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Abbott, E.FlatlandSee Math Resources
Ahlberg, Allan and Janet Ahlberg illus.Each Peach Pear PlumAn "I Spy" book See Favorite Books for Kids (preschool)
Albert, David H.Homeschooling and the Curriculum of LoveSee Books on Homeschooling
Alexander, LloydThe Cat who Wished to be a Man See Favorite Books for Kids (early readers).
Anderson, Hans ChristianFairy Talessee Favorite Books for Kids. Free on the web
Armstrong, Dr. Thomas Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius See Books on Education
Ashton-Warner, Sylvia TeacherSee Books on Education
Audubon (publisher)Field Guides to Birds, Rocks and Minerals, Trees, Wildflowers, The Night Sky, and moreSee Science Resources
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Barnes-Svarney, Patricia and Thomas SvarneyHandy Ocean Answer BookSee Science Resources
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell Black Potatoes, Growing Up in Coal Country, Kids on StrikeSee Social Studies Resources
Bassett, Jeni C. (illustrator)Zero! Is It Something? Is It Nothing?,See Math Resources
Bauer, Camille Graded French Reader, Premiere EtapeSee Other Countries, Languages and Cultures
Bauldock, Dr. Gerald Kids for ChemistrySee Science Resources
Baum, L. FrankWizard of Oz (series)see Favorite Books for Kids.
Benbow, Mary D.Loops and Other GroupsSee Language Arts Resources
Benyus, Janine M. Beastly BehaviorsSee Science Resources
Berger, Barbara HelenGrandfather Twilight, When the Sun Rose See Favorite Books for Kids (preschool).
Blobaum, CindyGeology Rocks!See Science Resources
Bluedorn, Hans and NathanialThe Fallacy Detective36 Lessons on How to Recognize Bad ReasoningSee Critical Thinking Resources
Borenson, HenryHands-On EquationsSee Math Resources
Bretécher, Claire (illus); Marie-Hélène Corréard, editor Oxford French Cartoon-strip Vocabulary BuilderSee Other Countries, Languages and Cultures
Brown, Margaret WiseGoodnight Moon See Favorite Books for Kids (preschool).
Burns, MarilynAmusement Park Math, The Greedy Triangle, The House That Math Built, Math for Smarty Pants, Play Ball, Spaghetti and Meatballs for All, Sports Math, The I Hate Mathematics BookSee Math Resources
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Cain, David, Illus., Vicki CobbScience Experiements You Can EatSee Science Resources
Carey, John Eyewitness to HistorySee Social Studies Resources
Carle, EricPapa, Please Get the Moon for Me and other titles See Favorite Books for Kids (preschool).
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Science and Technology Dept.The Handy Science Answer BookSee Science Resources
Carroll, Andrew , editorLetters of a NationSee Social Studies Resources
Carroll, LewisAlice In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glasssee Favorite Books for Kids
Clark, Carol and Alison DraperPoetry in Three DimensionsSee Language Arts Resources
Cobb, Vicki, David Cain (Illus.)Science Experiements You Can EatSee Science Resources
Cohen, CafiAnd What About College?: How Homeschooling Leads to Admissions to the Best Colleges & Universities See Books on Homeschooling
Cohen, DonCalculus By and For Young PeopleSee Math Resources
Colfax, David and MickiHomeschooling for ExcellenceSee Books on Homeschooling
Colfer, EoinArtemis Fowl see Favorite Books for Kids (middle school)
Cooke, James G. The Thomas Edison Book of Easy and Incredible ExperimentsSee Science Resources
Corréard, Marie-Hélène, editor; Claire Bretécher (illus.)Oxford French Cartoon-strip Vocabulary BuilderSee Other Countries, Languages and Cultures
Cossey, Ruth and Virginia Thomson, Jean Kerr Stanmark, Marilyn Hill (illustrator)Family MathSee Math Resources
Creech, Sharon Love that DogSee Language Arts Resources
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De Kruif, PaulThe Microbe HuntersSee Science Resources
DK.com (Eyewitness Guides), publisherField Guides to Birds, Rocks and Minerals, Trees, Wildflowers, The Night Sky, and moreSee Science Resources
Dobson, Linda, ed.Homeschoolers' Success Stories, The Homeschooling Book of AnswersSee Books on Homeschooling
Downing, Douglas Algebra the Easy WaySee Math Resources
Draper, Alison and Carol ClarkPoetry in Three DimensionsSee Language Arts Resources
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Eager, EdwardHalf Magic and other titlesSee Favorite Books for Kids.
Edmond, JeffThe Freakout ZoneRead a review
Educational Publishing ServiceExplode the Code and Beyond the CodeSee Language Arts Resources
Edwards, Betty Drawing on the Right Side of the BrainSee Art Resources
Elson, Lawrence M. and Wynn KapitThe Anatomy Coloring Book See Science Resources
Ende, MichaelThe Neverending Story, The Night of Wishessee Favorite Books for Kids (middle school)
EngelmanTeach Your Chihld to ReadSee On Reading and Writing
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus The Number DevilSee Math Resources
Eyewitness Guides, DK.com, publisherField Guides to Birds, Rocks and Minerals, Trees, Wildflowers, The Night Sky, and moreSee Science Resources
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Faraday, MichaelThe Chemical History of a CandleSee Science Resources
Finn, Perdita Awesome Activities To Help Reluctant Writers Succeed (Grades 4-8) and Teaching Memoir WritingSee Language Arts Resources
Fitzenreiter, Valerie The Unprocessed ChildSee Books on Homeschooling
Forbes, EstherJohnny Tremaine(Historical fiction.) See Favorite Books for Kids.
Franklin Institute Science Museum, illustrated by Cheryl Kirk NollThe Ben Franklin Book of Easy and Incredible ExperimentsSee Science Resources
Friedhoffer, Robert Physics Lab in a SupermarketSee Science Resources
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Gatto, John TaylorDumbing us DownSee Books on Homeschooling
Goldberg, Natalie Writing Down the BonesSee Language Arts Resources
Gonick, Larry and Art HuffmanThe Cartoon History of the UniverseSee Social Studies Resources
Goodman, Marlene Let's Learn FrenchSee Other Countries, Languages and Cultures
Gordon, Karen E. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The New Well-tempered SentenceCaution: Karen Gordon can be a bit racy and occasionally uses bold (not foul) language. See Language Arts Resources
Graham, Jack (illustrator, Steve OtfinoskiCoin Collecting for KidsSee Activities: Coin Collecting
Grahame, KennethThe Wind in the Willowssee Favorite Books for Kids
Griffith, MaryThe Unschooling HandbookSee Books on Homeschooling
Guterson, DavidFamily Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes SenseSee Books on Homeschooling
Guthrie, Ptere and Mary Page, Sloan SableRules of the GameSee Language Arts Resources
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Hakim, JoyHistory of US, a seriesSee Social Studies Resources. The PBS website has free lesson plans designed to go with the books.
Harper Collins, publisherLetís-Read-and-Find-Out Science seriesSee Science Resources
Heard, Georgia Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School See Language Arts Resources
Hern, MattDeschooling our LivesSee Books on Homeschooling
Hewitt, Paul G. Conceptual PhysicsSee Science Resources
Hilston, Paul and Christine Rohn HilstonField Guides to Birds, Rocks and Minerals, Trees, Wildflowers, The Night Sky, and moreSee Science Resources
Hill, Marilyn (illustrator)Family MathSee Math Resources
Hill, Stuart The Cry of the Icemark Read a review.
Hirsch, E.D., Jr.What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know, What Your (First through Sixth) Grader Needs to KnowThese seven books form the Core Knowledge Series style=. E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is a professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of the bestselling Cultural Literacy. See FAQ: How do I know if my child is learning at the right level? How do I know if I am skipping something academically?
Hockett, M.Red Herrings, Science MysteriesSee Science Resources
Hodson, Victoria Kindle and Mariaemma WillisDiscover Your Child's Learning StyleChildren learn in unique ways - here's the key to every child's learning success.
Holt, JohnGrowing without SchoolingSee Books on Homeschooling
Honan, Linda Picture the Middle Ages: The Middle Ages Resource Book and Picture the Renaissance: The Renaissance Resource BookSee Social Studies Resources
Huffman, Art and Larry GonickThe Cartoon History of the UniverseSee Social Studies Resources
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Isdell, WendyA Gebra Named Al, A Chemy Named AlSee Math Resources
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Jacobs, Harold Mathematics: A Human EndeavorSee Math Resources
Janeczko, Paul B. Favorite Poetry Lessons for Children and Teaching Ten Fabulous Form of PoetrySee Language Arts Resources
Johnson, CrockettHarold and the Purple CrayonSee Favorite Books for Kids (preschool).
Johnson, EricYou are the editorSee Language Arts Resources
Juster, NortonThe Phantom TollboothSee Favorite Books for Kids.
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Kapit, Wynn and Lawrence M. ElsonThe Anatomy Coloring BookSee Science Resources
Kardos, Thomas75 Easy Chemistry DemonstrationSee Science Resources
Kealoha, AnnaTrust the ChildrenSee Language Arts Resources
Kenda, Margaret & Phyllis S. WilliamsMath Wizardry for KidsSee Math Resources
Koch, Kenneth Wishes, Lies and Dreams and Rose, Where did You Get That Red?See Language Arts Resources
Kraus, David Concepts in Modern BiologySee Science Resources
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Lamme, Linda Leonard Growing Up WritingSee Language Arts Resources
Lang, AndrewThe [color] Fairy Book (series)see Favorite Books for Kids. Available free on the web: The Blue Fairy Book, The Brown Fairy Book, The Crimson Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Lilac Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Pink Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Violet Fairy Book, The Yellow Fairy Book
L'Engle, MadeleineA Wrinkle in TimeThe very first sci fi book for kids. See Favorite Books for Kids.
Lawson, RobertBen and Me See Favorite Books for Kids.
Leedy, LoreenEdible Pyramid, Fraction Action, The Great Graph Contest, Measuring Penny, and moreSee Math Resources
Levine, H., N., and R. Vocabulary for the College-Bound StudentSee Language Arts Resources
Levy, StevenStarting from Scratch, One Classroom Builds its Own CurriculumSee Books on Education
Lewis, C.S.The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and his Boy, The Magician's Nephew, The Last Battle see Favorite Books for Kids
Lewis, CherryThe Dating Game : One Man's Search for the Age of the EarthSee Science Resources
Llewellyn, GraceThe Teenage Liberation HandbookHow to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education. Grace Llewellyn taught school for three years before unschooling herself and writing The Teenage Liberation Handbook with the goal of helping people (mostly teenagers) take more control over their own lives and educations. See FAQ: What about high school?
Lindgren, AstridRonia, the Robber's Daughtersee Favorite Books for Kids
Lobel, ArnoldFrog and Toad 
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MacCaulay, DavidThe New Way Things WorkSee Science Resources
MacDonald, GeorgeThe Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie, At the Back of the North Wind see Favorite Books for Kids
Mahy, MargaretThe Door in the Air and Other Stories and all other titlessee Favorite Books for Kids (middle school)
Mariconda, Barbara Super Story-Writing Strategies and Activities and The Most Wonderful Writing Lessons EverSee Language Arts Resources
Marquis, Donarchy and mehitabel See Language Arts Resources
Maynard, ChristopherBackyard Science; Kitchen Science seriesSee Science Resources
McCloskey, RobertBlueberries for SalThe Maine classic. See Ask Laurie: Pick Your Own Fruit etc.
McDermott, GeraldAnansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti and all other myths and folktales, beautifully illustrated See Favorite Books for Kids (early readers).
McGuinness, Michael and Joseph SchwartzEinstein for BeginnersSee Science Resources
Miller, Carol Rawlings 50 Writing Lessons That Work! (Grades 4-8)See Language Arts Resources
Milne, A.A.Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Sixsee Favorite Books for Kids
Minarik,Elsa Holmelund Little Bear See Favorite Books for Kids (preschool).
Moring, Gary F. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding EinsteinSee Science Resources
Moore, Raymond and DorothyThe Successful Homeschool Family HandbookSee Books on Homeschooling
Munsch, Robert N.Love You Forever See Favorite Books for Kids (preschool).
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Nance, James and Douglas WilsonIntroductory LogicSee Critical Thinking Resources
Nesbit, EdithThe Enchanted Castle, Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Railway Children, The Story of the Amulet, The Story of the Treasureseekers, The WouldbegoodsSee Favorite Books for Kids.
Neuschwanger, CindySir Cumference and the Round Table, and sequelsSee Math Resources
Niesen, Thomas M. Marine Biology Coloring BookSee Science Resources
Noll, Cheryl Kirk, Illus, Franklin Institute Science MuseumThe Ben Franklin Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments See Science Resources
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Olsen, Jan Z.Handwriting without TearsSee Language Arts Resources
Olson, KirstenWounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School CultureSee Books on Education
Osborne, Mary PopeThe Magic Treehouse series See Favorite Books for Kids (early readers).
Otfinoski, Steve, illustrated by Jack GrahamCoin Collecting for KidsSee Activities: Coin Collecting
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Page, Mary and Peter Guthrie, Sloan Sable. Rules of the GameSee Language Arts Resources
Palotta, Jerry The Icky Bug Alphabet Book style=See Language Arts Resources
Pappas, TheoniThe Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat, Fractals, Googols And Other Mathematical Tales, Math For Kids And Other People TooSee Math Resources
Paxson,Peyton Media Literacy: Thinking Critically About AdvertisingSee Critical Thinking Resources
Peterson (publisher)Field Guides to Birds, Rocks and Minerals, Trees, Wildflowers, The Night Sky, and moreSee Science Resources
Pride, MaryThe Big Book of Home Learning See Books on Homeschooling
Protopopescu, OrelMetaphors and Similes You Can EatSee Language Arts Resources
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Rockwell, Robert, Elizabeth Sherwood, and Robert Williams, illustrations by Laurel SweetmanMudpies to MagnetsSee Science Resources
Rodari, GianniThe Grammar of FantasySee Language Arts Resources
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Sable, Sloan, Mary Page, and Peter Guthrie Rules of the GameSee Language Arts Resources
Sachar, LouisSideways Arithmetic from Wayside SchoolSee Math Resources
Sacks, OliverUncle Tungsten, Memoirs of a Chemical BoyhoodSee Science Resources
Safier, Fannie, editorImpact, Fifty Short StoriesSee Language Arts Resources
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de The Little Prince See Favorite Books for Kids.
Sandburg, CarlRootabaga Stories See Favorite Books for Kids.
Schmandt-Besserat, Denise The History of CountingSee Math Resources
Schwartz, David M.G is for Googol, a Math Alphabet BookSee Math Resources
Schwartz, Joseph and Michael McGuinnessEinstein for BeginnersSee Science Resources
Sczieska, JonMath Curse See Favorite Books for Kids (early readers).
Sczieska, Jon and Lane Smith (illustrator)Time Warp Trio and other titles See Favorite Books for Kids (early readers).
Selden, GeorgeThe Cricket in Times Square See Favorite Books for Kids.
Sendak, MauriceWhere the Wild Things Are and other titles See Favorite Books for Kids (preschool).
Seuss, DrThe Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, and many moreSee Favorite Books for Kids
Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great series See Favorite Books for Kids (early readers).
Sherwood, Elizabeth, Robert Rockwell, and Robert Williams, illustrations by Laurel SweetmanMudpies to MagnetsSee Science Resources
Shiras, Rosemary and Susan Cary SmithParagraph Writing Made EasySee Language Arts Resources
Smith, BettyA Tree Grows in Brooklyn See Favorite Books for Kids.
Smith, Lane (illustratorTime Warp Trio See Favorite Books for Kids (early readers).
Smith, Susan Cary and Rosemary ShirasParagraph Writing Made EasySee Language Arts Resources
Smullyan, Raymond M. The Lady or the Tiger? and Other Logic PuzzlesSee Math Resources or Critical Thinking Resources
Speare, Elizabeth GeorgeThe Witch of Blackbird Pond(Historical fiction.) See Favorite Books for Kids.
Stanmark, Jean Kerr and Virginia Thompson, Ruth Cossey, Marilyn Hill (illustrator)Family MathSee Math Resources
Svarney, Thomas & Patricia Barnes-SvarneyHandy Ocean Answer BookSee Science Resources
Sweetman, Laurel, Illus. Authors Elizabeth Sherwood, Robert Rockwell, and Robert WilliamsMudpies to MagnetsSee Science Resources
Swift, Hildegarde The Little Red Lighthouse and the Big Grey Bridge See What's Free or Cheap in NYC for tour information.
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Taban, Malba The Man Who CountedSee Math Resources
Tannen, MaryThe Wizard Children of Finnsee Favorite Books for Kids (middle school)
Thompson, Frances McBroom Hands-On Algebra: Ready-To-Use Games & Activities for Grades 7-12See Math Resources
Thompson, Virginia and Jean Kerr Stanmark, Ruth Cossey, Marilyn Hill (illustrator)Family MathSee Math Resources
TimeLife (publisher)Field Guides to Birds, Rocks and Minerals, Trees, Wildflowers, The Night Sky, and moreSee Science Resources
Travers, P.L.Mary Poppinssee Favorite Books for Kids
Truss, LynneEats, Shoots and LeavesSee Language Arts Resources
Twain, MarkHuckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the PauperSee Favorite Books for Kids.
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University of Chicago, publishercience and Technology EncyclopediaSee Science Resources
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Van Cleave, Janice 201 Awesome, Magical, Bizarre, & Incredible Experiments, Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work (Science for Every Kid Series) , Biology For Every Kid , Chemistry for Every Kid , Dinosaurs for Every Kid, Earth Science for Every Kid, Food and Nutrition for Every Kid, Geometry for Every Kid, The Human Body for Every Kid, Math for Every Kid, Oceans for Every Kid, Physics for Every Kid See Math Resources and Science Resources
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Waldman, John Heartbeats in the MuckSee Science Resources
Welchman-Tischler, R.Teaching with Manipulatives: Middle School InvestigationsSee Math Resources
White, T.H.Mistress Masham's ReposeSee Favorite Books for Kids.
Wilkes, Angela French Picture DictionarySee Other Countries, Languages and Cultures
Williams, Phyllis S. and Margaret KendaMath Wizardry for KidsSee Math Resources
Willlams, Robert, Robert Rockwell, and Elizabeth Sherwoodl, illustrations by Laurel SweetmanMudpies to MagnetsSee Science Resources
Willis, Mariaemma and Victoria Kindle HodsonDiscover Your Child's Learning StyleChildren learn in unique ways - here's the key to every child's learning success.
Wilson, Douglas and James NanceIntroductory LogicSee Critical Thinking Resources
Wood, Heather101 Marvelous Money-Making Ideas For KidsSee Math Resources
Wynne Jones, DianaArcher's Goon and all other titlessee Favorite Books for Kids (middle school)
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Zaccaro, Edward Challenge Math, Primary Challenge Math, Real World Algebra, 10 Things All Future Mathematicians And Scientists Must Know: But Are Rarely taughtSee Math Resources
Zaslavsky, ClaudiaZero! Is It Something? Is It Nothing?,See Math Resources
Zinn, Howard A Peopleís History of the USSee Social Studies Resources