Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Final Word

Well, those were all the books I was able to make myself give up! So there will be no more books for sale posted on this blog, at least not for the foreseeable future.

The books that still show a price are those that continue to be for sale, even if you happen upon this site months since I last posted here.

Many thanks to everyone who bought books from me this summer. I wish you all the best in your homeschooling journey. I invite you to visit my site and my blog, and to sign up for my free monthly homeschooling newsletter.

Oh, one last thing. About those books that I couldn't make myself sell, the ones I'm keeping.....I'll be posting about them (and what's so great about each one) sometime soon at my blog.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Saxon Algebra 2 Second Edition Home Study Packet

Saxon's Algebra 2 is very popular, and for good reason. It's a great book, and part of the awesome Saxon math series. I used the series, starting with Saxon 54, with all three of my older kids (two up through Algebra 1 and one up through this book) and was very pleased with the results.

This set includes the text, a reproducible book of test forms, and the answer key for both. Since I only used this set with one of my children, it's in excellent shape.

As you can see in this link, Algebra 2: An Incremental Development (Saxon Algebra) is not cheap when bought new. But since algebra is one of those subjects that doesn't change over the course of time, you don't really need to buy it new. Had I been able to find a used set, I wouldn't have bought it new!

In this set, the text is hardcover, was printed in 1995, has 577 pages and is in very good condition. The test forms book and answer key are paperback and in very good condition. Sorry....this one's sold.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual, Junior/Senior High, 1995 Edition

Well, I'm dating myself here, because this edition of Cathy Duffy's book probably came out before your kids were born! That's right, it's the 1995 edition. Wow! Where did those years go? In a blur of homeschooling, of course.

You probably know about Cathy Duffy's work, including her latest, 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style. She has a well-deserved reputation for searching out and reviewing awesome homeschooling books and curriculum.

This book is one of her earlier efforts. I imagine a fair amount of the contact info in this book is outdated. Some of the curriculum she writes about is no longer available new (though it's a lot easier these days to track down used books) or has changed. So why would you want a book like this?

Simple. She includes a lot of timeless advice about homeschooling your preteens and teens. She shares a wealth of information about preparing a homeschooled teen for college. She includes reproducible charts and forms (high school planning chart, transcript form, schedule and assignment sheets ....even a real job application) for you to use while doing junior high or high school with your child. And she knows what she's talking about because she homeschooled her three sons to adulthood.

This book is softcover, was printed in 1995, has about 350 pages and is in excellent condition. Sorry, this one's sold.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

To Kill a Mockingbird and 24 More Videos

We're movie lovers around here, and that's what led me to buy this curriculum. It contains synopses of 24 movie favorites, accompanied by several reproducible language arts activities for each movie as well as answer keys for those activities.

For example, for the movie To Kill a Mockingbird (Universal Legacy Series), you'll find a homonym exercise, a vocabulary fill-in-the-blank sheet and a writing exercise. The activities vary with the movies, which include favorites of mine like The Miracle Worker, Oliver!, Rear Window and To Sir, With Love.

It's an awesome book, so you can imagine how mad I got at myself when I found it on the bookshelf, having completely forgotten I had it! But the book is intended for grades 6-9, so we have no need for it now.

This book can easily be used with just one child, but considering it's all reproducible, I can see it being the basis for a homeschool co-op class as well.

To Kill a Mockingbird and 24 More Videos: Language Arts Activities for Middle School is softcover, has 150 pages, was printed in 1993 and is in like-new condition. Sorry....this one's sold.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

This has to be one of the most popular books among homeschoolers over the past decade. All three of my older teens read it, and I did, too. Not because we're part of the courtship crowd that really latched onto this book (we're not), and not because we're opposed to dating (we're not), but because I wanted to provoke my teens to think about how to behave with the opposite sex. I also included this book on the reading list for Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers for the same reason. You may or may not agree with Harris, but his premise is definitely thought-provoking.

This book is softcover, has 236 pages, was printed in 1997 and is in good condition (there is yellow highlighter on a few pages). Sorry....this one's sold.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Last Few Books....

Yes, there are more books coming, but only a few more. I went through all the boxes here at the house and found a few titles that we no longer need, including one Saxon set and a couple of well-known books by authors like Duffy and Harris. But the camera software is on hubby's computer, not mine, so until he gets a chance to email me photos of the books, we're on pause here.

As for the boxes of books in the storage unit, I think I've gone through them all, but it's quite a mountain of stuff in there, so I may have missed some. But with August arriving in just a few days (I plan out our homeschooling year every August), I don't think I'm going to have time to explore my Mount Everest of stuff much further.

Hope to have the rest of the books up very soon :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Apostles' Creed: All You Need to Believe

For the moment, I am out of books to post. I know I have more somewhere, but I haven't found them yet, and our older kids are coming to visit this week so I want to spend the time with them, not digging through boxes.

So, I should have more books posted before too long, but in the meantime, here's a book that we don't need because we already have a copy.

Pastor Donald Cole has had a radio show for many years at Moody Radio in Chicago, and we often listened to him when we lived in that area. He is wonderful: so knowledgeable about the Bible, and so compassionate when answering questions from callers to the show.

My husband and I each noticed the offer for this book from Moody, and each sent for it, unbeknownst to the other. Hence the two copies!

One of you is supposed to be blessed by this book, which is why this book went out to the first person who requested it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Head of the House

Grace Livingston Hill was a 19th-century author whose books continue to enjoy popularity because they're not only enjoyable to read, but also include Christian morals.
My eldest, a voracious reader, went through a GLH stage when she was a young teen. She has her collection with her now, but occasionally I pick up books when I see them at sales, and so this one is a spare.
This book is hardcover, was printed in 1940, has 300 pages and is in good condition. Sorry....this one's sold.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

This book is from the same series as the one in yesterday's post. However, it's in like-new condition, because it didn't appeal to my daughter and she never read it!

Too bad, because it looked like a good book. But her "knight stage" didn't last very long, and she went on to other interests.

The book includes "The Coming of Arthur," "The Knights of the Round Table," "The Quest of the Holy Grail," "The Departing of Arthur" and an epilogue. It's illustrated with beautiful medieval-style drawings.

This book is hardcover, was printed in 1993, has 360 pages and is in like-new condition. Sorry....this one's sold.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights

This is one of those books that I wanted my older kids to read but never got around to buying for them. Then I saw it in the store when my younger daughter was at the age where they like adventure tales. She really enjoyed it.

It includes not only the famous story of Aladdin and his lamp, but also all seven stories of Sinbad the Sailor, the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and a few other stories we'd never heard of before. It includes several illustrations.

This book is hardcover, has 350 pages, was printed in 1993 and is in good condition (interior is like new but the cover shows some wear). Sorry....this one's sold.