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. Jennifer M says:

    We’re always looking for ways to engage our daughter with math. She’s not naturally drawn to it and we don’t use a curriculum in our studies but we love to play games so we look for games that will help her with her math skills.

  2. We have a hard time finding the right Science curriculum. It’s either too easy or too hard. Can’t seem to find the just right materials.
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  3. Alisa says:

    I liked both of you one facebook
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  4. Alisa says:

    I subscribed via email for the newsletter. Thanks!
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  5. Alisa says:

    I’m not really sure about the homeschool curriculum question since we are just beginning our journey. I hope none :)
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  6. Jennifer Ott says:

    The hardest subject so far for us is math… I did well in math but didn’t enjoy it, so I am fearful of giving my children that same experience.

  7. Jennifer Ott says:

    I subscribed!

  8. Jennifer Ott says:

    I “like” both on facebook now!

  9. Alisa says:

    We are just beginning to explore homeschooling as our daughter starts kindergarten next year!

  10. Kate says:


  11. Kate says:

    I “like” FBS Books and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  12. Brian says:

    I subscribed to the weekly newsletter and would love to be entered in the drawing for the books. Love the website and the resources you provide for parents. Keep up the good work.

  13. Stephanie says:

    Math and History. There is a shocking lack of *living books* for the pre-school/Kindergarten age in these two categories!

  14. Shannon M. says:

    I liked you on Facebook. I am struggling with the thought of homeschooling (I’m not sure why, yet). I am interested in any/all information I can get. I thank you soo much for your site.

  15. Penny says:

    My kids are still young so I would say handwriting because I want it to be fun.

  16. Cari says:

    We like our math curriculum (Miquon Math), but I think my son could use other interesting math resources to go along with it! It’s always so hard to know if something is going to work for him without having a chance to see it in person first…that is our biggest challenge in terms of finding great materials. :-)

  17. Gena Miller says:

    I’m am always trying to find ways to get my children to learn to love writing.

  18. Gena Miller says:

    I “liked” your Facebook page.

  19. Jenni says:

    I think I have the hardest time determining what math curriculum to go with. I have ideals and then I read reviews which make it more challenging to decide!
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  20. Gena Miller says:

    I also “liked” FBS Books on Facebook.
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  21. Jenni says:

    I subscribe to Simple Living Media by email.
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  22. Mena says:

    Phonics!! I’m having a difficult time picking just one. Lots of good ones out there and lots of not so good ones. :)

  23. Mena says:

    I subscribe to the newsletter by email.

  24. I would say math, I have a hard time picking one.
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  25. Casey says:

    math! its so hard to find an interesting. hands on set
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  26. Danielle says:

    This will be my first year doing preschool with my 3 year old. I feel confident that we have enough materials to get going but would definitely love to supplement with more math manipulatives, geography, art, and music!

  27. Jennifer N says:

    What a great giveaway! I struggle with finding the best science curriculum for younger grades. It is great to be hands on, but not so time-consuming that we get nothing else done for the day.

  28. se7en says:

    I always have my eye out for fun stuff… anything that makes learning fun is a bonus for us!!! And I love the great card games at FBS Books.
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  29. se7en says:

    We subscribe to the Simple Living Media Newsletter. Of course!!!
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  30. SaraR says:

    Well, since we’re just starting homeschooling this year it’s been challenging deciding what I want to do with everything. Thankfully I have a wise friend who’s given me good advice.

  31. SaraR says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter
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  32. SaraR says:

    I “liked” SH and FBS books

  33. Rachael says:

    I would love this certificate – the books look WONDERFUL and would certainly enrich our homeschooling experience!

  34. I think the hardest for me with a new kindergartener is/was handwriting. Trying to find something that is developmentally appropriate since fine motor is an area where she struggles some but still engaging and fun to do is interesting! I glanced at the FBS site, it’s great! And the free shipping over $25, major bonus!
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  35. I’m also a Simple Living newsletter subscriber.

  36. And….I liked both of you on FB. Man, I hope I win something!
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  37. Kat says:

    As a beginning home schooler, I have not had problems with curriculum yet. However, right now we are most focused on phonics. Eventually I think I will have the most problems with the non-core subjects (art, music, …)

  38. Amy says:

    math is the hardest for us :)

  39. Jenn says:

    I have subscribed!

  40. Jenn says:

    Our biggest challenge is finding history books. Our library does not have many current books. And, I struggle with what to teach the kids first.

  41. Tina says:

    Not sure, I am just getting started.

  42. Tina says:

    I subscribed!

  43. Celia says:

    Science and spelling, but hoping we’ve got them right this year!!!

  44. Danyelle says:

    social studies

  45. Mel says:

    I think science books would be the most helpful.

  46. Lisa says:

    Science is the big challenge. We love all other subjects, but have a hard time getting through science.

  47. Katrina says:

    Phonics is our challenge.

  48. Katrina says:

    i liked both of them on facebook.

  49. Katrina says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter.

  50. Jenna C. says:

    I am most intimidated by teaching reading while my kids are young. But I also fear high school math!