FREE BOOKS! Today’s best Kindle freebies for your family

FREE BOOKS! Today's best KindleAmazon freebies for your family

In today’s post: free books on Kindle AND audio!, fairy tales, the Highly Sensitive Person, and several more titles! Click through to download. 

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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10 things every new homeschooler should know

10 things every new homeschooler should know
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

I never know exactly how to answer when someone asks me how long we’ve been homeschooling.

“Since the beginning,” goes over pretty well.
“We always have,” gets a fair response.
My holistic view of learning used to lead me to say “since birth,” but that one raised some eyebrows here and there.

But if someone, wanting a more technical response, counts the time since my oldest would have started Kindergarten, that makes this our eighth year of learning at home! No matter how you slice it, I guess I’m not a newbie anymore.

I still remember those days well, though. The insecurity, the worries, the thoughts of inadequacy. (Oh wait, that was just last night!!)

I’m crazy far from being an expert on the matter, but the past several years have taught me a few things I’d like to pass on to every new homeschooler.

I hope they bring comfort to those of you getting started.
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Weekend homeschool links

You guys? We have over 1,300 families from nearly every state in the US and literally ALL over the world signed up for our Heal the World Book Club, which starts next week!

For those who have joined, expect an email from us by February 1st with a welcome video, mentoring/study guide, answers to FAQs, and more. And if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time

Weekend homeschool links:

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I would have LOVED this preschool program if it had been available back in the day–with its focus on the liberal arts & its gentle simplicity.

For those itching to get started ‪homeschooling, this is a lovely way to spend intentional time with littles. Be sure to peek at the sample week!

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Weekend homeschool links




Steve and I had the unbelievable chance to celebrate his 40th birthday in the beautiful (& warm) Caribbean this week!

Has your family signed up for the Heal the World Book Club yet? We’ll be kicking things off on February 1st and it would be such an honor to have you join us!

This will be a low-key commitment, and even if you can participate one month but not the others you’re still invited. I think this will be a life-changing opportunity for our kids; details and registration form here!

Weekend homeschool links:

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These popular homeschooling programs provide “open and go” lesson plans that are multi-sensory and based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, a method that has transformed language arts for many homeschool families.

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Heal the World Book Club


Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

The idea came to me a few days after the election. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

Because no matter how we voted, one thing we likely agree on is that this past election season hurt on some level. Another thing we agree on?

Our world needs hope and healing. And we want a better world for our children.

I want my kids to love others, even those who differ from them. I want them to want to make the world a better place, to want to serve others–just because it’s right to do so.

Most of all, I want them to know that they can start doing all of the above NOW, making a difference before they’ve even reached adulthood. I want them to feel empowered, not disenfranchised or apathetic.

And I believe books can help.

That’s why I wrote Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time.

And it’s why I want to invite you and yours to join our new Heal the World Book Club!

Just take a peek:

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