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a summer homeschool BOOK HAUL

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Like every season, I’ve been keeping an eye out for some great homeschool resources and I’ve got a nice stack of books to share with you!

These books all came from Book Outlet, I like to shop there because the books are discounted and help us save money in our homeschool! Plus, if you have never purchased from there before you can save $5 off your first order when you purchase through my link.

The stock is always changing on Book Outlet which means sometimes I miss out on purchasing something but it also give it a bit of a thrifting feel, you can’t find everything and I like seeing what I will find each day.

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Without further ado, let’s get on to the book haul! Here’s what I purchased . . .

We got this book out from the library a few months ago and my daughter loved it, I was so glad I found it on Book Outlet:

Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps

Prisoners of Geography
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Published: 2021-10-12
History is a story—and it’s impossible to tell the whole tale without understanding the setting. In this eye-opening illustrated edition of the international bestseller Prisoners of Geography, you’ll learn to spot connections between geography and world affairs in ways you never noticed before. How did the US’s rivers help it become a superpower? Why are harsh, cold and swampy Siberia and the Russian Far East two of that country’s most prized regions? How come Japan prefers to…

We (especially my nine year old) are big David Macaulay fans so I scooped up all of his I could find (that we didn’t already own):

The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body

The Way We Work
Published: 2008
In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, David Macaulay reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he could. In order to present this complicated subject in an accurate and entertaining way, he put in years of research. He sat in on anatomy classes, dissections, and even reached inside the rib cages of two cadavers to compare their spleen sizes. He observed numerous surgeries, including a ten-hour procedure where a diseased pancreas was removed,…

Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World

Crossing on Time
Published: 2019-05-07
Prior to the 1800s, ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean relied on the wind in their sails to make their journeys. But the invention of steam power ushered in a new era of transportation that would change ocean travel forever: the steamship. Author-illustrator David Macaulay guides readers through the history that culminated in the building of the most advanced—and last—of these steamships: the SS United States. This book explores the design and construction of the ship and…

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction

Cathedral
Published: 2013
Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding architects. Cathedral's numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations. Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century…

White Bird

White Bird: A Wonder Story (a Graphic Novel)
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Published: 2022-03
In R. J. Palacio's bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian's grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère's heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend. Sara's harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power…
Homeschool Book Haul - New books we've added into our homeschool

I am really excited about each of these Wild + Free activitiy-ish books!

Wild and Free Book Club: 28 Activities to Make Books Come Alive

Wild and Free Book Club
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Published: 2021-05-25
From Wild + Free, a wonderful collection of creative activities for parents, educators, and caregivers filled with engaging and fun ideas to help kids fall in love with literature and reading. Foster a love of reading in your child with Wild + Free Book Club. An invaluable educational resource curated by Wild + Free families around the world, this full-color illustrated book offers imaginative suggestions for creating themed book clubs for kids. Here are hands-on…

Wild and Free Nature: 25 Outdoor Adventures for Kids to Explore, Discover, and Awaken Their Curiosity

Supplemental Book #2
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Published: 2019-09-03
The companion to The Call of the Wild and Free: a beautiful, full-color illustrated “boho-chic” workbook, styled in the aesthetic of the Wild + Free brand, offering crafts, activities, essays, prompts, and more parents, educators, and caregivers can use to inspire their children. Wild + Free is an online community started by Ainsley Arment, mom and homeschooler of five, who was inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau: “All good things are wild and…

Wild and Free Holidays: 35 Festive Family Activities to Make the Season Bright

Wild and Free Holidays
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Published: 2020-11-17
Imaginative holiday-themed activities from Wild + Free to spark children's curiosity and wonder and help families connect with each other in the most wonderful season of the year. Wild + Free is a great resource for parents to engage their kids' creativity using festive, holiday-themed crafts, outdoor activities, and essays that celebrate the warmth of the season. Curated by Wild + Free families around the world, this full-color book is filled with creative and intellectually…
Homeschool Book Haul - lots of non-fiction books to add to our homeschool

We really like the books in the Who Was and What Was and Where Is series’, they are fairly quick reads but pack a lot of information. I try to make sure to buy ones in topics I think my kids will be most interested in, there’s no way we’re buying all 500 or however many there are these days!

Who Was Jane Austen?

Who Was Jane Austen?
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Published: 2017
Although Jane Austen's works were first published anonymously and brought her little personal recognition, today they are rarely out of print and have inspired movies, television shows and mini-series, literary anthologies, and many other adaptations all around the world. Her writing—principally her five novels—is a critique of the British landed gentry at the end of the eighteenth century, and often a comment on the pursuit of a "good match" in matters of marriage. Pride and Prejudice, Sense…

Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?
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Published: 2013
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. Her life and times are captured in engaging text and 80 black-and-white…

Who Was Albert Einstein?

Who Was Albert Einstein?
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Published: 2002
Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.

What Was the Age of Exploration?

What Was the Age of Exploration?
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Published: 2021-03-09
Land ho! Discover what the Age of Exploration was all about in this wonderful addition to the bestselling Who HQ series! Before the fifteenth century, European sailors were unsure what waited for them beyond their well-known travel routes around the Mediterranean Sea, so they kept within sight of land. But all of that changed after Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal started sending ships down the coast in the hope of finding a sea route to…

What Was the Hindenburg?

What Was the Hindenburg?
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Published: 2014
At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators watched it attempt to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. In under a minute, the Hindenburg was gone, people jumping from windows to escape. However, only 62 of the 97 crew members and passengers onboard survived. The exact cause of the disaster is still…
Homeschool Book Haul - lots of non-fiction books to add to our homeschool

Where Is Chicken Itza?

Where Is Chichen Itza?
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Published: 2020-09
Discover more about the amazing Maya by "visiting" the city of Chichen Itza. Although it's known more as an important tourist attraction today, the city of Chichen Itza was a powerful religious, political, scientific, and artistic center of the Maya people. Readers will learn about how Chichen Itza began and what happened to cause the downfall of a great society. The book also provides details about the culture of the Maya of Chichen Itza and…

Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?

Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?
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Published: 2016
In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Barrier Reef—big enough to be seen from space but made up of billions of tiny living organisms. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, is the world's largest coral reef system. Stretching more than 1,400 miles, it provides a home to a wide diversity of creatures. Designated a World Heritage Site, the reef is suffering from the effects of climate change but this…

What Is Nintendo?

What Is Nintendo?
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Published: 2021-01-12
The game is on! Get your hands on this book about one of the most influential companies in the video game industry. Founded in 1889, Nintendo started out as a small playing card company in Japan. Though the cards sold well, Nintendo really became popular when it began creating toys in the 1960s, and then became internationally renowned after developing video games and consoles in the 1970s and '80s. After introducing the world to some…

Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers?

Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers?
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Published: 2021
Learn how this heroic group of American Indian men created a secret, unbreakable code and helped the US win major battles during World War II in this new addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling series. By the time the United States joined the Second World War in 1941, the fight against Nazi and Axis powers had already been under way for two years. In order to win the war and protect its soldiers, the US…

What books have you been purchasing for your homeschool this season?

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