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Subject: What constitutes a "home school" book?
Date Posted: 9/10/2011 6:38 PM ET
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I'm a single guy with no kids.  I'm a bit baffled by the "home school" book box when posting books.  Are these text books only or does it also include story books that you read to children or light reading for kids that are just fiction?

 

Thanks,

Dan

Date Posted: 9/14/2011 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2006
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They are most likely textbooks, specia curriculum published for the home school market or they are regular trade books that are commonly used as part of a homeschool curriculum. Some HS curriculum uses "regular" books as important source material. We HSers are always looking for these books on the cheap or to swap here on PBS if possible. Some of the great books are out of print so we must get them used. Some HS curriculum we list on PBS do not have ISBN so they can be hard to find so the home school box can help us, if we search for books with that tag. Thus the homeschool box here on PBS is used most by us HSers for other HSers. HTH.

Date Posted: 9/16/2011 12:52 PM ET
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I wouldn't mark fiction or story books as homeschool - just texts, workbooks, etc. that are educational, or come from a specific publisher.

Date Posted: 9/17/2011 5:19 PM ET
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I have wondered about this also.  How do you search for books that have the homeschool box checked?  I have looked all over and can't find it. 

Date Posted: 9/27/2011 12:33 PM ET
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I agree with Christine. Some styles of home schooling do use 'other' books besides textbooks. I am using the Charlotte Mason style and that does use alot of non textbooks. Basically I think that a home school book would be any book that gives correct info in any of the "subjects" (example: Science-a book about frogs, History- a book about Harriett Tubman or Johnny Tremain etc.)