The list author says: "After 16 years of homeschooling, I am always looking for new inspiration. Some of these books have been a staple on my shelf since I began my homeschool journey- many of them are new- or at least new to me. I hope you find some that are helpful to you."
"I usually find one book each year that gives me some ***much needed** inspiration. For 2010, I think this will book will be it. I love the author's energy and enthusiasm and that he inspires me to strive for the same (energy and enthusiasm) in our homeschool!"
"A must buy- up there with the Read Aloud Handbook. If I could only buy one book this year (2009), this would be it. If I had to recommend only one book- this would still be it!! This book will inspire you to read, read, read to your child, gives the information on how to do it and plenty of suggestions for what to read."
"I cannot recommend this Children's Bible enough- in my quest to find a bible that is not too long, not too short (dumbed down), is interesting and well illustrated, I have purchased many children's bibles--this one is by far my favorite!"
"New inspiration is definitely to be found in this handy guide! It has really put consistency back in our day. This very simple, obvious (why did I not think of it!) system has revived our school day! Sue Patrick has caused an entirely new movement in the homeschooling community!-- I would call it the latest homeschool fad except that, I believe, it is here to stay!"
"This is perfect book to start with if you want to see the "Charlotte Mason method" in action. Karen's book is encouraging to all homeschoolers, and, even if you don't entirely embrace this method, you will be a better homeschool parent for having read it."
"You don't have to totally embrace the Montessori method to enjoy this book (and the following two books as well). There are many ideas for learning and play that will enhance any homeschool or just any home."