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Homeschooling Vendors & Suppliers on the Internet

Below are links to various suppliers & vendors on the internet. Although some of these are not aimed specifically at homeschoolers, I have included any that may offer materials that may be of interest to all including video suppliers, bookstores, etc. I have tried to include brief descriptions wherever possible. Most of these companies do offer an option to order a catalog. Hopefully, you will find what you are looking for here or on the Used Curriculum page & the Educational Software on the Internet. If one of your favorites isn't listed here, please e-mail me with the URL & I will add it as soon as possible. For a list of vendors & suppliers who are not on the net, and/or a listing of addresses & telephone numbers of vendors, check out Homeschooling....A Light at the End of the Tunnel. It is an excellent new resource!

You may also want to check out Homeschool Resource Guide that was started many years ago on Prodigy & has just grown by leaps & bounds! The information includes online & offline resources & is broken down into the following categories: Complete Curriculums and Schools, Retailers and Vendors-General, Retailers and Vendors-Misc. Curriculum Items, Art and Music, Foreign Languages, History and Geography, Language/Phonics/Reading, Math, Science, Magazines, & Used Curricula.


A Beka Book is a publisher of Christian textbooks.

A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Learning) School of Tomorrow is the place to find out more about the ACE paces program.

Ace Educational Supplies is a parent teacher store on the net.

Ace-Math is a video series covering pre-k through probability & statistics.

Action Factor offers Sing Your Way Through Phonics. Free samples are available, either online or sent to your home.

Acorns: Educational Resources Online offers a large selection of unique materials to use for homeschooling.

Activity Based Supplies offers materials for -on science & technology lessons.

Advanced Learning Associates specializes in science materials for elementary thru high school students.

Adventure Tales of America is a fairly complete system of studying US history. They have available a text book, teacher's edition, workbook, interective CD-rom game, posters, & cassette tapes to listen about different time periods. It seems to be aimed at the middle school grades, maybe 6th - 8th.

AIMS Online Catalog offers reasonably priced, hands-on materials for teaching math & science.

Algebra on Video is a set designed to teach algebra using videos & work texts.

All Through The Ages is an excellent resource for teaching world history.

Alpha Omega Publications is best known for its Christian LIFEPAC Curriculum.

Alpha-Phonics is a popular program used to teach basic reading skills.

Amanda Bennett's Unit Study Adventures I think the name says it all!

Amazon.Com is a huge, internet-based, discount bookstore.

The American Adventure Club is a Christian book club that offers historical fiction on American History for ages 8 - 12.

American Home-School Publishing has discount prices on materials from over 40 publishers.

Ampersand Press produces educational science games & rubber stamps.

Amsco School Publications publishes lots of texts from the elementary level on up at extremely reasonable prices. We really enjoyed their Latin is Fun texts. (They also cover other foreign languages in this series.)

Animal Town specializes in educational board games, toys, crafts, and books.

Apologia Educational Ministries specializes in high school level creation science.

Aristoplay: Games for Fun & Learning The title of this page sums up this company nicely!

Assessment 4 Kids specializes in reading, math, & language assessments and also offers learning style and parent checklists.

Astronomy Mall is a listing of vendors who offer astronomy related materials.

At Home Publications currently offers curriculum guides: Art Adventures at Home, which is made up of 2 sections (k-2 & 3-5) & Early Education at Home, aimed at working with 3 - 5 yo.

ATCO School Supply is an online parent/teacher store.

Audio Memory publishes tapes to sing & learn about World Geography, Grammar, States & Capitals, History, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Fractions & Division, and the Bible.

Awesome Works features Christian creation based science materials.

The Back Pack offers new & used curriculum, yearly planners, entire grade-level curriculum packages, & more!

Barb's People Builder's consists of real books to use for homeschooling as compared to dry texts. Books include foreign language, fine arts, literature, & American history.

BarnesandNoble.com brings their store to the net; not as much fun as browsing through, but a lot more convenient!

Bayside School Services offers the CTBS, TerraNova, CAT/5, & TCS for testing your child at home.

Beautiful Feet Books offers historic study guides and literature packs, timelines, & supplemental resources.

Beloved Books offers various books for homeschooling.

Berry Books are aimed at children from pre-K to grade 3 to teach about farming.

BestScopes.com sells microscopes, slide sets, books, & other supplies associated with microscopy.

Bethlehem Books offers quality family books.

A Better Way of Learning is the company that produced The Phonics Game.

Biotech Publishing has books on science & Native Americans.

Blue Squirrel specializes in software used by educators on the internet.

Bob Jones University Press offers Christian textbooks & supplies, a standardized test service, & more.

Bolchazy-Carducci Online are the publishers of Artes Latinae.

BookCloseOuts.com (formerly Book Express) is a discount bookstore on the internet. They carry Audio, Business, Computer, Children, Health, Novels, Out-of-Print, Reference, Religion and more at 60% to 90% off of retail.

Borenson & Associates offers Hands-On Algebra, a program for introducing algebraic equations to children as young as 8 or 9.

Brighter Child publishes workbooks & education software for kids ages 3 through 8.

Brighter Vision offers 3 activity clubs for you & your child ages 2 - 6. Each month a boxful of educational activities are sent out for you to do.

Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum specializes in materials that go with the Little House on the Prairie series such as The Prairie Primer, Little House Cookbook, & more.

Calvert School Online Store allows you to order software, complete grade courses, enrichment courses, & other merchandise.

The Campanian Society exists to further the study of the ancietn Roman-Greco world. They have a lot of links to go through here & many books for sale that can help you in your Latin & Greek language & history studies.

Canadian Catalogs & Mail Order is a listing of Canadian suppliers. I'm sure that we Americans can find something of interest here, too!

Carolina Biological Supply offers science materials.

Castle Heights Press specializes in science materials for homeschoolers.

Castlemoyle Books offers various homeschool helps & is the home of Spelling Power & Writing Power.

Catholic Heritage Curricula offers a catalog full of materials for Catholic homeschoolers as well as a support website.

The Center for Educational Restoration offers religious curriculum, workbooks, parent guides, and testing services.

Centrifuge Language Arts Curriculum covers all areas of language arts - from reading to spelling to creative writing.

Childs Books offers homeschooling & regular books at a discount. It is my understanding that most of the inventory is NOT online yet but they will check & get back to you if you send them a list by e-mail or phone.

Christian Liberty Academy offers curriculum & a satellite school for k - 12.

Christian Light Publications: Unofficial Homepage offers materials for Bible study as well as Christian Light Education (A Bible based, Integrated, and Complete Christian Curriculum for Grades 1-12).

Christianbook.com Homeschooling offers lots of Christian & secular materials, most of which are at a discount!

Classroom Direct offers over 13,000 products online at a discount.

Cobblestone Publishing publishes magazines, books, & other resources in the following subject areas: U.S. History, World History, Cultures, & Space and Astronomy for kids ages 9 - 14.

A Common Reader offers a nice selection of books. They also have a sale area where you can get great bargains such as "Dear America" books for under $5!

Common Sense Press publishes the "Learning Language Arts Through Literature" series. Here you will find an e-mail newsletter, a scope & sequence, & a sample lesson.

Core Curriculum of America will design a curriculum for you tailor-made to fit your child. The entire package seems to include everything from textbooks to manipulatives to software & are in the $300 range per grade level. From what I can tell, they are not affiliated in any way with the Core Curriculum books put out by E.D. Hirsh.

The Costume Closet offers clothes from different time periods in American history.

Covenant Home Curriculum offers an eclectic, classical approach curriculum for K-12 with a distinctly Christian World view.

Creative Art Projects offers lessons in art which can be used by anyone.

Creation Sensation offers materials for those of you who are teaching science from a creationist standpoint.

Creative Teaching Associates offers learning games and activities for K-12.

Critical Thinking Books & Software, formerly known as Critical Thinking Press, has materials in most subject areas which concentrate on thinking skills.

Curriculum Associates has materials for homeschoolers that cover topics from assessment through science.

Daly Educational Games specializes in board games for learning & re-inforcing math skills.

Dandy Lion Books publishes educational titles for grades K - 8.

David's Art Academy offers a selection of videos that drawing for young children. If you live in the Southern California area, they also offer workshops.

Debbie's Unit Factory has unit study for grades K - 7 including a sample from each unit online for you to use.

Debra Bell's Home School Resource Center Online offers a 50 page catalog of homeschool supplies & is the home of the Young Writer's Institute.

Design-A-Study by Kathryn Stout offers materials that help you design your own curriculum & unit studies.

Diana Waring: History Alive primarily offers history materials.

Discount Home-School Supplies offers discounts averaging 10% to 20% on most major homeschool publishing titles such as Saxon, BJU, & Alpha Omega.

DK Family Learning is a business run by homeschoolers where you can purchase DK books & software.

Didax Educational Resources publishes and distribute books, manipulatives, and software for Math, Reading, Science, and Art.

Discount Homeschool Supplies offers a variety of homeschool materials at a discount!

Dover Publications offers great books & materials at extremely reasonable prices.

The Dow Schoolroom offers homeschool curriculum at a discount & free shipping on orders over $100.

Eagle's Wings Educational Materials publishes Alphabet Island Phonics, Kinder-Math, Considering God's Creation, & more!

Eclectic Homeschool Online Bookstore offers a huge selection of homeschool materials.

EDC Publishing is the company in America that publishes Usborne Books. Check under the Publishing link for a listing of books currently offered.

Edmund Scientific specializes in science supplies.

Education Station is a parent teacher type store.

Education Works specializes in educational toys, games, software, & workbooks.

Educational Accents Online Bookstore has over 7,000 new and used books in stock & updated daily! We offer a unique coding system so that you will know what the condition is of each book that we sell. In addition, we offer the option to have homeschoolers write reviews on the books that we sell to aid in your selection process.

Educational Bookbag carries new & used curriculum at very reasonable prices!

Educational Insights, Inc. is the manufacturer of the Geosafari & Math Safari.

Edumart is a catalog containing the following publishers of workbooks & other educational materials: Carson Dellosa, Center Enterprises, Creative Teaching Associates, Good Year Books, Frank Schaffer, Ideal, Instructional Fair, Learning Resources, McCourt Manufacturing, Trend, Educational Games, Scholastic Professional, & Teachers Friend.

Edusphere offers materials for teaching science & technology.

Einsteins-Emporium.com offers a HUGE selection of materials for teaching science.

The Elijah Company offers various texts & supplies.

EMA offers a nice selection of educational games & posters for studying history, geography, & nature.

Emmanuel Books specializes in Catholic educational materials.

Emmanuel Center is a general homeschool curriculum company which also offers consulting with achievement testing, and custom-made curriculum for the beginning and veteran homeschooler.

ESP Books publishes the Super Yearbooks series which cover a full year's curriculum for grades K - 7.

Family Educators Society is a non-profit group dedicated to improving reading skills.

Family Nest offers videos and activity books for both history, music & art education, and Bible study.

Family Pastimes specializes in cooperative family games.

Family Things offers the Singapore Math & Science programs. Samples & placement guides are also listed here.

Family Wonder.com, formerly Kidflix, specializes in videos for the entire family.

first-microscope.com sells discounted microscopes & supplies.

Field Studies Center of New York is a student travel and tour services. Some of the tours that they can set up are New York Art, New York Music, Carnegie Hall, Fashion Marketing, Sports Marketing, Backstage on Broadway, Washington DC, London Theatre, & Florida.

Five In A Row specializes in literature based unit studies for ages 2 - 12.

Frank Schaffer Online offers samples pages & games from the workbooks they publish for ages preschool through 12.

Friendly Chemistry is a complete high school level Chemistry course, written by homeschoolers for homeschoolers.

From Heart to Page is a journaling tool for Christian homeschooled kids. It is easy to for students to use & has 150 days worth of writing prompts with a wide variety of subjects. Great way to add creative writing into a school day! It has been given wonderful reviews by Cathy Duffy and others.

FUN (Family Unschoolers Network) Books has books & cd's in many different subjects at a discount. Be sure to check out their New Books & Special Offers page for some great deals & clearance items!

Funtastic Learning is an on-line catalog of toys, games, and tools for children with skill-development needs. Each of our product descriptions includes a list of the skills that particular toy or game or tool can help build. And each product has been reviewed by the multidisiplinary staff at the JFK/Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in New Jersey, and taken into session with their children. That is why we can say our products are "kid-tested and therapist-approved." They also offer Monthly Specials that often make some of our new or best-selling products an even better value.

Games2Learn specializes in educational games & is best known for the "phonics Games" seen on tv.

ghbooks.com is the home of Gryphon books online. They offer a nice selection of children's educational books as well as some selected free activities you can do at home; kind of a try-before-you-buy.

Garlic Press offers affordable worktexts for Math & English, literature study guides, & curriculum for teaching sign language. When you go to this site, you may have to wait for it to load since it will auto detect which browser you are using & take you to the page that is set up correctly for you to view.

GCP Curriculum Field Trips Through History History comes alive with Good Company Players! GCP curriculum excites students about history by actively involving them in other time periods. Feel free print out our FREE sample activities to try with your children.

Geography Matters offers History, Science and Geography Resources, Up-to-date Maps, Outline Maps, & more!

God's World Book Club Online offers a variety of supplies.

Golden Press has been creating childrens books since WE were kids. They also publish workbooks aimed at preschool through 6th graders.

Golden Rules Books offers Saxon materials at a discount!

Grammar Key is program for teaching grammar using videos and/or the computer. There is also information on this page about the Ready For Phonics video tapes.

GreatScopes specializes in quality microscopes at affordable prices.

Greek 'n' Stuff is the home of author of "Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek!" "Alone With God Bibles Studies" & "Latin's Not So Tough!" There are also some great links & information here.

Greenleaf Press offers various supplies but this company specializes in materials for history.

Grolier Books has lots of educational titles available. Make sure you check out the Science of the Past series to use in your history unit studies! Don't let their set price fool you; these books are available in soft cover for a lot less!

Growing Without Schooling is a great place for those following the Holt unschooling philosophy.

Guide to Geekdom is designed especially for Homeschoolers, with step-by-step lessons teach students how to use the computer and troubleshoot computer problems in a workbook format.

Hamiltonbook.com offers a huge selection, in just about every subject imaginable, of discount books--including new publications, publishers' overstocks, and remainders at 30% to 80% off the publisher's list prices. They only charge a flat rate of $3.00 per order for shipping.

Hammett Online is an extension of J.L. Hammett Co. which offer various educational supplies.

HandsOnAndBeyond.com specializes in materials for math, science and social studies.

Handwriting Without Tears seems to be one of the most recommended programs on the message boards when it comes to teaching your child how to write in script & print.

Hava Books offers Christian books, music & curriculum at discount prices.

Hayes School Publishing specializes in workbooks, posters, awards, & certificates.

Heart of Wisdom Publishing publishes "What Your Child Needs to Know When," the "Life in America Unit Study Series," & "A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays." There are also homeschool articles listed here as well as sample lessons.

Hearthsong specializes in toys for all ages, handmade dolls, games for the whole family to enjoy, books to read aloud, & craft kits.

History Happens specializes in music videos about American History. You can check out several songs/videos on the web page is you have the RealAudio plugin for your browser.

Home Education & Family Services offers various curriculum materials.

Homequest is a multimedia based curriculum.

Homeschool Associates offers curriculum design & support. They also have a Bookmobile specializing in new & used homeschool materials at a discount.

Homeschool Book Depot provides low-cost homeschool books both Christian-based and Secular from Kindergarten through High School.

Homeschool's Cool! You Can Do It! Meet the MacNeil's. They've been homeschooling for 8 years. They share their experience and information on curriculum, testing, socialization, different learning styles and more in their how to homeschool packet and new book.

Homeschool Discount offers up to 40% off of retail. They carry books, CD's, games, & more!

Homeschool Educational Achievement Testing offers homeschoolers the chance to have their children tested with the California Achievement Test.

Homeschool Emporium is a huge homeschool store on the net offering a nice variety of curriculum.

Homeschool Fun offers a 10% discount & free shipping.

Homeschool Huskies & Ponies is a unit study approach to studying science & American history modeled on the boy/girl scout ideal of giving patches upon completion. It is aimed at 1st through 8th graders.

The Home School Internet Resource Center offers lots of services including an umbrella school, tutoring, an online curriculum fair, curriculum discounts, & more!

HomeschoolTradingPost.com offers new books at a discount, used books, & has a section where you can sell your own books, too!

Homestead Books describes itself as "your convenient resource for new and pre-owned homeschool Curriculum. Put your wish list together, send it to us and we'll do our best to fill it!"

Home Training Tools offers science materials & curriculum for homeschoolers in grades K - 12.

How Great Thou Art Publications offers art curriculum for ages 3 through adult.

Indigo Instruments specializes in science equipment including glassware, molecular model sets, magnifiers, magnets, High resolution images on CD that turn your computer into a start of the art light & or electron microscope, & more!

Ignatius Press publishes Catholic materials.

Insect Lore is THE place to check out if you have a bug lover in the family or are studying insects.

Institute For Excellence In Writing offers various writing curriculums for grades 2 & up.

Instructional Fair is a major supplier/publisher of educational workbooks, software, puzzles, & more.

The Integrated Curriculum Program is a Bible-based unit study program integrating all parts of the curriculum into one.

Intrepid Books offers Christian history books for grades K - 12.

Jackdaw Publications specializes in re-prints of primary sources for use in your history curriculum.

Jenson's Grammar is a grammar curriculum for grades 5 & up.

John Holt's Bookstore offers a wide variety of supplies, most of which are aimed at unschoolers.

Just for Kids is a bookstore that offers children's books, videos, software, etc. It also offers books for adults about kids.

Kaplan is a large online educational store.

Keepers of the Faith offers a large selection of homeschool materials including a 6 year math curriculum for under $50.

Key Curriculum Press is best known for their Key to... math series but also offers other math resources.

King's Harvest offers a catalog of items ranging from art, to Dover coloring books, to science & history and more!

KidsArt provides art education supplies, from books and manuals to paints, clays, drawing materials and lots more!

Kitchen Table Classroom offers free daily activities and games for parents and children to keep the fun in learning. Based on the book by Dianne Wilton. Great for homeschools!

Konos is well known for their unit studies.

LA-Expressions' Homeschooling Apparel & MORE! offers t-shirts, sweatshirts, totebags, & bumperstickers with homeschooling logos.

Lab Essentials sells specialized science equipment including microscopes, centrifuges, & spectrometers. Make sure to check out their specials!

Lakeshore Learning Materials has materials for pre-k thru high school.

The L.A.M.B. Company provides curriculum and other products and services tailored to meet the academic needs of each home-educated student.

Lark In The Morning offers a catalog full of world musical instruments, books, recordings and videos.

Latter Day Family Resources offers 1000's of products for LDS homeschoolers & non-LDS homeschoolers, too! They especially run some really good sales here!

Learning 2000 is a 4th - 12th grade curriculum made up of 47 CD's. They cover math, algebra, reading, & writing.

Learning Adventures publishes literature-based year-long unit studies based on history for Christian homeschoolers. They *may* be adaptable for secular homeschoolers too.

Learning Kids Interactive carries the "Rock & Learn" workbook/audio cassette series for teaching facts that need to be memorized.

The Learning Shop is a parent/teacher store that you can either order from online or go to any of their 7 locations in Wisconsin.

Let's Learn sells educational workbook, toys, etc. wither over the web or at one of their store locations in Illinios.

Life in America is a biblically based and Christ centered homeschooling curriculum for studying US history. It is all encompassing & uses the A History of Us series, a writing curriculum, Considering God's Creation from Eagle's Wings for science, & various literature books, including Dear America at the upper levels.

Lifetime Books & Gifts carries homeschooling materials, games, & Christian books.

Live & Learn offers educational toys, books, games, etc. & has an area of free resources too!

Love to Learn is a homeschooling supply store run by homeschoolers. Make sure to check out their weekly specials!

Mary Jo Moore Piano Course is a Christian keyboard instruction course for homeschoolers, music teachers & students.

Math Made Easy uses workbooks & video tapes to teach math and reading concepts from pre-k through college level calculus.

The Mathman is the place to go for advanced math. There are even materials for teaching children 7 & up calculus!

Math Teacher's Press is best known for Moving with Math, a grade 1 - 8, manipulative based math curriculum.

Math-U-See is a K - 12 math program that covers topics up to trigonometry.

Media Angels is a homeschool creation science curriculum. They offer free sample experiments online.

Meet the Masters is a program teaching art appreciation as well as techniques. If you click on the section that reads "Free to Homeschoolers" they will send you a free sample!

Memlock Scripture Memory System is a popular bible study curriculum.

Memoria Press publishes Latina Christiana I & II, Traditional Logic I & II, & Henle Latin I & II.

Meridian@Home is a site set up to show how Meridian publications & software can help your child in subjects such as math, language arts, social studies, & health/safety.

MicroscopeUSA specializes in microscopes & accessories.

Milliken publishes workbooks & software. They are even working on a special program for homeschoolers!

Modern Curriculum Press (MCP) offers materials for grades k - 8.

The Moore Foundation provides books, curriculum, & more.

Mondo-tronics' Robot Store is a great place to check out if your kids are into robotics.

Morning-Ray Productions offers books, games, & activity sheets for grades Pre-K thru 2. These consitute a whole language approach to basic language skills. There are free sample pages for you to download here.

Mott Media publishes the Ray's Math series, McGuffey Reading series, Harvey's Grammar, & other reprints of turn of the century texts.

Music Notes, Inc. is a program aimed at K thru 5th graders how to read music.

Music Ware offeres software & other materials for teaching children to play the piano.

MyEducationAtHome.com is a "one-stop education store for children of all ages! Here you can find complete secular and Christian Home School Packages which include Teacher Guides or Answer Keys, and Lesson Plans. Grade Record, Attendance Log, Ativities Agenda and Reading List forms are also provided. If your child requires a MODIFIED, MULTI-LEVEL, OR PACKAGE--NO PROBLEM! You can call to speak with a certified teacher!"

My Father's World offers a biblically based kindergarten and first grade curriculum.

Vendors N - Z


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Enjoy!

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