As part of the TOS Review Crew I was sent a book titled "The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling" by Debra Bell. I read the entire book cover to cover and enjoyed it very much. I am new to the homeschool scene and I wish I had this book about two years ago when I began to research homeschooling. The book contains a treasure trove of knowledge, written by an author who is personal and very knowledgeable on all things Homeschool.
I would say that this book is a must have for new homeschoolers as well as veteran homeschool families. Debra Bell walks you through her own homeschooling journey while helping you decide if homeschooling is right for you, how to choose a curriculum, how to prevent burnout, what to teach- when and how, homeschooling teens, using computers in your homeschool, it even includes how to handle toddlers among other challenges in your daily routine and how to measure your success.
My favorite part of the book, and why I think everyone can benefit from owning a copy, is the Resource Guide located at the end of the book. The Resource Guide contains a wealth of information all in one location. I have researched homeschooling every day for two years and I have found many organizations, companies, websites, publications, products, academic contests and competitions contained in the Resource Guide that I had no idea even existed. My husband even thumbed through the book one day after I had put it down. He can't wait for me to finish my review so he can bring it with him to work! The book sells for $20 and is published by Apologia. You can use this link https://apologia.securesites.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=142 to go to the website and check out sample pages of the book and see the table of contents as well as order the book. I declare it a MUST HAVE for any homeschooling family.