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Family Matters

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547539386
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An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.

Snow Falling On Cedars

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408806762
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A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Snow Falling on Cedars, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list He saw the soft cedars of San Piedro Island, its high, rolling hills, the low mist that lay in long streamers against its beaches, the whitecaps riffling its shoreline. The moon had risen already behind the island – a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of cloud that travelled the skies. A fisherman is found dead in the net of his boat off the coast of a North American island. When a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees – memories of a charmed romance between a white boy and a Japanese girl. Above all, the island is haunted by what happened to its Japanese residents during the Second World War, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.

The Year Of Learning Dangerously

Author: Quinn Cummings
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101610719
Size: 75.78 MB
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A year of homeschooling. What could possibly go wrong? In this honest and wry memoir, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family’s decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling – the fastest-growing educational trend of our time -- despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion. (And that’s just Quinn.) Quinn’s fearless quest includes some self-homeschooling – reading up on education reform, debating the need for “socialization,” and infiltrating conferences filled with Radical Unschoolers as well as Christian fundamentalists (and even chaperoning a homeschool prom). Part personal narrative, part social commentary, and part how-not-to guide, The Year of Learning Dangerously will make you laugh and make you think. And there may or may not be a quiz at the end. OK, there’s no quiz. Probably.

The Well Adjusted Child

Author: Rachel Gathercole
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781600651076
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Socialization may well be the single most important aspect of education today. With high and rising rates of divorce, drug abuse, youth violence, alcoholism, teen promiscuity, and so forth, we cannot afford to let this issue go unexamined. To cling to the idea that what we, as a culture, are doing now is the right and best way for all children, simply because it is what we are used to, is to shut our eyes and minds to other possibilities--possibilities that may well afford greater happiness, success, peace, and safety to our own children. At a time when people feel more disconnected than ever before, we cannot afford to overlook an option which offers our youth great benefits--including the rich, fulfilling, and healthy social life they may well need for the future. Homeschooling offers great social benefits to kids and parents. When we understand them, our children are the ones who will win.

The Brainy Bunch

Author: Kip Harding
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476759340
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"Two parents share the extraordinary and inspirational story of how they sent six of their ten children to college by the age of twelve--and how any parent can achieve the same amazing success"--

Homeschooling

Author: Cafi Cohen
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0761520937
Size: 70.35 MB
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Provides advice on creating educational, creative lessons in all subjects for homeschooled teenagers based on personal learning styles and budgets, including college and career guidance and driver's education.

100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum

Author: Cathy Duffy
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805431384
Size: 50.18 MB
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A critical volume for the homeschooling community that helps parents make informed choices regarding learning styles and curriculum

Millions Of Cats

Author: Wanda Gág
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142407089
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How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?

Real Life Homeschooling

Author: Rhonda Barfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743442296
Size: 28.18 MB
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Presents a wide variety of homeschooling alternatives and offers guidance on how to deal with children of varying ages and aptitudes, how to assess youngsters' progress, and how to ensure their social development and interaction.

The Lifegiving Home

Author: Sally Clarkson
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496412133
Size: 27.40 MB
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How to make home your family’s favorite place to be . . . all year long. Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy . . . the one place where you and your family can’t wait to be? There is good news waiting for you in the pages of The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you’ll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it: popular authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Together they offer a rich treasure of wise advice, spiritual principles, and practical suggestions. You’ll embark on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing home-building and God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment in which your family will flourish. (Don’t miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Home Experience.)