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Some Charlotte Mason-Friendly Sites:

Ambleside On-line
Art Gallery--Worldwide
Charlotte Mason’s books online (free)
Charlotte Mason Discussion Group
Charlotte Mason Made Easy (Walmsley)
Charlotte Mason Research & Supply
CM Catholic Curriculum
C-Mason Web Site
Crooked Pines Publishing
Gentle Hearth
Gift of Family Writing
Handbook of Nature Study Blog

Homeschool Central
The Homeschool Mom
Katie’s Homeschool Cottage
K12 On-line Homeschool
Living Books Curriculum
Make a Nature Journal
The Nature Blog (Richard Adams)
Nature Detectives
Nature Journal: Ideas and Tips
Nature Study: Outdoor Hour blog
Not on the Test, Tom Chapin

Queen Homeschool Supply
Race for Heaven
Rainbow Resource Center, Inc
Secular CM website
Secular CM discussion group
Simply Charlotte Mason
Special Needs Children using CM
Tammy Glaser’s CM Page
Tanglewood Education
The Thinking Mother
Watercolor Painting
What Tree Is It?

not-so-big house plans stock plan $250 tiny house plans

Check out my talented husband’s house plans.

More CM Reading
Charlotte Mason’s series
Charlotte Mason Study Guide
A Charlotte Mason Education
More Charlotte Mason Education
Charlotte Mason Companion
When Children Love to Learn
For the Children’s Sake
For the Family’s Sake
Literature Alive!
Our Home
Wild Days: Creating Discovery Journals

Home Education Titles and Curriculum Choices:
Educating the Wholehearted Child
Homeschooling Handbook
Easy Homeschooling Techniques
Nebel’s Elementary Education:
The Three R’s
Playful Learning: Alternate to Preschool
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Homeschooling the Teen Years
At Last! Reading Method for Every Child
Teach Your Child to Read 100 Lessons:
Reading Reflex
Words Their Way: Phonics, Vocab, Spell
Spelling Power
The ABC’s and All Their Tricks
Italics, Beautiful Handwriting for Children
Games for Writing
From Reader to Writer: Teaching Writing through Classic Children’s Books
Any Child Can Write
Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature
Building a Writing Community
Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing/Life
Nitty Gritty Grammar
Simply Grammar
Free Grammar website
English for the Thoughtful Child
Recipes for Writing
English from the Roots Up
Words on the Vine (vocab/root words)
Games for Math
Family Math for Young Children
Family Math
Math-Terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving (uses famous art)
Mastering Essential Math Skills (3-4)
Mastering Essential Math Skills (5-8)
Problem Solving in Mathematics
Hands-On Algebra
Fibonacci Fun
String, Straightedge, & Shadow
Mathematics: A Human Endeavor
VideoText Algebra
Elementary Algebra
Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understand
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding: K-2
The Elements: A Visual Exploration
Math Book, Milestones in History of Math
How Science Works
Physics: The Easy Way
Thinking Physics
Mad About Physics: Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities
Basic Machines and How They Work
Instant Physics: From Aristotle to Einstein
Creepy Crawlies: Scientific Method
Wild Days: Creating Discovery Journals
My Book of the Centuries (History)
A Little History of the World
Deconstructing Penguins
How to Read a Book
The Harp and Laurel Wreath
A Thomas Jefferson Education
The Educated Child
What Your 1st Grader Needs to Know
What Your 2nd Grader Needs to Know
What Your 3rd Grader Needs to Know
What Your 4th Grader Needs to Know
What Your 5th Grader Needs to Know
What Your 6th Grader Needs to Know
Homeschoolers College Admissions t
Debt-Proof Your Kids

The Power of Full Engagement (not about homeschool but may be helpful for personal development; apply to working with children)
Square Foot Gardening

Fine Arts:
Poems to Read to the Very Young
A Child’s Garden of Verses
A Brighter Garden: Poetry
Favorite Poems, Old and New
The Book of 1,000 Poems
And It Was So: Words from the Scripture
A Time to Keep: Tasha Tudor Holidays
Beowulf (Heaney)
Bard of Avon: Story of W. Shakespeare
Under the Greenwood Tree: Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
Grass Sandals: Basho

A Boy Named Giotto
The Genius of Leonardo
Leonardo da Vinci for Kids
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists series
Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benj. West
Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain
Linnea in Monet’s Garden
Marie in Fourth Position: Degas
Degas and the Little Dancer
Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail
Cezanne from A to Z
Camille and the Sunflowers: Van Gogh
First Starry Night: Van Gogh
A Weekend with Winslow Homer
My Name is Georgia
Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Discovering Great Artists
Drawing with Children

Nine-Note Recorder Books
Aulos Soprano Recorder
Quick Notes (music reading cards)
Random House Book of Opera Stories
Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera
Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers
Raising Musical KidsThe Mozart Effect
Bernstein: Children’s Classics
Classics for Kidssoprano recorder
Bach for Breakfast
Baroque at Bathtime
Brahms at Bedtime
Beethoven at Bedtime
Mozart in the Morning
Mozart at Midnight
Chopin and Champagne
Tchaikovsky at Tea Time
Vivaldi for Valentines
Bach’s Big Adventure
Beethoven Lives Upstairs/Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery/Hallalujah Handel
Mozart’s Magic Fantasy/Tchaikovsky Discovers America/Bach Comes to Call
Two Scarlet Songbirds: Anton Dvorak

Some Mind-Building Fun and Games:
Pentago Marble Game                                 Rumis
Loot, Plundering Pirate Card Game             Blokus
Legend of Landlock                                     Set
Rainbow Pentominoes and book              Presto Change-O
Rat-a-Tat Cat                                               Quoridor
Apples to Apples Jr.                                     Quarto

Books of Reading Lists:
Books with lists of good books to read.
The Read-Aloud Handbook
How to Get Your Child to Love Reading
Children’s Literature Lover’s Book of Lists
A Literary Education
Books That Build Character
Books Children Love
Honey for a Child’s Heart
Let the Authors Speak
Great Books in the Christian Tradition
Invitation to the Classics
Living Book Reviews
A Few Good Books:
(more on the history page)
Below I’ve listed some good books that are in print. Many classics are not on this list due to space limitations.
For younger children:
The Aesop for Children
Basho and the Fox
A Grain of Rice
The First Strawberries: Cherokee Tale
Old Father Story Teller
The Girl Who Spun Gold
Night of the Moon
Mama’s Sari
Finders Keepers?
Indian Children’s Favourite Stories
My Name Is Yoon
Dear Juno
Firekeeper’s Son
Grandfather Counts
All the Colors of the Earth
Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World
Book of Virtues
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter
The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh
My Father’s Dragon
Curious George
Little House in the Big Woods
Nate the Great
Billy and Blaze
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
The Paintbrush Kid
Phoebe the Spy
Sarah Whitcher’s Story
Carolina’s Courage
Mountain Born
Just So Stories
The Hundred Dresses
The Sword in the Tree
Paddle-to-the-Sea; Pagoo
Minn of the Mississippi; Seabird
Charlotte’s Web
Stuart Little
Bandit’s Moon
Wheel on the School
House of Sixty Fathers
Hank the Cowdog
Half Magic
Knight’s Castle
Swallows and Amazons
The Mouse of Amherst (Emily Dickenson)
Birchbark House
The Game of Silence

For older children:
Phantom Tollbooth
Black Jack; John Diamond; Smith; Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris
The Complete Book of Dragons (Nesbit)
The Cay
All of a Kind Family
The Silver Pencil
The Yearling
The Door in the Wall
Johnny Tremain
Calico Bush
The Trumpeter of Krakow
Indian Captive
The Giver
Walk Two Moons
Snow Treasure
North to Freedom (I am David)
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
The Golden Goblet
The Good Master
The Singing Tree
The White Stag
The Defender
Calico Captive
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Eagle of the Ninth
Lantern Bearers
Banner in the Sky
Detectives in Togas
Shipwrecked! Adventures Japanese Boy
Girl of the Limberlost
The Hiding Place
With Pipe, Paddle & Song: The Story of French-Canadian Voyageurs
Amos Fortune, Free Man
Hittite Warrior
Cat of Bubastes
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Chronicles of Prydian:
Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, The High King.
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
The Chronicles of Narnia
Jane Eyre
Screwtape Letters


Financial and career assistance for home schooled students

Parenting Books:
Parenting Without Stress
Positive Discipline
Mission of Motherhood
Heartfelt Discipline
Hints on Child Training

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beginning reading instruction
Aesop's fables
math literature
science literature
uplifting book
how to read a book
classic poetry
artist biography
humorous novel
drawing instruction
art project
recorder music book
adventure literature
music biography
composer biography