Understanding the Creation (Purposeful Design Review)

Purposeful Design Understanding the Creation Reviews

Purposeful Design recently sent members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew an award-winning, hardback book, Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation, suitable for all ages. Inside the beautifully illustrated book, author, Jay Schabacker, points readers to evidence that an all-powerful, personal Creator designed our world with precision and purpose for our pleasure. How does he do this? Mr. Schabacker takes readers on a journey through the incredible seven days of creation. Each chapter boasts fascinating facts about what was created on each day. Chapters include: Chapter 1 – The First Day: Creation of the Heavens and the Earth, the Foundation of it All Chapter 2 – Continue reading

Christmas Book: If He Had Not Come (David Nicholson Book Review)

If He Had Not Come A Classic Christmas Story

David Nicholson heard the story, If He Had Not Come, when his children were young and in Sunday school.  He loved the story so much, he decided he wanted to make it a tradition to read it to his children every year. The story was originally written by Nan F. Weeks in 1938 and included in an anthology called Christ and the Fine Arts. Now Nicholson’s children are grown and he even has grandchildren and he took it upon himself to reintroduce the story to a new generation of children and families!  He added to the book new illustrations, as Continue reading

Apologetics Resources (Apologia iWitness Review)

Apologia iWitness Review

The Review Crew was recently given the opportunity to review three books in the iWitness series from Apologia Educational Ministries. These three new apologetics resources let you investigate the evidence for yourself! iWitness Biblical Archaeology presents archeological discoveries which have shown the incredible accuracy of the Bible. Let this book take you to the archeological digs and view many of the most important finds! iWitness Old Testament discusses the differences between the Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible, along with digging into who wrote the ancient books, how they were put together, and whether they are myth or history. iWitness New Continue reading

Flourish by Mary Jo Tate (Apologia Book Review)

FLOURISH BOOK REVIEW

Are you a homeschool mom on the brink of burnout? Is keeping up with a schedule stressing you out? Or, maybe you’re just stuck in a rut and need some inspiration! Either way, the latest book reviewed by members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew is for you! Apologia Educational Ministries generously sent Crew members physical copies of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms by Mary Jo Tate to provide you with genuine, comprehensive reviews. Apologia Educational Ministries has become a well-known and trustworthy resource in the homeschooling community. They strive to provide quality science, history, language arts, and biblical worldview curriculum for homeschooled students and other materials for parents in Continue reading

Tales of Peter Rabbit (Kinder Cottage Review)

Kinder Cottage Reviews

  Kinder Cottage Publishing is a company that was started in 2012 by parents, Howard and Ann Closs, who wanted to instill in their own four children a love of their rich heritage. The company focuses on materials that are characteristic of western civilization such as literature, history, culture, and Christianity. Their main goal is to develop and provide products that help parents instruct and train their young children. Review Crew members were recently given the opportunity to choose two 5×7 hardback picture books from a wonderful Peter Rabbit series which includes the following ten titles: The Tale of Peter Rabbit Peter Rabbit at the Farm Peter Rabbit’s Christmas How Peter Rabbit Continue reading

Discover a Way to Treat ADHD and Dyslexia Without Medication (Learning Breakthrough Program Review)

Learning Breakthrough

What parent doesn’t want to improve the brain function and clarity of their children? Whether it is to work through a learning disability, help with ADD, improve athletic performance, or simply counteract too much screen time, keeping our children clear and focused is the goal of most homeschoolers. Most parents are willing to spend some time and energy on a program that will help their students learn and retain material better. Recently, the TOS Review Crew was given the opportunity review a book about a program that can help their student do just that – A Life in Balance: Discovery Continue reading

At Home in Dogwood Mudhole (A Book Review)

dogwood mudhole

“A tradition is something you do once and discover a joy so deep that you do it again, Christmas after Christmas, to keep on savoring it and make it last. ” – Franklin Sanders {At Home in Dogwood Mudhole} Many dream of escaping modern life and returning to a simpler time, when a person’s hard work put food on the table and a sense of satisfaction in the soul. Franklin and Susan Sanders didn’t just dream, they reached for a new reality – moving to a farm in Dogwood Mudhol, bringing their children – and future grandchildren – along for Continue reading

A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Carole P. Roman Book Reviews)

carole p roman books

Award-winning author, Carole P. Roman, shares her love of culture and history in her latest non-fiction series for kids. This innovative series introduces children from Pre-K to age 8 to different countries and cultures around the world. Carole P. Roman with Away We Go Media gave Schoolhouse Review Crew members the wonderful privilege of reviewing four of the books in the If You Were Me series:   If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico If You Were Me and Lived in…France If You Were Me and Lived in…South Korea If You Were Me and Lived in…Norway   These 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ softcover Continue reading

Diary of a Real Payne (Barbour Publishing Review)

Barbour Publishing presents a part epistolary, part narrative juvenile fiction novel, Diary of a Real Payne Book 1: True Story by Annie Tipton. The story follows the sometimes misunderstood misadventures of 10 year old Emma Jean Payne (EJ for short). Diary of a Real Payne is the first in a series about this fun and precocious protagonist. EJ dreams of leaving her boring little hometown of Spooner, Wisconsin and doing very big things with her life. But the biggest thing going in her life at the moment are attending a small town school, shopping at small town businesses, and visiting small Continue reading