Guest Author - Alissa Moy
Usborne books have been a steady resource for my homeschool classroom year after year. Not only does my son love the books, but I also love that they are extremely well written. I especially love the books that focus on facts, like the Illustrated Dictionary of Science. This is an excellent resource to introduce research gathering with your homeschooler. The pictures and descriptions are clear and factual, yet written to keep your child's interest.
There are many book that are "IL", or internet linked. I was wary of this when I first purchased Snakes IL for my son last year. My concern about valid and unbroken links was quickly eased. The website had links for quality and timely videos, pictures and stories. There were also links to several snake games. Every link was maintained and easy to follow. My son especially enjoyed how they coincided with each chapter, thus offering extra information for enrichment. Astronomy and Space, Birds, Bugs and Castles are just a few of the internet linked choices Usborne offers. For web savvy homeschoolers and their families this is a major time saving resource for unit studies and information gathering.
Kane-Miller is a new selection of books offered at Usborne's website. These are stories about familiar characters like "Duck" from books such as Hit the Ball Duck. Jack Russell:Dog Detective Mysteries are also featured, and are perfect mystery stories for older readers. All of the books by Kane-Miller are exceptionally well written and are of superb quality.
The selection of Spanish books at Usborne is vast. For the homeschooler who lives in a dual language home, or is learning to speak Spanish this is an added plus. Many students that become fluent in Spanish enjoy getting books like El Castillo Misterioso, or Mystery Castle, to practice comprehension and reading aloud in Spanish.
Kid Kits are another awesome product Usborne offers. Chinese Calligraphy, Inventors Portfolio and Mermaid Things to Make and Do are just a few of the choices for these educational resources. What is nice about the Kid Kit products is that they are comprehensive and well made. Try one out for your homeschool classroom, or any of the Usborne products. You will be happy you did!
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