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Literature/Language Arts
Social Studies, Reference


Art, Music and Hobbies

  • BARKER CREEK, 800-692-5833, , free Draw*Write*Now lesson every month, that uses drawing to make learning science and social studies fun.
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MUSIC PUBLISHERS, 2285 W. 185th Place, Lansing, Illinois, 60438; Offers the inexpensive, easy to understand Your Musical Friends Series.
  • COLOR THE CLASSICS, Box 440, Silver Springs, NY 14550
  • COURTLY MUSIC UNLIMITED, The Pillars,84 Main St, Warrensburgh, NY 12885 1-800-2RICHIE;  E-mail; recorders
  • ESTELLA GRAPHICS, RR3, Box 369, Montrose, PA 18801 717-2784504 Pencil Playground, creative writing
  • HARMONIC VISION, Music Ace free music education software demo,
  • HOW GREAT THOU ART, Box 211, Bishopville, MD 21813,1- 888-600draw; Art lesson books
  • MOUNTAIN OCARINAS, 888-4-A-FLUTE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, Science Park, Boston, MA 02114, WEB Link; 1-800-729-3300
  • PIANO IS EASY, ; "Piano by number is like phonics for reading. Start with numbers, then switch to sheet music." Information for special needs students. Helps both "average" and special needs.
  • RYTHYM BAND INSTRUMENTS,, P.O. Box 126, Fort Worth, TX, 76101; (800) 424-4724;; WEB Link; inexpensive (as low as $.75!) through the exotic--harmonicas, castanets, recorders, ukuleles, more.
  • SIMPLY MUSIC,877-674-6759, home piano and keyboard course that concentrates on teaching song-playing and the joy of music before learning to read music (the principle is the same as learning to enjoy books before concentrating on intensive phonics),
  • YOUNG MASTERS, Box 28208, Green Bay, WI 54324; 1-800-210-1220; Drawing classes


Distance Education, Grade 6-Adult, High School, College

  • ACADEMY OF HOME EDUCATION, 864-242-5100 ext 2047, for high schoolers, consulting, diploma, transcripts
  • AMERICAN SCHOOL, 2200 E. 170th St, Lansing, IL 60438 708418-2800 or 1-800-228-5600, state accredited college preparatory or general studies high school diploma program.
  • BARRON'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY, 11788, (800) 645-3476; ; books to help with "hard subjects"--example, Algebra the Easy Way, by Dr. Douglas Downing.
  • CEREBELLUM CORP., 2890 Emma Lee St., Falls Church, VA, 22042; (800)238-9669; ; fun, reasonably priced videos, such as The Unbelievable World of Physics , for tough subjects--two versions, one is "edited for all audiences." Also foreign language videos, such as The Salsa-riffic World of Spanish.
  • NORTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, 800-869-2051,; earn a high school diploma, no residency required, use your curriculum, your way, for high school credit, download free high school handbook.
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, Center For Independent Study, 136 Clark Hall, Columbia, Missouri, 65211, 1-800-609-3727; WEB Link; Secular, traditional home study high school program; Computer-assisted lesson service
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, Lincoln Independent High School, Box 839800, Lincoln, NE 68583-9800, 402-472-4321,; full high school (130 courses) program, 69 years experience, a homeschool classic

General education links

  • A+ SOFTWARE SERIES, 7506 N. Broadway, Suite 505, Oklahoma City, OK 73116;; 800-222-2811; software to increase scores on standardized tests, K-12.
  • A BEKA CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL, Pensacola, FL., 1-800-874-3598; Christian, K-12, subsidiary of Pensacola Christian College ; A Beka Books, P.O. Box 18000, Pensacola, Florida, 32523, (800) 874-BEKA, a Christian curriculum supplier, will send a complimentary copy of their Scope & Sequence, Nursery through Grade Twelve
  • ADD Warehouse; 1-800-233-9273; Gifted, ADD and learning disabilities curriculum resources
  • ALPHA OMEGA PUBLICATIONS, Web Site ; 300 N. McKerny Ave., Chandler, AZ. 85226-2618; 1-602-940-8924; 800-622-3070; (very advanced, compared to average public school curriculum) Christian Life Pac Curriculum ($3.50 per individual worktext; low as $205.75 complete grade level), Switched-On Schoolhouse for Bible, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science, Testing and placement software; can also buy individual components; Annual Spring Sale: 20% off in April; 10% off in May
  • ALTA VISTA CURRICULUM, 800-544-1397, 12324 Rd. 37, Madera, CA 93638 Christian Unit Study Curriculum. Free Brochure.
  • ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS OF CA, 333 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502 818-846-8990; correspondence school
  • AMANDA BENNETT, Amanda Bennett's Unit Study Adventures:
  • AMSCO PRODUCTS, 315 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013-1085 (212) 675-7005, general texts, Spanish is Fun, more
  • ATCO SCHOOL SUPPLY, Box 1707, Corona, CA 91718 909-2722926, store and catalog, 1000 items 888-773-2548,
  • AUDIO MEMORY, 800-365-SING,; Bible songs, books of the Bible, 10 Commandments, grammar, geography, history, math, "You never forget what you sing."
  • Audiblox: Resource for Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties ; A system of cognitive exercises, aimed at the development of the skills foundational to reading, spelling, writing, and math. A resource for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, and other learning difficulties.
  • BACK PACK, "America's Affordable Home School Resource Box 125, Ernul, NC 28527, 252-244-0728, ;1000's of used texts
  • BARTH FAMILY MINISTRIES, 339 Parkhill Rd., Cornwall, VT, 05753; 802-462-2001; family life books such as "Old-Fashioned Courtship" and "What About Church?"
  • BASIC CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, P.O. Box D, Nottawa, Mich., 49075; (616)467-7017; Bible-centered; Annual registration fee: $15; Initial Testing: $54.50; Annual Achievement Testing $42; Annual Tuition, $275 and up (reduced family tuition rates); through grade 12.
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN BOOK PEDDLER, 15301 Grey Fox Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, 301-952-6837 Free educational catalog
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY PRESS, Greenville, SC 29614: 1-800-845-5731BJU  Web link; BJU Homeschool ; educational supplies, free scope and sequence, scores approved tests. Subscribe to free newsletter, Home School Helper.
  • BOOK CELLAR, 100 Factory Street, Nashua, NH 03060; (603) 880-6400; ; ; Used curriculum, especially Christian, but also Saxon, Holt, HBJ, etc. Some high school and college textbooks.
  • BOOKMOBILE ONLINE, ; homeschool materials from many publishers.
  • BOOK PEDDLER, The, Box 1960, Elyria, OH 44036; 216-323-9494; and ; 100 page catalog
  • BRODERBUND, (800)521-6263; Broderbund Link; wide range of educational software (e.g., Carmen Santiego, Print Shop) BRAIN QUEST, available in catalogs, book stores, discount stores; graded fact fun, great gifts; could be used for assessing progress.
  • BROOKE FARM BOOKS, PO Box 246 Bridgewater, ME 04735 BUILDER BOOKS, Box 99, Riverside, WA 98849, 800-260-5461 Free Catalog.
  • BAYSIDE SCHOOL SERVICES, Box 250, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 800-723-3057 (California Achievement Tests)
  • BUDGETEXT, Box 1487, Fayetteville, AR 72702 888-888-2272, E-mail; 1000's of books
  • CALVERT SCHOOL, 10713 Go;rpu Road, Suite B, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, 888-487-4652(correspondence school) Link
  • Cait's Christian Preschool Curriculum, , inexpensive preschool curriculum with activity worksheets, lesson planning ideas and crafts for many subjects including math, science, language, handwriting, shapes and much more.
  • CAMBRIDGE ACADEMY, 1111 SW 17th St., Ocala, Fl., 34474;; 1-800-252-3777; Free video and catalog; grades 6-12; Complete academic year, $459, or individual courses, plus $25 registration fee. Discounts for family enrollment.
  • CHARLOTTE MASON RESEARCH AND SUPPLY CO. Box 936 Elkton, Maryland 21922-0936
  • CHINABERRY BOOK SERVICE, 2780 Via Orange Way Suite B, Spring Valley, CA 91978 800-776-2242
  • CHRIST CENTERED PUBLICATIONS, 12500 NE Bernie Rd, Claremore, OK 74017, 800-884-7858, 1-800-778-4317
  • Christian Book Distributors, huge selection of bargain-priced homeschool and educational resources and books, Web link ; (An Eagle's Nest Home is an affiliate of Christian Book Distributors. Portions of your purchases help support this web site. Thank you!)
  • CHRISTIAN LIBERTY ACADEMY/Christian Liberty Press, 502 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL. 60004, (708)259-8736, 800-832-2741;, ; Testing and scoring services using the California Achievement Test; textbook publisher, K-12
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE WORKSHOPS (Gregg Harris), CLW, Box 2250, Gresham, OR 97030 (800) 225-5259
  • CHRISTIAN LIGHT EDUCATION, P.O. Box 1212, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801-1212; ((540)433-8896, 800-776-0478, ; all grade levels, including high-school Advanced Placement Physics, Mennonite materials
  • CLASSROOM DIRECT, P.O. Box 830677, Birmingham, AL, 35283-0677; 800-248-9171; discount school supplier, everything from arts and crafts supplies, floor mats, furniture, games and manipulatives.
  • CLIFFS NOTES,INC., P.O. Box 80728, Lincoln, NE, 68501; (800) 826-6831; ; inexpensive books to help with quick review before a test, such as Cliffs Quick Review: Algebra !I. College, ACT, SAT, GRE and credit by examinations test study guides. Cliff Notes now allows you to read their literature notes online for free.
  • COMMON SENSE PRESS, Box 1365, 8786 Highway 21, Melrose, FL 32666 352-475-5757
  • Communicating Partners, James MacDonald's unique family-friendly speech program,
  • CORNERSTONE CURRICULUM PROJECT, 2006 Flat Creek Place, Richardson, TX 75080, 972-235-5149, Making Math Meaningful, Understanding the Arts, Science Search,
  • COVENANT HOME CURRICULUM, located in Stonewood Village, 17800 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI, 53045; (414)781-2171; customers call 1-800-578-2421; E-mail; WEB Link; strongly emphasizes classical literature, in-depth Bible knowledge; Standard Course Enrollment $295 (Kindergarten) thourgh $545 (9th - 12th grade)
  • CRANBROOK, 1607 Cranbrook Dr., Saginaw, MI;, 48603; 989-793-2316, Create-A-Story.
  • CRITICAL THINKING BOOKS AND SOFTWARE, ; free software demos.
  • CUISENAIRE CO., P.O. Box 5026, White Plains, NY, 10602; (800) 872-1100; ; Manipulative blocks, math, science
  • CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES, (800)225-0248;; WEB Link; "Customize Your Own Curriculum" , special needs resources
  • THE CURRICULUM SELLER, Kirkland, AZ 86332; 520-442-9790;
  • DALE SEYMOUR PUBLICATIONS, P.O. Box 10888, Palo Alto, CA 94303, inexpensive books such as Mental Math in Junior High and Geometric Playthings, a craft/geometry book which teaches you how to make fun objects such as Moebius strips.
  • DESIGN-A-STUDY, 408 Victoria Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19804, 302-998-3889, Language arts, Science, Math, History/Geography unit study, Natural Speller, which teaches spelling rules, and Latin and Greek roots.
  • DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC., 31 East 2nd St., Mineola, NY 11501 Catalog Free.
  • EAGLE'S NEST, The, 1539 Oakwood Dr., Escalon, CA 95320. 209838-3193 Free curriculum Catalog (not related in any way to An Eagle's Nest Home web site.)
  • EAGLE'S WINGS EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, Box 502, Duncan, OK 73534, 580-252-1555; creation focused materials, science, phonics, history, math; .
  • EDMARK, P.O. Box 3218, Redmond, WA, 98073-3218, 800-362-2890; print and software catalog, early learning, special needs education
  • EDUCATION CONNECTION, Box 1417, Tehachapi, CA 93581 800-863-3828
  • EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (Usborne ) Box 470663, Tulsa, OK 74147 918-622-4522
  • EDUCATORS EXCHANGE, 10755 Midlothian Tpk, Richmond, VA 23236, 804-794-6994
  • ELIJAH COMPANY, 888-2-ELIJAH, Elijah Company, homeschool and educational resources.
  • ESSENTIAL LEARNING PRODUCTS, PO Box 2590, Columbus, OH 43216-2590, simple, inexpensive guided practice books in a variety of subjects.
  • EXCEPTIONAL DIAGNOSTICS, Dr. Joe Sutton, 220 Douglas Drive, Simpsonville, SC, 29681, 864-967-4729; testing and curriculum help
  • FAMILY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BOOKSTORE, 800-788-0840, 487 Myatt Dr., Madison, TN 37115, , Far Above Rubies, Free unit study catalog,
  • FAMILY LEARNING CENTER, Rt. 2, Box 264, Hawthorne, FL 32640. 800-953-2762.
  • FAMILY LEARNING SERVICES, Box 9596, Birmingham, AL 35220, 205-854-6870,
  • FAMILY FUN AND EDUCATIONAL LIBRARY, Suite 1008, 89 Auburn St, Portland, ME 04103 207-797-4615 Christian software, books
  • FERGNUS SERVICES, Box 578-A, Richlandtown, PA 18955-0578 Lesson Planner and Journal
  • FIVE IN A ROW, unit study curriculum;
  • FREE SPIRIT PUBLISHING, 400 First Ave N., Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401; 1-800-735-7323; Gifted cat.
  • FOLLETT HOME EDUCATION, 800-554-5754, 1000 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607, new and used books, this division targets homeschoolers.
  • FUNBRAIN, interactive, educational games (math and grammar) for kids of all ages.
  • GATEWAY FILMS/VISION VIDEO, P.O. Box 540, Worcester, PA 19490-0540; 800-523-0226;; musical, scientific, historical, and biblical video learning.
  • GREAT CHRISTIAN BOOKS, 229 S. Bridge St., P.O. Box 8000, Elkton, MD 21922-8000; 1-800-775-5422; Web
  • GREENLEAF PRESS, general education, "living" history books and unit studies, Web
  • HALF PRICE BOOKS, Books, Records, Magazines, dicsount book stores, available in Ohio, Califormia, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin. Ask for additional 10 % "educator's discount" card.
  • HANDS ON and BEYOND (formerly The Learning Edge), 4813 East Marshall Dr, Vestal, NY 13850, 1-888-20LEARN, WEB
  • HARPER-COLLINS PUBLISHERS, Direct Mail Department, 1000 Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton, PA 18512; (800) 242-7737; ; books such as Math Magic, with Scott Flansburg, the "Human Calculator, covers concepts from grade 7 to adult math.
  • HARVEST EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS, 203-888-0427; ; educational games, books, manipulatives, from 60 different publishers.
  • HAYES SCHOOL PUBLISHERS, 321 Pennwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 800-245-6234
  • HEARTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL HELPS, 714 Tennessee St., Ringgold, GA 30736; 706-937-3681;; email:
  • Book excerpts, articles, samples, "What Your Child Needs to Know When," Far Above Rubies Unit Study Curriculum, others.
  • THE HELPING HAND, 972-681-5161, (orders 800-460-7171); 5006 Barcelona Drive, Garland, TX 75043, Publishes "The Classics" a unit study curriculum based on childrens classic literature. .
  • HEWITT RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Hewitt Homeschooling Resources, 360-835-8708, P.O. Box 9, Washougal, WA 98671. Christian approach, unschoolers, special needs..
  • HIS PUBLISHING CO., 1732 NE 3 Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305; 954-764-4567.
  • HOME COMPUTER MARKET, Box 385377, Bloomington, MN 55438, 612-891-8184 or 800-827-7420, , Ultimate Speed , educational software, such as Reader, Memlok Bible Memory, Sammy's Science House, GeoSafari Science, Music Ace, Guitar Coach, Invention Studio, and Sound It Out Land Phonics Adventure.
  • HOME LIFE, Fenton, Mo., 63026; Mary Pride’s Practical Homeschooling magazine, Homeschool World, ; The Big Book of Home Learning, find support groups by state, request a free issue of Practical Homeschooling magazine.
  • Homeschool Digest—Wisdom’s Gate
  • HOMESCHOOLING BOOK CLUB, 1000 E. Huron, Milford, MI 48381, (800)421-6645
  • HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATES OF NEW ENGLAND, 116 Third Ave, Auburn, ME 04210; 1-800-882-2828. Used textbooks, traveling bookmobile, conferences, diplomas, and regional school program
  • HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION, National Center For Home Education, Attn: Testing Services, P.O. Box 125, Paeonian Springs, VA 22129; Stanford Achievement test and scoring services; information on tests approved by education authorities.
  • HOMESCHOOL POTPOURRI, 12815 NE 124TH ST, Kirkland, WA, 98034; 425-820-4626; ;Charlotte Mason, classical homeschooling
  • HOMESCHOOL WORLD, Mary Pride's Practical Homeschooling magazine web site; Homeschool World
  • HOME STUDY INTERNATIONAL, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Springs, MD 20914, 800-782-4769, correspondence courses, includes college degree, since 1909; complete packages from $75 and up; catalog includes useful scope and sequence (What to teach in each grade); can also purchase individual courses.
  • IDG Books, 7260 Shadeland Station, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN, 46256, (800) 550-2747; ; books such as Everyday Math for Dummies.
  • JOHN WILEY & SONS, 1 Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ, 08875; (800) 225-5945; ; resources such as Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide, by K.F. Kuhn, and Rapid Math Tricks and Tips: 30 Days To Number Power, by Edward H. Julius.
  • JOY OF LEARNING, Joy of Learning offers fun science, craft and art kits, as well as language arts, phonics, and general homeschool resources
  • KEEPERS OF THE FAITH, 404 South Mine St., Bessemer, MI, 49911, , hands-on learning clubs (kids can earn badges for skkills learned), charactor curriculum
  • KIDTEC, Box 5431, Auburn, CA 95603, 916-268-8454, Educational software
  • KONOS, Inc. P.O. Box 250, Anna,TX 75409; (972)924-2712;, Web; different ages use the same curriculum (2 years curriculum, 2 years lesson plans, Timeline and compass, 7 hour Videos "How to Home School" $291.50 includes shipping--less expensive plans available)
  • LANDMARK/LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, 836 E. Ave 1, Lancaster, CA 93535, K-12, your curriculum or theirs
  • LANDMARK DISTRIBUTORS, Box 849, Filmore, CA 93016 805-524-3263
  • LAURELWOOD PUBLICATIONS, Rt 1, Box 878, Bluemont, VA 20135, 540-554-2500, ; curriculum, new and used, variety of publishers.
  • LEARNING EDGE, (Hands On and Beyond) 4813 East Marshall Dr, Vestal, NY 13850, 1-888-20LEARN, WEB
  • LEARNING POTENTIAL PUBLISHERS, 230 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75057, 800-437-7976
  • LIBRARY AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, 8784 Valley View Dr, Box 146, Berrien Springs, MI 49103, 616-471-1400, audio, video, felt products, biographies, etc
  • LIFETIME BOOKS AND GIFTS, 3900 Chalet Suzanne Dr., Lake Wales, Fl, 33853-7763;; books and resources for special needs
  • LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY, Box 3381, Lebanon, TN 37088 615-4496804, Christian, currently K-3
  • LOVE TO LEARN, 741 North State Rd., 198, Salem, UT, 84653-9299; 888-771-1034; ; hands-on learning materials, Singapore Math, also 
  • MASTERY PUBLICATIONS, 90 Hillside Lane, Arden. NC 287049709, 828-684-0429; ; Christian materials, easy on parents and kids, even special needs, FUNdamental Language Arts Games, Happy Handwriting, Mastering Mathematics
  • MAXIS, (800)33-MAXIS; WEB Link; educational software (e.g., Sim City)
  • MCGRAW-HILL--AMERICAN EDUCATION PUBLISHING, 251 Jefferson St., M.S. #12, Waldoboro, ME, 04572, 800-417-3261, ; Pre-K-Grade 8, publisher of graded educcational materials, Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Test Prep series, workbooks, software, manipulatives.
  • MILLER PADS AND PAPER, 2840 Neff Rd, Boscobel, WI 53805 608-375-2181 discount art supplies, free catalog
  • MONTESSORI, multisensory (hear, see, say, move) educational materials for math, reading, spelling, geography, gifted, average, remediation, dowloadable demos.
  • NATHHAN, P.O. Box 39, Porthill, Idaho, 83853, 208-267-6246; ; Special needs resources, including Straight Talk: A Parent's Guide to Language Develpment (A Christian Perspective), by Marisa J. Lapish, M.A. in Speech Pathology and Tom and Sherry Bushnell, Directors of NATTHAN ($45, including postage), "a resource for parents helping their children overcome language delays"
  • NEHEMIAH INSTITUTE, 1780 North Higgins Rd., Morris, Ill. 60450; 800-948-3101; Christian Worldview--Political, Economics, Education, Religion, and Social Issues (PEERS) testing and curriculum; "Less than one in ten (Christian High School Graduates) graduated with sufficient training to defend their faith."
  • NOVANET CAMPUS, WEB Link; "Campus has more than 1200 teacher-crafted lessons to choose from, in subjects covering elementary school to college prep."
  • OAK MEADOW SCHOOL, WEB Link; Enrollment fee $325 per year per family, does not include curriculum fees.
  • OREGON INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 2251 Dick George Road, Cave Junction, Oregon, 97523; Curriculum for Grades 1 to 12 and original source library; twelve years of education on 22 CD-ROMS, $195. DOS or MAC.
  • PCI Educational Publishing, P.O. Box 34270, San Antonio, TX, 78265; 800-594-4263;; learning disabilities
  • PEARABLE CHARACTER MATERIALS, P.O. Box 9887, Colorado Springs, CO 80932; Christian home training family ministry, "dedicated to bringing Biblical truth to home schooling children in a clear and simple manner, in order to help them grow up to live lives that glorify God."Character building stories, $1.95 each.
  • PENGUIN PUTNAM, P.O. Box 12289, Newark, NJ, 07107, (800) 788-6262; ;resources such as RAPID MATH IN 10 DAYS: The Quick and Easy Program For Mastering Numbers, by Edward H. Julius (Grade 7 to Adult)
  • PERCEPTION PUBLICATIONS, Inc., 9711 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., #345, Scottsdale, AZ. 85255, 602-585-6989, developing the early learner workbooks, IQ Booster Kit cassettes, 151 Fun Activities.
  • PROVIDENCE PROJECT, 14566 NW 110St, Whitewater, KS 67154, 888-776-8776 Calculadders math practice, Readywriter, AlphaBetter
  • QUEEN HOMESCHOOL SUPPLIES: The Charlotte Mason Store,; 888-695-2777, also inexpensive books such as the Growing Up series.
  • RAINBOW RESOURCE CENTER, Rt. 1 Box 159A, 50 N. 500 East Rd., Toulon, IL 61483; 888-841-3456, ; free comprehensive (over 800 pages) catalog of Christian homeschool curriculum and educational materials.
  • RECONCILIATION PRESS, P.O. Box 209, Manassas, VA 20108, WEB; The Century War Chronicles; historical fiction with a purpose
  • REMEDIA PUBLISHERS, 10135 East Via Linda,#D124, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 K-6 high interest materials, regular and remedial
  • REPRINT, Box 830677, Birmingham, AL 35283-0677; 1-800-248-9171; discount educational supplies, science kits, art Web
  • R.O.C.K. SOLID, 376 New Berlin Rd., Ste. 6, Jacksonville, FL, 32218-3881; 800-705-3452; discounted hands-on, unit study, homeschool curriculum;
  • ROD AND STAFF PUBLISHERS, Box HWF, Hwy. 172, Crockett, KY 41413-0003; (606)522-4348, 800-643-1244; "Our textbooks are designed to help your child relate to God and His world, whether in the classroom or the home;" simple, character-based materials, free curriculum samples
  • SAXON PUBLISHERS, 1320 West Lindsey St., Norman, Ok.73069, WEB Link;;; (800)284-7019; K-College Level math and physics; free placement tests, sample lessons.
  • SCHOLA PUBLISHERS, 1698 Market St, #162, Redding, CA 96001, 916-275-2064, Latin and grammar program
  • SCHOLASTIC, 800-SCHOLAS (TIC); Joyful Learning phonics, math, language arts workbook series for grade 1-6, such as 25 Read and Write Mini-Books That Teach Word Families
  • SCHOOL OF TOMORROW, P.O. Box 299000, Lewisville, TX. 75029-9904; 972-315-1776;
  • SCHOOL MOM, from Motes Educational Software, P.O. Box 45294, Rio Rancho, N.M. 871-74-5294; computer programs can prove perfect for drilling facts painlessly.
  • SCRIPTURE MEMORY CONNECTION, , support and encouragement for Christians who want to memorize the Bible, including Scripture Memory System For Windows--freeware software.
  • SECOND HARVEST CURRICULUM, ; used curriculum
  • SERIOUS DEVELOPMENTS, 216 Dogwood Dr, Auburn, AL 800-3383229, WEB Link; Christian software including the Internet Kit For Christians; Free (no shipping charge, no order necessary) Proverb-A-Day software
  • SETON HOME STUDY SCHOOL, 1350 Progress Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630, 703-636-9990. Catholic.
  • SHEKINAH CURRICULUM CELLAR, 101 Meador Rd, Kilgore, TX 75662 903-643-2760,, 800-651-5511,, free copy of A Typical Course of Study with first order or catalog request.
  • SIMPLIFIED LEARNING PRODUCTS, Joyce Herzog, P.O. Box 45387, Rio Rancho, NM 87174-5387; 800-745-8212;; resources for those who learn differently
  • SING 'N LEARN, 2626 Club Meadow, Garland, TX 75043, 1-800-460-1973, ; auditory learning resources for Bible and various subjects, such as Skip Count Kid books and tapes--help kid transition from addition to multiplication, as well as finding common denominators for fractions.
  • SMARTER KIDS,; inexpensive, fun skills testing software for ages 3-grade 6,
  • SMALL VENTURES, 11023 Watterson Dr, Dallas, TX 75228, 972681-1728, general catalog, Christian, phonics, timeline
  • SOFTBASICS -; free Math Tri-Pak to any e-mail requester; optional Language Arts Master may be added if desired. Windows 95/98 Children 6-12. Small s&h fee required after installation.
  • SONLIGHT CURRICULUM BOOKS, 8121 South Grant Way, Littleton, CO, 80122-2701;; WEB Link; "We focus on quality literature rather than textbooks...they are chosen to help develop a heart for God's world." Free catalog Offer #TH71
  • SOUND SOFTWARE, 3905 Coronado, Plano, TX 75074 214-516-1328, math, lang.
  • STANDARDS AND TESTING; Yahoo's List of resources (Everything you don't really want to know, but maybe should...): Yahoo
  • SYCAMORE TREE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, 2179 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627; (800)779-6750; mailto:75767.1417@COMPUSERVE.COM; Christian, Full service program (Enrollment fee, $50 per child; Yearly tuition $400 per family) or individual components. Also Sycamore Tree Center for Home Education Online:
  • TEXTBOOK ERRORS, Mel and Norma Gabler, ; factual accuracy and worldview of individual textbooks, from a Christian worldview.
  • THE TEACHING COMPANY, 7405 Alban Station Ct, Suite A-107, Springfield, VA 22150-2318, 1-800-832-2412, videos on basic math, algebra, etc, chemistry, Am. history
  • TIMBERDOODLE COMPANY, 1510 E. Spencer Lake Road, Shelton, WA 98584; (360) 426-0672; E-mail Free educational catalog; many interest-led learning materials, check out their Fischertechnik building brick specials!
  • TITUS WOMEN'S HOMESCHOOL POTPOURRI, 220 State S, Kirkland, WA 98033; 206-822-7337; Homeschool materials, new and used, consignment shop., Used curriculum; This is a home-based home schooler-owned business. You call to see if she has what you want; if so, you send a check and she ships the books promptly.
  • USBORNE BOOKS, David and Dawn Bagley, 10706 E. 28th St. , Tulsa, OK 74129; (918)663-3066, intriguing science, history
  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Evaluation and Testing, Dept. of Evaluation & Testing, Continuing Education & Public Service, 555 E. Constitution St., Building 4, Room 228, Norman, OK 73037-0005, (405) 325-1971; Iowa Test of Basic Skills
  • VERITAS PRESS, 1250 Belle Meade Dr., Lancaster, PA. 17601; 800-922-5082; ; classical K-12 Christian educational books from many publishers
  • VISION FORUM, 4719 Blanco Rd., San Antonio, TX, 78212-1015; 800-440-0022, ; Family oriented church and home learning materials
  • WALLBUILDERS, , Christian worldview, historical texts and videos, free streaming video preview clips.
  • THE WEAVER CURRICULUM, 2752 Scarborough, Riverside, CA 92503; geared for active youngsters, Christian Curriculum, Info line: 909-688-3126
  • WOODRUFF CONSULTING, 6967 Dublin Village Rd, Dublin, OH 43017 614-798-8338; math
  • WORLD BOOK, 525 West Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60661, 1-800-WORLDBK. , ; "What to Teach" guide--call World Book for your free copy.
  • WORLD SERVANTS, 800-967-5371; , short term missions trips for families.
  • ZEPHYR PRESS, 520-322-5090, P.O. Box 66006, Tucson, AZ 85726. gifted materials

Literature/Language Arts/Foreign Language/Writing

  • AMERICAN CHRISTIAN WRITERS, Box 110390, Nashville, TN 37222; (615)834-0450; (800)21-WRITE; Christian Writer's Institute, Christian Communicator Magazine; Writing Conference tapes, $5 each.
  • ARTES LATINAE LATIN COURSE, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 1000 Brown St., Unit 101, Wauconda, IL 60084-3120; (847)526-4344; E-mail Link; WEB Link; book or CD ROM versions.
  • AUDIO FORUM, division of Jeffrey Norton Publishers, Inc. 96 Broadstreet, Guilford, CT, 06437, (800) 243-1234; ; foreign language video and audio tapes, such as Say It By Signing and a wide variety of languages in courses used by U.S. diplomats and others.
  • BALL STICK BIRD PUBLICATIONS, Box 592, Stony Brook, NY 11790, 516-331-9164, ; Reading programs, useful for learning disabilities or anyone wanting an easy way to learn to read.
  • Basic COZY GRAMMARCourse, , self-contained video and workbook course in basic English grammar.
  • BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS, 11400 Hampshire Ave., S., Minneapolis, MN, 55438, (800) 328-6109; ; Basic Greek In 30 Minutes a Day: New Testament Greek For Laymen (A Teach Yourself Book)
  • BRADRICK FAMILY ENTERPRISES, Box 2240-T, Port Orchard, WA 98366 Understanding writing, grades 1-12
  • CHRISTIAN WRITER'S INSTITUTE, P.O.Box 110390, Nashville, TN, 37222, (800)21-WRITE
  • THE CHRISTIAN WRITER'S MARKET GUIDE, Sally E. Stuart, Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, Ill.
  • CALLIOPE BOOKS, Rt 3, Box 3395, Saylorsburg, PA 18353, 610381-2587, interesting books in MANY languages
  • EASY FRENCH and Easy Spanish, Le Francais Facile!/The Easy French, Foreign
  • ESP Publishers, 7100 123rd Circle North, Unit #100, Largo, FL, 33773; 800-643-0280, inexpensive, comprehensive phonics and reading system.
  • FAIRFIELD LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES, 165 S. Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, 800-788-0822, WEB Link; 10 languages, interactive multimedia program
  • ITALIC HANDWRITING SERIES, Continuing Ed. Press, Portland State Univ, School of Extended Study, Box 1394, Portland OR 97207; 1-800-547-8887, ext-4891; WEB Link
  • JWOR ENTERPRISES, 4179 Haymaker Lane, Dublin, OH 430171568, 614-761-2104, CD based phonics, The Language Tune-Up Kit AT Home
  • LEARNABLES, 800-237-1830; ; easy for parents and students to learn foreign languages, uses a picture for every sentence. Also Bible stories in Spanish, French and German.
  • LOGOS LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, Box 55, Belton, TX 76513; 1-800-44LOGOS, 22 langauges offered, 4th grade and up
  • LOST CLASSICS BOOK CO., Box 3429, Lake Wales, FL 33859, 888- 611-BOOK, Language and history books from the past
  • MCRUFFY PRESS, McRuffy Reading and Phonics
  • MOTT MEDIA, 1000 E. Huron, Milford, MI 48381; 1-800-421-6645 Sower Series Biographies
  • NATIONAL WRITING INSTITUTE, 7956 Wright Road, Niles, Michigan, 49120; (616)684-5375; (800)688-5375; Reading Strands and Writing Strands materials
  • PROFESSOR PHONICS, EduCare, 4700 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247-3618; (513)385-7920; ; ; multi-sensory phonics books and software, reading assessment test, all ages
  • REASON FOR WRITING, Concerned Communications, Box 1000, Siloam Springs, AR 72761; 501-736-2244, Christ centered handwriting series
  • RECORDED BOOKS, 270 Skipjack Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678; 1-800-638-1304; WEB Link; audio books
  • READING KEY,, click TRIAL link for free vocabulary word lists, free worksheets for phonics, phonemic awareness, free vocabulary building worksheets
  • Reading Joy, P.O. Box 2, Wheaton, IL 60189-0002, Math Miracles
  • SPANISH MADE FUN, Beverly North, Box 35832, Tulsa, OK 74153, 918-665-8245,
  • SPEEDY SPANISH, 36107 SE Squaw Mt Rd, Estacada, OR 97023, 503-630-4606
  • SING, SPELL, READ, AND WRITE, International Learning Systems, 1000 112th Cr. N., Suite 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, 800-321-8322, ; phonics, reading, and writing
  • START WRITE, 8889748322, free fully functional demo of software that lets you create customized handwriting worksheets. Type on your computer what you want your child to practice writing, then print up the worksheet.
  • VICTORY LEARNING CENTER, Jetta Evans, 610 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45402; 937-222-6240; phonics instruction, materials, and seminars.
  • WORLD OF READING, , reading software freebies.


  • BANTAM DOUBLEDAY DELL PUBLISHING GROUP, 2451 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines, IL, 60018; (800) 323-9872; books such as Math Made Simple, which covers, in easy to understand terms, basic math to introductory trigonometry.
  • BIRCH COURT BOOKS, 800-655-1811; ; mental math, One Hundred Sheep (skip counting tape).
  • MATH CONCEPTS, 3430 Rimer Rd., Concord, NC, 28025-7370, 800-574-0036; mental math workbooks to help with learning and remembering math skills.
  • MATH-U-SEE, Math-U-See
  • PROFESSOR B Ent., P.O. Box 2079, Duluth, GA 30096, 800-847-6284, 800-VIP-MATH;; Power Learning Charts, Power Learning workbooks, and "Mathematic Power Learning for Children" (three book textbook set, written for parents/teachers).
  • UCAN DO EXERCISE AND MEMORIZE, Cole Productions, Inc., 11511 Pin Oak Dr., Oakdale, CA 95361; (800)533-2653; WEB Link; $29.95 program combines math and exercise


  • ACTIVITY BASED SUPPLIES, P.O. Box 408, Pittsburg, KS, 66762; (800)469-8070;; offers hands-on science and technology products, including LEGOs.
  • AMERICAN SCIENCE AND SURPLUS, 3605 Howard, Skokie, IL, 60076; (847)982-0870;; discount and surplus science and lab supplies.
  • ANSWERS IN GENESIS, P.O. Box 6330, Florence, KY 41022 1-800-778-3390; creation science/evolution science materials, such as Exploring Planet Earth, and Creation CD-ROM. Also Bible study materials, Online Bible CD-ROM; Answers In Genesis
  • APOLOGIA Educational Ministries, 1106 Meridian Plaza, Suite 220, Anderson, IN 46016, 888-524-4724; ; university professor-designed science courses, created with homeschool family in mind, from intelligent design perspective, free downloadable demo.
  • BACKYARD SCIENTIST, Box 16966, Irvine, CA 92713 714-5512392, classic science at home series
  • BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY; call your local educational television station or visit the Internet address: Bill Nye
  • CREATION'S AMBASSADORS, RD 3, Box 70, Dobson, NC 27017, Christian, 'Good Science' curric, Discovery Scope microscope
  • DRAGONFLY, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, 800-722-6782 for free sample issue), NSTA (National Science Teacher's Assoc.)WEB Link; magazine publishing kids scientific investigations with art and creative writing, theme based
  • EDMUND SCIENTIFIC'S CATALOG, 101 East Gloucester Pike, Barrington, NJ 08007-1380; WEB Link, wide range of fascinating science and technology gadgets and kits; free catalog
  • HOME SCIENCE TOOLS, 665 Carbon St, Billings, MT 59102; homesciencetools.com1-800-860-6272
  • INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH, 10946 Woodside Ave., N., Santee, CA, 92071, (800) 628-7640, ; books and audio tapes such as Scientific Creationism, creation versus evolution debates featuring Dr. Duane Gish. Free catalog and free periodical, Acts and Facts.
  • LYRICAL LEARNING, 8008 Cardwell Hill, Corvallis, Oregon, 97330, 541-754-3579, audio resources such as Lyrical Life Science, which teaches scientific information through familiar folk tunes, for example, Oh Bacteria sung to the tune of Oh Susanna, and Invertebrates to the tune of Clementine.
  • Nature Friend Magazine, P.O. Box 73, Goshen, IN, 46527-0073; Nature, science, projects, puzzles, "Creation" page, "You Can Draw" lesson; ages 4-14
  • PATHWAYS IN SCIENCE, Castle Heights Press, 1610 W. Highland, #228, Chicago, IL 60660; free catalog, "Cooking & Science"; 1-800-763-7148; Science labs (high school)
  • NATURE'S WORKSHOP PLUS!, 22777 State Rd 119, Goshen, IN 46526; ; nature materials
  • SCIENCE LABS IN A BOX, 13440 Floyd Rd, Dallas, TX 75243, (972)470-0395; Bible-centered Labs, monthly rental, pre-K-Chemistry, SASE for information
  • TOBIN's LAB, P.O. Box 6503, Glendale, AZ, 85312-6503; (800)522-4776;; science lab supplies and kits geared to homeschoolers.
  • TOPS IDEAS, 10970 S. Mulino Rd, Canby OR 97013-8799; science


Social Studies, Reference

  • FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, 107 W. Front St, Wayland, IA 52654, 800-499-1828, Webster's 1828 Dictionary, historical materials
  • GOD'S WORLD PUBLICATIONS, World magazine, 800-951-5437, , current events, Christian perspective.
  • HISTORY ALIVE (Diana Waring, P.O. Box 7697, Newark, DE 19714-7697; 302-369-9176; ; high interest history tapes and books, More True Tales series (including More True Tales from Ancient Civilizations) and the Elementary Activity books series (for instance, World Empires, Missions, Wars).
  • LITTLE BEAR WHEELER, MANTLE MINISTRIES, 228 Still Ridge, Bulverde,TX 78163 210-438-3777., family and history resources, reprints of pre-1910 books.
  • PETER MARSHALL, 81 Finlay Rd, Orleans, MA 02653, 800-8793298, History from Christian perspective: "The Light and the Glory", From Sea to Shining Sea", editions for children or adults
  • TRISMS (time related integrated studies), focus on 6-12th grades, timeline focus, 1203 S Delaware Pl, Tulsa, OK 74104 911-491-6826, Christian
  • OWL AND MOUSE Software, , many free active learning programs, such as "Build Your Own Medievel Castle, complete with towers, gatehouse and keep, and "Maps that Teach."

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