Are you in the thick of Homeschool planning, choosing a method, picking curriculum and laying out your year? I have never actually seen 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy before this week and I am impressed!
Did you come here through the curriculum planning post I wrote today? As I read through this book I realized that Cathy has done a much better and more thorough job of explaining methods and learning styles so that you can be happy with the curriculum you choose. She provides information, tables, charts, and forms so that you can see exactly which style of curriculum is going to be the best fit for you and your children.
Then she carefully lays out the top curriculums in each subject and these are evaluated by method and learning styles. She only lists the top curriculums for each subject and style, so you do not have to wade through the piles of curriculum to find your gem! Each section is packed with information to provide further help and direction.
My Bottom Line: Now that I have seen this book and had a chance to look through it I would buy it for myself or a friend without blinking. This is an invaluable tool, especially if you are just starting out. Even as I say that, I have been homeschooling for ten years and I am still getting excited about using Cathy’s forms and reading through each section more carefully. This book is packed with useful information and will be well-loved in our home. Retail Value for the e-book edition is $17.99.
The Giveaway: Have you entered the Back-To-Homeschool Giveaway yet? Cathy Duffy has generously provided a digital copy of her newest book 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum to the winner. Seventeen vendors have donated products for a total retail value of over $700!