The Home Schoolers' Library

By The Bookshop on the Green

By The Bookshop on the Green

Home schooling is a challenge, but can be rewarding. Here are a few books and resources we've used with our own children, and might help you on your learning journeys...

Knowledge Encyclopedia Science!


£19.98 £18.58

Excellent colour guide to all things science, explaining molecules, forces and biology. One they can get lost in.

Kay's Anatomy: A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body

Adam Kay and Henry Paker

£14.99 £13.94

This was a big hit with some of our children at Christmas - lots of biological facts are smuggled in amongst the entertainment and jokes.

Art A Children's Encyclopedia


£19.98 £18.58

KS3 English Study Guide

CGP Books


Children's Dictionary: Illustrated Dictionary for Ages 7+

Collins Dictionaries and Maria Herbert-Liew

£12.99 £12.08

Every house should have one, and this strikes the right balance - neither too simple nor too complex.

Space: a children's encyclopedia


£19.98 £18.58

Kings and Queens: Queen Elizabeth II Edition

Tony Robinson

£8.99 £8.36

Ocean A Children's Encyclopedia

John Woodward and DK

£18.98 £17.65

Children's Illustrated History Atlas


£12.99 £12.08

History understood in geographical terms.

KS3 Maths Study Guide - Foundation

Richard Parsons


We've found this very useful for explaining difficult new topics. Maths has changed a lot since the 1980s!

10 Ten-Minute Animal Stories


£12.99 £12.08

For when you just need 10 minutes' peace!

Edexcel GCSE Drama Study Guide

David Porter, Lucy Ellen Rix, et al.

£21.99 £20.45

Poems to Perform: A Classic Collection Chosen by the Children's Laureate

Julia Donaldson and Clare Melinsky

£6.99 £6.50

101 Things for Kids to do Screen-Free

Dawn Isaac

£14.99 £13.94

The Chocolate War

Robert Cormier

£7.99 £7.43

Which books have helped your family? Email [email protected] with any suggestions.

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