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Usborne Books
as Homeschool Resources

Usborne Books are a part of many major homeschool curricula, plus are used as supplements & resources for homeschooling & unschooling families and others who are interested in nurturing their children's love of learning. 

Choose from the 1800+ Usborne Books for great resources.
Below is a sampling of recommendations for specific Usborne Books.
Check for updates.
Usborne Books

Homeschooling ALAMAC

The Well Trained Mind

Sonlight Curriculum 2007-2008

My Father's World Curriculum 2007-2008

Weaver Curriculum

Alpha Omega Curriculum

Galloping the Globe

U.S. Core Curriculum

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Beginners book covers

Wide age span w/in each book so different family members can work on subjects together
Step by step illustrations for projects so less verbal instruction is required
Projects accompany the science & information books for hands on, first hand experience
Information presented in an interesting real-life format to help the child become & stay excited about the information
More headings & info in smaller chunks make material less overwhelming & help with comprehension
Questions & puzzles help with reader involvement & building thinking skills
Many Usborne Books are inquiry based & inspire the child to delve deeper
 

  

 

Homeschooling ALMANAC
by Mary & Michael Leppert
Prima Publishing


"From the thousands of homeschooling products on the market today, we selected what we think are the best for you, no matter what your method of homeschooling, your level of experience, or whether you are religious or nonreligious."

Recommended Products for Homeschoolers:
Internet Linked Encyclopedia of Music
First Book of the Piano
Medieval World
Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History
Understanding Your Brain
Astronomy and Space
Birds - Internet Linked
Sharks - Internet Linked
Complete Book of the Microscope
Illustrated Dictionary of Chemistry
10 Secrets of Addition & Subtraction
10 Days to Multiplication Mastery
Internet Linked Science Encyclopedia
Build Your Own Website

The Well Trained Mind: A Parents' Guide to Classical Education and Home Schooling information for all concerned parents, by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer.

Here is a list of some of the Usborne Books with page numbers from The Well Trained Mind where they are recommended:

Grades 1-4
Page 141  Usborne Book of World History
Page 141  History of the Twentieth Century
Page 143  Living in Roman Times
Page 143  Who Built the Pyramids?
Page 143  Who Were the Romans?
Page 146  Who Were the Vikings?
Page 146  What Were Castles For?
Page 146  Living in Castle Times
Page 151  Who were the First North Americans
Page 187  Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Natural World
Page 188  Life on Earth
Page 189  You and Your Body
Page 191&395  Spotter's Guide: the Night Sky
Page 191  Earth and Space
Page 195  Science with Water
Page 195  Science in the Kitchen
Page 197  Electricity
Page 197  Jets 
Page  223  First Book of the Recorder
Page  223  Piano Course Book 1
Page  223  Piano Course Book 2

Grades 5-8
Page 304  Rome and Romans
Page 304  Make this Model Egyptian Temple
Page 305  Make this Model Trojan Horse
Page 305  Make this Model Roman Villa
Page 311  Make this Model Crusader Castle
Page 311  Make this Model Viking Settlement
Page 311  Make this Model Castle
Page 311  Make this Model Cathedral
Page 311  Make this Model Town
Page 311  Make this Model Village
Page 312  The Viking Raiders
Page 313  Knights and Castles
Page 316  The Viking World
Page 316  Book of Kings and Queens
Page 326  Illustrated Atlas of the 20th Century
Page 395  Stars and Planet 
Page 427  Complete Book of Drawing
Page 427  Story of Painting

Grades 9-12
Page 520  Illustrated Dictionary of Science

Usborne Books recommended for the Sonlight curriculum
2007-2008:


Level B, Pre K – K (ages 4 - 5)

Things People Do

Then and Now

First 1000 Words

Why Do Tigers Have Stripes? (Red Pocket Scientist)

What’s Under the Sea? (Red Pocket Scientist)

Stories from Around the World

 

Level C, K – 2 (ages 5 – 7)

Children’s Encyclopedia

Wild Places

Living Long Ago

First Book of Nature/Pocket Nature

Everyday Things

Science Activities Vol. 2

 

Core 1, Grades 1 – 3 (ages 6 – 8)

Time Traveler

Usborne Book of World History

Greek Myths for Young Children

First Encyclopedia of Animals

First Guide to the Universe

Starting Point Science I 

What Makes You Ill?

What’s Inside You?

Why Do People Eat?

Science Activities Vol. 1

Houses & Homes

Peoples of the World

 

Core 2, Grades 2 – 4 (ages 7 – 9)

Time Traveler

Usborne Book of World History

Living World Encyclopedia

Usborne Book of Knowledge

Science Activities, Vol. 3

Tales of Robin Hood

 

Core 3, Grades 3 – 6 (ages 8 – 11)

Mysteries and Marvels of Nature

Usborne Science Encyclopedia

First Book of the Recorder (elective)

Children’s Book of Art (elective)

 

Core 4, Grades 4 – 7, (ages 9 – 12)

Electricity and Magnetism

How Things Work

Complete Book of the Microscope

First Book of the Recorder

 

Core 5, Grades 5 – 8 (ages 10 – 13)

Ships, Sailors and the Sea

Improve Your Survival Skills

Rocks and Fossils

Complete Book of Human Body

 

Core 6, Grades 6 – 8 (ages 11 – 13)

Encyclopedia of World History IL

Book of Science

Young Naturalist

History of 20th Century (alternate)

Book of World History (alternate)

Usborne Introduction to Art (elective)

 

Core 7, Grades 7 – 9 (ages 12 – 14)

Encyclopedia of World History IL

Usborne Introduction to Art (elective)

 

Enrichment

Usborne Introduction to Art

First Book of the Recorder

 

Usborne Books recommended for the My Father's World
 2007-2008
curriculum:


Toddler & Preschool

Science in the Kitchen

First Graders:

Things Outdoors

Science with Water

Science with Plants

Second and/or Third Graders:

First Encyclopedia of Science

Science in the Kitchen

Science with Air

Third – Sixth Graders:

Wild Places

Living World Encyclopedia

The Great Animal Search

Fourth – Eighth Graders: year 2, also for 2nd  – 3rd graders with older siblings in the program

Ancient World IL 508166  $14.95

Fourth – Eighth Graders: year 3, also for 2nd - 3rd graders with older siblings in the program

Medieval World IL  508159  $14.95

First Encyclopedia of the Human Body

Starting Chess

Make this Model Medieval Castle

Fourth – Eighth Graders: year 4, also for 2nd - 3rd graders with older siblings in the program

The Last 500 Years

The World of Animals

 

Usborne Books Used In The Weaver Curriculum
check w/ Weaver for updates


Atoms & Molecules
$7.95 009887
First Book of Nature
$16.95 005636
Rockets & Space Flight
$4.50 205843
Human Body
$6.95 207471
Knights & Castles
$6.95 030754
Young Naturalist
$6.95 20653X
Kings & Queens
$8.95 017219
Dictionary of Biology
$12.95 208192
Invention & Discovery
$12.95 209563
What's Inside You
$4.95 006020
Why Do People Eat?
$
4.95 013027
What Makes It Rain?
$4.95 002742
Where Does Electricity Come From?
$4.95 003587

Usborne Books Used In The Alpha-Omega Curriculum
check w/ Alpha-Omega for updates


1st Grade Science

First Book of Nature Bindup
$16.95 005636

6th Grade Language Arts

Improve Your Punctuation
$6.95 017499
ImproveYour Grammar
$6.95 017235
Improve Your Spelling
$6.95 017359
Improve Your English
(includes all 3 above)
$14.95 030495

11th Grade Science

Essential Chemistry
$7.95 007272

12th Grade Science

Essential Physics
$7.95 007035
Dictionary of Physics
$12.95 037961
Galloping the Globe
Geography Unit Study for Young Learners
by Loree Pettit


Recommended Usborne Book Resources:

Encyclopedia of World Geography

Peoples of the World

Famous Lives -
Inventors
Explorers

 

Usborne Books Used In The U.S. Core Curriculum
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Kindergarten   1st Grade    2nd Grade    3rd Grade   4th Grade   5th Grade    6th Grade

Kindergarten

Baby Animals $6.95 016522
Cats Sticker Book $7.95 030045
Dogs and Puppies $4.95 029756
Dogs Spotter's Guide $5.95 202534
Dogs Sticker Book $7.95 030053
First Book of Nature $16.95 005636
Food and Eating Long Ago $4.50 004524
Great Animal Search $9.95 017391
Life on Earth $17.95 019734 (H)
Our Earth $4.95 205827
Protecting Our World $10.95 010826
Science and Your Body $4.95 014252
Science with Magnets $4.95 012594
Science with Plants $4.95 009763
Science with Water $4.95 012616
Science with Weather $4.95 01421X
Starting Gardening $4.95 023839
Starting Riding $4.95 009801
Things that Fly $4.95 001045
Things Outdoors $4.95 204642
What Makes it Rain? $4.95 002742
What Shall I Grow? $7.95 02715X
Where Food Comes From? $4.95 002807
Where Does Rubbish Go? $4.95 006276
You and Your Body $17.95 018584 (H)

1st Grade 

At the Zoo $4.95 015429
Cats Sticker Book $7.95 030045
Deserts $4.95 007574
Dinosaurs Sticker Book $7.95 033508
Dog Sticker Book $7.95 030053
Dogs and Puppies $4.95 029756
Dogs Spotter's Guide $4.95 202534
Earth & Space $17.95 019718 (H)
Farm Animals $6.95 010222
First Book of Nature $16.95 005636
First Pony $5.95 024363
Great Animal Search $9.95 017391
Horses & Ponies Sticker Book $7.95 030029
Great Undersea Search $8.95 023413
Horses & Ponies $6.95 016662
Horses & Ponies Spotter's Guide $5.95 202550
How your Body Works $8.95 023006
Life on Earth $17.95 019734 (H)
On the Farm $4.95 015380
Science and Your Body $4.95 014252
Science with Air $4.95 009720
Science in the Kitchen $4.95 009747
Science with Water $4.95 012616
Science with Weather $4.95 01421X
Starting Riding $4.95 009801
Trees Spotter's Guide $5.95 016271
What Makes it Rain? $4.95 002742
Wild Flowers Spotters Guide $4.95 01628X
Wild Places $12.95 007981
World Wildlife $18.95 019823
You and Your Body $17.95 018584 (H)

2nd Grade

Earth and Space $17.95 019718 (H)
First Book of Knowledge $16.95 019637 (H)
First Book of Nature $16.95 005636
First Guide to the Universe $12.95 206114 (H)
Geography Encyclopedia $14.95 009550
How Machines Work $8.95 20197X
How Things Work $8.95 00415X
Inventors $8.95 007051
Life on Earth $17.95 019734 (H)
Living World Encyclopedia $14.95 030517
Machines that Work $14.95 009909
Mysteries and Marvels of Nature $24.95 004214
Night Sky Spotter's Guide $5.95 202844
Planes and Helicopters $6.95 016581
Protecting Our World $10.95 010826
Racing Cars $6.95 016549
Rocks Spotter's Guides $5.95 040660
Science and Your Body $4.95 014252
Science Encyclopedia $14.95 030525
Science with Batteries $4.95 014236
Science in the Kitchen $4.95 009747
Science with Magnets $4.95 012594
Science with Weather $4.95 01421X
Scientists $8.95 010095
Starting Gardening $4.95 023839
Sun, Moon, and Planets $4.50 205800
Things at Home $4.95 205010
Tractors $6.95 006713
Trucks $6.95 007221
Weather Spotter's Guide $5.95 202704
What Shall I Grow? $7.95 02715X
You and Your Body $17.95 018584 (H)

3rd Grade 

Big Bug Search $8.95 027036
Earth and Space $17.95 019718 (H)
Electricity $6.95 200787
Facts and Lists $14.95 00026X
First Book of Nature $16.95 005636
How Your Body Works $8.95 023006
Human Body $6.95 207471
Inventors $8.95 007051
Life on Earth $17.95 019734 (H)
Living World Encyclopedia $14.95 030517
Mysteries & Marvels of Nature $24.95 (H) 0042414
Night Sky Spotter's Guide $5.95 202844
Our Earth $4.95 205827
Protecting Our World $10.95 010826
Rocks Spotter's Guide $4.95 201120
Science and Your Body $4.95 014252
Science with Batteries $4.95 014236
Science with Light & Mirrors $4.95 006969
Scientists $8.95 010095
Stars and Planets $6.95 200949
Things Outdoors $4.95 204642
Understanding Your Brain $6.95 020147
Where Does Electricity Come From?
$4.95 003587
Where Does Rubbish Go? $4.95 006276
You and Your Body $17.95 018584 (H)

4th Grade

Atlas of World History $17.95 017286 (H)
Earthquakes & Volcanoes $7.95 009844
Electricity $6.95 200787
Energy and Power $7.95 004222
Geography Encyclopedia $14.95 009550
How Things Began $8.95 201996
How Your Body Works $8.95 023006
Human Body $6.95 207471
Inventors $8.95 007051
Life on Earth $17.95 019734(H)
Living World Encyclopedia $14.95 030517
Natural World $16.95 026891 (H)
Nature Facts and Lists $12.95 006454
Ocean Life $6.95 207536
Planet Earth $7.95 006373
Rocks and Fossils $6.95 019750
Rocks Spotter's Guide $5.95 201120
Science and Technology $16.95 017960 (H)
Science Encyclopedia $14.95 030525
Science Quizbook $7.95 013574
Scientists $8.95 010095
The Seas $6.95 200647
Seas and Oceans $6.95 009860
Storms & Hurricanes $7.95 020120
Undersea $6.95 200922
Weather & Climate $8.95 006837
Weather Spotter's Guide $5.95 202704
What's the Earth Made Of? $4.95 01709X
What Makes a Car Go? $4.95 016506
What Makes it Rain? $4.95 002742
Where Does Electricity Come From?
$4.95 003587
You and Your Body $17.95 018584 (H)

5th Grade

Animal Behavior $7.95 00639X
Animal Quizbook $7.95 007205
Big Book of Experiments $14.95 022883
Big Bug Search $8.95 027036
Biology $7.95 207072
Chemistry $7.95 207099
Complete Book of the Microscope $14.95 031068
Cutaway Boats $7.95 024002
Cutaway Cars $7.95 017170
Cutaway Planes $7.95 017197
Dictionary of Biology $12.95 208192
Dictionary of Physics $12.95 037961
Discovery $14.95 01872X
Electricity $6.95 200787
Electricity and Magnetism $6.95 009887
Electronics $7.95 208095
Energy and Power $8.95 004222
Essential Biology $7.95 007434
Essential Chemistry $7.95 007272
Essential Physics $7.95 007035
Fitness and Health $7.95 000049
Flowers Jigsaw $12.95 000523
Food, Fitness & Health $12.95 000790
Great Animal Search $9.95 017391
Great Undersea Search $8.95 023413
How Machines Work $8.95 20197X
How to Draw Animals $4.95 001770
How to Draw Cats $4.95 009968
How to Draw Machines $4.95 001754
How to Draw People $4.95 009984
How Your Body Works $8.95 023006
Human Body $6.95 207471
Living World Encyclopedia
$14.95 030517
Mysteries & Marvels of Nature
$24.95 (H) 0042414
Natural World $16.95 026891 (H)
Nature Facts and Lists $12.95 006454
Ornithology $7.95 006853
Physics $7.95 207110
Science and Technology $16.95 017960 (H)
Science Encyclopedia $14.95 030525
Science Quizbook $7.95 013574
Scientists $8.95 010095
Understanding Your Brain $6.95 020147
Where Does Electricity Come From?
$4.95 003587
Wildlife Jigsaw $12.95 000302
World Wildlife $18.95  019823
Young Naturalist $6.95 20653X

6th Grade 

Biology $7.95 207072
Chemistry $7.95 207099
Chemistry Experiments $5.95 205274
Complete Book of Astronomy & Space
$14.95 031041
Complete Book of the Microscope
$14.95 031068
Dictionary of Biology $12.95 208192
Dictionary of Physics $12.95 037961
Ecology $7.95 002874
Energy and Power $7.95 004222
Essential Biology $7.95 007434
Essential Chemistry $7.95 007272
Essential Physics $7.95 007035
Explorers $8.95 005148
Food, Fitness and Health $12.95 000790
Human Body $6.95 207471
Inventors $8.95 007051
Living World Encyclopedia $14.95 030517
Natural World $16.95 026891 (H)
Photography $7.95 00107X
Physics $7.95 207110
Science and Technology $16.95 017960 (H)
Science Quizbook $7.95 013574
Science with Light and Mirrors $4.95 006969
Scientists $8.95 010095
World Farming $7.95 00737X
Young Astronomer $6.95 206513
Young Naturalist $6.95 20653X

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QUOTES & TESTIMONIALS


"I love Usborne Books and use them all the time in the classroom.  The kids really respond to these books.  I use them at home with my own children, too, and give them as gifts!"
 
Cameron McKinley - 2006-2007 Alabama Teacher of the Year


"Given the choice between an Usborne book and another book, a child will always select the Usborne!"

Debbie Lerner - 1996 National Social Studies Teacher of the Year


"This Pick of the Crop award goes once again to the Usborne textbook line...Every page has fascination tidbits of information.  The format reminds you of a combination of Ripley's Believe It or Not and magazine illustrations. 
Best of all, you can find an Usborne Book for just about every subject area.  Though they are not in the strictest sense textbooks, they cover all the same information as regular textbooks, plus some.  Our own family, quite frankly, uses them in place of a regular science program.  

Just leave some lying around the house, and the kids will teach it all to themselves.  I kid you not!"
Mary Pride - The Teaching Home 


"I'm sure many of you are familiar with the Usborne line of books.  Their use of imaginative illustrations combined with accurate and concise wording help to convey subjects as varied as drawing astronomy, photography, foreign languages, geography, music, world history, and physics...

They delight in interesting pictures and find that illustrations make a publication more inviting...the books invite them, the ones they read over and over, tend to be their Usborne books.  Combine that fact with the content and quality of Usborne's line, and they become our family's hands-down favorite."
Marion Syversten - ReMAINEing at Home Newsletter


"Usborne Books are to textbooks what Steven Spielberg productions are to movies.  We're talking entertainment value here.  Every page heavily illustrated.  Text that explains the illustrations.  Fascination bits of trivia splattered throughout...

Free of the preachiness that so mars American text books, Usborne books share a liveliness and joie de vire that marks them for greatness  You can use them with or without other curriculum.  If you're looking to add some zing to your kids' education, it's a great place to start."
Mary Pride - Chronicle Whole Earth Catalog


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