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[–] DefenderOfTruth 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I was homeschooled and love researching what I'll do with my kids someday. Even though I don't have kids yet. Haha. Here's my favorite homeschool books for you to look into. (Note that I have a Christian background and am drawn to books that promote Christian morals.)

  • Miquon math series (for elementary ages). I loved these little consumable books in the first few grades.
  • Life of Fred (math through all levels). If your kid doesn't "get math," I'd give Fred a shot. I didn't have it for growing up, but I have heard great things about the literary approach to math.
  • Jacob's math. Best math for highschool in my opinion. I went trough all the books and loved the way it's laid out with humor and lots of bite sized explanations
  • 100 Sheep skip counting CD. Makes skip counting EASY with the catchy Bible themed songs. Even little kids will get ahead with this
  • Khan Academy. Wonderful online resource.
Science and History 
  • library books (free homeschool is the best!)
  • Considering God's Creation book for elementary ages
  • Dr. J Wile Science books for high school. Very solid and you'll be over prepared for college if you do these
  • Mystery of History series. Very well researched and encourages your kid to research things themselves (for example, one assignment is "research and write why you believe Atlantis is real or not"). I love the first book since the author parallels secular and Biblical history.
  • The Sonlight Curriculum puts out a free catalogue of historical and fiction grade-appropriate books. My mom used to flip to my grade level section and take it to the library to create an assigned reading list for me. When kids are little, you can go up a few grades and just do the book as a read aloud.
Writing, Spelling, Grammer
  • Writing Srands. All grades. The best writing program I've ever seen. I became a very confidant writer from this. Also the series focus on real world situations to teach you writing.
  • Easy Grammer. Pretty good. There is probably better out there by now. It's just a huge book of worksheets and did its job. I still have all my prepositional words memorized. Haha.
  • Spelling Power. All ages. Starts with words like "it" and "cat". I hated this book, but I think it was just me. Looking back, it was a great process and I just was a poor speller. It is full of great ideas to learn spelling, writing words in the sand, making word art, etc.
  • The Elements of Style. I will be making this assigned reading for my kids someday. This is an amazing book and a good compliment to any writing/grammar/spelling curriculum you choose
  • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? Good read aloud book on finance and how inflation works
  • Maps, Charts, and Graphs. Of all my peers, I'm the most confidant in reading maps. This is an easy worksheet book and fun. It also teaches you important old fashioned life skills in this GPS dependent era.
  • Look into the Woldarf and Montessori style of teaching. You'll get some good ideas from them even if you don't agree with all their ideas.
  • My mom and dad encouraged me to read all growing up. The library was always viewed as a treat and we went there a lot. My mom was good about letting us get what we wanted and don't push a topic on us or ban books. I got a very broad learning of the world from library books.

I am sure I gave you more than you wanted. Ha. I hope things go well! Don't give up! We had some hard seasons, but my mom stuck it out and I'm forever thankful. I was very well prepared for college and didn't have the baggage kids seem to get at public school these days.

One final tip, I would recommend you listen to your kids and give them a voice in their curriculum. I vetoed some books and my mom listed to me. She could have made me stick to the math book I hated (Saxon), but because she respected my learning needs, she found me a better math option that taught the way I learned. This was very empowering to me. Of course, some things I had to stick with, like spelling. No spelling book would have made me happy. School isn't about being happy all the time, but if there are options and your kids is struggling, consider swapping your methods.