"Family life is rarely perfect, but some things can be pretty darn good. Sharing conversation and food with those we care about can be one of life's continuing joys.”
Kenneth Hodkinson: Wordly Wise 3000 : Book 7
Our older kids have really enjoyed these books.
Jane Erwin: Reading Comprehension in Varied Subject Matter: Social Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Scienc, The Arts, Philosopy, Logic, and Language Combined Subjects: Book 2
One of the best. No need to do all the exercises nor use it every year.
Dave Marks: Writing Strands 4 (Writing Strands Ser) (Writing Strands Ser)
This series is written directly to the student and easy for older children to follow.
Marie Hablitzel: Draw Write Now, Book 3: Native Americans, North America, Pilgrims (Draw-Write-Now)
The children really enjoy this series. The handwriting portion is not generally on the same level as the art lessons however.
Anthony F. Janson: History of Art for Young People (Trade Version) (5th Edition)
Reference book for high school.
Richard Muhlberger: What Makes A Degas A Degas?
another wonderful series
Sandra McFall Angelo: So You Thought You Couldn't Draw (So You Thought You Couldn't Draw Series , No 1)
We have used this book very successfully with older students. Teaches the grid method.
Jane Bastien: Bastien Piano Basics: Piano (Primer Level, Wp200)
All of our school aged kids have worked through the Bastien series.
Aline D. Wolf: Child Size Masterpieces of Steps 1, 2, 3 - Matching, Pairing, and Sorting - Level 1 Easy
Montessori art appreciation
Barry Stebbing: Lamb's Book of ART I
Art lessons in worksheet format written directly to the student.
Margaret Kim Peterson: Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life
Helps provide much needed spiritual perspective for homemaking. You ARE doing what 'really matters.'
Tim Seldin: How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way
Very simple, sensible, gentle child-rearing guidance.