There are some books that come into your home and get so much use, their pages are worn and their binding is almost non-existent. Even then, it is hard to part with them. Here are 15 books that every homeschool should have!
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Most of these books are included in popular homeschool curriculum like Sonlight, or My Father’s World, but you can get them individually and use them to homeschool just by going through the books, but without the huge price tag.
15 Books for Every Homeschool
These books are the highest quality. Even so, I’ve seen several of these books literally falling to pieces because of how much the owners used them. That’s why they are so great, even after they fall apart from love, there is a lifetime half price guaranty for any reason!
Books for PreK & Kindergarten
Children love seek-and-find books! This book is featured in My Father’s World Curriculum and helps children learn to problem solve and count. You can also talk about different environments and other real-world vocabulary. The combined volume saves you over 60% by including 4 books in one.
With this book, children will learn what happens to their food, how their senses work, and an appropriate introduction on how babies are made. The fold-out flaps help children see what is going on inside of our bodies. No wonder it is featured in Sonlight’s Curriculum!
Even very young children can draw animals with the help of this award-winning book. Clear step-by-step directions will help them create amazing results! This book is also featured in both Sonlight and My Father’s World.
This best selling series helps children learn to read with it’s shared reading feature. There are 2 sets of text on each page, one is simple for the child to read and the other more difficult for parents to read. However, children can read the simple text only and the story will still make sense. Watch the video below for more examples.
Just like the Very First Reading Set, this book has the shared reading feature and comes with a read-along cd. Children love learning about life on the farm and instantly bond with the different characters in these delightful stories.
A great introduction to geography for young children, this book also has plenty of detailed information to share with elementary ages as well.
Elementary Homeschool Books
You’ll never run out of science experiments! Each one is simple to do and uses common household materials. There are plenty of ways to expand most of the activities and meet the needs of most science curriculum you are already using.
The most popular stories from Aesop retold for children and beautifully illustrated. These classic stories are packed full of life lessons that everyone should learn.
Children and parents alike love this book because it gives a great introduction to famous art from around the world and then follows each piece with a project inspired by the artist.
This book explains the most commonly asked questions related to science. Why is the sky blue? Why do things float? Lots more answers are given and you can research them further with the internet links given for each topic.
The ultimate Children’s Encyclopedia with QR links and over 150 recommended websites. This book also includes downloadable quizzes, word searches, and activity sheets.
Middle & High School
If you have a space explorer in your homeschool, this is the book for them! This the latest information from astronomers and space probes, the book shows children the universe and how they can look at it from home with basic equipment.
From the first farmers of the Middle East to the rise of Rome, this book fascinates children of all ages. Young adults will love all the details and photos it gives to show life as it was in the ancient world.
This book is filled with useful information about the body, like how to take your pulse and test your reaction time. It is filled with vivid images, scans, x-rays and diagrams. An essential book to have when studying the human body in depth.
Over 2500 scientific terms, 1500 illustrations and diagrams, 140 experiments and observations to try make this book an amazing resource! Inspire your scientists to take their education into their own hands by exploring this book on their own.
Which Usborne books are on your list?