Homeschool Resource List
HOMESCHOOL SUPPLIES RESOURCE LIST
PO Box 791 Fort Worth, TX 76101
PO Box 811 Cockeysville, MD 21030
National Gallery of Art, Publications Dept. 6th and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20565 (301) 322-5900
Free catalog offering prints at LOW prices…$.40 for postcard size and $1.25 for 8 1/2 x 11’s.
Sax Arts & Crafts
PO Box 51710 New Berlin, WI 53151
Blue Mountain Book Peddler
15301 Grey Fox Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Free 32 page catalog
Box 633 West Linn, OR 97068
Beginning readers., Endorsed by Ruth Beechick
Brook Farm Books
PO Box 246 Bridgewater, ME 04735
Owned by the author of The Home School Source Book. The catalog is aalso a chatty and informative resource book good for seasoned and novice homeschoolers alike.
P.O. Box 5291 Lynwood, WA 98046
Chinaberry Book Service
2830 Via Orange Way Suite B Spring Valley, CA 92078-1521
P.O. Box 19340 Denver, CO 80219
5625 W. 2nd Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226
Dover Publications, Inc.
31 East 2nd St. Minneola, NY 11501
Books, coloring books, etc. Excellent
Great Christian Books
P.O. Box 8000 Elkton, MD 21922-8000
Heinemann Educational Books
361 Hanover St. Portsmouth, NH 03801-3959 (603) 431-7894
Books for public school teachers
HCR34 Box 181-A Bemidji, MN 56601
Full line USBORNE books
Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc.
PO Box 3745 Jefferson City, MO 65102
Inexpensive books,teacher aids
Box 262302 – H San Diego, CA 92196
Catholic homeschooling magazine & catalog. Sample issue -$2.00
The Johnson Family 18252 Little Fuller Rd. Twain Harte, CA 95383 A family run (actually youth run) traditional Catholic magazine,
with their editor-in-chief’ being all of 11 yrs old! They also have Catholic books and both Catholic and other family oriented videos available to borrow by mail. The magazine is $10.00 a yr (12 issues).
FOREIGN LANGUAGES Artes Laitinae
1000 Brown St. Unit 101 Wauconda, IL 60084 (708) 526-4344
96 Broad St. Guilford, CT 06437
Friendly Foriegn Language Learning
29481 Manzanita Dr. Campo, CA 91906
Teach Me Tapes
10500 Bren rd East Minneapolis, MN 55343 (800) 456-4656
E. 1610 Spencer Lake Rd. Shelton, WA 98584
PO Box 1205 Point Reyes, CA 94956
Animal Town Game Co.
PO Box 485 Healdsburg, CA 95448
P.O. Box 7529 Ann Arbor, MI 48107
(313) 995-4353 or 1-800-634-7738
Chatham Hill Games
PO Box 253 Chatham, NY 12037
Family Pastimes Games
RR #4 Perth, Ontario Canada K7H 3C6 (613) 267-4819
HANDWRITING Continuing Education Press
Portland State University P.O. Box 1384 Portland, OR 97207 (503) 725-4891 or (800) 547-8887 ext.4891
Write Now by Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty – A complete self-teaching program for better handwriting. Italic handwriting includes basic, cursive and calligraphy. Cost $12.95 plus $4.00 S&H
Palmer Method Handwriting
Macmillian Customer Service 866 3rd Ave. New York, NY 10022
National Writing Institute
7946 Wright Rd. Niles, MI 49120
PO Box 16764 Columbus, OH 43216
Bluestocking Press PO 1014 – Dept. 5 Placerville, CA 95667-1014 60 page American History catalog
1570 Old LaGuardo Road Lebanon, TN 37087. (615) 449-1617
Catalog lays out a history Scope and Sequence and has ample resources, it appears, to help you do it successfully.
Hands On History
201 Constance Drive New Lenox, IL 60457
Hands-on kits, books, studies
140 Grand Oak Drive San Antonio, TX 78232 (512) 490-BEAR
A Christian view of history from Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler. He offers audio tapes for $16 for a set of 4 (+ $4 if you want a workbook) and video tapes for $10 -$25. The $10 videos are about 20 minutes long.
Women’s History Catalog
7738 Bell Rd. Windsor, CA 95492
MAGAZINES MAGAZINES FOR KIDS AND PARENTS – Part 4
Charlotte Mason Research & Supply
P.O. Box 172 Stanton, NJ 08885 Newsletter
Box 262302-H San Diego, CA 92196 Catholic catalog & magazine
Box 51145 Boulder, CO 80323-1145 $29.97/yr. each. Cricket – for readers 2nd grade & up Ladybug – for beginning readers
God’s World Publications
P.O. Box 2330 Asheville, NC 28802 Weekly children’s newspapers, Christian
1811 Tartan Court Charlotte, NC 28212 A new publication: read aloud & story suggestions, fingerplays,
flannelboards, recordings, games & craft instructions.
KidsArt (magazine and catalog)
P.O. Box 274 Mt Shasta, CA 96067
The catalog is filled with reasonably priced art/craft books and projects. The magazine is available for $10 a year (4 issues). Most projects can be made with whatever is on hand at home.
Kids Discover Magazine
P.O. Box 54205 Boulder, CO 80322-4205 Focuses on one topic per month; great for unit studies.
National Wildlife Federation
1400 Sixteenth St.N.W.
Washington, DC 20077-9964
1-800-432-6564 Your Big Backyard – ages 3-5 – $12/yr Ranger Rick – ages 6-up
To Kids-For Kids-By Kids Newsletter
11119 Pucket Place Midlothian, VA 23112 $4/yr, 9 issues. For children 6-18 yrs
Under the Apple Tree
Apple Tree Press
P.O. Box 8 Woodinville, WA 98072 $18/yr. Lots of interesting crafts, projects, studies with
P.O. Box 8037
Delran, NJ 08075
Ask for “Skills Book” catalog. Weekly Reader-grade level weekly newspapers. Approx. $6.00/yr. May ask for your school name.
P.O. Box 85384
San Diego, CA 92186-9708
CHARLOTTE MASONCHILD LIGHT Charlotte Mason Research & Supply
P.O. Box 172 Stanton, NJ
Books & newsletter
Activity Resources Company
PO Box 4875 Hayward, CA 94540
Math manipulatives. The catalog is free.
PO Box 185 Chewsville, MD 21721 (301) 733-1456
Cuisenaire Company of America
PO Box 5026 White Plains, NY 10602-5026 1-800-237-3142
Boreson & Associates
PO Box 2238 Allentown, PA 18106
Key Curriculum Press
PO Box 2304 Berkeley, CA 94702
Materials for Math Maniacs
Institute for Math Mania
PO Box 910, Montpelier, VT 05601
The focus on manipulatives and books that inspire children [and adults] to have fun while learning math.” A hands-on approach is emphasized. Puzzles, titles like “How to Encourage Girls in Math & Science,” pentominoes, polyhedra dice, with “thinking problems” spread throughout the catalog.
Math Products Plus
P.O. Box 64 San Carlos, CA 94070
All kinds of math products-math T-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, carry-alls, pencils, buttons, mugs, games, posters, calendars, and — watch out, here it comes — BOOKS
Open Court Publishing
P.O. Box 599 Peru, IL 61354-0599
Specify math (text) catalog
Saxon Publishers Inc.
1320 W. Lindsey St. #100 Norman, OK 73069-4310 (405) 329-7071
Sound math program/grades 4-up
PO Box 64691 Burlington, VT 05406
A math newsletter filled with activities, puzzles, games, worksheets for elementary & middle grades; 8 issues during the school year.
MISCELLANEOUS A+ Discount Distributors and Educational Warehouse 1-800-443-7900
Activities for Learning
Dept. BK 21161 York Rd. Hutchinson, MN 55350
Audio Memory Publishing
1433 E. 9th St. Long Beach, CA 90813
Learning tapes, etc.
Christian Teaching Materials
P.O. Box 639 Glenpool, OK 74033-0639
Core Knowledge Foundation
2012-B Morton Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22901 1-800-238-3233
“What Your * Should Know” books, a scope & sequence ($15.00) and related materials.
Creative Teaching Materials
P.O. Box 7766 Fresno, California, 93747 1-800-767-4282
Hands-on activities and games most of which the company itself produces.
Design-A-Study 408 Victoria Avenue Wilmington, DE 19804 Carries The Natural Speller; some unit study books, etc.
Eagle’s Nest 1539 Oakwood Dr. Escalon, CA 95320 Educational supplies; free catalog
EDC PublishingUsborne Books
P.O. Box 470663 Tulsa,OK 74147
Will send catalog; coupons
Educators Publishing Service
75 Moulton St. Cambridge, MA 02138-1104 1-800-225-5750
The Elijah Company
P.O. Box 12483 Knoxville, TN 37912-0483 (615) 691-1310
Variety of homeschool curriculum and materials
ESP Publishers, Inc.
7163 123rd Circle North Largo, FL 34643 1-800-643-0280
Farm Country General Store
Rt. 1 Box 63 Metamora, IL 61548 1-800-551-FARM
Fearon Teacher Aids
Box 280 Carthage, IL 62321
Secular teaching materials; write for catalog
Geode Educational Options
P.O. Box 106 West Chester, PA 19381 (215) 692-0413
Materials for teaching & parenting
Good Apple Publications
PO Box 299 Carthage, IL 62321-0299
Home Education Center
487 Myatt Dr. Madison, TN 37115
(615) 860-4060 (rotary phones)
GOOD SELECTION. Takes credit cards. Usually VERY fast!
The Home School
3131 Smokey Point Drive Arlington, WA 98223
Huge inventory;no descriptions
Home School Supply House
PO Box 170
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
The Home School Shopper
P.O. Box 11041 Spring Hill, FL 34610
(813) 856-5160 1P-9P EST
Free catalog sent upon request. Money back guarantee.
Lifetime Books and Gifts
3900 Chalet Suzanne Drive Lake Wales, FL 33853 (813) 676-6311
PO Box 67 Peru, IL Keene, TN
Rainbow Re-Source Center
P.O. Box 491 Kewanee, IL 61443
New and used curriculum, excellent prices.
Shekinah Curriculum Cellar
967 Junipero Drive Costa Mesa,CA 92626
Catalog $1.00 Nice people, EXCELLENT return policy
Sycamore Tree Educational Service
2179 Meyer Pl. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (714) 650-4466
4412 Cover Rd. Phoenix, OR 97535
E. 1610 Spencer Lake Rd. Shelton, WA 98584
Miscellaneous supplies; Fun stuff!! Excellent prices.
P.O. Box 8037 Delran, NJ 08075
Ask for “Skills Book” catalog
World Book Educational Products
101 Northwest Point Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Free: “Typical Course of Study”
P.O. Box 13448-W Tucson, AZ 85732-3448 (602) 322-5090
Units (gr 1-up). Geared to gifted…but probably useful for anyone!
MONTESSORI Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori
PO Box 1162 Arcata. CA 95521
Basic Montessori – Learning Activities For Under-Fives St. Martin’s Press, ISBN 0 312 01864
Gettman is full of philosophy, procedures, presentations, materials to make, and is just generally DANDY.
Montessori at Home by Heidi Spietz
It gives several ideas of make-it-yourself Montessori tools for use at home with children of “preschool” age.
A Gentle Wind
Box 3103 Albany, NY 12203
1995 Broadway New York, NY 10023
Children’s Book and Music Center
PO Box 1130 Santa Monica, CA 90406
(213) 829-0215 or 1-800-443-1856
6727 Metcalf Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 (800) 782-7664
PO Box 813
Benecia, CA 94510
Harps of Lorien
610 North Star Rt. Questa, NM 87556
Box 694 Woodstock, NY 12498
John Holt’s Book & Music Store
2269 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140 (617) 864-3100
Books, etc for homeschoolers. Send SASE for catalog. Advocates of the unschooling approach.
PO Box 6727 San Francisco, CA 94101
Music for Little People
PO Box 1460 Redway, Ca 95560
Career Publishing Inc.
905 Allanson Road Mundelein, IL 60060
“Listen and Learn w/Phonics” cassette tape set
Box 4171 Dept. HM40-PL Huntington Station, NY 11746
“Phonics Made Easy” video $20
St. Ursula Academy
339 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206 (513) 961-4877 or (513) 961-3410
Source for A Sound Track To Reading, and Professor Phonics. Two phonics-oriented reading programs – Sound Track is for older kids and adults, quote “deliberately adult in its approach….quickly moves to words and sentences…babyish vocabulary is eliminated from the start.”
Professor Phonics – recommended by Marva Collins, the Chicago teacher who started her own private school for “inner city” kids.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST The Adventist Home Educator
Judy Shewmake, Editor
P.O. Box 836
Camino, CA 95709
It’s $10/yr or whatever you can afford. You can get a FREE sample copy by writing to the editor. There is also an AHE Handbook, a resource manual, which is very valuable for beginning home schoolers. Material is definitely from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective, but is available to anyone who is interested.
PO Box 1205 Point Reyes, CA 94956
Anatomical Chart Co.
8221 Kimball Avenue Skokie, IL 60076 1-800-621-7500
Box 16966 Irvine, CA 92713
Edmund Scientific Co.
101 East Glouchester Pike Barrington, NJ 08007 (609) 547-3488
12642 E. Calle Tatita Tucson, AZ 85749 (602) 749-1263
Hands-on Science kits for ABeka. Only upper elementary at present, but plan on expanding.
601 Linden Place Evanston, IL 60202
Learning Things Inc.
PO Box 436 Arlington, MA 02174
Scientific Wizardry Educational Products 9925 Fairview Ave. Boise, ID 83704
Math & Science/ad in Home Education Magazine
TOPS Learning Systems
10970 S. Mulino Rd. Canby, OR 97013 (503) 263-2040
World of Science
Delta Hands-on Science Catalog
PO Box 950 Hudson, NH 03051
Wonder Science – American Chemical Society 1155 16th St. NW Washington DC 20036
Published Oct. – May. Science magazine that focuses on one topic per month. Great for unit studies. Comes with experiments you can do at home.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST The Adventist Home Educator
P.O. Box 836, Camino, CA 95709
Free sample issue of a SDA newsletter containing a children’s pen pal listings for your childen, Subscriber Directory and a Handbook which lists every imaginable resource, including SDA home schooling services and curriculum sources.
SPECIAL NEEDS Free Spirit Publishing
Ask for catalog. Carries books about, and for gifted children, also learning disabled
CRICITAL THINKING SKILLS|LOGIC Critical Thinking Press PO Box 448 Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Books and software
WALDORFOAK MEADOW HearthSong
P.O. Box B Sebastopol, Ca 95473-0601
Family toys, gifts, educational materials
ZOOBOOKS – 1-800-992-5034
P.O. Box 85384 San Diego, CA 92186-9708
Science magazine that details one animal per issue.
NAM Enterprises – 800-262-1069
P.O. Box 67 Keene, TX 76059
Some Curriculum, Educational supplies, neat educational stuff
*Family Fun Magazine – 1-800-289-4849
P.O. Box 10161
Des Moines, IA 50340-0161
God’s World Publications
P.O. Box 2330 Asheville, NC 28802
Weekly kid newspapers, books
The New Careers Center – 303-447-1087
P.O. Box 339 Boulder, CO 80306
Write for The Whole Work Catalog
Zema – Yes, I have heard of Pencil Playground and I’m presently using it. My 9yo who used to cry when I had a writing asignment for her now asks if she can work on Pencil Playground. I think the part she enjoys the best is that Mom can’t correct anything. This program is strictly the childs. It is written so they can work independently and it takes them through a step by step process of writing. There are 9 units each on a different topic. She has them answering questions, writing words then turning them into sentences. The Unit on fall, she had them go outside and experience what it is like to play in the leaves before answering questions. They write the sentences, cut them apart, put them in the order they would like them, has them read it out loud, and that’s the rough draft. The final copy is done in several different ways. They can write it neatly on paper, type it out, dictate into a tape recorder, or even dictate it to Mom or Dad and have them write it out. I talked to Jeannie Mulligan, the author of the curriculum, the other day and told her how excited Stevie was with Pencil Playground and she was also very excited. She told me that if Stevie sent her a copy of her story she would write her a letter. She is really interested in children enjoying writing. It says it’s for elementary grades but she’s used it successfully with high schoolers. She’s also coming out with another curriculum to teach outlining and note taking. If you would like more information her address is: Estella Graphics RR 3 Box 369 Montrose, PA 18801
Phone (717) 278-4504
Fax (717) 278-4230
Tell her Dar Sikorski sent you.
Hope this helps.
Dar in PA
PS I just re-read my note and realized I left out a part in the rough draft. After they read the story out loud then they glue in onto construction paper and that’s the rough draft. I also wanted to let you know that this is the only place where she feels you shouldn’t correct spelling etc. in their writing. In this course she says that these stories are their own and to correct or change anything makes it
PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 10/30/92 11:54 AM
yours and not theirs but it teaching English or Social Studies etc. the need to correct is there so they can learn to write correctly. I hope I explained her theory properly. If youcontact her I’m sure she can do a much better job of it. I think I’m done. Bye. PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 10/30/92 11:55
Eastman Kodak has a series of science & math lesson plans using a camera. They
are aimed at grades 4-8. You can get a copy by writing a letter to E. Kodak,
Your Markets, Consumer Imaging Division, PO Box 92894, Rochester, NY 14650-
Modern Talking Picture service at 1-800-243-6877 has a video catalog. Some are
FREE rentals. You fill out a request form (found in the catalog) and send it
back to them. They will send you the videos (some come with stickers, posters,
etc.), you watch the video and then send it back to them-postage paid. They
<RETURN>, <S>croll, <Q>uit ?
appear to be consumer & travel type videos- Charlie Brown teaching how to
floss, the growing of Washington apples, touring Amish country.
P.O. Box 1425, Melrose, FL 32666-9988 Now, if Randy will let me subscribe!