Friday, May 4, 2012
I love books. That's one of the reasons a literature-based approach to home education appealed to me right from the get-go. But books are expensive. And certain titles are hard to find. Enter Homeschool Library Builder, a website run by two homeschooling families.
I have to admit I'd never heard of them until I was asked to take a look at the site and share it with my readers. What a great site! They offer an impressive selection of both new and used titles from just about every genre you can think of, including vintage and hard-to-find titles.
And then there are the search options. My favorite is the search by curriculum feature. To use this feature, you click on your curriculum of choice (Ambleside, Beautiful Feet, Five in a Row, Heart of Dakota, Sonlight, and Tapestry of Grace are the available options), then choose your grade level or package. This leads you to listings for all the books used in that particular package.
You can also choose to search by category, age, or even geographically (which would certainly come in handy for a unit study of a particular region of the world!).
Used books are rated as to condition, and the prices appear to be quite reasonable.
Another plus: they offer a free membership plan, in which you earn book points for each purchase, which can then be applied to later purchases.
This month, May 2012, they are offering an additional 25% off their already great prices, so this would be a great time to make your lists for next year and begin stocking up for fall!
To see what other home educators are saying about Homeschool Library Builder, click the banner to visit the crew blog.