My 10 Most Useful Reference Tools for Homeschooling

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The Wall Chart of World History: From Earliest Times to the Present

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The Reese Chronological Bible — I would prefer it wasn’t the KJV, but it doesn’t come in any other version.


Trivium Pursuit’s List of National Contests and Exams Open to Homeschoolers — this is a list I started compiling back in the 80’s.


Building Thinking Skills Books 2, 3 Figural, and 3 Verbal — our first introduction to logic


Your Family God’s Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack — the best family counseling book EVER


Hand That Rocks the Cradle by Nathaniel Bluedorn — my list of classic read-alouds, compiled from 1981-2001

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Audio Books — a life-saver for Mother


Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy — read this before you start homeschooling

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McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers — I prefer the Christian School Edition


A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens — get your children hooked on history with Dickens

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  1. Mary

    I was wondering if you had a list of audio books that you recommended through audible? So often trying to find quality listening material is difficult. Or would you simply recommend using your list of 400 classic books, and seeing if they are on audible?

    Thanks for your time!

    • LaurieBluedorn

      Yes, just use our booklist and see if audible has them.


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