Typically the things I review as a member of the TOS Crew are products - books, curriculum, educational websites, DVDs...you get the idea. Recently, however, I got the opportunity to review something a little bit different. It's this fantastic website called Homeschool Library Builder, and wow, is it ever a book loving homeschooling mama's kind of site!
Homeschool Library Builder's company motto reads: "Fill Your Bookshelves without Emptying Your Wallet". I'm sure you've already deduced that they sell books at good prices. But hold on to your hat, it gets even better!
Homeschool Library Builder is co-owned by two veteran homeschool families that desire to promote Christ-centered education. They work hard to help homeschooling families build their personal libraries, and they provide some excellent deals so as not to break the bank in the process! Selling both new and used books, they are a great resource for curricula, homeschool helps, and literature choices to support unit studies. The books they sell are rated by their condition and are priced accordingly, so you can rest assured that you're getting a fair deal when you buy from them. All the books available are categorized in a variety of ways in order to make finding the book you need a snap.
For example, you can search new arrivals, fiction or non-fiction, activity books, award winners, classic literature, holidays & seasons, inspirational, science, story books, vintage & hard to find, by age, by curriculum or even by geographical location!
Say you use Tapestry of Grace, or Five In A Row, and you need a specific book. Clicking on "Search By Curriculum" takes you to a menu of unit study choices, and from there you click on TOG or FIAR and look through the available books. Isn't that a great idea? In addition to TOG and FIAR, they have books for Beautiful Feet, Sonlight, Ambleside, and Heart of Dakota. One-stop shopping for your unit study and living books needs!
Homeschool Library Builder also has some terrific sales at different times throughout the year, and they make it easy to keep up with their bargains via their monthly newsletter. Signing up to receive the newsletter is easy - just visit their website www.HSLibraryBuilder.com to sign up. Once you sign up and get your free membership started, you'll receive their monthly newsletters in your inbox. The newsletter has sales, promotions, lesson plans, and a whole lot more. To check out the May 2012 newsletter, click HERE.
Your free membership also includes access to their book rewards program, which allows you to earn free books. You can ask them to do a book search for you - they do their very best to locate hard-to-find books. And you'll have access to Homeschool Library Builder's Marketplace, where homeschool families who have a small business for the homeschool community can share what they offer at a discount. And one really awesome thing available at Homeschool Library Builder is the "Helping Hand" option. When you make a purchase from the "Helping Hand" category, you support the child they adopted through Compassion International. This is a very giving company with a heart for the homeschool community, and I'm certain you will be blessed when you visit their site.
You can also find more info about homeschooling in general at their website (www.HSLibraryBuilder.com), and during the month of May you can get a free book with a $25 purchase. During their May 2012 sale, you can take 25% off your purchase (through May 31st) and have access to free e-books along with some fun May & June activities. Here's the link to the flier once again: MAY 2012
To read what the other TOS Crew mates had to say about Homeschool Library Builder, click this LINK
Disclaimer: I reviewed this website with no compensation; all opinions shared are my own.
Lord bless you as you homeschool for His glory!
Day 184 done :)
Jan L. Burt