Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual. Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.
The 3Rs Series (Grades K-3)
A Home Start in Reading
A Strong Start in Language
An Easy Start in Arithmetic by Dr. Ruth Beechick
Unabridged recordings of great books.
Books Children Love
by Elizabeth Wilson
A guide to the best children’s literature for varying age groups.
By Jove / The Play’s the Thing
Aristoplay games to teach Greek mythology and Shakespeare.
Children’s Literature Web Guide
Christian Novel Studies
Literature study guides.
The Classics at Home
by Ann Ward
Leads you through the works of Beatrix Potter, Charlotte’s Web, Winnie-the-Pooh, and The House at Pooh Corner.
Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children
by William Russell
by Kathryn Stout
Teaches literary criticism.
For the Love of Reading
by Valerie Bendt
Share the love of reading with your children. Now published as part of Unit Studies Made Easy.
Honey for a Child’s Heart and Read for Your Life
by Gladys Hunt
Utilizing books for building up the whole child.
Invitation to the Classics
by Louise Cowan and Os Guinness
An attractive, readable introduction to the major books and authors of western civilization.
Laurel Hill Video Library
Rental videos by mail with an emphasis on literature-based titles.
Lost Classics Book Company
Reprints great old books.
Reprints old books.
Movies as Literature
by Kathryn Stout
A one-year course for high school English or a supplement for grades 7-12.
The New Read-Aloud Handbook
by Jim Trelease
How and why to make your child a lover of books.
Study guides that examine classic and children’s literature.
Total Language Plus
Uses literature as the basis for teaching thinking and communication skills.
Reprints 19th-century books in updated language for today’s children.