Friday, February 13, 2015

Homeschooling with remaindered books, 2015 edition

It's been a long time since I did a book post from the Hampstead House catalogue. I don't work for them or get paid to advertise their books; Canadian readers might find something interesting here, but really it's just a nudge that you can find all kinds of interesting homeschool books in strange places.

Hampstead House Books, for those of you who don't know, is a place in Toronto that sells remaindered books, overstocks, etc., for very reasonable prices. They send out a paper catalogue several times a year, but since their stock is changing constantly, you're probably better off shopping through their website--you're less likely to be disappointed if something's sold out. (If you order by mail and that does happen, they send you a credit note.)

So a perusal of their 37th Anniversary Book Sale catalogue (and the website) yielded the following. (Please note that the descriptions are brief and often don't even give the author; most of these I have not seen myself, so I'm just going by what sounds good. I could be mistaken.)

Little ones: Tasha Tudor board book, A Tale for Easter.  Audio book: The Jan Karon Story Hour. My Book House: Story Time (looks like a reproduction of the first Book House volume). Safari Stamp & Count Kit. Cat on the Hill, by Michael Foreman. Canadian Geographic: Small Wonders (baby animals).

A little bigger:  Human Body. Everything Picture Puzzles Book (ages 7+). National Geographic: Destination Rocky Mountains. Glass Town: The Secret World of the Bronte Children. Wow Canada!

Older students and adults:  
Literature: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, bindup with other Verne novels.  Jane Austen: Four Classic Novels. Dracula. The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things.
Science and technology:  It's About Time. Inflight Science.
Natural history: In Bear Country, by Jake MacDonald. Oceans: a companion book to the BBC T.V. series. Dogs: History, Myth, Art. Audubon's Masterpieces.
History: Lost Gold of the Dark Ages, published by National Geographic. The Reign of Chivalry. The Knight in History. The Historical Atlas of the Civil War.The American Civil War: An English ViewThe Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt. Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750Knights of the Sea, by David Hanna (War of 1812). Bookmarks of three English cathedrals.
Geography: India: The Rise of an Asian Giant. 
Picture Study: Winslow Homer. French Paintings: From the Musee Fabre, Montpellier. Birth of Impressionism. Renoir Puzzle Collection. Romantic Portraits (William Waterhouse jigsaw puzzles).
Christian Studies: Holy Bible (NKJV), giant print, leather bound. The Story of the Bible, by Larry Stone. The Face of Jesus (paintings). The Illustrated Gospel of Mark. The Gospels.
Words and things: Alphabet Juice, by Roy Blount Jr.
Foreign language: 501 Essential French Verbs.
Life skills and crafts: The Craft of the KnotWhat's a Home-Owner to Do?  As always, lots of craft books, knitting, drawing, painting. Origami World: 40 Fun Paper-Folding Projects. The Bookbinding Handbook. Perfect Papercraft.

And for those of us who are hooked on British dramas: The Life and Times of Call the Midwife: The Official Companion to Series One and Two. They also have the DVDS of the first three seasons/series.

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