Teaching Kids to Write Well

A book review of Teaching Kids to Write Well: Six Secrets Every Grownup Should Know by Laurisa White Reyes Stars: **** Skyrocket Press (2015)Education/Writing150 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A must-have addition to every homeschool library. First published in 2009, this revised second edition tackles the challenge so many parents and teachers… Read More »

The Year of Learning Dangerously

A book review of The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling by Quinn Cummings Stars: **** Tarcher Perigee (2013)Education>Homeschooling240 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Think homeschooling is only for a handful of eccentrics on either end of the political spectrum? Think again. Today in America, two million primary- and secondary-school students… Read More »

The Brave Learner

A book review of The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life by Julie Bogart Stars: ***** Tarcher Perigee (2019)Education>Homeschooling320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Parents who are deeply invested in their children’s education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day… Read More »

The Read Aloud Handbook

A book review of The Read Aloud Handbook: Eighth Edition by Jim Trelease Stars: ***** Penguin Books (2019)Reading Skills Reference384 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children–revised and updated for a new generation of readers Recommended by “Dear Abby” upon its first publication in… Read More »

I Wish I Knew That Geography

A book review of I Wish I Knew That Geography: Cool Stuff You Need to Know by James Doyle Stars: **** Readers Digest (2011)Children’s Nonfiction/Geography144 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Where on earth will you find a more exciting look at the world around us? Explore the world’s continents, countries, and capital… Read More »

Eat That Frog!

A book review of Eat That Frog! for Students: 22 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Excel in School by Brian Tracy with Anna Leinberger Stars: **** Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2020)Time Management168 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Adapted from Brian Tracy’s… Read More »

The Overly Honest Teacher

A book review of The Overly Honest Teacher: Parenting Advice from the Classroom by Meredith Essalat M.Ed. Stars: **** The Collective Book Studio (2020)Parenting/Education128 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: All parents want their children to be able to vocalize… Read More »