FBS Books Giveaway: Back to School Week

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I hope you’re enjoying this special series–welcome to Day 3 of Back to School Week!

The sponsor for today’s giveaway is FBS Books, a family-owned homeschooling company carrying a huge inventory of classical and traditional curricula.

FBS Books stocks a wide variety of popular, well-known materials in all subjects like Saxon Math, A Reason for Handwriting, Explode the Code, and Sequential Spelling. But they also keep in stock many new resources you may not have discovered before–I enjoyed browsing through the maps, puzzles, CDs, and cookbooks in the geography section. And I spent a long time admiring the collection of learning games available.

FBS Books offers affordable, reasonable prices on their materials, and they offer free shipping on all orders over $25!

The resources at FBS Books are not just for your children’s education–they are for yours as well.

I had the privilege of receiving a few DVDs from their homesteading selection, and after watching them I’m completely inspired to try my hand at a few new skills (cheesemaking, anyone!). And you’ll also find encouragement to get through the challenges of homeschooling in their collection of parenting books and devotionals.

Today FBS Books is giving a $100 gift certificate to one lucky Simple Homeschool reader!

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: Which school subject presents the most challenges in your home when it comes to finding the right materials?

2. Visit FBS Books and Simple Homeschool on Facebook and “Like” them. Leave a separate comment here to let me know you’ve done so.

3. Subscribe via email to the Simple Living Weekly newsletter. Leave a separate comment here letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway will end at noon EST on Saturday, August 21st and is open to commenters 18 years or older. The winner will be announced on Sunday–good luck!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. Virginia says:

    I don’t actually homeschool, I am supplementing their schoolwork at home. I’m mostly interested in exploring world history with the kids as they don’t seem to get much of that at school. I’m noticing that I do have trouble finding many of the reading suggestions to supplement their history study at the library. Even on interlibrary loan, our system does not seem to have many books.
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  2. Virginia says:

    I’m following both on FB!
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  3. Brandy says:

    The subject that gives us the most issue is Spelling and Reading.

  4. Brandy says:

    “Like” both on Facebook.!!!

  5. Rachel P. says:

    Um, all of them? This is my first year of homeschooling and an option I never thought would be in front of me. I was all for sending my kids to a local private school, but after my son went through kindergarten there I found myself looking into curriculum. FBS, please!

  6. Joey says:

    Science. I have yet to find a science program that I love.
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  7. Joey says:

    I follow both on FB.
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  8. Brandy says:

    Signed up for your weekly newsletter! I think I am all set! Thanks for a great give away!!!

  9. Cynthia says:

    Hmm…history, I think. There’s so much to cover, and a near-infinite number of resources out there, it’s overwhelming!
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  10. Aimee says:

    The subject that gives me the most trouble is history. I’m never satisfied!

  11. Laurel says:

    I don’t struggle with finding curriculum, just with being able to buy. :-) Looking forward to checking out FBS.

  12. Amanda says:

    Grammar. Definitely. I think it’s just mostly because it’s the one that excites us the least, so it’s hard to find something sufficiently inspiring. ;)

  13. Laurel says:

    Subscribed to the newsletter

  14. emily hope says:

    i think history – we keep changing things up. for now, we’re sticking with lots of living books from the library :)
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  15. Kathy says:

    Surprisingly enough, I think finding good Christian/Bible resources is hard. My son says Christian books are boring. It would be an incredible opportunity to receive the gift of FBS books and materials. Thanks for letting us know about them, Jamie!

  16. Gwen says:

    Writing…my daughter knows her letters, but she doesn’t like handwriting practice. I haven’t found anything that makes it fun for her and not mundane.

  17. Gwen says:

    I signed up for your newsletter.

  18. Gwen says:

    I “like” you and FBS Books on FB.

  19. aimee c. says:

    i’d have to say science. i don’t know why, but it intimidates me! thanks for the chance.

  20. aimee c. says:

    i also get the newletters in my email. thanks again!

  21. Diane S says:

    Well we’re just in preschool but the thought of eventually teaching creative writing makes me squirm.

  22. Diane S says:

    Liked both on Facebook

  23. Diane S says:

    Subscribed to the newsletter

  24. Christie says:

    This is our first year and it’s Kindergarten but I think Science will be tough. We’re trying the CM method so finding living books in Science seems near impossible!

  25. Christie says:

    I’m a Facebook fan of both.

  26. Sara Lester says:

    We have the most issues with math. We’ve tried several different types of curriculum, and just can’t seem to find what the kids enjoy.

  27. Christie says:

    And I’m subscribed to the newsletter.

  28. Sara Lester says:

    I had already “liked” you on Facebook, but I visited FBS Books and became a fan of them as well.

  29. Sara Lester says:

    Subscribed to the newsletter!

  30. Michelle says:

    My daughter is starting 3 year old pre-K, so we haven’t really homeschooled yet. I haven’t even bought any curriculum and am not 100% sure I will. we are still undecided if we will send her to public school or homeschool, so I’d love the parenting books, or the games, or the homesteading DVDs! :)
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  31. bryssy says:

    History….making it fun for my girl is a challenge. If the story doesn’t grab here immediately, she gets bored.

  32. bryssy says:

    I subscribe to the newsletter. :-)

  33. Lori says:

    I homeschool a second grader and a kindergartner and handwriting is our biggest struggle right now. I “like you” both on Facebook and I subscribed to the newsletter. Thank you for the opportunity.
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  34. Mary says:

    Well my oldest is just now four so I guess I can’t answer that yet. :) would love to win!

  35. Jeni says:

    My oldest is almost 4, so we are just starting our homeschooling journey. I am having a hard time figuring out how to teach her math; I would probably look for materials on early math skills!
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  36. Bethany says:

    We probably have the most difficulty right now finding the right materials for the non-core subjects: science, music, art, etc…

  37. Sarah M says:

    I think that Math is hardest for us…although I am decent at math, and my husband is excellent…it still makes me anxious!
    Sarah M
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  38. Leah says:

    I think I am having trouble with art, music, and P.E. (indoor stuff for the winter).
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Leah says:

    I subscribe!

  40. Dean Noblin says:

    I think it would be Math because that is what I have the least confidence in.

  41. melanie says:

    have not homeschooled yet … but math gives me the most concern!

  42. melanie says:

    i like simple homeschool and fbs on FB!

  43. Kelsi Rea says:

    I have the hardest time finding books and curriculum to actually TEACH art, not just do craft projects.

  44. Kelsi Rea says:

    I just “liked” both sites on facebook. thanks for doing such awesome give aways!

  45. stephanie says:

    This is our first year of HS, but I’m finding the Language Arts curriculum the most difficult to choose.
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  46. stephanie says:

    “Liked” both on Facebook!
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  47. stephanie says:

    Already subscribe to the newsletter! :)
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  48. Sandra says:

    Science for sure! Second to that would be Spanish!
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  49. Joy says:

    I’d love to have more math resources around.

  50. Joy says:

    I liked Simple Home Schooling on FB