Getting hold of Great Books
I am often asked where we get our lovely books from. To be honest we have been blessed by a family who home-educated before us and whose children are mostly grown up now. I would never have known any of these books existed, how to get hold of them or of the joy, laughter, tears and instruction contained within them.
So it has been on my heart for sometime now to share them. This is a post that will grow as I need to add to it. Initially it’s a place with links to sites that sell the kind of books that we have been given or have chosen that aren’t always readily available. As we’re home-educators and Christians many of these books will appeal if you are in one or both categories, but most definitely not exclusively.
Our perspective about books is that they are wholesome, interesting, well-written and or illustrated and they foster and encourage an appreciation of the things of God, a love of his creation and are often very informative, inspiring and spiritually challenging. That said we don’t only give our children Christian books, but we choose carefully from secular literature. The older children tend to let me know very quickly if they’re reading something that they find unpalatable in any way.
The following sites are extremely helpful for tracking down the sort of books we have. One day I hope to operate a kind of library. I’m currently trying to log the books that we have. But for now there will be a slow release of reviews on the website by myself and the boys as we get around to them!
Rainbow Books A home-educating family with a great selection of books. Our first resource for The Millers books and many others.
Conquest Books Jamie and his wife are incredibley helpful. They have tracked down books and dvds I’ve heard of but can’t get hold of and are such a blessing.
Above Rubies Author of a home-educating magazine, grandmother of home-educated grandchildren and wise, encouraging woman of God.
Books on the Way I haven’t used this company yet, but was notifiied about it through a home-educating network and looking at the books, there are so, so many that we have and love and those we don’t are just the kind of ones I’d go for!