by Margie Gray
A literature based unit studies series, utilizing the Little House series of books.

Considering God's Creation by Sue Mortimer and Betty Smith.
This course covers many subjects, including the human body, earth science, astronomy, plants and animals. It provides at least one year of material and is geared for grades 3-7.

Around the World in 180 Days
This is a multi-level study which covers history and geography. A student book and teacher book are available.

Illinois Home Education Information Booklet by Karen Hoogland
This booklet provides basic home education information for Illinois.You may download a free copy of this booklet here.If you are unable to download a copy, please email, requesting information on how to have a copy snail mailed to your home.

Booklist compiled & updated by K.Z.Hoogland
Updated 6/11/06

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