One of my biggest challenges with homeschooling is finding books that are genuinely interesting while also being educational. I can’t tell you how many times we get a bunch of books from the library and all but one are duds.
Now, I know that every kid is different and likes different things. Currently, my daughter would be considered somewhere between 1st and 3rd grade, depending on the day/person you ask/subject/etc… She is an amazing reader, but we struggle to find books that interest her, though this is improving with age.
This is a list of books that we have connected with. I will continue to update this list as we find more amazing books!
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Science Comics Series
These are a great option if your child loves graphic novels or comics. They are a bit
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Above and Below
This is a beautifully illustrated book that looks at different habitats. The thing that makes this book unique is that they have split pages so you can flip the page to see how the habitat changes above ground and below. My daughter loved looking at this book together.
Celebritrees: Historic & Famous Trees of the World
This book is a really neat book at amazing trees that exist around the world. My daughter will try to calculate how big they are and is asking if we can go visit each one. It’s a really neat way to learn about different places, history, biology, and more!
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
This series is incredible! I can’t say enough about it! They look at women who have made a difference throughout history while also featuring portraits of each woman by incredible female artists. This is an absolute must for all kids!
How to Code a Sandcastle
This is a really unique book that introduces some of the basic concepts of coding through a fun story about teaching a robot to make a sandcastle.
This is a beautifully illustrated plant reference book. This is a great addition to nature journaling and learning about new and rare plants. There are several other books in this series as well, though this is the only one we’ve gotten.
Another beautifully illustrated book that documents nature, this book includes both plants and animals.
Maps of the World
National Parks of the USA
The 50 States
I am a total sucker for beautifully illustrated reference books and ones that are about travel, too…. perfect!
What are some of your favorite books? Share them in the comments below!